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Chinese dissident and Tibetan activists arrested in Britain ‘to prevent breach of the peace’ during Xi Jinping’s visit

Danny Lee, South China Morning Post | October 22, 2015 A Tiananmen Square crackdown survivor and two British Tibetan protesters have been arrested and detained overnight by British police, according to a community protest group. The trio, understood to include Chinese democracy activist Shao Jiang, were arrested outside an event in the City of London where President Xi Jinping was […]

Tibet Launches Climate Action Campaign

Deepa Philip, Tehelka | October 20, 2015

Tibet has lost over 50 percent of its glaciers in 82 years due to rise in temperature.

The Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) launched the Climate Action Plan here today. “It is not a question of one or two nations, it is the question of humanity,” said Dalai Lama,

Democracy defenders laud Tibetan electoral process, calls it building of ‘borderless democracy’

Democracy defenders laud Tibetan electoral process, calls it building of ‘borderless democracy’

DHARAMSALA, Oct 22: Three network based organizations, Asia Democracy Network (ADN), the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), and the Asian Network for Free Elections (ANFREL) today addressed a press conference in Dharamsala to present preliminary findings of their report on the preliminary elections for the Sikyong (‘Tibetan political leader’) and members of the 16th Tibetan Parliament held on Oct 18, 2015.

Tibetans vote in preliminary polls for new political leader, parliamentarians

Tibetans vote in preliminary polls for new political leader, parliamentarians

DHARAMSALA, Oct 19: Tibetans across the world cast their vote in the preliminary elections held on Oct 18 to choose the future Sikyong or political leader of the Tibetan people and members of the 16th Tibetan Parliament in exile.

Salisbury University awards Presidential Medal to Sikyong Sangay

Salisbury University awards Presidential Medal to Sikyong Sangay

DHARAMSALA, Oct 17: The elected political head of the Tibetan people Sikyong Dr Lobsang Sangay has been awarded the Presidential Medal by Salisbury University in Maryland, US on Oct 13 for his leadership and promotion of peace and non-violence.

Sikyong 2016 candidate Tashi Topgyal during his public talk in Dharamsala.

Sikyong 2016 candidate Tashi Topgyal holds public talk in Dharamsala

DHARAMSALA, Oct 16: One of the five candidates running for the post of Sikyong (the political head) in the upcoming elections, Tashi Topgyal on Oct 14 held a brief public talk at Hotel Tibet in Mcleod Ganj, Dharamsala.

China operationalizes biggest dam on Brahmaputra in Tibet

[PTI] BEIJING, Oct 13: China on Tuesday operationalised the USD 1.5 billion Zam Hydropower Station, the largest in Tibet, built on the Brahmaputra river, which has raised concerns in India over the likelihood of disrupting water supplies.

TYC calls off hunger strike after assurance from UN

DHARAMSALA, Oct 13: Tibetan Youth Congress (TYC) has called off its indefinite hunger strike in New Delhi after receiving written assurance from the United Nations to address their demands.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama Congratulates Tunisia’s National Dialogue Quartet

[dalailama.com] Dharamsala, HP, India, 10 October 2015 – His Holiness the Dalai Lama congratulated this year’s Nobel Peace Prize winners, Tunisia’s National Dialogue Quartet.

His Holiness graces 10th anniversary celebrations of Mewoen Petoen School

His Holiness graces 10th anniversary celebrations of Mewoen Petoen School

DHARAMSALA, Oct 13: The Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama on Oct 10th graced the 10th founding anniversary of Mewoen Petoen School located near the head quarters of Central Tibetan Administration at Gangchen Kyishong.