Tibet

  • IAF, experts debunk theory of Malaysian plane being used for 9/11-type attack 16-03-2014 05:59 PM

    The theory that the missing Malaysian aircraft could have been hijacked for a 9/11-type attack on India was on Sunday debunked by the IAF and strategic experts who said it would not have escaped detection had it entered the Indian air space. Senior IAF officers said India has multi-layered and...
  • China 'great' but government 'harmful', says Dalai Lama 08-03-2014 01:38 PM

    The Dalai Lama called China a "great nation" but criticized its governmental system as "harmful" during an address Friday at Washington's National Cathedral. The Buddhist spiritual leader said that Tibetans are willing to remain part of China, though with greater autonomy to preserve their culture and environment. President Barack Obama...
  • Tibetan PM releases biography of political prisoner Takna Jigme Sangpo 24-01-2014 07:07 PM

    It was a trip down memory lane for Tibetan Prime Minister-in-exile Lobsang Sangay in Himachal Pradesh on Friday as he released a biography of Takna Jigme Sangpo, the longest-incarcerated Tibetan political prisoner in China. "I feel honoured to launch the biography of Takna Jigme Sangpo. Since my time as an...
  • 'Windhorse' a stirring tale of a people's love for lost homeland 13-01-2014 11:28 PM

    A group of Tibetan rebels set up an armed resistance movement against Chinese occupation, defying the instructions of their spiritual head, the Dalai Lama. Lhasang grows up in eastern Tibet but is forced to flee after the Chinese occupation, making the death-defying trek across the Himalayas with his family. Fighting...
  • Over 100 houses burned down in China's ancient Tibetan town 11-01-2014 03:02 PM

    An ancient Tibetan town in Shangri-la, a resort county in China's southwestern Yunnan Province, today suffered heavy damage after fire destroyed over 100 wooden houses. The houses were burned down when fire broke out in the early hours at Dukezong, meaning "the town of moon" in Tibetan and built 1,300...
  • China says will stamp out Dalai Lama's voice in Tibet 02-11-2013 12:44 PM

    Beijing: China aims to stamp out the voice of exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama in his restive and remote homeland by ensuring that his "propaganda" is not received by anyone on the Internet, television or other means, a top official said. China has tried, with varying degrees of...
  • China rebukes Dalai Lama for seeking Tibetan independence, reports Chinese media 19-10-2013 06:07 PM

    A senior Chinese official has denounced the Dalai Lama's long-standing pursuit of autonomy for Tibet, describing it as equivalent to advocating Tibetan independence, state media said on Saturday. The comments by Zhu Weiqun, chairman of the ethnic and religious affairs committee of the top advisory body to parliament, signal that...
  • Four killed, 154 rescued in Mount Everest avalanche 17-10-2013 10:41 AM

    Beijing: Four people including an elderly Australian tourist have been killed by an avalanche around Mount Everest. Chinese authorities have said that a tour group organised by a Tibetan travel agency entered a restricted area on the mountain without permission and camped at the foot of it on Sunday. The...
  • Durga Puja in Kolkata goes global this year 11-10-2013 11:11 AM

    Kolkata: It's Mahasaptami on Friday and festivities are on in full swing across the country. In Kolkata, puja pandals are going global with Pakistan and French connections that are hard to miss. A trio of artists from across the border have taken a break from painting Pakistan's colourful trucks to...
  • Bhutan-India relation stood the test of time, says Tshering Tobgay 04-10-2013 11:55 PM

    Bhutan Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay talked about the relation with India and said there is no 'rough patch' regarding fuel subsidy. He said, "Relations between India and China have stood the test of time." ...
  • China must follow world trend of democracy: Dalai Lama 17-09-2013 06:45 PM

    China must follow the world trend towards democracy and freedom of information, Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama has said. "No matter how powerful it may be, China must follow the world trend towards democracy and freedom of information," the 1989 Nobel Peace Prize winner told reporters of Hospodrske Noviny...
  • Dharamsala: Tibet museum celebrates 53rd anniversary of government-in-exile 03-09-2013 10:56 AM

    The Tibetan government-in-exile, which came into existence formally in Dharamshala 53 years ago, on Monday asserted again its demand of equal rights for the people of Tibet in China, as enjoyed by other ethnic minorities there. To mark the 53rd anniversary of its democracy day in-exile, the Tibet museum in...
  • Tibetans hold protest in Delhi, seek India's support to get fundamental rights 26-08-2013 08:50 PM

