Actor Richard Gere delivers a speech as he receives the Crystal Globe for Outstanding Artistic Contribution to World Cinema at the opening ceremony of the 50th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (KVIFF) on July 3, 2015 in Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic.  (Photo by Matej Divizna/Getty Images)

Richard Gere pays tribute to His Holiness at 50th Karlovy Vary Film Festival

DHARAMSALA, Jul 4: Hollywood star Richard Gere paid tribute to the Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama and lauded Czech Republic’s former president Vaclav Havel for having met the Tibetan leader when many other political leaders refrained from doing so for fear of upsetting China.

‘International Buddha Poornima Diwas Celebration 2015’ to be held in New Delhi

DHARAMSALA, Apr 30: A historic international event will be held in New Delhi on May 4 to celebrate this year’s ‘Buddha Poornima’, recognized as one of the most important religious festivals by Buddhists across the world.

The cover of the upcoming "survivors" edition of the French satirical weekly "Charlie Hebdo."(Photo: AFP/Getty Images)

Charlie Hebdo defies attackers with yet another cartoon of Prophet Mohammed

DHARAMSALA, Jan 13: The French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo whose editor and 11 other members were brutally massacred last week defied the attackers by putting a cartoon of Prophet Mohammed on the cover of its next publication.

Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi announced joint winners of 2014 Nobel Peace Prize

Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi announced joint winners of 2014 Nobel Peace Prize

DHARAMSALA, Oct 10: The Norwegian Nobel Committee today made the announcement that the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize is to be awarded to Kailash Satyarthi of India and Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan.

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang (in white shirt) instructing relief workers at the earthquake zone in the town of Longtoushan in Ludian County in southwest China's Yunnan Province Monday, Aug. 4, 2014.
(Photo: Yao Dawei-AP)

At least 398 people dead as 6.5 magnitude quake hits China

DHARAMSALA, Aug 5: At least 398 people have been killed and more than 1800 injured after a powerful earthquake measuring 6.5 on the Richter scale jolted south-west China’s Yunnan province.

lham Tohti. Photograph: Andy Wong/AP

China charges prominent Uighur scholar with “separatism”

DHARAMSALA, July 31: China has once again demonstrated its intolerance towards criticism in any form, no matter how mild and constructive, by charging charged Ilham Tohti, a prominent Uighur scholar with “separatism” on Wednesday.

Secretary of State John Kerry, joined by Rabbi David Saperstein, nominated to become ambassador at large for international religious freedom at the State Department, left, and Tom Malinowski, Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, speaks at the State Department in Washington, Monday, July 28, 2014, during a news conference to announce the 2013 Annual Report on International Religious Freedom. (Photo: CLIFF OWEN — AP )

US report says China continues to suppress religious rights of Tibetan people

DHARAMSALA, July 29: The US State Department on July 28 said China continues to assert control over religious rights of the Tibetan people.

China extends railway to Indian border

DHARAMSALA, July 25: China expects to complete the construction of two railway lines in Tibet that will extend to the border with India by 2020, state run Global Times reported July 24.

U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew, from left, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and China's President Xi Jinping talk as they leave the stage after Xi addressed the Opening Session of the US-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing on July 9, 2014. Photo: Photographer: Jim Bourg/AFP/Getty Images

US investigates Tibetan writer’s house arrest, urges China to respect basic rights of Tibetan people

DHARAMSALA, July 10: Following Beijing’s two-day detention at home of a well known Tibetan writer-activist, Tsering Woeser and her husband, the US is now investigating why the Tibetan writer was prevented from attending a private dinner on women’s issue at the US Embassy in Beijing

Congressman Frank Wolf (Photo: Associated Press)

Street in front of Chinese embassy in Washington might be renamed “Liu Xiaobo Plaza”

DHARAMSALA, June 25: In a strong and symbolic message to highlight Nobel Prize-winning Chinese dissident, Liu Xiaobo’s unjust imprisonment and underscore US commitment to safeguard human rights around the world, the House Appropriations Committee, on June 24 voted to rename the stretch of land that runs directly in front of the Chinese Embassy as “Liu Xiaobo Plaza”.