Opinion: Children escaped from Tibet are more vulnerable during the pandemic

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By Tenzin Gyalpokhang People everywhere are feeling stress, fear, and anxiety due to COVID-19. Elderly population with pre-existing conditions are heavily impacted by the pandemic. The other biggest victim of COVID-19 could be children. There’s mounting evidence about the psychological toll it has inflicted on children. School closures to lockdowns caused significant disruptions in children’s […]

390 Tibetans stranded in Delhi sent home 

Tibetans in a bus due to leave from Delhi to Ladakh (Photo- Samyeling Settlement Office in Majnu Ka Tilla, New Delhi)

By Choekyi Lhamo DHARAMSHALA, May 22: The relaxation on the interstate travel in India has seen many stranded Tibetans including students, businessmen and families return home in the last few weeks. New Delhi, where COVID-19 cases have been rising steadily, has become the key transit point for Tibetans to trace their steps back home. Phuntsok […]

India-Nepal border row over road to Tibet

A Signboard at the Indo-Nepal border Photo- South Asian Voices

By Choekyi Lhamo DHARAMSHALA, May 21: India and Nepal’s territorial dispute has flared over a new road built by India leading to a Hindu pilgrimage site in Tibet but Nepal says that it passes through its territory. Kathmandu issued a new map on Wednesday which showed the disputed area, including Limpiyadhura, Lipu Lekh and Kalapani, as part […]

Cannot accept ‘one country, two systems’, says Taiwanese Prez Tsai Ing-wen

Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen (Photo- The Interpreter)

By Choekyi Lhamo DHARAMSHALA, May 21: Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen said that the country cannot accept China’s proposal for ‘one country, two systems’ during her speech for her second and the final term in office on Wednesday. After the inauguration, the president called for both sides to find a way to co-exist, “Both sides have […]

Panchen Lama ‘a college graduate with job’, says China

A man carries a portrait of the 11th Panchen Lama. Photo-Financial Times

By Tenzin Dharpo DHARAMSHALA, May 19: Days after the 25th anniversary of Tibet’s revered religious leader 11th Panchen Lama’s disappearance, Beijing has made a revelation regarding Gedhun Choekyi Nyima, the boy chosen by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian said Tuesday that Gedhun Choekyi Nyima “received free compulsory education when […]

International call for probe into origin of Covid-19, China irate

China's President Xi Jinping irked (Photo credit THOMAS PETER/AFP/Getty Images)

By Tenzin Dharpo DHARAMSHALA, May 18: More than 60 nations have joined in support for an “impartial, independent and comprehensive” probe into the “zoonotic source” of the Covid-19 and its spread towards becoming a pandemic, ahead of the ongoing 73rd session of the World Health Assembly held in Geneva (May 18-19). The draft supported by […]

Exile Tibetans commemorate 11th Panchen Lama’s 25th year of disappearance

The seat of the Panchen Lama Tashi Lhunpo Monastary in Bylakuppe commemorates the day Photo- TLM

By Choekyi Lhamo DHARAMSHALA, May 18: Tibetans across the world commemorated the 25th year marking the disappearance of the 11th Panchen Lama, Gedhun Choekyi Nyima, on Sunday. Central Tibetan Administration (CTA), parliamentarians, Tibet Support Groups (TSGs) and prominent international organizations voiced their support for an immediate release of the second-highest-ranking lama in Tibet, and also urged China […]

Dalai Lama stresses on compassion and interdependence in maiden teaching since pandemic

His Holiness the Dalai Lama speaking during his first virtual teaching on May 16 (Photo Courtesy- OHHDL)

By Choekyi Lhamo DHARAMSHALA, May 18: The exiled Tibetan leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama gave his first-ever virtual teaching on Nagarjuna’s “Precious Garland” from his residence on Saturday. Dalai Lama emphasized on the need to be compassionate in this interdependent world as it confronts a crisis like COVID-19. The two-day public teaching online is […]