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Chorig Kalon Greets Kyabje Kathok Getse Rinpoche, 7th Nyingma Head

7 hours 55 min ago
BODH GAYA: Ven Karma Gelek Yuthok, Kalon for Religion and Culture, Central Tibetan Administration paid an official greeting to Kyabje Kathok Getse Rinpoche this morning at Bodh Gaya. Kathok Getse Rinpoche was recently appointed as the spiritual head of Nyingma … Continued

CTA President Lauds Japan’s Support for Tibetan Cause

Sat, 02/24/2018 - 20:23
22 February 2018 OSAKA: On the concluding day of his week-long successful visit to Japan, CTA President Dr. Lobsang Sangay spoke to a gathering of 250 people in a packed auditorium in Japan’s Osaka city, lauding Japan’s support of the … Continued

Saturday Shoutout: CTA Civil Servant Tenzin Nyima

Sat, 02/24/2018 - 16:49
  Every Saturday as a part of its shoutout campaign, DIIR’s Social Media Desk will be profiling a civil servant of Central Tibetan Administration. This week we are pleased to profile Tenzin Nyima. Question: Could you briefly tell us about … Continued

Week-long Tibet Advocacy at the United Nations Wrap-Up Successfully

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 23:23
GENEVA: A week-long Tibet advocacy at the United Nations undertaken by DIIR and Tibet Bureau, Geneva, to highlight the deteriorating human rights situation in Tibet concluded successfully, today. In lead up to the 37th regular UN Human Rights Council session … Continued

US Mayors Call on His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 22:57
DHARAMSHALA: Mayor Greg Fischer of Louisville, Kentucky and Tom Tait of Anaheim, California on Thursday called on Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama at his official residence in Dharamshala. “It was an honor to speak with the Dalai … Continued

Finance Kalon Speaks on ‘Why India should support the Tibetan freedom struggle’

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 21:08
KATEWARA: Youth Liberation Front of Tibet (YLFTM) a community-based Tibet support organisation organised an event on Tibet at Namberdar Farm House, on 20 February to create awareness among the people of Katewara District in Delhi. The Chief Guest of the … Continued

CTA President Interacts with Japanese Media

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 15:43
21 February 2018 TOKYO: CTA President Dr Lobsang Sangay gave an exclusive interview to Ms Sakurai Yoshiko, a veteran journalist and head of think tank, Japan Institute of National Fundamentals, on her programme for Genron TV. The same day, he … Continued

China’s Belt and Road Initiative Exacerbates its Divide and Conquer strategy

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 15:06
The multi-billion dollar Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) of the Chinese government is increasingly starting to cast a dark shadow over China’s relationship with the world. World leaders from the US, as well as Europe and Australia have started to … Continued

OOT Brussels Representative Attend the Centenary Celebration of Lithuanian Independence in the European Parliament

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 21:47
Members of European Parliament from Lithuania MEP Laima Andrikiene, MEP Petras Austrevicius, MEP Zigmantas Balcytis, MEP Vilija Blinkeviciute, MEP Antanas Guoga, MEP Bronis Rope and MEP Algirdas Saudargas hosted Lithuanian 100 Year Anniversary of the restoration of Lithuania’s statehood yesterday … Continued

UN Experts Call Upon China for Immediate Release of Tashi Wangchuk

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 16:34
Geneva, 21 February 2018: A group of UN human rights experts* expressed concern over incarcerated Tibetan language rights advocate Tashi Wangchuk and called upon China to release him “immediately”. In the public statement issued today, the group of UN human … Continued

His Holiness the Dalai Lama Grants Special Audience to Tibetans Over 90

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 16:25
DHARAMSHALA: Tibetan spiritual leader, His Holiness the Dalai Lama granted a special audience to a group of elder Tibetans from Dharamshala, at his official residence on Wednesday. His Holiness conveyed his blessings to the group and advised them to spend … Continued

Six Tibetans Profiled Among 35 Political Prisoners at 10th Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 15:15
A group of political prisoners around the world have been highlighted at the 10th Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy with posters of the political prisoners raised at the conference venue on 20 February 2018. The posters of around … Continued

4th Tibetan Losar Celebration at US State Department

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 16:43
WASHINGTON, DC: The Office of Special coordinator for Tibetan issues, at the State Department organised 4th Tibetan Losar Celebration in the State department today. The program was presided by Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy, Steve Goldstein and attended by Ambassador-at-Large, … Continued

Representative Tashi Phuntsok Attends 40th Anniversary of Kagyu Samye Dzong in Brussels

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 16:34
BRUSSELS: The Kagyu Samye Dzong Centre in Brussels, Belgium celebrated its 40th Anniversary on Saturday – the second day of Losar on 17 February 2018. The Chief Guest was Mr Charles Pique, the Mayor of Saint Gilles commune and President … Continued

His Holiness the Dalai Lama Congratulates Cyril Ramaphosa, New President of South Africa

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 15:52
DHARAMSHALA: His Holiness the Dalai Lama expressed his greetings to Cyril Ramaphosa, the new president of South Africa in a congratulatory letter posted yesterday, 20 February 2018. “Your great country has so much potential for development and prosperity,” His Holiness … Continued

Photo Story: Lhakar Celebration at Tibetan Youth Congress (Centrex)

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 15:30
By Tenzin Phende, Photo-editor Lhakar is deeply embedded in me by now. For the past few days, I have been on a quest to figure out how do we, as Tibetans, celebrate and retain our Tibetan identity in exile particularly … Continued

Former Tibetan Political Prisoner Golog Jigme Speaks at 10th Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 15:29
Geneva, 20 Feb 2018- A week before the opening of 37th UN Human Rights Council session, Golog Jigme, Tibetan human rights activist and escaped Tibetan documentary film maker, addressed the 10th Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy. Addressing the … Continued

Japan’s All Party Parliamentary Tibet Support Group Members Increases, the Largest in World

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 15:20
20 February 2018 TOKYO: CTA President Dr Lobsang Sangay today visited the Japanese Parliament and applauded the increase in the numbers of members in the All Party Parliamentary Tibet Support Group from 87 to 90, which is world’s largest parliamentary … Continued

Chorig Kalon Attends Enthronement Ceremony of 34th Kyabje Menri Trizin

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 20:56
DOLANJI: Kalon Karma Gelek Yuthok of Department of Religion and Culture, Central Tibetan Administration attended the enthronement ceremony of the 34th Kyabje Menri Trizin, spiritual head of Bon Tradition, at Menriling monastery today on 20 February. The ceremony began with … Continued

Tibet is a catalyst to transform China: CTA President

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 19:21
TOKYO: The world has no choice but to transform China and that Tibet is the catalyst to bring peace and democracy in China, said Dr Lobsang Sangay, President of the Central Tibetan Administration, told Japanese supporters at a welcome reception … Continued