Tibetan Headlines

  • Mar 24: Australian Protests

    Anti-Chinese protests are taking place in Australia during China’s Premier Li Keqiang visit to Canberra and Sydney at the beginning of his Australian tour. He entered his hotel through the back door to avoid Tibetan protestors and a presence of Falun Gong practitioners. Tibet supporters gathered on the lawns at Parliament House for a protest which was attended b politicians as well as many former political prisoners. read more →
  • Mar 24: Larung Gar Demolition

    At the Larung Gar Buddhist Academy in Sichuan, currently undergoing partial demolition and a reduction in size, Radio Free Asia reports that the forced evictions of monks and nuns are now almost complete. Nearly 5,000 people have been expelled during the past year, with 250 people remaining who are due for eviction. Demolition of the remaining 2,000 homes is ongoing. read more →
  • Mar 23: Sent Away

    Foreigners are being refused access to Yachen Gar Tibetan Buddhist academy in Kardze in Sichuan. Like nearby Larung Gar, Yachen Gar is being partly demolished and its population of monks and nuns reduced. Brice Pedroletti, a reporter for the French Le Monde, and his companions were stopped, searched, questioned and kept under armed guard when they tried to visit recently, and sent despite having the correct visas. read more →
  • Mar 23: Horse Festival Canelled

    An annual horse festival held in Chamdo County, Eastern Tibet normally held in the winter was cancelled two months ago by the Chinese authorities, reports Voice of America, saying the news has only just emerged from Tibet and that two Tibetans who organise the festival were arrested about a week ago. One was later released, the whereabouts of the other remains unknown. read more →
  • Mar 22: Detained Monk Critical

    Lobsang Dhargyal, a monk from Kirti monastery in Ngaba in Sichuan who was arrested last week after staging a solo protest, is reported to be in a critical condition after sustaining beatings and torture in the hands of Chinese police. Radio Free Asia reported that Dhargyal is being held at an army camp in Ngaba. His family and friends are worried that he might die from beatings. read more →
  • Mar 22: 200 Arrested

    Nearly 200 Tibetans in Kardze county have been arrested in connection with the latest self-immolation protest by Pema Gyaltsen in Ngarong in traditional the Tibetan province of Kham. Sources said that people supporting Gyaltsen’s protest by raising cries of solidarity were taken away and their phones were confiscated. No information on their whereabouts has reached outside Tibet. read more →
  • Mar 21: Solo Female Protester

    Dukbey, a mother of two, has staged a solo protest on the streets of Ngaba in Amdo province. She marched the main street of Ngaba calling for the Dalai Lama’s long life and freedom in Tibet. She was immediately arrested by Chinese security forces and her family has no information about her whereabouts. Dukbey is from Rari township. read more →
  • Mar 19: Lone Protestor Arrested

    Lobsang Dhargyal, a Tibetan monk from Kirti Monastery in Ngaba in Sichuan, is reported as having been arrested following a solo protest against the Chinese government. His protest took place just after Tibetan Uprising Day on March 10 and phayul.com reported that the news came through on facebook but has not been independently verified. read more →
  • Mar 19: Kashag Walkout

    The current session of the Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile was disrupted when Sikyong Lobsang Sangay led members of the Kashag, or Cabinet, in a walkout. They were objecting to the failure of the Election Committee, who have been mandated to improve the election process, to include suggestions for abolishing the current two-stage voting system for the posts of Sikyong and Chitues. read more →
  • Mar 18: Larung Gar

    At the Larung Gar Buddhist Academy in Sichuan which is currently undergoing partial demolition to the distress of the global Buddhist community, the number of houses targeted for destruction has been reduced from 4,320 to 3,225. The Abbot announced that the demolitions will be completed by April 30. 1,500 homes were demolished last year and hundreds of monks and nuns evacuated. read more →

International Headlines

  • Mar 24: Migrants Feared Dead

    Boats in trouble off the coast of Libya have prompted fears of the loss of life of more than 200 migrants believed to be aboard. Two capsized boats, each with a capacity to hold more than 100 people, are floating in the Mediterranean; five bodies have been recovered and the rest of the people on board are missing, feared dead. No distress calls from these boats were received. read more →
  • Mar 23: UK Attack

    An attack outside the Houses of Parliament in the United Kingdom’s capital London has drawn messages of solidarity from leaders of other countries affected by recent terror attacks. A lone attacker was shot dead after using a car to run down pedestrians, killing two, and stabbing a police officer to death. The attack took place on the anniversary of a terrorist attack in Brussels last year. read more →
  • Mar 22: Two-Humped Camels

    The number of two-humped or Bactrian camels in the Gobi desert has reduced drastically over the past few decades, reports Al Jazeera. Camels enable people to settle and adapt to life in the Mongolian Gobi desert. Prevention of cross breeding with the domestic Bactrian camel is crucial for preserving both species. The Gobi desert is home to the last surviving wild camels in the world. read more →
  • Mar 21: French Presidential Debate

    The top candidates for France’s presidential election - far-right leader Marine Le Pen and centrist Emmanuel Macron clashed in a televised debate. Le Pen accused Macron of being in favour of the burkini – a full body swimsuit worn by Muslim women that created weeks of controversy in France. Macron accused her of lying and trying to divide the society. The French Presidential election will begin on April 23. read more →
  • Mar 20: Chuck Berry

