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His Holiness the Dalai Lama Congratulates Prime Minister Modi

Fri, 05/24/2019 - 15:45
Dharamshala: His Holiness the Dalai Lama congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the National Democratic Alliance on their sweeping victory in the Lok Sabha general elections this Thursday. His Holiness remarked with “admiration and pride” that India as the world’s … Continued

Election Commissioner to Visit South India to Impart Awareness on Revised Electoral Rules & Regulations

Fri, 05/24/2019 - 14:40
Dharamshala: The Election Commissioner, Mr Sonam Choephel Shosur is scheduled to leave this Saturday for Tibetan settlements in South India to improve public awareness on the revised Tibetan electoral rules and regulations. Mr Shosur will visit Kollegal Dhondenling Tibetan settlement … Continued

Speaker Pema Jungney Congratulates Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Fri, 05/24/2019 - 14:30
Dharamshala: Speaker of Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile, Pema Jungney congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the landslide victory in the 17th Lok Sabha general elections. In the congratulatory letter, Speaker wrote: “Your victory indicates faith of the people of India under your leadership. We believe … Continued

Human Rights Watch Calls on China to Immediately Release Over 80 Tibetans Unjustly Imprisoned for Long-Term

Fri, 05/24/2019 - 14:27
Dharamshala: A leading international rights organization, Human Rights Watch, has urged the Chinese government to “immediately release Tibetan monks and other peaceful critics arbitrarily imprisoned since the March 2008 protests across the Tibetan plateau”. In a report released on their … Continued

CTA President discusses VISA issues with Indian Consulate General Office in Vancouver   

Fri, 05/24/2019 - 14:14
  Vancouver, Canada:  The President of the CTA Dr Lobsang Sangay who is on an official visit to the US and Canada arrived in Vancouver on 21 May. Earlier that day Dr Sangay met with dignitaries at the US capital … Continued

Pre-departure orientation for the TSP Batch 2019 underway

Fri, 05/24/2019 - 13:30
Dharamshala: The Department of Education is organising a two-day pre-departure orientation for the Tibetan Scholarship program (TSP) batch 2019. The orientation began today at the Conference hall of the Department of Education, CTA chaired by Education Kalon Dr. Pema Yangchen, … Continued

Department of Education convenes First High Level Management Committee Meeting of School Systems

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 18:35
Dharamshala: The first high-level management committee meeting of school systems was held today at the conference hall of the Department of Education. The meeting was organised by the Department of Education as part of the previously held ’School Systems Heads … Continued

The 17-point Agreement – What China promised, what it really delivered and the future?

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 12:50
by Tsewang Gyalpo Arya* 23 May 2019 marks the 68th anniversary of the controversial 17-point agreement between Tibet and China. It is expected that China will once again come out with a gaudy statement to brag the unification of Tibet … Continued

The 17-point Agreement – What China promised, what it really delivered and the future?

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 11:30
23 May 2019 marks the 68th anniversary of the controversial 17-point agreement between Tibet and China. It is expected that China will once again come out with a gaudy statement to brag the unification of Tibet with the motherland. Let … Continued

Security Mock Drill Carried out as Regular Exercise, Absolutely No Cause of Worry over His Holiness’ Health

Wed, 05/22/2019 - 21:46
Apropos news reports published in local mainstream media on the recent mock drill conducted by the Department of Security, CTA at locations in the vicinity of His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s temple on 21 May, we are issuing a clarification with … Continued

Photos of 2012 Tibetan Self-immolators Identified

Wed, 05/22/2019 - 19:41
Dharamshala: Three Tibetans who had self-immolated in 2012 protesting against Chinese rule and policies in Tibet have now been identified with their photographs. Although details of the three self-immolators were received and recorded in the same year, their photographs became … Continued

Delegation from US Embassy & Tibet Fund visited TIPA

Wed, 05/22/2019 - 14:30
Dharamshala: Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts (TIPA) hosted a dinner reception with a traditional Tibetan dance performance for the delegation from US Embassy, New Delhi and Tibet Fund, New York at its Institute on 21st May. The delegation comprises of Ms. … Continued

President Dr Lobsang Sangay arrives in Washington

Wed, 05/22/2019 - 10:30
Washington: CTA President Dr. Lobsag Sangay arrived in Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. Representative Ngodup Tsering, Bhuchung Tsering of ICT, and CATA executive came to the airport to receive President Sangay. President Sangay will be meeting with the US government … Continued

Final Selection for Tibetan Scholarship Program 2020 Underway

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 15:44
Dharamshala: The final Interview selection for Tibetan Scholarship Program was held today at Gangchen Kyishong. This year, 31 candidates have been shortlisted for the final interview, of which 6 will be selected for the TSP 2020. The Tibetan Scholarship Program … Continued

Speaker of Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile Congratulates Australian PM Scott Morrison on Election Victory

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 20:44
Dharamshala: Speaker of Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile on behalf of Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile and Tibetans in and outside Tibet, congratulated Australian Prime Minister Hon. Scott Morrison. In the congratulatory letter, Speaker wished the Prime Minister great success in fulfilling hopes and aspiration of … Continued

CTA President Congratulates Australian PM Morrison over Stunning Election Victory

Sun, 05/19/2019 - 20:44
Dharamshala: President Dr Lobsang Sangay extended his congratulations to Australian Prime Minister Hon Scott Morrison on his Liberal Coalition party’s remarkable victory in the general elections this Saturday. The final result of the election may not be known for some … Continued

Buddhism is India’s greatest gift to the world: CTA President on Buddha Purnima day in Aurangabad

Sun, 05/19/2019 - 19:03
Aurangabad: “Of all the things, Buddhism is the greatest gift India has given to the world,” the President of Central Tibetan Administration, Dr. Lobsang Sangay said yesterday on Buddha Purnima day celebration at Aurangabad. President Dr. Sangay addressed the event … Continued

His Holiness the Dalai Lama Congratulates Australian Prime Minister

Sun, 05/19/2019 - 16:36
  Dharamshala: His Holiness the Dalai Lama wrote a letter to Scott Morrison, Prime Minister of Australia, congratulating on his Coalition Party’s victory in Australia’s parliamentary elections. “Over the last four decades, I have travelled the length and breadth of Australia … Continued

President Dr Sangay Arrives in Aurangabad to Inaugurate 50-ft Tathagat Buddha Statue

Sun, 05/19/2019 - 00:28
Aurangabad: Tibetan president Dr. Lobsang Sangay arrived in Aurangabad, Maharashtra this Friday to take part in the grand inauguration ceremony of 50 feet statue of Tathagat Buddha at the invitation of Lokuttara Mahavihara Bhikku Training Centre. Earlier today President Dr … Continued

DIIR Human Rights Desk Marks 24th Year of Disappearance of Panchen Lama with a Panel Discussion

Sat, 05/18/2019 - 00:07
Dharamshala: The UN, EU & Human Rights Desk of Department of Information and International Relations organised a panel discussion this Friday to mark the 24th year of the enforced disappearance of Tibet’s second-highest spiritual leader, Panchen Gedhun Choekyi Nyima. The … Continued

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