Category Archives: News

  • Strong earthquake hits Japan’s Fukushima

    A strong earthquake centred off the coast of northeastern Japan shook buildings as far away as Tokyo on Friday and triggered a one-metre tsunami in an area devastated by last year's Fukushima disaster. ...

  • US ‘concerned’ over Tibet violence

    The United States expressed concern over self-immolations in Tibet, and called on China to let residents "express their grievances freely" following a spike in violence in the Himalayan region. ...

  • US asks China to initiate unconditional talks with Dalai Lama

    Expressing deep concern over the increasing number of self-immolations by Tibetans, the US today asked China to initiate unconditional talks with the Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama. ...

  • About 350 die in Philippine typhoon, 400 missing

    A powerful typhoon that washed away emergency shelters, a military camp and possibly entire families in the southern Philippines has killed almost 350 people with nearly 400 missing. ...

  • China to press murder charges for inciting Tibet immolations

    China will charge anyone caught aiding or inciting Tibetan self-immolations with murder, state press said Wednesday, after more than 90 Tibetans set themselves alight in protest at Beijing's rule. ...

  • Ling Rinpoche suffers major injuries in car accident

    Ling Rinpoche and others in the car with him, suffered a major accident while travelling from Mundgod to Goa on 28 November to greet the Dalai Lama in Goa. ...

  • India lifts two-month gap restriction on tourists

    India on Tuesday said it had lifted restrictions placed on tourist visas after the 2008 Mumbai attacks, which had been blamed for putting off visitors and criticised by some countries. ...

  • Monk sets himself on fire in Golog

    A Tibetan Buddhist monk has set himself on fire in Tibet on Monday in protest against Chinese rule, according to various sources. ...

  • China defends Chen Kegui conviction, Tibet policy

    China defended its human rights record after the US slammed Beijing for the jailing of the nephew of Chen Guangcheng and voiced concerns over its policy in Tibet. ...

  • David Cameron banned ministers from speaking to Dalai Lama

    David Cameron banned all contact with the Dalai Lama during crunch talks with Chinese Government over Euro bailout package earlier this year, leadked documents show. ...