Liu Xiaobo (left) and Xu Zhiyong (right). Photo: NED

NED honors two jailed Chinese activists with 2014 Democracy Award

DHARAMSALA, June 1: Two Chinese activists, Liu Xia bo and Xu Zhiyong who were put behind bars by their government for championing human rights and democratic reforms in China have been honored on May 29 with the “2014 Democracy Awards” by the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), a US government-funded grant-making foundation.

China begins month-long campaign to crackdown on mobile instant messaging services

China begins month-long campaign to crackdown on mobile instant messaging services

DHARAMSALA, May 30: The Chinese government has started a month-long campaign to crackdown on “illegal” and “harmful” information circulating through instant messaging services

Tibetan girls outshine boys in class XII board examination

DHARAMSALA, May 30: Tibetan girls have yet again outshined boys in this year’s class XII board examination conducted by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).

Golog Jigme speaking at the press conference.

Golog Jigme set aside self-immolation plans to continue to serve Tibetan people

DHARAMSALA, May 28: Golog Jigme, the Tibetan monk who assisted Dhondup Wangchen in the making of a documentary critical of Chinese rule in Tibet titled, “Leaving Fear Behind” said he set aside his plan to

73 candidates running for European Parliament sign ICT’s “2014 for Tibet” pledge

DHARAMSALA, May 27: As European Union goes to polls, 73 candidates running for election to the European Parliament have promised to support for rights and freedoms of the Tibetan people, including re-establishing the Tibet Intergroup in the European Parliament.

Newly elected executive members of Gu-Ch-Sum Movement of Tibet.

Gu-Chu-Sum elects new executive members

DHARAMSALA, May 26: Gu-Chu-Sum Movement of Tibet, an organization of former political prisoner’s of Tibet elected 11 new executive members on May 25 during an urgent meeting held here in Dharamsala.

CTA plans series of events to mark 2014 as “Year of His Holiness the Dalai Lama”

CTA plans series of events to mark 2014 as “Year of His Holiness the Dalai Lama”

DHARAMSALA, May 23: The Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) will observe 2014 as the “Year of His Holiness the Dalai Lama” by organizing a series of events across the world from June to December to celebrate the Tibetan spiritual leader’s remarkable achievements, express gratitude

Scenes of chaos at the market after the explosions. Photo: Weibo

Blasts kill 31 in restive Xinjiang region

DHARAMSALA, May 22: At least 31 people were killed and around 90 others injured in one of the deadliest attacks in years in Urumqi, the capital of East Turkistan (Ch: Xinjiang)when a series of explosions struck an open-air market early today.

Jigme Gyatso in Dharamsala, May 19, 2014. Photo courtesy:

Tibetan monk who helped make “Leaving Fear Behind” escapes into exile

DHARAMSALA, May 20: Jigme Gyatso, also known as Golog Jigme who assisted Dhondup Wangchen in the making of his documentary film, “Leaving Fear Behind” reached Dharamsala safely after escaping from Tibet.

Tibetan spiritual leader The Dalai Lama (L) holds a souvenir as Narendra Modi looks on during the inauguration of the International Seminar on Buddhist Heritage in Vadodara, Gujarat on January 15, 2010.

Sikyong Sangay congratulates Modi and BJP on election win

DHARAMSALA, May 17: The elected head of the Tibetan people, Sikyong Dr Lobsang Sangay congratulated Narendra Modi and his party, Bhartiya Janta Dal (BJP) for the landslide victory in the 16th Lok Sabha election. “I take this opportunity to thank the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government for their unwavering support for the Tibetan people during its two full terms. I […]