Category Archives: News
India plans dam on Brahmaputra to offset Chinese construction upstream
1 December 2020 | Neha Arora and Devjyot Ghoshal
India is considering a plan to build a 10 gigawatts (GW) hydropower project in a remote eastern state, an Indian official said on Tuesday, following reports that China could construct dams on a section of the Brahmaputra river. ...
China eyes 60 GW of hydropower on Tibet’s Brahmaputra river
1 December 2020 | Reuters Staff
China could build up to 60 gigawatts of hydropower capacity on a section of the Brahmaputra river, known as the Yarlung Tsangbo, which flows from Tibet into India and Bangladesh, Chinese state media reported on Monday. ...
Chinese scientists claim Coronavirus originated in India
30 November 2020 | Times Now Digital
Chinese researchers have now claimed that Wuhan virus originated in India with a Chinese study hinting that the human-to-human transmission may have started in India months before the outbreak in Wuhan. ...
First and original Miss Tibet crown has a new owner
28 November 2020 | Tibet Sun Newsroom
The first and the original crown of the Miss Tibet Pageant has a new owner in Karma Kunsang of Snow Region Enterprises in Majnu ka Tilla. ...
US Presidents: Meeting the Dalai Lama, and statements on Tibet
28 November 2020 | Lobsang Wangyal
Since the first meeting of US President George HW Bush with the Dalai Lama in 1991, presidents Bill Clinton, George W Bush, and Barack Obama have met with the Dalai Lama on a number of occasions to show their support for the Tibetan cause. ...
India’s economic contraction slows as vaccines boost recovery hopes
27 November 2020 | Manoj Kumar
The contraction of the Indian economy eased off in the three months to September amid signs of a pick up in manufacturing, and economists expect a steady recovery next year if progress on coronavirus vaccines feeds consumer demand. ...
Xi Jinping congratulates Biden, hopes for ‘win-win’ ties
26 November 2020 | Joe McDonald
Chinese President Xi Jinping congratulated US President-elect Joe Biden and expressed hope for “win-win cooperation” amid conflicts over trade, technology and security that have plunged Sino-American relations to their lowest level. ...
Football legend Diego Maradona dies aged 60
25 November 2020
Argentine football legend Diego Maradona has died at the age of 60 on Wednesday. Renowned along with Brazil's Pele as one of the greatest footballers of all time, the Argentine World Cup winning captain died of a heart attack. ...
Nancy Pelosi presented with Free Spirit Award 2020
25 November 2020 | Tibet Sun Newsroom
Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi has been awarded the Free Spirit Award 2020 in McLeod Ganj, the headquarters of Tibetans in exile in India. Pelosi was winner this year for her outstanding support for Tibet. ...
Rejecting Trump’s foreign policy approach, Biden says ‘America is back’
25 November 2020 | Trevor Hunnicutt and Humeyra Pamuk
President-elect Joe Biden said on Tuesday the US will be “ready to lead” again on the global stage, turning the page on Republican President Donald Trump’s “America First” policies as he pledged to work together with the nation’s allies. ...