Tibet

6.3 magnitude earthquake strikes Tibet

6.3 magnitude earthquake strikes Tibet

By Lobsang Tenchoe

DHARAMSALA, Nov 18: A shallow earthquake measuring 6.3 on Richter scale struck Nyingchi prefecture in the traditional Tibetan province of U-Tsang early morning today.

China denies plan to divert Yarlung Tsangpo through 1000-km-long tunnel

By Lobsang Tenchoe

DHARAMSALA, Oct 31: China has dismissed media reports about its plan to build a tunnel stretching 1,000-Km-long from Yarlung Tsangpo in Tibet to arid East Turkistan (Ch: Xinjiang) region as ‘false and untrue’.

Image source: ancient-origins.net

China to renovate Potala palace

By Lobsang Tenchoe

DHARAMSALA, Oct 6: Potala, the Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s traditional winter palace will undergo a large scale renovation, according to a report by Chinese state media, Xinhua.

Tibetan athletes win medals at China’s 13th National Games

Tibetan athletes win medals at China’s 13th National Games

By Lobsang Tenchoe

DHARAMSALA, September 6: Three Tibetan athletes have won medals in the China’s 13th National Games underway in Tianjin, a port city in north-eastern China.

Tibetan political prisoner released after completing ten years’ sentence

Tibetan political prisoner released after completing ten years’ sentence

By Lobsang Tenchoe

DHARAMSALA, August 22: Adruk Lopoe, a Tibetan monk has been released by the Chinese authorities after completing his ten years’ sentence.

Residences of monks and nuns at Larung Gar demolished to pave way for Chinese tourists

Residences of monks and nuns at Larung Gar demolished to pave way for Chinese tourists

By Lobsang Tenchoe

DHARAMSALA, August 11: A year after China’s forced demolition at Larung Gar, the world’s largest Tibetan Buddhist institute, the residences of monks and nuns has now been replaced with new roads and staircases to attract tourists, says Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD).

Image for representation purpose only.

China to restrict Lhasa population after Larung Gar

By Lobsang Tenchoe

DHARAMSALA, August 9: China has decided to restrict the population of Lhasa, the Tibetan capital to below 500,000 by 2020.

Famous school for blind in Tibet risks being shut down

Famous school for blind in Tibet risks being shut down

By Lobsang Tenchoe

DHARAMSALA, August 3: Amidst China’s heightened clampdown on foreign NGOs, a famous school for the blind in Tibet risks being shut down, says the co-founder of the school.

Image: Gu-Chu-Sum

Tibetan self-immolation survivor released after over six years in Chinese prison

By Lobsang Tenchoe

DHARAMSALA, July 31: A Tibetan political prisoner whose whereabouts and conditions remained unknown following his self-immolation protest against China’s repressive rule in Tibet in 2011 has been released by Chinese authorities.

An undated photo of Jamming Losel.

Tibetan monk self-immolates in eastern Tibet, toll reaches 150

By Lobsang Tenchoe

DHARAMSALA, May 20: A Tibetan monk has set himself on fire yesterday in Chentsa county in the traditional Tibetan province of Amdo in an apparent protest against China’s repressive rule in Tibet.