China Detains Tibetan Monk for Peaceful Protest Demanding Dalai Lama’s Return, Religious Freedom

By Tsering Choephel
DHARAMSALA, 9 March: The Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD), a Dharamsala-based Tibetan advocacy group, reported on Monday that a Tibetan monk from Ngaba County in the traditional Tibetan province of Amdo was detained incommunicado by the Chinese authorities on 26 March after staging a lone protest calling for the “Return of His Holiness the Dalai Lama to Tibet” and “Religious Freedom in Tibet.”

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India, US Slam China’s Unrelenting Claim Over Arunachal Pradesh

By Tsering Choephel

DHARAMSALA, 4 April: “If I change the name of your house, will it become mine?” India’s External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar said in response to Beijing’s release of 30 new names last week for areas within the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh, which China has been blatantly claiming as its own, an assertion deemed illegal by India.

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17th Tibetan Parliament-in-exile concludes its 2024-2025 budget session

DHARAMSALA, 29 March: The 17th Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile (TPIE) concluded its 2024-2025 budget session today with the approval of a consolidated budget of Rs. 3,331,022,234 for the expenditure of the annual budget and Rs. 57,985,781 as an interim budget – not included in the consolidated fund – for the Central Tibetan Administration’s (CTA) seven departments, autonomous bodies, and offices of CTA for the coming financial year. 

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