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Iconic Jokhang temple safe, adjacent shrine gutted by fire

Amid widespread speculations of the iconic Jhokang temple in Lhasa city in the Tibetan Autonomous Region (TAR)being destroyed by fire, Phayul?s sources in Lhasa have confirmed that a nearby shrine has been destroyed by a fire earlier today and not the 7th Century

Dhondup Wangchen testifies at US Congressional-Executive Commission on China

Tibetan activist and filmmaker Dhondup Wangchen on Wednesday testified at a hearing of the US Congressional-Executive Commission on China, in the American capital in Washing

Tibetans savour ?united guthuk? to bring in the New Year

Tibetans here took part in a mass Guthuk on the 29th day of the 12th Tibetan month yesterday to kick-off Losar (Tibetan New Year) but with a bit of satire on the Tibetan society. The tradition of

Mayors of Louisville and Anaheim to call on Dalai Lama

Mayor Greg Fischer of Louisville and Mayor Tom Tait of Anaheim, California, will be visiting Dharamshala to call on the Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama as a part of t

Dhondup Wangchen to testify at US congressional hearing

Former Tibetan political prisoner who escaped Tibet in December is in Washington DC to spread awareness on the situation inside Tibet and recount his ordeal before the international commu

Deputy Speaker launches book about Tibetan women writers

Titled ?Tibetan Women Writers?, Editor of the book Chonyi Sangpo at a launch event in Dharamshala expressed hopes the book would serve as a good reference to aspiring Tibetan women writers a

Activist group celebrates ?Tibetan Independence day?

Prominent activist group Students for a Free Tibet today celebrated the ?Tibetan Independence day? here in the virtual capital of the exile Tibetan diaspora. Parallel activities will be carried out

Escaped-Tibetan filmmaker Dhondup Wangchen meets US officials

The Tibetan filmmaker Dhondup Wangchen who escaped to the United States last month from Tibet met with officials from the US government in Washington DC on Monday, sources

Chinese authorities seek whistleblowers? help to counter ?separatists?

Chinese officials of so-called Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) have released a memo detailing how public can help the authorities by reporting about activities of ?criminal gangs? conn

South African politicians condemn Chinese opposition to President Sangay?s visit

After senior parliamentarian Sandy Kalyan condemned such opposition calling on China to stop ?overstepping? on South Africa?s sovereign rights, Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi, founder and president of the

Aftab Karma Singh Pureval of Indo - Tibetan descent to run for US Congress

In a first, Aftab Karma Singh Pureval, of Tibetan-Indian ancestry, will run for US Congress seat from Ohio?s 1st Congressional district. The young and rising Democrat candidate last month

China protests Tibetan President?s South Africa visit

The Chinese embassy in South Africa has vehemently hit out against the maiden visit of exile Tibetan government?s President Dr. Lobsang Sangay in the country saying his visit ?undermine

Tibetans holding Indian voter ID to surrender RC within a month

Tibetan refugees holding Indian voter ID cards have been directed by the police to surrender their Registration Certificate (RC) the primary identity document for Tibetans living in India, with

Tibetan monk released with disability due to torture in Chinese prison

A Tibetan monk who had served six years in Chinese prison was released last month with disability due to torture in prison, a monk of Draggo monastery, has suffered potentially irreversible injury to his leg and lower body, and can?t walk without support. He was released on Jan. 24. ?But he is not able to walk normall

Tibetan President in South Africa on maiden visit

The Tibetan President Dr. Lobsang Sangay is on his first ever visit to South Africa on a four-day official schedule. The head of the Tibetan polity who reached Johannesburg on Feb. 5 reportedly met Prince Ma