Category Archives: News

  • China “illegally” refers to Arunachal Pradesh as South Tibet: Govt

    China "illegally" refers to Arunachal Pradesh as "South Tibet" and claims around 90,000 sq km of Indian territory there, Rajya Sabha was informed on Thursday. ...

  • Timeline: 51 self-immolations in Tibet since 2009

    Fifty-one Tibetans in Tibet have set themselves on fire since 2009; thirty since 6 January 2012, protesting against the Chinese rule in Tibet. ...

  • Over 200 Tibetan land encroachers to be evicted

    As many as 210 Tibetan families will be evicted from their homes in McLeod Ganj by end of March next year, as a court has ruled that they have been encroaching on forest land. ...

  • Tokyo governor talks tough on isles

    As Japan tries to smooth a quarrel with China over the sovereignty of a set of islands that lies between them, the man who ignited the current flare-up shows no sign of turning down the heat. ...

  • China detains more monks in Amdo Ngaba

    In further tightening and crackdown in Ngaba, which has become a centre of Tibetan protests against Chinese rule, authorities continue to detain monks without charges. ...

  • Xinhua used journalist to spy on Dalai Lama

    A Canadian journalist says he quit working for China's Xinhua news agency because it wanted him to spy on the Dalai Lama in Ottawa. The matter will likely revive debate around the long-standing issue of whether Xinhua is an intelligence-gathering front for the Chinese government instead of a legitimate news service. ...

  • Italian city pulls back from making Dalai Lama an honorary citizen

    Milan has backed away from plans to give the Dalai Lama honorary citizenship because of concerns about upsetting China, although officials in Venice and Rome have already honored the Tibetan spiritual leader. ...

  • Musician, filmmaker, Tibet activist Adam Yauch dies

    Adam Yauch, a founding member of pioneering American hip-hop group the Beastie Boys, and an advocate of the Tibetan freedom struggle, has died at age 47 after a three-year battle with cancer. ...

  • Dalai Lama shares message of peace in Hawaii

    Thousands of students packed the Stan Sheriff Centre at the University of Hawaii Saturday afternoon to hear from Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama. He shared a heartfelt message with nearly 9,000 high school and college students in his speech called "Educating the Heart". ...

  • Timeline: Self-immolations in Tibet since 2009

    Twenty-six Tibetans in Tibet have set themselves on fire since 2009; ten since 6 January 2012, protesting against the Chinese rule in Tibet. ...