Tibetan girls performing a local Himachali song.

Tibetans in Dharamsala commemorate 25th anniversary of conferment of Nobel Peace Prize to His Holiness

DHARAMSALA, Dec 12: Thousands of Tibetans and supporters today gathered at the courtyard of Tsug-lag-Khang, the main temple in Mcleod Ganj to commemorate 25th anniversary of the conferment of the Nobel Peace Prize to His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

His Holiness to skip official ceremony and Himalayan International Festival

DHARAMSALA, Dec 4: The Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama will not be able to grace the ceremony marking the 25th anniversary of him being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize and the Himalayan International Festival to be held on Dec 10 here in Dharamsala, the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) announced on its official website, tibet.net today.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama (C) flanked by Noble laureates, Jody Williams of US (R) and Shirin Ebadi of Iran (L) who chose to boycott the Nobel Summit to be held in South Africa.

His Holiness to inaugurate Himalayan Festival in Dharamsala

DHARAMSALA, Dec 2: Contrary to earlier reports which suggested that the Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama may not be present at the Himalayan International Festival to be held here in Mcleod Ganj over Dec 10-11, the Tibetan leader has now agreed to inaugurate the festival on Dec 10.

The 17th Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorjee. Photo: kagyuoffice.org/

ED gives Karmapa clean chit in forex violations case

DHARAMSALA, Nov 25: Much to the relief of Tibetans and Buddhist followers, the 17th Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorjee has been given clean chit by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in a forex violations case involving the Tibetan Buddhist leader and his associates that raised much brouhaha almost four years ago.

His Eminence Kirti Rinpoche (L) and Chang Ping (R).

TCHRD, PEN Tibetan Writers Abroad organize event in honour of jailed Tibetan writers

DHARAMSALA, Nov 19: Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD) and PEN Tibetan Writers Abroad commemorated the 33rd anniversary of the PEN International’s Day of the Imprisoned Writer in Dharamsala on Nov 15 by organizing an event to highlight the fate of Tibetan writers inside Tibet, who are currently imprisoned for exercising their conscience through writing.

Protesters in Brisbane have implored G20 leaders to act on alleged human rights abuses in Tibet. Source: AAP

Tibetans protest ahead of G20 summit in Australia

DHARAMSALA, Nov 14: A day ahead of the 9th G20 summit in Brisbane, Australia, where leaders across the world are set to discuss global economy, a group of Tibetans released an airborne banner using two black balloons reading, “China fails human rights, G-20 unite for Tibet”.

Sarah Sewall and the Dalai Lama.

Senior US official to assess Tibetan refugee issues

DHARAMSALA, Nov 13: The US Under Secretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights and also the US Special Coordinator for Tibetan issues, Ms Sarah Sewall who is currently in Nepal as part of her eight-day visit to India and Nepal beginning Nov 9 is scheduled to visit Tibetan communities in both the countries.

Dr Emily Ting Yeh, Chair of Deparment of Geography, University of Colorado.

TPI holds conference on ‘Environment, Economy and Development of Tibet’

DHARAMSALA, Nov 4: The Tibet Policy Institute (TPI), a research centre of the Central Tibetan Administration today held a conference on the Environment, Economy and the Development of Tibet.

Nine prominent NGOs urge Obama to publicly call for prisoners’ release

DHARAMSALA, Nov 3: Nine leading non-governmental organizations have urged US President Barrack Obama to take up the Chinese government’s crackdown on civil society as a barrier to bilateral relations during his upcoming visit to China.

China directs Nepal to strengthen restrictions on Tibetans with extra aid

China directs Nepal to strengthen restrictions on Tibetans with extra aid

DHARAMSALA, Oct 30: China has announced additional 20 million yuan in annual developmental aid to Nepal while asking the Nepalese government to curb ‘anti-China’ activities on Nepalese soil.