Category Archives: News

  • Thailand faces “huge challenges” after deadly conflict

    Thailand's premier said Friday that order has been restored after a deadly crackdown on anti-government protests triggered mayhem in the capital, but that the divided kingdom faces "huge challenges". ...

  • “I’m a Marxist”: Dalai Lama

    Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama said Thursday that he is a Marxist, yet credits capitalism for bringing new freedoms to the communist country that exiled him -- China. ...

  • China plans world’s highest airport in Tibet

    China plans to build the world's highest airport in the Himalayan region of Tibet, at an elevation of nearly 4,500 metres. Construction of the airport on the so-called "roof of the world" is projected to start next year at a cost of 1.8 billion yuan (about 260 million dollars). ...

  • China rejects calls for dissident’s release

    China on Tuesday rejected as "unacceptable" US and EU calls to release prominent dissident Liu Xiaobo, who appears headed for trial on subversion charges after calling for political reform in China. Both the US and EU on Monday urged China to free Liu and end the harassment and detention of the dissidents. ...

  • China to open fourth civilian airport in Tibet

    China plans to open its fourth civilian airport in Tibet in "Ngari Prefecture" next year to boost infrastructure facilities in the border region. ...

  • Two Tibetans held for protesting Chinese FM’s visit

    Two Tibetans were detained by police when they tried to enter the venue of the trilateral meeting among foreign ministers of Russia, India and China. ...

  • Tibetan monk dies from torture in Chinese detention

    A Tibetan monk from Drepung Monastery died from torture in a Chinese detention centre in Lhasa in August. ...

  • UK Tibetans welcome new representative

    Tibetans in UK welcomed the new representative of the Dalai Lama Mr Thubten Samdup and bid farewell to outgoing Tsering Tashi. ...

  • Education key for Tibet’s future: Miss Tibet

    Tenzin Choezom, a twenty-year-old student from Dharamshala, was crowned the new Miss Tibet on Sunday night, and said that education is the key to achieve the goal of a Free Tibet. Dr BK Modi, a renowned Industrialist and the chairman of Spice and India Splendour, crowned the new Miss Tibet and presented the cheque of 100,000 rupees. ...

  • Miss Tibet Pageant started with swimsuit

    The first round of the Spice India Splendour Miss Tibet Pageant 2009 started with the swimsuit round. A three-member jury adjudged the contestants. ...