    A demonstration was held at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi on Monday to express solidarity with people of Tibet. Carrying placards, the protesters alleged violation of human rights in Tibet and demanded that India raise the issue with China to ensure justice to people in the Himalayan region. "We expect...
  • Dalai Lama's website hacked, infects visitors' computers with viruses 13-08-2013 07:34 AM

    Boston: A prominent computer security firm warned that the Dalai Lama's Chinese-language website has been hacked and is infecting visitors' computers with viruses in what may to be an effort to spy on human rights activists who frequently visit the site. Kaspersky Lab researcher Kurt Baumgartner told Reuters on Monday...
  • US to continue with efforts to open a consulate in Tibet 29-06-2013 03:59 AM

    Washington: The United States would continue with its efforts to open its consulate in Lhasa, the capital of Tibet, a State Department official has said as the top American diplomat in Beijing concluded his rare six-days trip to the region. "In terms of the potential for a consulate, that still...
  • Tibetans protest against Li Keqiang's visit to India 20-05-2013 12:36 PM

    New Delhi: Tibetan student activists are protesting outside the Taj Hotel in Central Delhi and outside the Parliament Street Police Station on Monday against the visit of Chinese Premier Li Keqiang to India. Protesters jumped a barricade and tried to break another barricade. Meanwhile at the hotel, Free Tibet activists...
  • China deploys Su-27 fighters in Tibet, can target key Indian air bases 20-05-2013 11:52 AM

    New Delhi: China's all-weather fighter base in Tibet is now widening its range of options in the event of a conflict with India. Intelligence intercepts and satellite monitoring has confirmed that China may have to some extent overcome Tibet's extreme altitude and temperatures to operationalise an all-weather airfield near the...
  • 'Dalai Lama instigating self-immolation bids' 14-05-2013 01:31 PM

    Lhasa: Tibetans are committing self-immolations 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...
  • Refrain from statements denigrating Dalai Lama: US to China 10-05-2013 04:46 AM

    Washington: Asking China to refrain from making statements that denigrate the Dalai Lama and Tibet's unique cultural, linguistic and religious traditions, the United States has said the Tibetans be permitted to express their grievances freely. "We have asked the Chinese Government to refrain from statements that denigrate the Dalai Lama...
  • Acts of self-immolation are in principle non-violent: Dalai 18-11-2012 11:29 PM

    Dharamsala: Tibetans committing self-immolations were in principle practising non-violence as they had the courage to sacrifice their own life for a cause they believe, Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama said on Sunday. "I consider these Tibetans burning - certainly these people have courage and determination to sacrifice their own life,...
  • China blasts 'hypocrisy' of Dalai Lama 13-11-2012 03:54 PM

    Beijing: China has criticized the Dalai Lama's "separatist activities" in Japan and alleged collusion with Japanese right-wing forces in a new attack on the Tibetan spiritual leader. "Dalai's poor performance again revealed his reactionary nature of betraying his motherland and splitting China apart under the disguise of religion," foreign ministry...
  • Dalai Lama to visit Kerala 06-11-2012 09:23 AM

    Thiruvananthapuram: Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama will visit Kerala on November 24 in connection with the 80th annual pilgrimage season of Sivagiri Mutt at Varkala near Kollam. Hundreds of spiritual leaders from different Mutts would participate, Sree Narayana Dharma Sanghom Trust general secretary Swami Rithabharananda told a press meet here...
  • China blames Dalai Lama for self-immolations in Tibet 25-10-2012 02:57 AM

    Beijing: China on Wednesday blamed the Dalai Lama for the spate of self-immolations taking place in Tibet against Chinese rule, saying they were "instigated" by the exiled spiritual leader's clique. "To our knowledge most of the self-immolation cases are closely instigated by Dalai group", Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesman Hong Lei...
  • Cash row: Karmapa, 9 others chargesheeted 07-12-2011 08:33 PM

    New Delhi: A chargesheet was filed against spiritual leader Karmapa Lama and nine others in the case pertaining of recovery of foreign currency from the Karmapa monastery. The monastery in Dharamshala was in news when police recovered foreign currency worth Rs 7 crore during a raid at Karmapa's office. Himachal...