Category Archives: News
China state media accuses US politicians of spreading ‘political virus’
15 March 2020
Some United States politicians are using coronavirus as a weapon to smear China, the Xinhua official news agency said on Sunday, as a war of words escalated between the two countries over China’s handling of the epidemic. ...
World stocks rise on spending hopes, still set for worst week since 2008
13 March 2020 | Abhinav Ramnarayan
World stocks bounced off their lows on Friday on hopes of more central bank stimulus and government spending, but were still set for their worst week since the 2008 financial crisis, with coronavirus panic-selling. ...
McLeod Ganj bus station, used mostly by Tibetans, continues to be closed
11 March 2020 | Lobsang Wangyal
McLeod Ganj, a Himalayan village in northern India, is known as the abode of the Dalai Lama, and the headquarters of the Tibetans in exile. But the McLeod Ganj bus station has been closed for private buses since May last year. ...
Tibetans call on China to change its hardline policy in Tibet
10 March 2020 | Lobsang Wangyal
Despite the coronavirus scare, Tibetans gathered together in McLeod Ganj for the most important annual Tibetan event, marking the Tibetan uprising of 10 March 1959 against the invading Chinese. ...
Tibetans to march on Uprising anniversary despite coronavirus scare
9 March 2020 | Lobsang Wangyal
Exile Tibetans are marking the 10 March anniversary of the 1959 Tibetan uprising against Chinese rule at their base in McLeod Ganj despite the coronavirus scare. The route has been changed to grounds near Lower TCV School. ...
Two test positive for coronavirus infection in Ladakh
8 March 2020 | Tibet Sun Newsroom
Two people in Ladakh with travel history to Iran have tested positive for coronavirus on Saturday, taking the number of confirmed cases in India to 34. ...
Bhutan bars tourists after first coronavirus case, India total hits 31
7 March 2020 | Alasdair Pal
Bhutan said on Friday it would bar arriving tourists for two weeks after confirming its first case of the coronavirus, a tourist who spent several weeks in neighbouring India. ...
Coronavirus concern comes to Himalayas; Tibetans take action
6 March 2020 | Lobsang Wangyal
As concern over the new coronavirus reaches the Himalayas, including the village of McLeod Ganj, the capital of the Tibetan diaspora, the exile Tibetan community is taking precautionary measures. ...
India reports 29 coronavirus cases, all international passengers to be screened
4 March 2020
The number of coronavirus cases in India rose to 29, including 16 Italians touring through Rajasthan, the government said on Wednesday, adding all international passengers will now be screened at airports. ...
Indian rupee hits 15-month low after fresh coronavirus cases in country
2 March 2020
The Indian rupee weakened for the third straight session on Monday, falling to its lowest level in more than 15 months, after two fresh cases of the coronavirus were detected in the country. ...