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By N.S.Venkataraman

CHENNAI, Jan 22: More than six decades have gone after China forcibly entered Tibet and occupied the land and unjustifiably claimed that Tibet belongs to it. His Holiness the Dalai Lama had no alternative other than leaving Tibet with his disciples and he entered Indian territory on 31st March, 1959.

Catalan pro-independence parties keep their majority in snap poll

Sam Jones and Stephen Burgen, The Guardian Dec 21, 2017 Barcelona: Catalan pro-independence parties have held their absolute majority in snap regional elections, dealing a severe blow to the Spanish government, which had called the polls in the hope of heading off the secessionist push. The three separatist parties won a total of 70 seats in the 135-seat regional parliament […]

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.

Meeting with Baltic States Parliamentarians & Continuation of Teachings

[dalailama.com] Riga, Latvia, Sep 25 – Riga’s streets were quiet and clear as His Holiness the Dalai Lama drove again to the Skonto Hall this morning. After greeting well-wishers and others waiting to catch a glimpse of him around the entrance, he went into a breakfast meeting with a group of parliamentarians from the three Baltic States—three from Latvia, including a former Minister of Justice, three from Estonia and four from Lithuania.

Meeting with the Media and Teaching ‘Stages of Meditation’ & ‘Concise Stages of the Path’

[dalailama.com] Riga, Latvia, Sep 23 – The weather was clear and Riga’s tree filled parks were dappled with sunlight this morning as His Holiness the Dalai Lama drove to the teaching venue—the Skonto Hall. His first engagement was to meet with members of the media.

China Opens Highway To Nepal Via Tibet, Ready For Military Use If Needed

[PTI] BEIJING, SEP 18: China has been stepping efforts to improve road connectivity between Tibet and Nepal while speeding up plans to build a railway line connecting to Nepal’s border after KP Sharma Oli, pro-China former Nepalese Prime Minister, signed a Transit Trade Treaty with Beijing last year during his tenure.

US support to Tibet cause: Congressional committees approve $ 17 mn aid

[PTI] Washington, Sep 12: As part of its support to the Tibetan cause, two key Congressional committees of US have approved at least USD 17 million to help the Tibetan government in exile to preserve its culture, help its refugees and develop institutions to promote its growth.

Tightening the Noose: China appoints Communist Party members to key positions at Larung Gar Tibetan Buddhist Institute

[TCHRD] DHARAMSALA, Aug 23: Chinese authorities have announced the appointment of Chinese Communist Party members to key positions at Larung Gar Tibetan Buddhist Institute to exercise direct control over the management and day to day operations of the world’s largest Tibetan Buddhist institute in Larung valley in Tibet’s Serthar (Ch: Seda) County in Kardze (Ch: Ganzi) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province.

Congressional committee moves to restore US aid for Tibet

[PTI] WASHINGTON, July 20, 2017: Reversing the Trump administration’s move to slash aid to Tibetans to zero, a key congressional committee has approved a bill to maintain the US policy of providing funds for Tibet and support “democracy and human rights programmes” in the Chinese-ruled region.

China lodges protest with India over Sikkim ‘incursion’, hints Mansarovar yatra off till troops are withdrawn

Sutirtho Patranobis, Hindustan Times | Beijing |June 27, 2017

Beijing indicated that Kailash Mansarovar yatra, one of the major confidence-building measures between India and China, will be used as a lever in the incident.