    Tributes have been pouring in worldwide for legendary musician Chuck Berry who has died aged 90 in Missouri in America after a career spanning seven decades. He was known for trademark four-bar guitar introductions and quickfire lyrics that reflected the rebelliousness of 1950s teenagers. His hits included Johnny B Goode, Roll Over Beethoven and Sweet Little Sixteen and influenced generations of musicians, including the Beatles and the Rolling Stones. read more →
  • Mar 18: Rotten Meat

    Some of Brazil’s biggest meat-packing companies have been raided by police following a two year investigation, and accused of selling rotten meat on the domestic market and abroad. JBS and BRF meatpackers, who are accused of a number of unhygienic practices, bribed health inspectors and other officials to get government certificates for their products. Acid and chemicals were used on the meat to hide signs of deterioration. read more →
  • Mar 17: Peru Floods

    Peru has witnessed unusually heavy rainfall that has killed at least 48 people and destroyed thousands of homes. Lima, a desert city of one million where it almost never rains is currently under threat of flooding. Intense rainfall and mudslides over the past three days have caused havoc around the nation. The government has started rescue efforts in stranded villages and has pledged $250m for rebuilding purposes. read more →
  • Mar 16: Dutch Election Victory

    Mark Rutte of the centre-right VVD party has been voted in for his third successive term as Prime Minister. He said the Dutch people rejected "the wrong kind of populism" and voters had “chosen a path of safety and stability” when they easily beat the anti-immigration Freedom party. This election has been seen as a test of support for the nationalist parties that have been gaining ground across Europe. read more →
  • Mar 15: Visiting Leaders

    Political leaders of Nepal, including former Prime Minister Baburam Bhataria, Deputy Prime Minister Bimalendra Nidhi and Chief Justice Sushila Karki, are visiting India from Monday as political tensions intensify in Nepal amid the ongoing Madhesi crisis. They are expected to meet Indian leaders, including PM Modi. The Madhesi are an indigenous ethnic group of Nepalese people who are protesting against the Nepalese government. read more →
  • Mar 14: Ramses the Great

    Parts of a huge statue which could be up to 3,000 years old have been lifted from the ground near the temple of Ramses II, also known as Ramses the Great, in north-east Cairo, Egypt. The head and other fragments were lifted last week and the torso yesterday. Experts believe it may represent Ramses the Great. read more →

Dharamshala Voice

“I was born to serve my country”

Lhamo Tsering, who is in charge of the Tibet Museum, the official museum of the Central Tibetan Administration’s Department of Information and International Relations, says she has now found “her dream job”. There, everyday she is in contact with visitors from all over the world who come to the museum read more →

Finding Contentment

Students are flocking to Lha’s English classes as word gets around of the excellent teacher there. Dadon is teaching while taking a break from her medical career and we asked her to share her story with us. I was born and raised in a very loving environment. A caring mother, read more →

Volunteer Story of the Month: Volunteering With Young Children

Volunteer Job at Lha : Contact writer and helped with transcription for the website The children still talk about the Chinese government. At first, they asked why the Chinese government was so mean to the Tibetans, why didn’t they like Tibetans. As their understanding grew, they incorporated the story into read more →

Tibetan News

Tibetan Women’s Day – Commemorating the 58th Tibetan Women’s Uprising Day

Thousands of Tibetans, devotees and supporters gathered to mark the first official celebration of Tibetan Women’s Day on March 12 in Tsugla-khang, the main temple in Dharamshala, to coincide with the 58th Tibetan Women’s Uprising day. On March 12, 1959, the women of Tibet stood up against the Chinese regime’s read more →

Discontent in Switzerland

Switzerland places human rights at the core of the nation’s value system; it is the depository state of the Geneva Conventions and the place where several human rights-related non government organisations (NGOs) have been established or headquartered, including the Red Cross. In keeping with this tradition, Switzerland hosts around 4,000 read more →

March 10, 2017

Today thousands of Tibetans-in-exile, along with friends from nations around the world, gathered at the Tsuglagkhang Temple to commemorate the 58th anniversary of the Tibetan National Uprising Day. The event was followed by a peaceful protest march down to lower Dharamshala, during which Tibetans raised their voices in unison as read more →

China’s Human Rights Record Condemned by UN Investigators

China’s human rights record has been condemned by six United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteurs following an investigation into demolitions and evictions taking place at the Tibetan Buddhist centres of Larung Gar and Yachen Gar in the Sichuan Province. The Chinese government began demolitions at Larung Gar in July 2016, tearing read more →

Soccer Furore

The United States Embassy in New Delhihas denied visas to the 15 members of the Tibet Women’s Soccer Team who wish to travel to Texas for the Dallas Cup soccer tournament – a decision which has hit the international press and sparked a media campaign which has gone viral. This read more →

India Confirms Dalai Lama’s Arunachal Visit Despite China’s Warnings

India has dismissed China’s warnings and confirmed His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s a week-long visit to Arunachal Pradesh, the most northeasterly Indian state, next month as scheduled. China considers Arunachal, which has a majority ethnic Tibetan population, to be part of China, calling it “Little Tibet”. China labels the 81 read more →

Losar Celebrations Around the World

Tibetans across the world celebrated Losar (Tibetan New Year), the Fire-Bird year of 2144, from February 27 to March 1. In Dharamshala, the seat of the Tibetan Government-in-exile, the Losar celebration started early in the morning following the traditional gathering of officials of the exile government headed by Sikyong Dr read more →

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