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Team Lugsum Bags the Winner’s Trophy of ‘Stop TB’ Basketball Tournament

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 00:57
  DHARAMSHALA: Lugsum Team from Bylakuppe defeated Tibetan Dicky Larsoe (TDL), to win the first ‘Stop TB basketball tournament’ organised by the Department of Health in collaboration with Tibetan National Sports Association and Tibetan Youth Congress at Gangchen Kyishong today. … Continued

On Gandhi Jayanti CTA President Recalls Gandhiji’s Focus on Education and Environment

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 17:47
DHARAMSHALA: The Central Tibetan Administration leadership led by President Dr Lobsang Sangay organised a brief function at the Kashag Secretariat today to celebrate Gandhi Jayanti, the 148th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, referred to as the father of nation. The function … Continued

His Holiness the Dalai Lama: the Selfie God King

Sun, 10/01/2017 - 20:42
Photo story by Tenzin Jigme, Social Media Executive, DIIR Wouldn’t it be frustrating to get an overexposure or underexposure photograph that was taken in film camera?  Gone are the days when we had to wait a day (or even more … Continued

Ministers Award of Excellence Bestowed Upon a Tibetan in Australia

Sat, 09/30/2017 - 22:30
Sydney: In a historic development in exile Tibetan history, Tsering Kalden (13-year-old, female) based in Sydney, Australia, was bestowed the ‘Ministers Award of Excellence’ on 25 September 2017, at the the University of New South Wales. A student of the … Continued

UN Member States Press China on Tibet’s Human Rights Cases

Sat, 09/30/2017 - 14:12
GENEVA: Several UN member states including the US, UK, EU, Switzerland and Germany raised concerns over China’s worsening human rights situation at the recently concluded 36th session of the UN Human Rights Council. The delegates from the US, EU and Germany especially mentioned the grim … Continued

CTA President Attends Kangra District Dussehra Celebrations

Sat, 09/30/2017 - 01:31
Dharamshala: President of Central Tibetan Administration, Dr Lobsang Sangay attended the district-level Dussehra festival cum mela at the Police Ground in Dharamshala today. He was accompanied by Kalon Karma Yeshi, Department of Finance and Tibetan settlement officer Dawa Rinchen. Other … Continued

CTA President Iterates Kashag’s Position on Tibetans Applying for Indian Citizenship

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 21:48
DHARAMSHALA: Responding to questions raised during the fourth session of the 16th Tibetan Parliament, on the issue of Tibetans opting for Indian citizenship CTA President Dr Lobsang Sangay clarified that the Kashag follows the directive issued by the Indian government. … Continued

His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s Condolence over Mexico Earthquake Published in Newsweek and Reforma

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 18:52
Mexico: Newsweek En Espanol, the leading newsmagazine in Spanish speaking regions in North and South America has has featured His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s condolence messages over the deadly earthquake that rocked Mexico last week. The letter was published on … Continued

Speaker of Tibetan Parliament to attend official religious program

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 18:00
    Dharamshala: The Speaker of Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile, Khenpo Sonam Tenphel will leave Dharamshala tomorrow to attend religious ceremonies in Kullu and Solan, Himachal Pradesh. On 1 October, Speaker will attend the inauguration and the consecration ceremony of Druk Dechen Choekorling in Buntar, Kullu and … Continued

TPiE Speaker Expresses Hope for Resolution of Tibet Issue based on Middle Way Approach

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 21:33
DHARAMSHALA: The 4th session of the 16th Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile concluded today after nine days of deliberations and discussions on the activities of the seven departments of the Central Tibetan Administration, and the situation inside Tibet. In his concluding remarks, Speaker … Continued

His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s Italy Visit Gathers Massive Media Coverage

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 13:45
DHARAMSHALA: His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s recent visit to Italy garnered a massive coverage in the Italian media with 100 stories listed on Google news alone. Both the print and electronic media of Italy including La Sicilia, Repubblica, Viviena, Observeitalia, … Continued

His Holiness the Dalai Lama returns to Dharamsala post Europe Visit

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 18:27
DHARAMSHALA: His Holiness the Dalai Lama returned to Dharamshala today from a 20-day visit to Europe. President Dr Lobsang Sangay, Speaker Khenpo Sonam Tenphel and representatives of various Tibetan NGOs welcomed His Holiness the Dalai Lama on arrival at Kangra … Continued

Tibetan Women’s Uprising Day is the Responsibility of the Six Million Tibetans : CTA President Dr Lobsang Sangay

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 14:17
Dharamsala:  The President of Central Tibetan Administration Dr Lobsang Sangay praised and applauded the initiatives taken by the Tibetan Women’s Association (TWA) in commemorating the Tibetan Women’s Uprising Day. Speaking at the ongoing session of the Tibetan parliament, President Dr … Continued

Speaker Khenpo Sonam Tenphel Congratulates German Chancellor Angela Merkel

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 13:58
Dharamsala : Speaker Ven. Khenpo Sonam Tenphel today wrote to German Chancellor Angela Merkel, offering his congratulations on behalf of Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile, on winning the German election for the fourth time. He wrote, ‘As the first female Chancellor of Germany, … Continued

Tackling Terrorism with Compassion: Latvian Television Interviews His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 22:30
RIGA, LATVIA: On the final day of his Europe visit, His Holiness the Dalai Lama gave an interview to Gundars Reders of Latvian Television. On being asked what he meant by ‘the world being in crisis,’ His Holiness elucidated that … Continued

CTA President Congratulates German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Re-election Victory

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 22:28
DHARAMSHALA: President of Central Tibetan Administration Dr Lobsang Sangay today congratulated German Chancellor Angela Merkel for her historic fourth consecutive election victory. “I would like to offer my sincere congratulations to Chancellor Angela Merkel on winning the German National election … Continued

His Holiness the Dalai Lama Congratulates Chancellor Angela Merkel on 4th National Election Victory

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 22:02
RIGA, Latvia: His Holiness the Dalai Lama congratulated German Chancellor Angela Merkel on winning her fourth consecutive victory in the German National Election, on 25 September 2017. In his congratulatory note, His Holiness the Dalai Lama wrote: “This result reflects … Continued

China Suspends State scholarship for UCSD over Invitation to His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 19:17
DHARAMSHALA: China Scholarship Council, a branch of the Chinese government that funds overseas study for Chinese citizens, has announced that it wouldn’t provide scholarships for its students aspiring to study at UC San Diego, according to media reports. The move, … Continued

Sino-Tibet Issue is a Struggle between Force and Truth: His Holiness the Dalai Lama to MPs of Baltic States

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 23:30
RIGA, LATVIA: His Holiness the Dalai Lama met with a group of parliamentarians from the three Baltic states. His Holiness thanked the parliamentarians for attending the meeting and spoke on the essentiality of their support. Andris Buikis, Tibet supporter and … Continued

Obituary: DIIR Under Secretary Phurbu Tsering Passes Away

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 22:05
DHARAMSHALA: The Central Tibetan Administration today held a prayer service to mourn the sudden and untimely demise of Under Secretary Phurbu Tsering who has been working as the storekeeper of DIIR’s CTA information center in Mcleod Ganj. He passed away … Continued