TIBET

  • China to construct new rail line in Tibet close to Arunachal Pradesh November 1, 2014

    Beijing: China approved construction of a new strategically important high altitude railway line in Tibet costing about US $6 billion that would come close to the Indian border in Arunachal Pradesh. China has approved the feasibility report for the construction of the railway linking Tibet's capital Lhasa to Nyingchi, the official...
  • China dismisses Dalai Lama's wish to visit Tibet October 8, 2014

    Beijing: China on Wednesday spurned the Dalai Lama's wish to visit Tibet, insisting that he should first genuinely give up his attempt to split the country and stop undertaking separatist activities to ensure his "personal future". "Our policy on the 14th Dalai Lama is consistent and clear. Instead of talking about...
  • ProTibet activists continue protest against Jinping's visit to India September 18, 2014

    New Delhi: ProTibet activists continue their protests over the Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit on Thursday. Ten Tibetan activists were detained on Wednesday outside the Chinese Embassy for holding protests. "We are fighting for the cause of free Tibet. We want our freedom back," said an angry protester as he was...
  • ProTibet activists protest Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to India September 17, 2014

    New Delhi: ProTibet activists in Delhi staged protests on Wednesday as India awaited Chinese President Xi Jinping's arrival. Ten Tibetan activists were detained outside the Chinese Embassy for holding protests. "We are fighting for the cause of free Tibet. We want our freedom back," said an angry protester being dragged...
  • Bachendri Pal to lead women's expedition to Kharta valley September 16, 2014

    A sevenmember Indian women's mountaineering expedition to Kharta Valley in Tibet will be led by the legendary Bachendri Pal. ...
  • China, Tibetan exiles work towards dialogue August 30, 2014

    Hamburg: With over 70 representatives from 15 countries, the "Finding Common Ground" SinoTibetan Conference in Hamburg concluded after deciding on a dialogue between the Chinese government and the Tibetan governmentinexile to end the current impasse. The conference took place on August 2628 and was attended by Tibetan Spiritual leader, the Dalai...
  • 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...
  • China distributes millions of controversial maps to troops July 19, 2014

    Beijing: China is distributing millions of controversial updated maps to its military in the first upgrade in 30 years, reportedly reinforcing its claims over Arunachal Pradesh. All major army units will receive new, more accurate maps in the near future, PLA Daily reported. The Lanzhou Military Command, one of seven...
  • Dalai Lama urges Buddhists to halt Muslim violence July 7, 2014

    Leh: The Dalai Lama on Sunday reiterated his plea to Buddhists in Myanmar and Sri Lanka to halt violence against Muslims, in a speech to tens of thousands of devotees to mark his 79th birthday. In front of the massive crowd that included Hollywood film star Richard Gere in northern India,...
  • Tibetans inherit 'super athlete' gene to live at high altitude July 3, 2014

    Beijing: Tibetans are able to live at high altitudes thanks to a gene picked up when their ancestors mated with a species of human they helped push to extinction, according to a new study. This is the first time a gene from another species of human has been shown unequivocally to...
  • Rise of India & China will make the world more peaceful: Wang Yi June 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi believes India and China share a long term relationship and the latter need not get insecure about the former's strengthening relationship with other neighbouring countries. However, the Tibetan issue remains a bone of contention between the two countries as China expects India to...
  • IndiaChina bilateral talks begin, border issue top agenda June 8, 2014

    New Delhi: The first round of bilateral talks between India and China after the Narendra Modi government took charge began on Sunday with the Chinese Foreign Minister calling upon Union External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in New Delhi. Several outstanding issues including the boundary issue, stapled visas, as well as India's...
  • Tibetans protest Chinese Foreign Minister's visit to India June 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Chinese Foreign Minister's visit to India has sparked protests amongst Tibetan community in the national capital. China's Wang Yi arrives on Sunday for a twoday visit during which he will meet Modi and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj. The protestors are urging Prime Minister Narendra Modi to discuss Tibet...
  • Discuss Tibet with Chinese minister: Tibetan group to Modi June 8, 2014

    New Delhi: A Tibetan organisation has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi urging him to discuss the Tibet issue during his meeting with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi. The Tibetan Women's Association (TWA) said it would like to contest a recent statement made by Chinese foreign ministry Spokesman Hong Lei that...
  • US asks China for "unconditional" talks with the Dalai Lama June 7, 2014

    Washington: The US has asked China to start "unconditional" talks with Tibetan Spiritual leader the Dalai Lama and address policies that have created tensions in Tibet. "As we have long said, we are deeply concerned about the poor human rights situation in Tibetan areas of China," State Department Deputy Spokesperson,...
  • China, India discuss PLA incursions, CBMs during border talks April 30, 2014

    Beijing: China and India on Wednesday concluded their working mechanism border talks during which they discussed recent incursions by Chinese troops in the western sector, implementation of the boundary pact and additional confidence building measures. The two sides also explored an alternate route for the KailashManasarovar Yatra during the 6th meeting...
  • IAF, experts debunk theory of Malaysian plane being used for 9/11-type attack March 16, 2014

    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 seamless...
  • China 'great' but government 'harmful', says Dalai Lama March 8, 2014

    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 and congressional...
  • Tibetan PM releases biography of political prisoner Takna Jigme Sangpo January 24, 2014

    It was a trip down memory lane for Tibetan Prime Ministerinexile Lobsang Sangay in Himachal Pradesh on Friday as he released a biography of Takna Jigme Sangpo, the longestincarcerated Tibetan political prisoner in China. "I feel honoured to launch the biography of Takna Jigme Sangpo. Since my time as an activist...
  • 'Windhorse' a stirring tale of a people's love for lost homeland January 13, 2014

    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 deathdefying trek across the Himalayas with his family. Fighting...
  • Over 100 houses burned down in China's ancient Tibetan town January 11, 2014

    An ancient Tibetan town in Shangrila, 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 years...
  • China says will stamp out Dalai Lama's voice in Tibet November 2, 2013

    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 success,...
  • China rebukes Dalai Lama for seeking Tibetan independence, reports Chinese media October 19, 2013

    A senior Chinese official has denounced the Dalai Lama's longstanding 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 China...
  • Four killed, 154 rescued in Mount Everest avalanche October 17, 2013

    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 October 11, 2013

    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 pitch...
  • BhutanIndia relation stood the test of time, says Tshering Tobgay October 4, 2013

    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 September 17, 2013

    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 Hospodárske Noviny (a...
  • Dharamsala: Tibet museum celebrates 53rd anniversary of government-in-exile September 3, 2013

    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 Dharamshala...
  • Tibetans hold protest in Delhi, seek India's support to get fundamental rights August 26, 2013

    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 support...
  • Dalai Lama's website hacked, infects visitors' computers with viruses August 13, 2013

    Boston: A prominent computer security firm warned that the Dalai Lama's Chineselanguage 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 that...