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Nepal: Everest Spring climbing season begins, China reopens Tibetan route

Nepal is home to 8 of the world's 10 highest peaks and welcomes hundreds of adventurers each spring, when temperatures are warm and winds are typically calm.

Nepal: Everest Spring climbing season begins, China reopens Tibetan route as record number of climbers expected (File Photo by Lakpa SHERPA / AFP)
Published on May 12, 2024 10:07 AM IST
AFP | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz

Resolution of Sino-Tibet conflict to be mutually beneficial: Tibetan leadership

Penpa Tsering said last week his interlocutor was dealing with “people in Beijing”, and “other elements” on the Chinese side have also reached out

(Penpa Tsering, a sikyong or leader of the Tibetan government-in-exile, said last week that the Tibetan government-in-exile has opened back channel communications with China to explore ways to find a resolution to the issue of Tibet (AFP FILE)
Updated on Apr 29, 2024 01:54 PM IST

China trying to undermine Tibet's identity, want to make world aware about it: Tibetan girl who was jailed for protesting

China trying to undermine Tibet's identity, want to make world aware about it: Tibetan girl who was jailed for protesting

China trying to undermine Tibet's identity, want to make world aware about it: Tibetan girl who was jailed for protesting
Updated on Apr 28, 2024 05:57 PM IST

Review: Echoes from Forgotten Mountains by Jamyang Norbu

A judicious blend of literary memoir, ethnography, and a history of Tibetan resistance against Communist China, Jamyang Norbu’s Echoes from Forgotten Mountains is a significant contribution to Tibetan literature

A view of the Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet. (Shutterstock)
Updated on Apr 27, 2024 05:00 AM IST
ByTsering Namgyal Khortsa

Back-channel talks with China exist, but expecting too much not reasonable: Tibetan govt-in-exile president

Tibetan govt-in-exile president said they do indeed maintain back-channels with China, but added that if one examines the policies the Xi Jinping government, particularly in Tibet, East Turkestan, and Mongolia, it becomes evident that there is a trend towards increased control

Tibetan govt-in-exile president Penpa Tsering (HT Photo)
Published on Apr 26, 2024 05:29 AM IST
By, Dharamshala

Evening brief: Tibetan govt-in-exile appeals world over release of Panchen Lama

A shortlist of the biggest headlines, recommended stories, and a special collection of news items that you should check out.

The Tibetan government-in-exile on Thursday urged all democratic countries to press China to release the Panchen Lama, who was abducted in 1995(AP)
Published on Apr 25, 2024 06:34 PM IST

Pressure China to free Panchen Lama abducted in 1995: Tibetan govt-in-exile

Penpa Tsering urged Gyaltsen Norbu, a Tibetan appointed by China as “Panchen Lama”, to not become a political tool of the Chinese govt

Exile Tibetan children recite the Tibetan national anthem at an event marking the birthday of the 11th Panchen Lama, Gendhun Choekyi Nyima, in Dharamshala, on April 25. The young lama went missing shortly after his recognition by the Dalai Lama in 1995 and has not been seen since. (AP)
Published on Apr 25, 2024 05:25 PM IST

Jaishankar slams China over its new list ‘renaming’ places in Arunachal Pradesh

Earlier in the day, the Chinese ministry of civil affairs released the list of changed names in Arunachal Pradesh, which it calls as ‘Zangnan’

External affairs minister S Jaishankar. (AP FIle Photo)
Published on Apr 01, 2024 06:06 PM IST

From Thukpa to Tingmo: Dive into the heart of Tibetan cuisine with these recipes

From savoury dumplings to aromatic soups, immerse yourself in the vibrant flavours of Tibetan street food with our curated collection of recipes.

From steaming momos to savoury sha phaley, these dishes capture the essence of Tibetan cuisine and bring the bustling streets of Tibet right to your kitchen.(Pinterest)
Published on Apr 01, 2024 01:02 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Assam Rifles recalls association with Dalai Lama on his entry into India over 6 decades ago

Assam Rifles recalls association with Dalai Lama on his entry into India over 6 decades ago

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Published on Mar 30, 2024 07:10 PM IST

Tibetans fear for future as they recall failed uprising

Tibetans fear for future as they recall failed uprising

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Updated on Mar 07, 2024 11:00 AM IST

Carp, crowns and birthdays: New Year’s Eve traditions from around the world

See which city once crowned a commoner king for the day; which country still marks the fresh start as every citizen’s birthday.

