Category Archives: News
Tibetans mark 62nd Uprising Day against China
10 March 2021 | Lobsang Wangyal
Tibetans around the world marked the 1959 Tibetan revolt against the Chinese invasion, renewing their pledge to fight until Tibet is free. Close to a thousand exile Tibetans with local Indian supporters gathered near the Dalai Lama temple. ...
India summons British envoy over ‘unwarranted’ criticism of farm protests
9 March 2021 | Alasdair Pal
India’s foreign ministry said on Tuesday it had summoned the United Kingdom’s high commissioner over what it called “unwarranted and tendentious discussion” of Indian agricultural reforms in the British parliament. ...
Tibet infrastructure plan: China to invest nearly $30 billion in five years
9 March 2021 | Sutirtho Patranobis
Beijing will pump in nearly $30 billion in expanding infrastructure projects across Tibet - the Chinese province with the longest section of the border with India - over the next five years, according to government announcement in Lhasa. ...
Taiwan urged to boycott Beijing Games
9 March 2021 | Jonathan Chin / Staff writer, with CNA
Tibetan exile Khedroop Thondop yesterday urged Taiwanese to boycott the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics over the suppression of religious freedoms in Tibet. ...
Tibet official urges China to start construction on Brahmaputra dam within year
8 March 2021 | Reuters Staff
China should aim to begin construction of a controversial hydropower project on the Brahmaputra river within the year, a senior Tibetan Communist Party official said in comments published on Monday. ...
China to push legislation to fight ‘long-arm’ foreign pressure
8 March 2021 | Yew Lun Tian
China will speed up lawmaking aimed at countering foreign sanctions and "long-arm jurisdiction", its parliament said on Monday, amid increasing pressure from Western countries over issues ranging from Xinjiang to Hong Kong. ...
Coronavirus: India records 18,711 new Covid-19 infections
7 March 2021
The daily rise in new coronavirus infections were recorded above 18,000 for the second consecutive day taking India's total tally of COVID-19 cases to 1,12,10,799, the Union Health Ministry said on Sunday. ...
Dalai Lama receives Covid vaccine
6 March 2021 | Tibet Sun Online News
The Dalai Lama received his first dose of Coronavirus vaccine at Zonal Hospital in Dharamshala on Saturday morning. Authorities had planned to administer the vaccine at his residence in McLeod Ganj, but he preferred to go to the hospitital ...
Police apprehend gang involved in Dzi bead robbery in Kathmandu
6 March 2021 | Gaurav Pokhare
For Japanese national Tenjin Shimizu, 27 July 2019 remains a day that he will never forget. Tenjin was fast asleep at his home in Tinchuli, Bauddha of Kathmandu, on a rainy night when suddenly he heard a thud. ...
End of the road for Hong Kong’s democratic dream as China ‘improves’ its voting system
5 March 2021 | James Pomfret
Ever since Britain returned Hong Kong to Chinese rule in 1997, opposition activists have tried to bring full democracy to the city, believing that China would live up to its promise to one day allow universal suffrage. ...