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One more torture survivor, former political prisoner passes away in Tibet

Fri, 05/08/2020 - 20:16

Dharamshala: The UN, EU & Human Rights Desk, DIIR has learned about the death of another former Tibetan political prisoner from prolonged illness due to life-threatening torture sustained in Chinese prison. Tsering Bhakdro, 51, died on 26th April at his … Continued

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Sikyong urges Tibetans, friends worldwide to light a candle for Kunzik Panchen Rinpoche on 17 May

Fri, 05/08/2020 - 14:20

  Dharamshala: As part of its monthlong campaign to mark the 25th anniversary of the enforced disappearance of the 11th Panchen Lama of Tibet, the Central Tibetan Administration is organising a virtual panel discussion and a global candlelight vigil to … Continued

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CTA donates 50 lakhs to Tibetans in distress

Fri, 05/08/2020 - 03:50

Dharamshala: Sikyong Dr Lobsang Sangay announced an immediate relief of cash amounting to 50 lakhs for the distressed Tibetans who are presently stranded outside their settlements and those who have lost their jobs due to the COVID-19 lockdown. Speaking at … Continued

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DoE launches counselling services for students and parents struggling amidst prolonged lockdown

Thu, 05/07/2020 - 16:43

Dharamshala: As the psychosocial and emotional impact of COVID-19 lockdown is observed to be wide-ranging among students and parents, the Department of Education, CTA has organised professional counselling services for children and parents struggling amidst the prolonged lockdown. In consideration … Continued

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159 Organizations petition the UN for Release of Tibet’s Panchen Lama Gedhun Choekyi Nyima

Thu, 05/07/2020 - 15:07

Geneva: This year marks the 25th year of the enforced disappearance of Tibet’s 11th Panchen Lama Gedhun Choekyi Nyima and his entire family by the Chinese Communist Party. In this regard, 159 organizations submitted a joint petition to the United … Continued

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His Holiness the Dalai Lama to give teachings and guidance in times of COVID-19 crisis

Thu, 05/07/2020 - 14:54

Dharamshala: At a time when countries around the world grapple with the unprecedented crisis in form of the COVID-19 pandemic, Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama has graciously announced to give Buddhist teachings over two days next week, in … Continued

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His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s Message on Vesak Celebration around the world

Thu, 05/07/2020 - 14:14

His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s Message on Vesak Celebration around the world: It gives me great pleasure to offer greetings to Buddhist brothers and sisters across the world celebrating Vesak (Buddha Purnima) today. Shakyamuni Buddha was born in Lumbini, attained … Continued

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Tibetan Buddhist community urged to join Virtual Vesak prayers aimed at resolution from COVID-19 crisis

Thu, 05/07/2020 - 00:59

Dharamshala: The International Buddhist Confederation based in Delhi is organising a virtual celebration of Vesak – Buddha Poornima on 7 May 2020 coinciding with the 15th day of the third month of Tibetan lunar calendar marking the auspicious occasions of Buddha’s … Continued

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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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