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Five Pressing Human Rights Violations in Tibet in the year 2017

Sat, 03/10/2018 - 02:33
On the eve of 59th Tibetan national uprising day, the United Nations and Human Rights Desk of Department of Information and International Relations (DIIR), Central Tibetan Administration’s (CTA) is releasing a 6-minute long video titled “Five Pressing Human Rights Violations … Continued

Tibet’s Environment highlighted at the United Nations

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 19:57
GENEVA: In the sideline of ongoing 37th UNHRC Session, Kalon Karma Yeshi, Department of Finance, CTA and Tempa Gyaltsen Zamlha, an environment research fellow at the Tibet Policy Institute briefed about Tibet’s environmental situation and ‘Violation of socio-environmental rights of … Continued

China: UN Human Rights Chief Says Office Continues to “receive urgent appeal”

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 15:21
8 March: The United Nations’ Chief for Human Rights in Geneva said on Wednesday that the UN Office of the High Commissioner continued to “receive urgent appeals” on cases of human rights abuses by the Chinese government. Presenting High Commissioners’ … Continued

Education Kalon Speaks at 12th Tibetan College Students’ Conference

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 14:55
VARANASI: Education Kalon Karma Gelek Yuthok addressed the 12th Tibetan College Student’s Conference at Central Institute of Higher Tibetan Studies, Varanasi on 8 March. Kalon Karma Gelek Yuthok delivered an indepth talk on topic ‘Education and Responsibility’ to over 70 … Continued

Speaker Congratulates Sh. Neiphiu Rio, the new CM of Nagaland

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 19:50
Dharamsala : Speaker of Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile, Ven. Khenpo Sonam Tenphel today congratulated Sh. Neiphiu Rio, on becoming the Chief Minister of Nagaland state for the fourth term. In the congratulatory letter, he wrote, ‘It is clear that your incessant victory … Continued

Finance Kalon Karma Yeshi Meets European Parliament’s Tibet Interest Group

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 17:33
BRUSSELS: Karma Yeshi, Finance Kalon of the Central Tibetan Administration participated in the monthly Tibet Interest Group (TIG) meeting at the European Parliament yesterday as special guest. The Chairman of the group Mr Thomas Mann having opened the conference presented … Continued

Tibetans Hold Prayer Service in Memory of Peaceful Demonstrators of 1989

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 17:24
DHARAMSHALA: The Department of Religion and Culture, Central Tibetan Administration, held an hour-long prayer service in remembrance of the sacrifices made by peaceful Tibetan demonstrators who took part in the protests of 1989 against the Chinese government. CTA President Dr Lobsang … Continued

Finance Minister Karma Yeshi Meets with Tibetans in Belgium

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 14:35
BRUSSELS: Finance Kalon Karma Yeshi of the Central Tibetan Administration arrived in Belgium on5 March from Zurich and has been interacting with Tibetan Community members for the last two days. This visit, having been undertaken primarily to enhance the Tibetan … Continued

CTA President Expresses Concern at News of Self-Immolation in Ngaba

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 00:03
DHARAMSHALA: CTA President Dr Lobsang Sangay today expressed his deep concern at reports of yet another self-immolation protest in Ngaba county (incorporated into China’s Sichuan Province) in northeastern Tibet. Tsekho, popularly known as Tsekho Tugchak, a middle aged man in … Continued

CTA President Congratulates Conrad Sangma, New Chief Minister of Meghalaya

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 18:09
Dharamsala: The President of the Central Tibetan Administration Dr Lobsang Sangay congratulated Conrad K Sangma who was sworn in as the 12th Chief Minister of Meghalaya yesterday. Extending his “heartfelt congratulations”, Dr Sangay wished Conrad K Sangma “the very best … Continued

Why China’s ambitions to harness Global Buddhist Soft Power is doomed to fail

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 15:30
China’s battle for superiority has veered from the political to the economic, military and now even to the spiritual. Buddhism, is what China is seeing as a trump card to up the ante of their one-upmanship. It is no secret … Continued

Tibetan flag-raising day held in Northampton for 19th consecutive year

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 14:59
LONDON: Notwithstanding a protest by a couple of Chinese businessmen last Friday in front of the Guildhall in Northampton calling on Northampton Borough Council to abandon their plans to hoist the Tibetan national flag, the much-anticipated annual event went ahead … Continued

Education Council and Advisory Committee Hold 6th Meeting

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 17:54
DHARAMSHALA: The Education Council and Advisory Committee of Central Tibetan Administration held its 6th meeting today at Kashag Secretariat hall. The meeting was presided by Chief guest, Kalon Karma Gelek Yuthok, Department of Education, Education Secretary Karma Singhe and Chairman, … Continued

Speaker congratulates Meghalaya Chief-Minister Elect Conrad K Sangma and Hishey Lachungpa

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 17:16
DHARAMSHALA: Speaker of Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile, Khenpo Sonam Tenphel yesterday wrote to the Chief-Minister Elect of Meghalaya Sh Conrad K Sangma congratulating him on the new position and the additional responsibilities. He wrote, ‘We wish you all the very best as … Continued

I feel very optimistic about the future of humanity: His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 22:03
DHARAMSHALA: “On future of the humanity, I feel very much optimist. So I make some effort as my share as one of the 7 billion human being,” Tibetan spiritual leader, His Holiness the Dalai Lama said, as he was meeting … Continued

CTA President Calls for Independent Investigation into Jokhang Fire Aftermath

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 15:44
Since a fire broke out at Lhasa’s Jokhang temple, holiest shrine in Tibetan Buddhism and also one of the most politically sensitive, China has imposed a strict suppression of information relating to the incident. The fire reportedly broke out at … Continued

CTA President Leaves for Delhi

Sun, 03/04/2018 - 18:56
DHARAMSHALA: The President of Central Tibetan Administration Dr Lobsang Sangay left for an official visit to Delhi today. The two day visit from 4 to 6 March will see meetings with officials and dignitaries in Delhi. Upon completion of his official visit, … Continued

Trending This Week on Social Media: Netizens Condemn Xi Jinping’s Indefinite Era

Sun, 03/04/2018 - 17:30
Communist Party of China proposed an unprecedented change in China’s political leadership term by abolishing the term limit on the presidency on last Sunday. Strangely, Xi Jinping is also the head of CCP that leads to one-man cult over the … Continued

Saturday Shoutout: CTA Civil Servant Kalsang Lhundup

Sat, 03/03/2018 - 16:02
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 Kalsang Lhundup. Question: Could you briefly tell us about yourself? … Continued

His Holiness the Dalai Lama Calls for Tibetan Unity During Annual Teachings on Chotrul Monlam

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 19:59
DHARAMSHALA: His Holiness the Dalai Lama today gave a short teaching on the Jataka Tales as part of the annual Chotrul Monlam prayer festival at Tsuglakhang, Mcleod Ganj. The teaching was attended by over a thousand devotees comprising of local … Continued