Tibet

Labrang Jigme receiving a traditional Tibetan scarf from a well wisher.

Labrang Jigme freed after completing 5 years’ imprisonment

By Lobsang Tenchoe

DHARAMSALA, Oct 27: A senior Tibetan monk who was sentenced to five years’ imprisonment for engaging in ‘splittist activities’ in 2011 was released by Chinese authorities after completing his sentence.

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Solo monk protester from Kirti monastery in critical condition after being tortured in detention

By Lobsang Tenchoe DHARAMSALA, Oct 20: A Tibetan monk from Kirti monastery in Ngaba county in the traditional Tibetan province of Amdo was arrested and beaten up by Chinese police for staging a solo protest against China’s repressive policies in Tibet. The monk, identified as Lobsang Tsultrim staged a solo protest in Ngaba on Oct 17 around noon. He was […]

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A 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck Tibet on Oct 17, 2016.
Photo: Screengrab from USGS

Triple earthquake hits Zatoe county in Tibet

By Lobsang Tenchoe

DHARAMSALA, Oct 16: A Series of earthquake measuring 6.4, 4.6 and 4.2 hit Zatoe county in eastern Tibet’s Yushu Tibetan Autonomus Prefecture earlier today according to the United States Geological survey.

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Sangdak Kyab in an undated photo.

Sangdak Kyap detained after 3 years in hiding in connection with self-immolation

By Lobsang Tenchoe

DHARAMSALA, Oct 13: A Tibetan man accused of assisting in providing safe passage to a self-immolator’s body to avoid Chinese takeover of the body was detained by Chinese authorities after three years on the run.

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Chinese scientists propose massive cloud seeding project on Tibetan plateau to solve China’s water crisis

Chinese scientists propose massive cloud seeding project on Tibetan plateau to solve China’s water crisis

By Lobsang Tenchoe

DHARAMSALA, September 12: A group of Chinese scientists have proposed cloud seeding on a massive scale on the Tibetan plateau to generate water for China’s arid north as its water crisis deepens.

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Tibetan monk released after seven and half years’imprisonment

Tibetan monk released after seven and half years’imprisonment

By Lobsang Tenchoe

DHARAMSALA, September 7: A Tibetan monk from Ngaba in the traditional Tibetan province of Amdo has been released by Chinese authorities after completing seven and half years’ sentence.

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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.