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His Holiness expresses sadness on loss of life in J&K flood

DHARAMSALA, Sep 11: Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama today expressed sadness at the loss of life and property caused by a massive flooding in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir and offered his condolences to the families who have lost the loved ones.

An undated photo of Jigme Gyatso.

Senior Tibetan monk sentenced to five years in prison

DHARAMSALA, Sep 10: A Chinese court in Lanzhuo, the capital of Gansu Province has sentenced a senior Tibetan monk, who was detained for the fourth time in 2011 following his return to Tibet after attending Kalachakra teachings in India, to five years’ imprisonment for engaging in “splittist activities”.

Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille

Cape Town mayor expresses displeasure over her government’s position on Dalai Lama’s visa issue

DHARAMSALA, Sep 9: The mayor of Cape Town, Patricia de Lille on Sep 5 accused her government of being disingenuous as the South African government, on one hand refused to grant a visa to the Tibetan spiritual leader, His Holiness the Dalai Lama and on the other hand, maintained that the Tibetan Nobel laureate’s visa application is being processed using normal processes.

Sikyong Sangay attends Mcleod Mela

Sikyong Sangay attends Mcleod Mela

DHARAMSALA, Sep 6: The elected head of the Tibetan people, Sikyong Dr Lobsang Sangay on Sep 4 attended the concluding ceremony of Mcleod Ganj Mela, a traditional festival of the local Gaddi people held every year for the past two hundred years.

Two Tibetans detained for taking protest photo

DHARAMSALA, Sep 4: Chinese authorities have detained two Tibetan villagers for taking photos of a protest by Tibetans in eastern Tibet on Aug 12, during which Chinese police opened fire on unarmed Tibetans, according to a report by the Washington based Radio Free Asia.

Tulku PhurbuTsering Rinpoche, also known as Pangri-na Rinpoche

TCHRD urges world organizations to question China about Tibetan lama’s imprisonment and torture

DHARAMSALA, Aug 30: Upon receiving information on serious health condition of Trulku Phurbu Tsering Rinpoche (also known as Pangri-na Rinpoche), a prominent reincarnated lama from Kardze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province,

Senior Tibetan monk sentenced to nine years’ imprisonment

Senior Tibetan monk sentenced to nine years’ imprisonment

DHARAMSALA, Aug 29: A senior Tibetan monk of Rabten monastery in Driru County in former Kham Province of Tibet has been sentenced to nine years’ imprisonment.

An undated photo of Dawa Tsomo

Young Tibetan woman writer arrested in eastern Tibet

DHARAMSALA, Aug 28: Chinese authorities have arrested a young Tibetan woman writer in eastern Tibet for publishing articles on various websites that are critical of the Chinese government.

Pregnant Tibetan woman kills herself after husband’s death in detention

DHARAMSHALA, Aug 28: The pregnant wife of a Tibetan teenager, who died from untreated gunshot wounds sustained at the hands of Chinese police, has killed herself.

Sikyong Dr Lobsang Sangay with Mr Christoph Strässer, Human Rights Commissioner of the German Federal Government, in Hamburg, Germany, on 25 August 2014. Photo:

Sikyong to address Sino-Tibetan conference in Germany

DHARAMSALA, AUG 26: The elected head of the Tibetan people, Sikyong Dr Lobsang Sangay is on a three-day visit to Germany, where among others, he will attend a Sino-Tibetan conference with Chinese intellectuals, activists, writers, Sinologists from Europe, US, Asia and Australia.