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Majnu Ka Tilla: Story of Tibetans rising up the commercial ladder
Business

Majnu Ka Tilla: Story of Tibetans rising up the commercial ladder

Behind the visual distinctiveness of Majnu Ka Tilla lies the story of hundreds of bamboo shacks, tarpaulin roofs and ‘Chang’, the Tibetan barley wine

Can't resort to violence to banish Chinese out of Tibet, says Dalai Lama
India

Can't resort to violence to banish Chinese out of Tibet, says Dalai Lama

The Dalai Lama reiterated his position on the issue while addressing participants of the 25th Shoton festival, a cultural event held in Dharamshala

Tibetan National Uprising Day history and significance: All you need to know
World

Tibetan National Uprising Day history and significance: All you need to know

On 10 March 1959, thousands of protestors took to the streets of Lhasa and surrounded the Potala Palace. The protests were triggered by rumours of a plot to kidnap the Dalai Lama

Special Frontier Force: India's Tibetan fighters who could be the elephant in the Himalayan room
World

Special Frontier Force: India's Tibetan fighters who could be the elephant in the Himalayan room

The Special Frontier Force briefly rattled the PLA in 2020 and opened up India’s political options of checking a dragooning dragon. Is there a strategic plan that includes the Tibetan issue — an elephant in the room that China ghosted all these years?

Tibetans may meet the fate of Uyghurs soon, says President of Tibet’s Government in Exile Sikyong Penpa Tsering
World

Tibetans may meet the fate of Uyghurs soon, says President of Tibet’s Government in Exile Sikyong Penpa Tsering

‘We are dying a slow death. Genocide in whatever form, whatever speed, we are dying slowly,’ mourns Penpa Tsering

COVID-19 impact, China's expansionist policies: What Mohan Bhagwat, Dalai Lama discussed at Dharamshala
India

COVID-19 impact, China's expansionist policies: What Mohan Bhagwat, Dalai Lama discussed at Dharamshala

Sources in the RSS also said Bhagwat invited the Dalai Lama to the Nagpur headquarters of the RSS while the spiritual leader asked Bhagwat to visit Dharmshala again

Himachal Pradesh: RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat meets Dalai Lama in Dharamshala
India

Himachal Pradesh: RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat meets Dalai Lama in Dharamshala

During his five-day visit to Kangra and Dharamshala, Bhagwat on Sunday attended a seminar in Kangra where about 60 intellectuals were invited

Door open for dialogue to discuss Dalai Lama's future but not Tibet, says China
World

Door open for dialogue to discuss Dalai Lama's future but not Tibet, says China

The Dalai Lama should stop 'secessionist activities' and take concrete measures to win the trust of the central government and Chinese people, said Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin

Behind the bloodstains on the LAC, a century of imperial ambition
India

Behind the bloodstains on the LAC, a century of imperial ambition

For much of modern history, there were no precise maps of the China-India frontier in Ladakh

'Threat to India': Republican Congressman Devin Nunes on Xi Jinping's Tibet visit
World

'Threat to India': Republican Congressman Devin Nunes on Xi Jinping's Tibet visit

India and China have been locked in a military standoff at multiple friction points in eastern Ladakh since early May last year

Donald Trump signs bill to stop China’s interference in selection of Dalai Lama’s successor
World

Donald Trump signs bill to stop China’s interference in selection of Dalai Lama’s successor

The Tibetan Policy and Support Act of 2020, passed by the US Senate last week, calls for the establishment of a US consulate in Lhasa and reaffirms the absolute right of Tibetans to choose a successor to the Dalai Lama

In an illustrated biography, Tenzin Geyche Tethong looks at Dalai Lama's perilous journey from Tibet to India
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In an illustrated biography, Tenzin Geyche Tethong looks at Dalai Lama's perilous journey from Tibet to India

The 352-page-book titled His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama: An Illustrated Biography has been in the making for nearly five years and is written by Tenzin Geyche Tethong, one of the Dalai Lama's closest aid and trusted advisor of over 40 years. It includes nearly 400 photographs and documents, many of which have never been seen before or published.

'Never recognised so-called Arunachal Pradesh', says China: A look at Beijing's past efforts to lay claim over state
India

'Never recognised so-called Arunachal Pradesh', says China: A look at Beijing's past efforts to lay claim over state

In recent years, Beijing has frequently upped its expansionist rhetoric over Arunachal Pradesh and sought to needle India over the issue

Xi Jinping's assertions on Tibet come in backdrop of LAC tensions, impending polls for government-in exile
World

Xi Jinping's assertions on Tibet come in backdrop of LAC tensions, impending polls for government-in exile

Xi Jinping's recent remarks that China must build an “impregnable fortress” to maintain stability in Tibet and protect national unity are part of Beijing's attempts to make its position clear ahead of polls to elect the Tibetan government-in-exile

India should take lead in raising Tibet issue with China, says president of Tibetan government-in-exile
World

India should take lead in raising Tibet issue with China, says president of Tibetan government-in-exile

Lobsang Sangay, president of the Tibetan government-in-exile based in the northern Indian hill town of Dharamsala, said China’s expansionist policy had resulted in a renewed focus on the Tibetans’ struggle for autonomy and India had a unique role to play.

US asks China to reveal whereabouts of Tibet's Panchen Lama, who has been missing for 25 years after being abducted at the age of six
World

US asks China to reveal whereabouts of Tibet's Panchen Lama, who has been missing for 25 years after being abducted at the age of six

US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo on Monday called on China to immediately make public the whereabouts of Panchen Lama and said that his country remains deeply concerned about China's ongoing campaign to eliminate the religious, linguistic and cultural identity of Tibetans

US warns China against meddling in Dalai Lama's succession, announces financial and travel sanctions against officials
World

US warns China against meddling in Dalai Lama's succession, announces financial and travel sanctions against officials

Under the draft legislation, Washington would freeze any American asset and ban US travel of Chinese officials if they are found to be involved in 'identifying or installing' a Dalai Lama approved by Beijing.

Richard Gere attends Dalai Lama session in Bodh Gaya, Bihar; calls his teachings 'sublime'
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Richard Gere attends Dalai Lama session in Bodh Gaya, Bihar; calls his teachings 'sublime'

Richard Gere's pictures on the internet show the 70-year-old actor interacting with other devotees, and attending the prayer sessions.

Tibetan Buddhists have power of truth, China's communist regime has power of guns, says Dalai Lama at Bodh Gaya
India

Tibetan Buddhists have power of truth, China's communist regime has power of guns, says Dalai Lama at Bodh Gaya

The Dalai Lama made the statement at the Mahabodhi Temple in Bodh Gaya near Gaya, during his annual fortnight-long visit of the pilgrim town