Articles by: Tenzin Gaphel

6.3 magnitude earthquake strikes Tibet

6.3 magnitude earthquake strikes Tibet

By Lobsang Tenchoe

DHARAMSALA, Nov 18: A shallow earthquake measuring 6.3 on Richter scale struck Nyingchi prefecture in the traditional Tibetan province of U-Tsang early morning today.

Kashag cites growing trust deficit, under performance and insubordination as key reasons to replace Penpa Tsering

Kashag cites growing trust deficit, under performance and insubordination as key reasons to replace Penpa Tsering

By Lobsang Tenchoe

DHARAMSALA, Nov 18: The Kashag (Cabinet) of the Central Tibetan Administration(CTA) today issued a 10-point clarification on its decision to replace Penpa Tsering from the Office of Tibet in Washington, CTA’s mission in North America.

China issues vague and overbroad rules on internet censorship in Tibet

China issues vague and overbroad rules on internet censorship in Tibet

TCHRD | November 17, 2017

DHARAMSALA – The Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD) has obtained a copy of a Chinese government document that announces the implementation of vague and broadly defined rules on internet censorship in Tibet.

China bans Katy Perry indefinitely over her 2015 Taiwan concert

China bans Katy Perry indefinitely over her 2015 Taiwan concert

By Lobsang Tenchoe

DHARAMSALA, Nov 17: American singer and song writer, Katy Perry has become the latest celebrity to be banned from China.

Another setback for China as Pakistan rejects Beijing’s $14 billion aid for dam in PoK

Another setback for China as Pakistan rejects Beijing’s $14 billion aid for dam in PoK

By Lobsang Tenchoe DHARAMSALA, Nov 17: Pakistan has rejected China’s aid of $14 billion for Diamer-Bhasha Dam to be build in Pakistan-Occupied-Kashmir citing undoable Chinese conditions against Pakistan’s interest. “Chinese conditions for financing the Diamer-Bhasha Dam were not doable and against our interests,” PTI quoted Pakistan’s Water and Power Development Authority Chairman Muzammil Hussain as saying in its report. According […]

Gu-Chu- Sum marks ‘Day of the Imprisoned Writer’ with poetry night

Gu-Chu- Sum marks ‘Day of the Imprisoned Writer’ with poetry night

By Lobsang Tenchoe

DHARAMSALA, Nov 16: Gu-Chu- Sum Movement of Tibet, an organization of former political prisoners of Tibet, marked ‘Day of the Imprisoned Writer’ with a poetry night in the woods in Dharamsala yesterday.

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Nepal scraps $2.5 billion hydropower project deal with Chinese state-owned company

By Lobsang Tenchoe

DHARAMSALA, Nov 14: In a huge blow to China, Nepal has cancelled a deal with a Chinese state-owned company to build its biggest hydropower project worth USD 2.5 billion.

Representative Penpa Tsering relieved from office through legal provisions: Officiating Sikyong

Representative Penpa Tsering relieved from office through legal provisions: Officiating Sikyong

By Lobsang Tenchoe

DHARAMSALA, Nov 9: Religion and Culture Kalon Ven Karma Gelek Yuthok, the officiating President of Central Tibetan Administration(CTA) cited inefficiency of former Speaker Penpa Tsering and the current Representative of North America as the main reason to replace him at a press meet held today at his office.

Education Kalon to replace Penpa Tsering as new Representative of North America

Education Kalon to replace Penpa Tsering as new Representative of North America

By Lobsang Tenchoe

DHARAMSALA, Nov 7: Ngodup Tsering, the sitting Education Kalon (Minister) of Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) has been appointment as the new Representative of North America based in Washington DC.

His Holiness confers teaching on Tsongkhapa’s ‘The Three Principal Paths’

His Holiness confers teaching on Tsongkhapa’s ‘The Three Principal Paths’

By Lobsang Tenchoe

DHARAMSALA, Nov 3: His Holiness the Dalai Lama gave teaching on Tsongkhapa’s ‘The Three Principal Paths’ (Lamtso Namsum) today at Tsug-lag-Khang, the main temple in McLeod Ganj, Dharamshala.