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An undated photo of Kelsang Yeshi

Tibetan Buddhist monk self-immolates in eastern Tibet’s Tawu County

DHARAMSALA, Dec 24: A 37-yr-old Tibetan monk of Nyatso monastery in eastern Tibet has died shortly after setting himself on fire in protest against the Chinese government’s repressive rule in Tibet.

Dharamsala Tibetans voting during India's general elections held in May this year.

Tibetans in Delhi to vote during upcoming Delhi Assembly elections

DHARAMSALA, Dec 23: Almost eight months after Tibetans in India were allowed to participate in the general elections and exercise their right to vote, the Election Commission of India ordered the Delhi Chief Election Office to consider Tibetans eligible for enrollment in the voters’ list for the upcoming Delhi Assembly elections, likely to be held in mid-February. “According to the […]

Tsepe's charred body after the self-immolation.

Young Tibetan woman dies in self-immolation protest in restive Ngaba County

DHARAMSALA, Dec 22: A young Tibetan woman has set herself on fire today in restive Ngaba County in Eastern Tibet’s Amdo Province, according to an exiled Tibetan living in Dharamsala with contacts in the region.

Long time Indian supporter embarks on solitary cycle campaign for Tibet cause

Long time Indian supporter embarks on solitary cycle campaign for Tibet cause

DHARAMSALA, Dec 19: A long time Indian supporter of Tibet has embarked on a two-month long cycle campaign for the cause of Tibet and India’s borders. Mr Sandesh Meshram, General Secretary of India-Tibet Friendship Society, Nagpur, India who has been associated with the Tibetan struggle since 1986 kick started his solitary campaign titled “Save Tibet Cycle Campaign” from Nagpur on […]

Pekar monastery in Driru

More than 140 nuns and monks expelled from Pekar monastery and Jhada nunnery in restive Driru County

DHARAMSALA, Dec 18: More than 40 monks of Pekar monastery and about 100 nuns of Jhada nunnery in restive Driru County in Nagchu Prefecture in Tibet Autonomous Region have been expelled from their respective institutions, indicating escalation in crackdowns on religious institutions in Tibet.

An undated photo of Sangay Khar

Tibetan father of two dies after self-immolation protest

DHARAMSALA, Dec 17: A Tibetan father of two has died after he set himself on fire in protest against Chinese rule in Tibet on Dec 16 in Amchok Township in former Amdo Province in eastern Tibet.

Bachen Gyalwa in the centre wearing a hat.

Tibetan village leader killed in detention in Driru County

DHARAMSALA, Dec 16: A popular and respected village leader has been killed in detention by local Chinese Communist Party authorities in restive Driru County in Nagchu Prefecture in eastern Tibet’s Kham Province, indicating continued repression and crackdown on Tibetans, including extrajudicial killings in the region.

An undated photo of Jamyang Tsering. Photo: RFA

Advocacy against worship of Dorjee Shugden lands elderly Tibetan man in jail for one and half years in Chamdo

DHARAMSALA, Dec 16: An elderly Tibetan man has been sentenced to one and half years in prison in early December in Chamdo Prefecture in Tibet Autonomous Region for advising Tibetans in his area to heed to His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s call not to indulge in propitiation of Dorje Shugden (or Dhogyal), a controversial deity deemed divisive and sectarian, Radio […]

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.

An undated photo of Dokru Tsultrim

Tibetan monk-writer released after completing faour and half years’ prison term

DHARAMSALA, Dec 9: A 33-yr-old Tibetan monk-writer was released on Dec 5 after completing four and half years’ prison term.