Tag Archives: Society

  • First openly transgender Tibetan and LGBT icon Tenzin Mariko

    India-based former Buddhist monk Tenzin Mariko is now a model, dancer, make-up artist and Instagram star after coming out in 2015. Once ostracised, today she is recognised and supported by the two biggest exile Tibetan organisations. ...

  • Clashes at US protest over police shooting of black man

    Police fired tear gas on Monday when a protest demanding racial justice in the city of Kenosha in Wisconsin turned violent, as rage builds once more in the US at the shooting of a black man by a white officer. ...

  • PM Modi to attend temple groundbreaking at disputed site

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend a groundbreaking ceremony next week for a Hindu temple on a disputed site in northern India where a 16th century mosque was torn down by Hindu hard-liners in 1992. ...

  • Another police killing of a black man stokes US tension, debate

    The fatal shooting of a black man by a white police officer, this time in Atlanta, Georgia, poured more fuel Sunday on a raging US debate over racism after another round of street protests and the resignation of the city's police chief. ...

  • Coronavirus cases in India pass one lakh, over 3,000 dead

    India coronavirus cases surpassed one lakh (100,000) on Monday, and over 3,000 people have died, despite the world's biggest lockdown for its 1.3 billion people imposed since 25 March by Prime Minister Modi. ...

  • Obituary: Pioneer of orphanages in Tibet dies from COVID-19 in Switzerland

    Tendol Gyalzur, orphaned when fleeing with her family after the 1959 uprising in Tibet, who later went back to Tibet to establish the first orphanages for abandoned children, has died this week of COVID-19 in Switzerland. ...

  • Indians light lamps to heed Modi’s call for coronavirus comradeship

    Millions of Indians turned off their lights and lit up balconies and doorsteps with lamps, candles and flashlights on Sunday, in response to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s appeal to “challenge the darkness” spread by the coronavir ...

  • India hangs four men convicted of 2012 gang-rape in Delhi

    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. ...

  • Coronavirus concern comes to Himalayas; Tibetans take action

    As concern over the new coronavirus reaches the Himalayas, including the village of McLeod Ganj, the capital of the Tibetan diaspora, the exile Tibetan community is taking precautionary measures. ...

  • Police arrest over 500 for Delhi sectarian violence

    Police have arrested 514 people for deadly Hindu-Muslim violence that broke out in the capital, the government said, as it faced mounting international criticism for failing to protect minority Muslims. ...