Category Archives: News
Tokyo Olympics postponed until 2021 over coronavirus pandemic
24 March 2020 | Shingo Ito with Eric Bernaudeau in Lausanne
Olympic chiefs on Tuesday postponed the 2020 Tokyo Games until next year, a historic move to push back the world's biggest sporting event due to the coronavirus pandemic that is upending global society. ...
Coronavirus claims first Tibetan victim; dies in Dharamshala
23 March 2020 | Tibet Sun Online News
A 69-year-old man became the first person in Himachal Pradesh, as well as the first Tibetan, to die of coronavirus in Dharamshala. A total lockdown of McLeod Ganj is in force, in which no one is allowed to leave their houses. ...
IOC admits postponing Olympics an option, but cancellation ‘not on agenda’
22 March 2020 | Eric Bernaudeau
The International Olympic Committee said Sunday that postponing the 2020 Olympics is one of its options as the world grapples with the coronavirus pandemic, but that cancellation of the Tokyo showpiece was "not on the agenda". ...
India starts 14-hour curfew to curb coronavirus spread
22 March 2020 | Abhirup Roy
India launched a 14-hour long curfew on Sunday to limit the fast-spreading coronavirus epidemic in the country, where 315 people have so far been found to have contracted the disease. ...
India hangs four men convicted of 2012 gang-rape in Delhi
20 March 2020
India executed four men on Friday for the gang-rape and murder of a woman on a Delhi bus in 2012 that sparked huge nationwide protests and international revulsion. ...
India political activist arrested for selling cow urine to combat virus
19 March 2020
An activist with India's ruling party has been arrested after a volunteer fell ill from drinking cow urine at a party to combat the novel coronavirus, police said Wednesday, as interest grows in home remedies amid the pandemic. ...
China expels journalists from three US newspapers
18 March 2020
China on Wednesday expelled American journalists at The New York Times, The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal in the Communist government's most severe move against foreign media in recent memory. ...
Tibetan exiles to spend 2,750 million rupees for fiscal 2020-21
18 March 2020 | Tibet Sun Online News
Unlike the usual budget session of 10 days, the 9th session of the House was conducted in one day due to orders by the local Indian authorities not to have gatherings of more than four people considering the coronavirus epidemic. ...
Dalai Lama temple in McLeod Ganj closed due to coronavirus
17 March 2020
The Dalai Lama temple, known as Tsuglakhang, situated in McLeod Ganj in the upper reaches of Dharamshala has been closed for public in view of the coronavirus pandemic, the office of the Dalai Lama said today. ...
Tibetan Parliament-in-exile reduces budget session to one day
17 March 2020 | Tibet Sun Onlinenews
The upcoming 10-day budget session of the Tibetan Parliament-in-exile has been reduced to only a day’s affair following the imposition of Section 144 of India’s Criminal Procedure Code announced by the Kangra Deputy Commissioner. ...