Lhasa

  • China inaugurates new Tibet rail link close to Sikkim August 16, 2014

    Beijing: China inaugurated its second railway line in Tibet, built at a cost of US $2.16 billion, close to Indian border in Sikkim, enhancing mobility of its military in the remote and strategic Himalayan region. The 253km railway line links Tibet's provincial capital Lhasa with Xigaze, the secondlargest city in Tibet...
  • 'Dalai Lama instigating selfimmolation bids' May 14, 2013

    Lhasa: Tibetans are committing selfimmolations at the instigation of Dalai Lama, a top Tibetan official has alleged. "Since March 2012, there have been some cases of self immolation of monks at the instigation of the Dalai Lama," Tonga, Director general of Ethnic, Religious, Foreign and Overseas Chinese Affairs Committee of...
  • Tibet: 83 mining workers buried in landslide March 30, 2013

    Lhasa: As many as 83 workers were buried alive Friday when a major landslide hit a mining area in China's Tibet region, authorities said. The accident occurred at about 6 am in the capital Lhasa's Maizhokunggar county, Xinhua reported. The affected area of the landslide, caused by natural disasters, is spread...
  • China spruces highway to Aksai, India moves troops July 14, 2012

    New Delhi: The threat from China looms large on India in the wake of improved roads and a proposed railway line through the disputed region of Aksai Chin. In a few weeks from now, China's ability to transport troops and equipment from bases in its North West and East to...
  • 'Tom and Jerry' now in Tibetan for local TV January 14, 2012

    Beijing: American cartoon series 'Tom and Jerry' is among 1,500 hours of English and Chinese TV programmes translated into Tibetan language and on show daily through a local cable channel in Tibetan capital Lhasa, a top official said. Tenzin, a sixyearold firstgrade student in Lhasa believes the USborn cat and mouse...
  • China sentences 4 Tibetans to death for Lhasa riots April 9, 2009

    Beijing: In the harshest sentences yet, a Chinese court on Wednesday sentenced to death four Tibetans and another to lifeterm for igniting deadly fires in the worst antigovernment riots in Lhasa since 1989. While the Lhasa Municipal Intermediate People's Court sentenced four people to death, it gave a twoyear reprieve...
  • Olympic torch in Lhasa under tight security June 21, 2008

    New Delhi: The Olympic torch will pass through Tibet's capital Lhasa before strictly vetted crowds on Saturday. The torch arrived on Saturday in a tense Tibet under tight security and surveillance. Officials claim that proindependence activists are trying to sabotage the relay. The Lhasa leg of the relay has been drastically shortened...
  • Buddhism and its place in Tibetan protests May 3, 2008

    Dharamshala (Himachal Pradesh): Buddhism is often seen as a religion that does not have place for politics. A faith that many believe shuns the power play of everyday life. But do these notions about Buddhism hold true in contemporary India? How are Buddhism and its followers changing? To understand the issues...
  • 'Dalai Lama should admit Tibet is part of China' March 31, 2008

    New Delhi: The world is turning on the heat and Beijing is getting all hot and bothered, or so it would seem. On Sunday, Beijing responded to international appeals to talk to the man it accuses of orchestrating the Lhasa unrest, the Dalai Lama. China's Premiere, Wen Jiabao said, "The channel...
  • Foreign diplomats visit Lhasa after riot March 30, 2008

    New Delhi: A group of foreign diplomats were taken on a guided tour to the Tibetan Capital Lhasa. This was a government organized trip a week after the unrest there. The diplomats visited a torn down clothing shop, where five girls, one of them Tibetan, were burnt to death on...
  • World 360: The changing roof of the world March 24, 2008

    New Delhi: The fires lit in Lhasa last week were a ray of hope for the Tibetians living in New Delhi. Many say that the movement for a free Tibet has reached a critical phase. ...
  • Dalai Lama threatens to quit if Tibet struggle turns violent March 18, 2008

    Dharamshala: The Dalai Lama on Tuesday said he will step down as Tibet's spiritual leader if the situation in Lhasa got out of control. "If Tibetans choose violence in their agitation, I shall resign from the leadership," the 73yearold monk told reporters here. He said during "the 198788 agitation also, I...
  • Tibetan protestors assemble at McLeodganj March 16, 2008

    New Delhi: Thousands of protestors assembled at McLeodganj, the seat of the Tibetan governmentinexile in Himachal Pradesh, on Sunday even as the situation remains grim in Tibet. They raised antiChina slogans after crossing over from Dehradun to Una district on Sunday morning. Dalai Lama is scheduled to address the media on Sunday...
  • Tibet unrest: Dalai Lama calls for UN intervention March 15, 2008

    New Delhi: A day after blood was spilled on the streets of Lhasa there are tell tale signs that China's crackdown has begun to bite even as the world backs the protestors at least in words. Lhasa burning on Chinese state television the undated pictures bringing the antiBeijing...
  • China warns Tibet 'rioters' | India reacts | Time for UN? March 15, 2008

    New Delhi: China on Saturday told Tibetan protesters to surrender by Monday as clashes continued in Tibet capital Lhasa for another day and protesters burnt shops and vehicles on the streets. The response came following torrid protests on Friday, which flew in the face of official claims that the region was...
  • 10 burnt to death in Lhasa protest: Beijing | Images March 15, 2008

    Beijing: China said at least 10 people were burnt to death in riots in the Tibetan capital Lhasa, the fiercest proindependence protests to have rocked the region in two decades, scarring China's image months before the Olympics. Xinhua news agency said the 10 died in the bitter clashes that erupted...
  • Tibet capital rocked by massive antiChina protests March 14, 2008

    New Delhi: Protesters in Tibet's capital Lhasa burnt shops and vehicles and shouted slogans for independence on Friday as the region was hit by its biggest protests for nearly two decades. Tibetan groups claimed that the Chinese police has launched a crackdown on the Free Tibet activists. According to the...
  • B'wood rules on world's rooftop; Ash, SRK go Tibetan September 30, 2007

    Lhasa: For an Indian on the streets of Lhasa, the strains of Indian film music are unmistakable. Bollywood is India's big brand ambassador, even on the roof of the world, but there's a twist. Salman Khan, Shah Rukh Khan and Aishwarya Rai, they're all big hits here. So what if...
  • Ahead of Olympics, China faces marathon task September 30, 2007

    Beijing: It's less than a year to go for the Beijing's Olympics, and as the world's largest population prepares to welcome lakhs to the biggest sporting event there is a list of reasons Beijing may not be Olympicready just yet: bad air, traffic, and still getting lost in translation. With stadiums...
  • Ahead of Olympics, Beijing welcomes visitors to Tibet September 30, 2007

    Lhasa: Meditating monks on cobbled streets, bustling bazaars lined with coral and turquoise, tangkhas and mandalas depicting ancient Buddhist mythology and Tibetans selling yak meat and butter it's all part of the Lhasa one imagines before they reach there. But there is another side of Tibet's capital, an unimaginably modern...