Category Archives: News
Coronavirus: India battles fatal fungal threat as virus deaths near 300K
23 May 2021 | Sheikh Saaliq
Doctors in India are fighting a fatal fungal infection affecting COVID-19 patients or those who have recovered from the disease amid a coronavirus surge that has driven the country’s fatalities to nearly 300,000. ...
Tibetan Parliament to consult Dalai Lama about constitutional crisis
22 May 2021 | Lobsang Wangyal
The Tibetan Parliament-in-exile will consult the Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, about the ongoing constitutional crisis, after they were unable to convene an extra session to resolve the issue. ...
China says it will approve Dalai Lama’s successor
21 May 2021 | Sutirtho Patranobis
China on Friday indicated that it would choose the successor to the India-based Dalai Lama through “drawing lots from the golden urn” with the candidate subject to the approval of the Communist Party of China-ruled central government. ...
China, US argue over naval activity in South China Sea
20 May 2021
China on Thursday issued its second protest in as many days over US naval activity in the region, drawing an unusually sharp response from the US Navy's 7th Fleet, which accused Beijing of attempting to assert illegitimate maritime rights. ...
Taiwan foreign minister congratulates Sikyong-elect Penpa Tsering
19 May 2021 | Tibet Sun Newsroom
Taiwan's Minister of Foreign Affairs Jaushieh Joseph Wu has congratulated Sikyong-elect Penpa Tsering on his win in the Tibetan elections announced on 14 May, saying it showed Tibetans' commitment to building a free and democratic Tibet. ...
Protest outside Chinese embassy in London to mark Panchen Lama’s disappearance
18 May 2021
A protest was held outside the Chinese embassy in London to observe the 26th anniversary of the enforced disappearance of Tibetan Buddhism's 11th Panchen Lama. The demonstration was organised by NGOs -- Tibetan Community UK and Free Tibet. ...
Calls mount for Gaza-Israel cease-fire, greater US efforts
17 May 2021 | Ellen Knickmeyer and Edith M Lederer
UN Security Council diplomats and Muslim foreign ministers convened emergency meetings Sunday to demand a stop to civilian bloodshed as Israeli warplanes carried out the deadliest single attacks in nearly a week of Hamas rocket barrages. ...
Tibetan Parliament to hold session despite Corona restrictions
16 May 2021 | Lobsang Wangyal
In the wake of a Tibetan constitutional crisis following the termination of justices of the Tibetan Supreme Justice Commission, the Tibetan Parliament-in-exile has called for an extra session to try to resolve the issue. ...
US congratulates Penpa Tsering for being elected as new Sikyong
15 May 2021
The United States has congratulated Penpa Tsering on his election as the next Sikyong. "We look forward to working with him and the CTA to support the global Tibetan diaspora," US State Department spokesperson Ned Price said in a tweet. ...
Coronavirus: Serso Kalsang, icon of McLeod Ganj, dies at 81
15 May 2021 | Lobsang Wangyal
Tsewang Kalsang, popularly known as "Serso Kalsang", renowned goldsmith in McLeod Ganj, has passed away due to Covid-19 complications in the wee hours today morning. He was 81 years old. ...