Category Archives: News
Devastating factory fire kills at least 43 in Indian capital
8 December 2019 | Sheikh Saaliq and Ashok Sharma
A fire believed to be caused by an electrical short circuit engulfed a building in India's capital on Sunday where handbags and other items were made by workers earning as little as 2 dollars per day, killing at least 43 people. ...
Unnao victim dies in hospital after being set ablaze
7 December 2019 | Zeba Siddiqui, Sankalp Phartiyal and Mayank Bhardwaj
A 23-year-old rape victim set on fire by a gang of men, which included her alleged rapists, has died in a New Delhi hospital, prompting protests from opposition leaders who blamed the ruling party. ...
Indian police kill rape-murder suspects, sparking celebrations
6 December 2019 | Jalees Andrabi and Abhaya Srivastava
Indian police on Friday shot dead four gang-rape and murder suspects, prompting celebrations but also accusations that they were extrajudicial executions. The men were shot in the early hours during a re-enactment of the crime. ...
Cabinet lawyer Lobsang Dakpa misses contempt hearing
6 December 2019 | Lobsang Wangyal
The lawyer of Tibetan Cabinet Lobsang Dakpa failed to appear before the Tibetan Supreme Justice Commission for a hearing concerning his terming the Court's judgment in Case no 20 as biased. ...
Thousands of animals sacrificed in Nepal Hindu ritual amid outcry
5 December 2019 | Gopal Sharma
Tens of thousands of devout Hindus thronged a temple in southern Nepal where thousands of animals and birds were sacrificed this week, amid an outcry from animal rights activists who said the ritual was a cruel spectacle. ...
Tibetan Cabinet lawyer summoned for contempt of court’s decision
5 December 2019 | Tibet Sun Newsroom
The Tibetan Supreme Justice Commission has summoned lawyer of the Tibetan Cabinet Lobsang Dakpa to hear his explanation for his comments on the court's decision in Case no 20. The matter will be heard tomorrow 6 December. ...
China warns US of a ‘price’ for Uyghur bill
4 December 2019
China warned Wednesday that a "price must be paid" after the US House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed legislation seeking sanctions against senior Chinese officials over the crackdown on mainly Muslim Uyghurs in Xinjiang. ...
French police clear 600 Tibetan migrants from camp outside Paris
4 December 2019
French authorities said Tuesday that they removed some 600 asylum-seekers from Tibet from a camp on the edge of a forest outside Paris, which had grown into a rallying point for Tibetans in exile in recent years. ...
Exempt Tibetans from JNU fee hike: Dalai Lama
3 December 2019 | Anubhuti Vishnoi
The Centre, which is still battling with the crisis over the fee hike at Jawaharlal Nehru University, has now on its table another complaint on the “exorbitant fee” — from the office of the Dalai Lama. ...
Indians demand justice after woman gang raped and killed
2 December 2019 | Sheikh Saaliq
Hundreds of people gathered in New Delhi, Ahmedabad, Mumbai and other Indian cities on Monday to demand justice in the case of a veterinarian who was gang-raped and killed last week. ...