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China reacts with fury to Tibetan leader’s visit to South Africa

Sat, 02/10/2018 - 05:05
By PETER FABRICIUS – The Daily Maverick – 9 February 2018 (Read original story here) A diplomatic row has erupted between South Africa and one of its closest allies, China, over Pretoria allowing the exiled president of the Tibetan government … Continued

Like South Africa, Tibet will succeed and Non-Violence will Succeed: CTA President in Cape Town

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 20:19
CAPE TOWN, South Africa: The President of Central Tibetan Administration Dr Lobsang Sangay addressed students and faculty of the University of Stellenbosch’s Law Department yesterday. Despite verbal and written protests to cancel the event, the Department went ahead with the … Continued

CTA President Lights Peace Torch in South Africa’s Cape Town

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 16:28
CAPE TOWN, South Africa: CTA President Dr Lobsang Sangay attended a peace event at the Ubuntu Wellness Centre in Cape town on 8 February. Dr Sangay along with Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi, President and founder of Inkatha Freedom Party, lit a … Continued

CTA President Calls on South African Parliamentarians in Cape Town

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 00:30
Cape Town, South Africa: The President of the Central Tibetan Administration Dr Lobsang Sangay met with Hon John Steenhuisen, Chief Whip of the Democratic Alliance party, MP and Sandy Kalyan, MP yesterday. The meeting saw the briefing on the ongoing … Continued

“Fair and transparent trial” for Tashi Wangchuk: Latvian Parliamentarians

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 23:14
Members of the Latvian Parliament have issued a joint statement on the case of Tashi Wangchuk, the Tibetan language advocate who faced a court trial on 4 January. The statement was signed by twenty Latvian parliamentarians who called on China … Continued

His Holiness the Dalai Lama Expresses Sadness about Taiwan Earthquake

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 20:08
DHARAMSHALA:  – His Holiness the Dalai Lama wrote to President Tsai Ing-wen of Taiwan yesterday to express his profound sadness over the loss of life and extensive devastation caused by a strong earthquake that struck Hualien city on 6 February. … Continued

Speaker of Tibetan Parliament Condoles Victims of Taiwan Earthquake

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 19:47
Dharamsala : Speaker of Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile, Ven. Khenpo Sonam Tenphel, expressed his sadness and offered his condolences on behalf of Tibetan Parliament in Exile, to the victims of the earthquake that shook Taiwan, especially the coastal city of Hualien on … Continued

South Africa must Relive its moral values and principle of freedom, justice and equality: CTA President in South Africa

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 16:39
Cape Town, South Africa: The President of Central Tibetan Administration Dr Lobsang Sangay met with Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi, the founder and president of Inkatha Freedom Party, with other South African parliamentarians over a formal luncheon meeting yesterday. Speaking of his … Continued

Mercedes Benz Faces Criticism for Kowtowing to China over Dalai Lama quote

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 15:30
DHARAMSHALA: Tibetans and Tibet supporters took to social media today to express disappointment with German car manufacturer Daimler which owns the brand – Mercedes Benz. The giant German luxury car maker has issued an apology to China yesterday after it … Continued

Religion and Culture Kalon Offers Condolence at Demise of Dr Bellanwila Wimalaratana Thero, President of IBC

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 22:50
DHARAMSHALA: Ven Karma Gelek Yuthok, Kalon of the Department of Religion and Culture, Central Tibetan Administration, expressed his condolence at the demise of Dr Bellanwila Wimalaratana Thero, President of International Buddhist Confederation (IBC). Dr Bellanwila Wimalaratana Thero was elected as … Continued

CTA President Embarks on Maiden Visit to Africa

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 18:30
Johannesburg, South Africa: The President of the Central Tibetan Administration Dr Lobsang Sangay arrived in Johannesburg on 5 February for his maiden Africa visit. This is the first ever official visit of a Tibetan political leader to the African continent … Continued

Photo Story: Reminiscing Losar

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 17:37
By Tenzin Lhakmon, Communication Officer The memories I have of Losar from when I was younger is sleeping off to the dim flickering light emanating from the candle lit in the kitchen, the clattering of vessels, my parents in the … Continued

Former Tibetan Prisoner Detained in Sog County After Lhasa Protest

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 17:11
A well-known former Tibetan political prisoner who went “missing” after he staged a lone protest last week in Lhasa has been located in Sog County where he has been detained by the Chinese authorities. Lodoe Gyatso, also known as Sogkhar … Continued

Thank You India-2018: An Interview with DIIR Secretaries

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 17:20
In light of the year-long ‘Thank You India-2018’ campaign launched by the Central Tibetan Administration, a number of events and programs have been rolled out to observe the campaign. Tibet TV conducted an interview with Department of Information and International … Continued

Home Kalon Calls on Chief Minister of Sikkim

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 20:15
SIKKIM: Home Kalon Sonam Topgyal Khorlatsang accompanied by Home Secretary Chhimey Rigzen arrived in Gangtok, Sikkim on 3 February 2018 on a two-day official visit. They called on Dr Pawan Kumar Chamling, the honourable Chief Minister of Sikkim at his … Continued

His Holiness the Dalai Lama Adds Revival of Ancient Indian Knowledge Among Principal Commitments

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 17:20
DHARAMSHALA: His Holiness the Dalai Lama has always expressed profound admiration towards ancient Indian knowledge for its contribution toward the understanding of the human mind, and the imbibing of practices to tackle negative emotions. As a result, His Holiness has … Continued

CTA President Graces Convergence-18 at Hansraj College

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 16:24
New Delhi: The President of Central Tibetan Administration attended Convergence 2018, the annual alumni get-together organised by Hansraj Alumni Association at the college in Delhi yesterday. Enumerating the crucial role that India has and still continue to play in hosting … Continued

Trending This Week on Social Media: His Holiness the Dalai Lama Meeting with HP CM Shri Jai Ram Thakur

Sun, 02/04/2018 - 17:34
    This week trending story on social media is His Holiness the Dalai Lama meeting with Chief Minister Shri Jai Ram Thakur at His Holiness’ official residence in Mcleod Ganj, on 1st February 2018. An honorable CM called upon … Continued

His Holiness the Dalai Lama Greets Participants of Global Buddhist Conclave for World Peace at Amravati

Sun, 02/04/2018 - 16:43
DHARAMSHALA: His Holiness the Dalai Lama sent a video message to the participants of the global Buddhist Conclave at Amravati in the south Indian state of Andhra Pradesh yesterday. The conclave, which began yesterday is organised by the Tourism Ministry … Continued

On Every Saturday DIIR Social Media Profiling of CTA Civil Servant: This Week Tenzin Wangyal

Sat, 02/03/2018 - 20:13
  I belong to a middle class family. My father is the executive secretary of Dhondeling Venthiel Hospital, Kollegal which is part of the Health Department of the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) and my mother is a homemaker. Since my … Continued