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Former political prisoner sentenced to 3 years for ‘inciting separatism’

Former political prisoner sentenced to 3 years for ‘inciting separatism’

By Lobsang Tenchoe

DHARAMSALA, Feb 20: A Chinese court has sentenced a former Tibetan political prisoner who was held incommunicado since Dec 9, 2016 to three years, Dharamsala-based Tibetan advocacy group Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD) sa

Jowo Shakyamuni’s statue intact after Jokhang Temple fire

Jowo Shakyamuni’s statue intact after Jokhang Temple fire

By Lobsang Tenchoe

DHARAMSALA, Feb 20: The Holy statue of Jowo Shakyamuni is intact after a fire engulfed the Jokhang Temple; Tibet’s most sacred temple in Barkhor Square in Lhasa, the capital city of Tibet earlier on the evening of Feb 17, a source from the region told  Tibet Express.

Tibetan Independence day marked in Dharamsala

Tibetan Independence day marked in Dharamsala

By Lobsang Tenchoe
DHARAMSALA, Feb 14: Tibetans and Tibet supporters in Dharamsala marked the 105th anniversary of the declaration of Tibetan independence at an event held on Feb 13 by highlighting the Tibetan National anthem(Gyallu) as a symbol of Tibet’s independent past and national identity.

Tibetans holding Indian voter ID cards should surrender their RC within one month: Kangra SP

Tibetans holding Indian voter ID cards should surrender their RC within one month: Kangra SP

By Lobsang Tenchoe

DHARAMSALA, Feb 12: Tibetan refugees holding Indian voter ID cards in Kangra district have been directed to surrender their Registration Certificate (RC) within a month by the Superintendent of Police (SP), Kangra District.

China fumes over President Sangay’s maiden South Africa visit

China fumes over President Sangay’s maiden South Africa visit

By Lobsang Tenchoe
DHARAMSALA, Feb 9: The President of the Central Tibetan Administration(CTA) Dr Lobsang Sangay’s maiden visit to South Africa has gravely angered China.

Mercedes issues dual apology for quoting Dalai Lama on Instagram

Mercedes issues dual apology for quoting Dalai Lama on Instagram

By Lobsang Tenchoe

DHARAMSALA, Feb 8: The German auto giant Daimler has apologised twice to China for its ‘Monday Motivation’ post on Instagram quoting the Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

His Holiness saddened by earthquake in Taiwan 

His Holiness saddened by earthquake in Taiwan 

By Lobsang Tenchoe

DHARAMSALA, Feb 8: The Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama has expressed his sadness at the loss of life and magnitude of destruction caused by the devastating earthquakes in Taiwan.

Missing former Tibetan political prisoner traced, locked in Chinese prison

Missing former Tibetan political prisoner traced, locked in Chinese prison

By Lobsang Tenchoe

DHARAMSALA, Feb 7: Former Tibetan political prisoner Lodoe Gyatso, who was reported missing since Jan 28 from Lhasa, Tibet’s capital is in a Chinese prison in Sog County as feared by his family members.

His Holiness’ visit to Sikkim off on doctor’s advice

His Holiness’ visit to Sikkim off on doctor’s advice

By Lobsang Tenchoe

DHARAMSALA, Feb 3: His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s planned visit to Sikkim next month stands cancelled now on his physicians advice to cut down on his travels.

U.S. lawmakers defy China, nominates ‘Umbrella Movement’ for the Nobel Peace Prize

U.S. lawmakers defy China, nominates ‘Umbrella Movement’ for the Nobel Peace Prize

By Lobsang Tenchoe

DHARAMSALA, Feb 3: A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers has reportedly nominated Hong Kong’s pro-democracy ‘Umbrella Movement’ for the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize.