Articles by: Tenzin Gaphel

Tenzin Yangzom Palkhang, Miss Tibet 2014.

Solitary contestant Tenzin Yangzom to be crowned Miss Tibet on Sunday

Tenzin Yangzom Palkhang, the only contestant for this year’s Miss Tibet competition will be crowned and given a cheque of one lakh rupees that usually accompanies the title at a

Dalai Lama’s teaching to Tibetan youth at TCV School; Sikyong to launch MWA campaign

DHARAMSALA, June 3: The Tibetan spiritual leader, His Holiness the Dalai Lama will give teachings over June 4 to 6 to Tibetan youth at the Tibetan Children’s Village School (Upper TCV).

Tibetan refugees to be given benefits of welfare schemes

By Gaurav Bisht, Hindustan Times

SHIMLA, June 02: Half-a-century after the Tibetans-in-exile came to India along with their spiritual head Dalai Lama, the central government is now keen that the state government should

More concerned about man made problems: Dalai Lama

TI] MUMBAI, June 2: Tibetan religious leader Dalai Lama today said he was more concerned about problems created by human beings like corruption than natural disasters.

Liu Xiaobo (left) and Xu Zhiyong (right). Photo: NED

NED honors two jailed Chinese activists with 2014 Democracy Award

DHARAMSALA, June 1: Two Chinese activists, Liu Xia bo and Xu Zhiyong who were put behind bars by their government for championing human rights and democratic reforms in China have been honored on May 29 with the “2014 Democracy Awards” by the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), a US government-funded grant-making foundation.

Tibetan Protest Singer Is Said to Be Under Arrest

By Amy Qin, The New York Times | May 28, 2014

A popular Tibetan singer was arrested in Sichuan Province last week after a concert at which he performed songs from his banned album, according to Free Tibet, a London-based advocacy group.

China begins month-long campaign to crackdown on mobile instant messaging services

China begins month-long campaign to crackdown on mobile instant messaging services

DHARAMSALA, May 30: The Chinese government has started a month-long campaign to crackdown on “illegal” and “harmful” information circulating through instant messaging services

Tibetan girls outshine boys in class XII board examination

DHARAMSALA, May 30: Tibetan girls have yet again outshined boys in this year’s class XII board examination conducted by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).

Trucks carrying criminals and suspects are seen during a mass sentencing rally at a stadium in Yili, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region on May 27, 2014. Local officials in China's western Xinjiang region held the public rally for the mass sentencing of criminals on Tuesday, handing out judgments for 55 people and at least three death sentences for crimes such as "violent terrorism," state media said. [Reuters]

China sentences 55 in Xinjiang mass trial

[Reuters] BEIJING, May 28: Local officials in China’s western Xinjiang region held a public rally for the mass sentencing of criminals on Tuesday, handing out judgements for 55 people and at least three death sentences for crimes such as “violent terrorism”, state media said.

Golog Jigme speaking at the press conference.

Golog Jigme set aside self-immolation plans to continue to serve Tibetan people

DHARAMSALA, May 28: Golog Jigme, the Tibetan monk who assisted Dhondup Wangchen in the making of a documentary critical of Chinese rule in Tibet titled, “Leaving Fear Behind” said he set aside his plan to