Category Archives: News
Coronavirus: Sikyong aspirant Kaydor Aukatsang tests positive
5 December 2020 | Tibet Sun Newsroom
One of the aspirants for the position of Sikyong, or Tibetan political leader, Kelsang Dorjee Aukatsang (aka Kaydor Aukatsang), has tested positive for Coronavirus, and is self-quarantining in Delhi. ...
Coronavirus claims 1.5 million lives globally with 10,000 dying each day
4 December 2020 | Shaina Ahluwalia and Sangameswaran S
Over 1.5 million people have lost their lives due to COVID-19 with one death reported every nine seconds on a weekly average, as vaccinations are set to begin in December in a handful of developed nations. ...
UN and world leaders meet to forge path to end pandemic
3 December 2020 | Edith M Lederer
The UN General Assembly president opened the world body’s first special session on COVID-19 Thursday, calling it a historic and overdue moment of reckoning to forge a path to end the pandemic. ...
Hong Kong activists Joshua Wong, Agnes Chow, Ivan Lam jailed
2 December 2020 | Zen Soo
Three prominent Hong Kong pro-democracy activists were sentenced to jail Wednesday for a protest outside police headquarters as authorities stepped up a crackdown on opposition to tighten control by Beijing over the territory. ...
In world first, UK approves Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine
2 December 2020 | Guy Faulconbridge and Paul Sandle
Britain approved Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine on Wednesday, jumping ahead of the rest of the world in the race to begin the most crucial mass inoculation programme in history with a shot tested in wide-scale clinical trials. ...
China’s #MeToo movement gets its moment in court
2 December 2020
A sexual harassment case against a powerful Chinese media figure began in Beijing on Wednesday, with his accuser calling it a major moment in the country's still-young #MeToo movement. ...
India plans dam on Brahmaputra to offset Chinese construction upstream
1 December 2020 | Neha Arora and Devjyot Ghoshal
India is considering a plan to build a 10 gigawatts (GW) hydropower project in a remote eastern state, an Indian official said on Tuesday, following reports that China could construct dams on a section of the Brahmaputra river. ...
China eyes 60 GW of hydropower on Tibet’s Brahmaputra river
1 December 2020 | Reuters Staff
China could build up to 60 gigawatts of hydropower capacity on a section of the Brahmaputra river, known as the Yarlung Tsangbo, which flows from Tibet into India and Bangladesh, Chinese state media reported on Monday. ...
Chinese scientists claim Coronavirus originated in India
30 November 2020 | Times Now Digital
Chinese researchers have now claimed that Wuhan virus originated in India with a Chinese study hinting that the human-to-human transmission may have started in India months before the outbreak in Wuhan. ...
First and original Miss Tibet crown has a new owner
28 November 2020 | Tibet Sun Newsroom
The first and the original crown of the Miss Tibet Pageant has a new owner in Karma Kunsang of Snow Region Enterprises in Majnu ka Tilla. ...