Dalai Lama lauds PM Modi’s collaborative effort to fight COVID-19

By Tenzin Dharpo DHARAMSHALA, Mar. 31: The exiled Tibetan leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama has expressed support and admiration for the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s collaborative effort to combat the COVID-19 virus that has claimed the lives of over 39,000 lives till date world-wide. In a letter written to PM Modi, he wrote, […]

Dalai Lama expresses gratitude to governments, appeals to help the vulnerable

By Choekyi Lhamo DHARAMSHALA, MAR 30: The Tibetan leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama thanked the  governments of countries for taking necessary measures to fight the COVID-19, while also urging everyone to help the vulnerable and needy people at this difficult time. In an official message, His Holiness the Dalai Lama appealed everybody to come […]

Number of Tibetans infected with COVID-19 rises to six

By Tenzin Dharpo DHARAMSHALA, Mar. 30: The number of Tibetans infected with the COVID-19 has risen to six as three more Tibetans are found to be COVID- 19 positive; two Tibetans in Europe and one in North America. The President of the exile Tibetan Government, known officially as the Central Tibetan Administration Dr. Lobsang Sangay […]

Miss Tibet Pageant 2020 cancelled

By Choekyi Lhamo DHARAMSHALA, March 31: The Miss Tibet Pageant 2020 has been cancelled due to the global Coronavirus pandemic, announced Lobsang Wangyal, the pageant director. “Applicants have been told to apply again for the 2021 Pageant, which will take place in McLeod Ganj, India, from 4 to 6 June 2021,” added Lobsang. This would […]

COVID-19 impact: Exile Tibetans cope with 21-day all-India lockdown

By Tenzin Dharpo and Choekyi Lhamo DHARAMSHALA, Mar. 27: India’s ongoing 21-day lockdown to contain the outbreak of the COVID-19 has been welcomed by the majority of Indians as well as exiled Tibetans living in the country’s various corners. The lockdown however, has brought its own troubles that has since disrupted routine life and prompted […]

Lhasa announces relaxation of Quarantine rules

By Choekyi Lhamo DHARAMSHALA, MAR 27: Lhasa, Tibet’s capital, announced some relaxation to the quarantine policy, which was implemented to curb the pandemic outbreak, on Monday. Beijing’s campaign to repair China’s economy and reputation has led the authorities to relax its policy to start mobilization for business. The official notice from Lhasa City Epidemic Prevention and Control […]

Third Tibetan infected with Covid-19 reported from France

By Choekyi Lhamo DHARAMSHALA, MAR 26: Another Tibetan in exile has been found infected with the novel coronavirus in France, becoming the third Tibetan affected in exile. Speaking to Voice of Tibet (VOT), President of the Tibetan Association in France, Tenzin Penpa has confirmed that a Tibetan has tested positive with the entire family put […]

Dalai Lama donates to CM relief fund to fight COVID-19, expresses support

By Tenzin Dharpo DHARAMSHALA, Mar. 26: The exiled Tibetan leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama has expressed support for the measures taken by the state government of Himachal Pradesh and central government to combat the outbreak of the COVID-19. His Holiness made a monetary donation to the Chief Minister’s fund to provide essentials to the […]

 China raises concern among locals as Tibet’s tourist sites reopen

By Choekyi Lhamo DHARAMSHALA, MAR 24: Authorities of Kardze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in Sichuan have reopened Tibetan tourist sites risking the lives of local Tibetan residents to a second wave of the virus coming into the region amid coronavirus outbreak, raising concerns about the safety of Tibetans. Chaksam Kha monastery in Kardze reopened on Friday […]

Sikyong advises caution to the public, curbs CTA attendance by 50%

Sikyong advises caution to the public, curbs CTA attendance by 50% By Choekyi Lhamo DHARAMSHALA, MAR 23: The President of the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) addressed a press conference this morning advising caution to the Tibetan public as the outbreak reaches Kangra district. CTA administration has decided to cut down 50% of employee attendance due […]