Category Archives: News
Penpa Tsering to lead Tibetans as new Sikyong
15 April 2021 | Lobsang Wangyal
Penpa Tsering has won the race for the position of Sikyong, or the Tibetan political leader, in the just-concluded Tibetan elections, gaining more votes than his competitor Kelsang Dorjee Aukatsang. ...
Tibetan Elections: Sikyong 2021 final round results
12 April 2021
Live coverage of the final round results of Sikyong 2021 election held on 11 April 2021. Here’s who is leading:
Penpa Tsering .................... 34,348 Kaydor Aukatsang .............. 28,764 ...
Tibetans around the world cast ballots to elect a new leader
11 April 2021 | Lobsang Wangyal
Tibetans living in exile in 25 countries around the world voted to elect a new political leader called Sikyong in the final round of voting. Ballots were also cast to elect 45 lawmakers of the Tibetan Parliament-in-exile. ...
Dalai Lama sends condolences for passing of Prince Philip
10 April 2021 | Tibet Sun Newsroom
Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama expressed his sympathies and condolences to the Queen of Britain and the royal family for the passing of Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh. ...
Prince Philip, husband of British Queen Elizabeth, dies at 99
9 April 2021 | Michael Holden, William James and Andy Bruce
Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth’s husband who helped modernise the monarchy and steer the British royal family through repeated crises during seven decades of service, died on Friday at Windsor Castle. He was 99. ...
Speaker Pema Jungney resigns
8 April 2021 | Lobsang Wangyal
Speaker of Tibetan Parliament-in-exile Pema Jungney has resigned as both Speaker and member of Parliament. His resignation was triggered following clarification of the clauses of the Tibetan Charter by Samdhong Rinpoche. ...
China sends more jets; Taiwan says it will fight to the end if there’s war
7 April 2021 | Ben Blanchard and Yimou Lee
China sent more fighter jets into Taiwan’s air defence zone on Wednesday in a stepped up show of force around the island Beijing claims as its own, and Taiwan’s foreign minister said it would fight to the end if China attacks. ...
Coronavirus: Global COVID-19 death toll surpasses 3 million amid new infections resurgence
6 April 2021 | Roshan Abraham and Anurag Maan
Coronavirus-related deaths worldwide crossed 3 million on Tuesday, according to a Reuters tally, as the latest global resurgence of COVID-19 infections is challenging vaccination efforts across the globe. ...
Coronavirus: India’s daily virus cases soar past 100,000 for first time
5 April 2021 | Sheikh Saaliq
India reported its biggest single-day spike in confirmed coronavirus cases since the pandemic began Monday, and officials in the hard-hit state home to Mumbai are resuming the closure of some businesses and places of worship. ...
Dalai Lama offers condolences to victims of Taiwan train accident
4 April 2021 | Tibet Sun Newsroom
Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama has written to Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen to express his condolences over the train crash in Taiwan, "also to those families who have lost loved ones as well as others affected" by the incident. ...