Tibet

China forcefully drives away monks and nuns after illegal demolition of Larung Gar

By Lobsang Tenchoe

DHARAMSALA, August 12: Displaced monks and nuns of Larung Gar Buddhist institution are now being forced to return to their family homes by Chinese officials.

South-West Tibet hit by series of earthquake

South-West Tibet hit by series of earthquake

By Lobbing Tenchoe

DHARAMSALA, August 12: According to US Geological Survey, Tibet’s South West region was hit a by series of earthquakes in the last few days, the latest of which was 4.7 magnitude at 6:16 am today.

An undated photo of Rinzin Dolma. RFA photo

Larung Gar demolition forces Tibetan nun to commit suicide, US and Human Rights Watch issue condemnation

By Lobsang Tenchoe

DHARAMSALA, August 9: Demolition of Larung Gar, the largest Tibetan Buddhist institute in Tibet, by China has forced a Tibetan nun to hang herself to death.

China sensors phones and social media to curb reports on Larung Gar demolition

China sensors phones and social media to curb reports on Larung Gar demolition

By Lobsang Tenchoe

DHARAMSALA, August 4: China has resorted to censoring telephone calls and social media messages from Serta county in eastern Tibet to stop the flow of news reports as it continues to demolish parts of Larung Gar, the largest Buddhist institute in the world.

Heavy rain causes dam burst in South-WestTibet

Heavy rain causes dam burst in South-WestTibet

By Lobsang Tenchoe DHARAMSALA, August 4: Heavy rain has caused a dam to burst in Lhatse county of Shigatse prefecture in the traditional Tibetan province of U-tsang on Tuesday. The dam collapsed as water level rose in Tibet’s longest river, Yarlung Tsangpo (Brahmaputra) due to heavy rain. The dam was breached on Tuesday and it flooded 3 villages, with more […]

Young Kirti monk sentenced to three years for solo protest in Ngaba last year

Young Kirti monk sentenced to three years for solo protest in Ngaba last year

By Lobsang Tenchoe

DHARAMSALA, August 2: A Tibetan monk from Kirti monastery in Ngaba county in the traditional Tibetan province of Amdo was given three years’ sentence for his solo protest last year.

Tibetan political prisoner rearrested after serving 21 years released in poor health

Tibetan political prisoner rearrested after serving 21 years released in poor health

By Lobsang Tenchoe

DHARAMSALA, July 28: Tibetan political prisoner, who was arrested again after having served a lengthy jail term, was secretly released in poor health condition.

Soktsang monastery monk released after completing two and half years’ sentence

Soktsang monastery monk released after completing two and half years’ sentence

By Lobsang Tenchoe

DHARAMSALA: July 26: A Tibetan monk from Soktsang monastery, Dzoege county in traditional Tibetan province of Amdo was released after completing two and a half years’ sentence.

Two Tibetans to take part in Rio 2016 Olympic games

Two Tibetans to take part in Rio 2016 Olympic games

By Lobsang Tenchoe

DHARAMSALA, July 20: The Tibetan athletes will take part in the Rio 2016 Olympics games in Brazil, South America.

Avalanche buries 9 in North-West Tibet

Avalanche buries 9 in North-West Tibet

By Lobsang Tenchoe

DHARAMSALA, July 18: An avalanche in Ngari in North-West Tibet has buried nine people on Sunday.