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Chorig department issues new advisory for Tibetan monasteries

Wed, 05/06/2020 - 15:33

Dharamshala: The Department of Religion and Culture, CTA issued the following advisory for Tibetan Buddhist monasteries to organise prayers for those affected by the coronavirus. As per the advisory dated 28 April, the Tibetan monasteries have been urged to organise … Continued

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A detailed look at the Home Department’s poverty alleviation initiatives since 1994

Wed, 05/06/2020 - 13:42

His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s Central Tibetan Relief Committee (CTRC) is a no- Profitable charitable organization, registered in India, working for the social and economic welfare of the Tibetan people in exile. Running in tandem with the Department of Home, … Continued

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CTA clarifies fake news on destitute Tibetans

Wed, 05/06/2020 - 09:31

Dharamshala: The deadly COVID-19 pandemic which has caused deaths of more than 2 lakhs and infected over 3 million globally since it emerged in China has also generated much fake news and disinformation from certain individuals and media organisations making … Continued

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Tibetan monk dies after two years of ill-health due to brutal torture in Chinese prison

Tue, 05/05/2020 - 21:02

Dharamshala: A former Tibetan political prisoner named Gendun Sherab has passed away in Tibet due to torture injuries sustained in Chinese custody. He is believed to have died on 18 April. Gendun Sherab was arrested three years ago, in 2017, … Continued

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Climate Change, Environmental Degradation and Sustainable Development in Tibet are closely monitored: Belgian Foreign Minister

Tue, 05/05/2020 - 13:45

Brussels: The Belgian Foreign Minister, Mr Philippe Goffin, in a response to Mr Samuel Cogolati (Ecolo-Groen), member of Federal Parliament of Belgium, said that the developments on the issue of climate change, environmental degradation, protection of biodiversity and sustainable development … Continued

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Kyabje Hashen Rinpoche and Woeser Rinpoche donate protective equipments worth of 4 lakhs to settlement hospital

Mon, 05/04/2020 - 18:16

Bylakuppe Tibetan settlement: Sera Mey Pobor Khangsten’s head Kyabje Hashen Rinpoche and Tsawa Khangtsen’s head Kyabje Woeser Rinpoche expressed their hopes for the resolution of the Wuhan-origin pandemic which has unleashed inconceiveable chaos, loss of life and suffering. Concurrently, they commended Kashag’s … Continued

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Propaganda in the Time of Corona

Mon, 05/04/2020 - 15:27

By Tenzin Wangdak for Tibet Policy Institute, 1 May 2020, Read the article here. On April 27, 2020, Global Times published an article titled “Exiled Tibetans eye return to China for fear of virus” which claimed that Tibetans living in India and … Continued

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Reporters Without Borders denounces China’s censorship of academic research on Coronavirus

Sun, 05/03/2020 - 18:24

Dharamshala: Reporters Without Borders (RSF) denounced China’s recent censorship on academic research and publications related to coronavirus, calling the Chinese government to revoke these restrictions so as to empower the international community of essential information to fight the pandemic. Earlier … Continued

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A Call to Unite: Message from His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Sun, 05/03/2020 - 16:41

A Call to Unite: Message from His Holiness the Dalai Lama In this time of serious crisis, we face threats to our health and sadness for the family and friends we have lost. Economic disruption is posing a major challenge … Continued

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Chorig dept to organize prayer service; calls for details of Tibetans affected by COVID-19

Sun, 05/03/2020 - 00:24

Dharamshala: Since the start of the outbreak of the Wuhan originated coronavirus pandemic, Tibetan Buddhist community led by the heads of the major traditions of Tibet have led a collective initiative from contributing to the central and state government as … Continued

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Saturday Shoutout: CTA Civil Servant Lhakpa Dolma

Sat, 05/02/2020 - 13:30

Every first Saturday of the month, as a part of its shout-out campaign, DIIR’s Social Media Desk will be profiling a civil servant of Central Tibetan Administration. This week we are pleased to profile Lhakpa Dolma, Media Coordinator at the Bureau … Continued

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Dimarpur Tibetans contribute towards Chief Minister COVID-19 Relief Fund

Fri, 05/01/2020 - 21:56

Dimapur: The Tibetan community in Dimapur, Nagaland contributed fifty thousand rupees to Chief Minister COVID-19 Relief Fund in support of the state’s efforts in tackling the Wuhan originated coronavirus pandemic. The donation was handed over to the Chief Minister’s office … Continued

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Virtual Training for School Heads Underway

Fri, 05/01/2020 - 21:03

Dharamshala: The COVID-19 Pandemic has affected all walks of life on earth. As a precautionary measure, all the educational institutions in India are closed for an indefinite time since the mid of March 2020. The Department of Education, CTA has … Continued

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Rumtek Tsurphu Labrang pledges 3 lakh towards CM Relief fund

Fri, 05/01/2020 - 20:23

Rumtek: Tsurphu Labrang, Rumtek in Gangtok contributed three lakh rupees towards CMRFund for Covid-19 pandemic relief. The cheque was presented to Honorable Chief Minister Shri. Prem Singh Tamang and Hon. Minister Shri Sonam Lama by representatives of Tsurphu Labrang, Rumtek.

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MSP Ross Greer tables motion in Scottish Parliament on Panchen Lama

Fri, 05/01/2020 - 17:35

Dharamshala: Hon Ross Greer, Green MSP for West Scotland and Scottish Cross-Party Group on Tibet has tabled a motion in the Scottish Parliament highlighting the case of the enforced disappearance of the 11th Panchen Lama on 23 April. The motion acknowledges … Continued

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Countries call for global inquiry into China’s handling of the early stages of Wuhan outbreak

Fri, 05/01/2020 - 16:46

Dharamshala: The Chinese government’s downplaying of the severity of the deadly COVID-19 disease and censoring early coverage of the outbreak from Wuhan city has started to draw international scrutiny with an overwhelming majority of countries such as the US, France, … Continued

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Speaker Pema Jungney congratulates Dr. Michael Van Walt Van Praag on Knighthood award

Fri, 05/01/2020 - 16:07

Dharamshala: Speaker Pema Jungney of the 16th Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile congratulated Dr. Michael Van Walt Van Praag on being awarded Knighthood by the Dutch Government. In the congratulatory letter, Speaker wrote, “It is indeed great news for Tibetans and Tibet supporters around … Continued

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Delar settlement office distributes dry rations to destitute Tibetans

Fri, 05/01/2020 - 13:40

Bylakuppe: Amid the nation-wide lockdown, now extended till 3 May the livelihood of the needy and daily wagers are significantly hampered. In their effort to fight against the COVID-19 and its impact, the Delar Tibetan settlement office led by settlement … Continued

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Sikyong calls for 80 days lockdown for Tibetan communities

Fri, 05/01/2020 - 02:27

  Dharamshala: As the end of India’s nationwide lockdown nears, Sikyong Dr Lobsang Sangay calls for 80 days lockdown for Tibetan communities in India via a press briefing today. He reiterated the call for Tibetans to continue to observe lockdown … Continued

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Campaign for the release of the Panchen Lama

Thu, 04/30/2020 - 22:13

Washington DC: As a part of the campaign to seek the release of Tibet’s Panchen Lama, Gedhun Choekyi Nyima, who has been missing for 25 years, the Office of Tibet-DC reached out to the US Administration, the Congressional-Executive Commission on … Continued

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