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Around 750 Tibetans tested for COVID-19

Wed, 06/17/2020 - 19:30

Dharamshala: In order to safeguard our Tibetan community, around 750 Tibetans were tested for COVID-19 with the generous support of the Indian government through district-level health centres. Till date, the percentage of positive cases in the Tibetan community in India … Continued

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Restore Tibet to zone of peace to indefinitely resolve border issue: CTA President on NewX

Wed, 06/17/2020 - 14:54

Sikyong Dr Lobsang Sangay Speaks with Rishabh Gulati for News X in English Sikyong Dr Lobsang Sangay in conversation with NewsX : Several Tibetans are political prisoners today. The Han Chinese aren’t a majority. 60% of Chinese territories belong to … Continued

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CTA President expresses concerns over escalating border tension, says death of 3 Indian jawans uncalled for

Wed, 06/17/2020 - 00:05

CTA President in conversation with CNN News 18 The President of Central Tibetan Administration, Dr. Lobsang Sangay appears on CNN News18. Dr Sangay said on India China Faceoff: It Was Once A De-Militarized Zone & It Was A Peaceful Zone … Continued

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China’s border incursions aimed to divert mounting backlash over coronavirus mishandling within China and worldwide: CTA President speaks exclusive on Northeast Live

Tue, 06/16/2020 - 20:32

Dharamshala: The trust deficit of pandemic and the paranoia of dealing with coronavirus and other internal issues have led the Chinese leadership to divert attention by externalising the problem with the current border incursions happening in India says the President of … Continued

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Speaker Pema Jungney welcomes the formation of Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China

Tue, 06/16/2020 - 19:28

Dharamsala: Speaker Pema Jungney of the 16th Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile (TPiE) welcomed the formation of Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China (IPAC), an international cross-party group of legislators working towards reform on how democratic countries approach China. The IPAC is made up of global … Continued

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Sikyong chairs Health Dept coordinated virtual meeting with Settlement Officers and Healthcare workers, urges strict adherence of quarantine norms

Mon, 06/15/2020 - 21:13

Dharamshala: Sikyong Dr Lobsang Sangay chaired two virtual meetings today, first with Tibetan Settlement officers regarding the requirement of aid provisions and problems they were facing in the battle against the COVID-19 crisis, and similarly, with healthcare workers. The meeting … Continued

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Tibet TV’s Take-off Film Grant to Produce a Film on the Theme: Thank you His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Mon, 06/15/2020 - 20:21

Dharamshala: Tibet TV, Department of Information and International Relations (DIIR), CTA announces a Take-Off film grant to encourage budding Tibetan filmmakers in the exile community to make short feature or documentary films for Tibet TV. Aspiring filmmakers can avail a … Continued

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Evidence against China of State-sponsored Discrimination Against Tibetans in Tibet

Mon, 06/15/2020 - 19:37

A recently published announcement for “Public Recruitment of Police Auxiliary Personnel” issued in Lithang County reveals how China discriminates Tibetans when hiring them for jobs in Tibet.  Tibetans looking for jobs as auxiliary police officers in Tibet are barred from … Continued

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Memories of the Past and Beijing’s Refusal to Remember

Mon, 06/15/2020 - 19:11

By Tenzing Wangdak for Tibet Policy Institute, 12 June 2020, Read the original article published on tibetpolicy.net 2020 will be remembered not only for the COVID – 19 pandemic that has effectively brought large sections of global society to a screeching … Continued

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US: China is one of the worst offenders of religious freedom in the world

Sun, 06/14/2020 - 02:46

Dharamshala: The U.S. State Department released its annual report to Congress on International Religious Freedom which tracks the status of religious freedom in every country. The report assesses the various world governments’ policies violating religious belief and practices of groups, … Continued

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Not prayers, we need collective compassion to fight Coronavirus

Sat, 06/13/2020 - 15:26

Dharamshala: In a wide-ranging interview with NDTV’s Prannoy Roy, on Friday evening, His Holiness the Dalai Lama talks about coronavirus as a collective negative action (karma) and building immunity against coronavirus through compassionate actions as antidotes while also taking physical … Continued

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Virtual Meeting of International Religious Freedom Alliance

Sat, 06/13/2020 - 03:12

Washington DC: The Alliance for International Religious Freedom, which consists of representatives from 30 countries, held a virtual meeting on the status of religious freedom inside Tibet on the morning of 11 June 2020. Sera Mey Khen Rinpoche Tashi Tsering from … Continued

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US State Dept Religious Freedom Report documents widespread CCP interference in Tibetan religious practices

Sat, 06/13/2020 - 02:30

Dharamshala: The US Department of State released its annual Report on International Religious Freedom (2019) on 10 June, as required by the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998. At a press release, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Ambassador Samuel Brownback, … Continued

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Department of Education to launch Live Online English Lessons

Fri, 06/12/2020 - 21:20

Dharamshala: The Department of Education (DOE), CTA will soon start live online teaching of English through TTV. This online program is being facilitated by the DOE English Curriculum and Learning Standards Framework Development Committee. The committee’s advisor, Education Kalon, Dr. … Continued

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5 Tibetans tested positive with COVID-19 in India, total cases stand at 8

Fri, 06/12/2020 - 19:38

Dharamshala: Earlier on Thursday, Dr. Tsering Tsamchoe representing the CTA COVID-19 Task Force informed that 5 more Tibetans have been tested positive with COVID-19 taking the total number of positive cases in the Tibetan community in India to 8. As per … Continued

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US Senate Committee Chair slams China’s interference in the Dalai Lama’s succession

Fri, 06/12/2020 - 17:34

Dharamshala: US Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Jim Risch, R-Idaho has slammed the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) for “seeking to interfere in the succession of the next Dalai Lama” which he warned would “undermine the religious freedoms of Buddhist practitioners … Continued

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Library of Tibetan Works and Archives marks Golden Jubilee with modest celebration

Fri, 06/12/2020 - 04:52

Dharamshala: The Library of Tibetan Works and Archives in Dharamshala today marks its golden jubilee with a modest celebration due to the coronavirus concerns. The intimate celebration was attended by the Director of the LTWA Geshe Lhakdor, heads of LTWA’s … Continued

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A special flu unit set up in Lugsam Tibetan settlement as preventive measure against COVID-19

Thu, 06/11/2020 - 23:00

Dharamshala: With new cases of COVID-19 being reported in a few of Tibetan settlements in India, an urgent meeting was held by Lugsam Settlement officer with Tsojhe Health authorities to discuss the ongoing quarantine protocol and to assess the need … Continued

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11th briefing by CTA COVID-19 Task Force: 5 new cases of Tibetans in India this week

Thu, 06/11/2020 - 23:00

  Dharamshala: At the 11th COVID-19 briefing on Thursday, Dr Tsering Tsamchoe, representing the CTA COVID-19 Task Force said that five new cases were reported in the Tibetan community in India this week. “A 47-year-old man from Dalhousie, 43-year-old man … Continued

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Canada’s Conservative leadership Candidate O’Toole pledges support for Sino-Tibet dialogue

Thu, 06/11/2020 - 17:10

Dharamshala: Member of the Canadian parliament and Conservative leadership candidate Erin O’Toole has pledged his support for the dialogue between the representatives of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the Chinese government in a 50-page policy platform released Wednesday. His campaign … Continued

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