Articles by: Tenzin Gaphel

Tibetans-in-exile divided over right to vote in Indian elections

By Saransh Sehgal, The Guardian | May 7, 2014

Rule change gives up to 50,000 ethnic Tibetans voting rights, but some fear stronger ties to India will dilute decades of struggle

Tethong Tenzin Wangpo, Tibetan MP from Europe.

Wangpo Tethong sworn in as member of Tibetan Parliament from Europe

DHARAMSALA, May 7: Tethong Tenzin Wangpo, a Tibetan activist based in Switzerland was sworn in as a member of the 15th Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile from Europe on May 6 at at a brief swearing-in ceremony held at the Tibetan Parliament.

I will sell all 223 kidnapped Nigerian girls in market, Boko Haram leader says

AFP | May 5, 2014

KANO, Nigeria,: Boko Haram on Monday claimed the abduction of hundreds of schoolgirls in northern Nigeria that has triggered international outrage, threatening to sell them as “slaves”.

Dalai Lama arrives in Riga, Latvia

[] Riga, Latvia, 4 May 2014 – Delhi was sizzling hot even in the middle of the night when His Holiness the Dalai Lama boarded a plane for Europe yesterday.

Big Bang Blues during their performance

Tibetans in exile mark World Press Freedom Day with music concert

DHARAMSALA, May 5: Thousands of Tibetans and supporters in Dharamsala gathered at Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts (TIPA) in Mcleod Ganj for a music concert held on May 3 to mark “World Press Freedom Day”.

Dalai Lama leaves for “private visit” to Norway

By Abhishek Madhukar| May 3, 2014

The 78-year-old Nobel Peace Prize laureate left Dharamsala, northern India, his Himalyan hometown in exile, on Saturday afternoon to head for Norway.

217 Tibetans to vote for first time in India

S Gopal Puri TNN | May 2, 2014

DHARAMSHALA: History will be scripted in Himachal Pradesh on May 7 when the state goes to polls. 217 Tibetan youths in Kangra would be casting their ballot in the Lok Sabha elections for the first time.

‘Atal, PM gave in to China, Nehru died because of it’

The Financial Express | May 1, 2014

Mulayam Singh Yadav Wednesday accused Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee of succumbing to Chinese aggression and said Jawaharlal Nehru had died of shock after China’s attack on India.

TCHRD to mark “World Press Freedom Day” with music concert

DHARAMSALA, May 2: Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD), a Dharamsala-based rights group will organize a Tibet Awareness concert to mark “World Press Freedom Day” at 6:30 pm on May 3 at the Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts (TIPA) in Dharamsala.

Train station bombing kills three in East Turkistan

DHARAMSALA, May 1: Three people were killed and 79 others were injured, in an attack on a railway station in Urumqi, the capital of East Turkistan (Ch: Xinjiang), as Chinese President, Xi Jinping wrapped up a four-day visit to the restive region.