In Indonesia, New Year’s Eve is observed as Nyepi, a day of silence, fasting and meditation, The day before that, giant effigies called ogoh-ogoh are taken through the streets, then burnt in purification ceremonies (as seen above). (Getty Images)
Updated on Dec 16, 2023 07:07 PM IST
ByAdam Jacot de Boinod

Two killed by avalanches on Tibet’s Shishapangma mountain; 50 were climbing

Tibet Avalanches: Shishapangma is the 14th-highest mountain in the world, at over 8,027 meters (26,335 ft) above sea level.

Tibet Avalanches: The avalanches struck Tibet’s Mount Shishapangma.
Published on Oct 08, 2023 02:44 PM IST

Speaker Tenphel calls attention of G20 leaders towards Tibet

Since 2010, no dialogue has taken place with the PRC and the ball is entirely in their court. Nevertheless, the CTA is open and firmly committed to dialogue and negotiation to resolve the Tibet-China conflict in the best interest of both the Tibetan and Chinese people through the Middle Way Policy, he wrote

Members of the Tibetan Youth Congress (TYC) hold placards as they carry the Tibetan flags during a protest against China's alleged occupation over Tibet and their partcipation in the upcoming G20 India summit in New Delhi on September 8. (AFP)
Published on Sep 08, 2023 11:05 PM IST
By, Dharamshala

Tharoor echoes Jaishankar on China's map row. Then asks ‘Why don't we start…?’

Shashi Tharoor suggests issuing stapled visas to Chinese passport-holders from Tibet and ending support for 'One-China' policy.

Congress MP Shashi Tharoor.(PTI / File)
Published on Aug 30, 2023 06:34 AM IST

Dalai Lama's video asking boy to ‘suck his tongue’ sparks outcry

A video depicting the Dalai Lama purportedly kissing a boy on his lips and then requesting the child to “suck his tongue" has caused a public outcry.

The widely circulated footage shows the Dalai Lama extending his tongue and asking the boy to suck on it during an interaction in which the child was paying his respects. (Source: Twitter/Video grab)
Updated on Apr 10, 2023 01:53 PM IST

Excerpt: Understanding the India China Border by Manoj Joshi

This edited extract from a new book on the border issue looks at what led to the Galwan clash

A signboard seen from the Indian side of the Indo-China border at Bumla, in Arunachal Pradesh in a picture dated November 11, 2009. (Adnan Abidi /REUTERS)
Updated on Apr 08, 2023 01:09 PM IST

Rescue operations resume at Sikkim avalanche scene

Around half-a-dozen vehicles carrying close to 30 tourists to Nathu La pass between Sikkim and Tibet were stuck under the snow when the avalanche hit

Rescue operations were called off on Tuesday evening due to heavy snowfall. (PTI)
Updated on Apr 05, 2023 10:54 AM IST

7 tourists die in Sikkim avalanche, 8 still critical

Seven bodies were brought out of the snow and 23 people were rescued alive, including six tourists from a deep valley.

Rescue team members search for survivors after an avalanche in Sikkim on Tuesday. (REUTERS)
Updated on Apr 05, 2023 12:16 AM IST

China's train to Tibet along Line of Actual Control, disputed Aksai Chin region

Designed to start in Shigatse, Tibet, the proposed rail line will run northwest along the Nepal border before piercing North via Aksai Chin and ending at China's Hotan in Xinjiang. The planned route will travel through Rutog and around Pangong Lake on the Chinese side of the LAC.

China's train to Tibet along Line of Actual Control, disputed Aksai Chin region (File Photo by Twitter/ug4432149)
Updated on Mar 10, 2023 08:54 AM IST
ANI | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Lhasa [tibet]

China zero-Covid policy harsher on Tibetans: Report

The "Zero COVID" policy of President Xi Jinping has been a great tool for repression. Lockdowns and similar measures greatly helped the regime to implement its gigantic and hyper-technological system of control and surveillance of its citizens, under the pretext of protecting their health.

The Chinese flag flies at a plaza near the Potala Palace in Lhasa in western China's Tibet Autonomous Region.(AP)
Published on Jan 28, 2023 12:02 AM IST
ANI | | Posted by Singh Rahul Sunilkumar

Death toll in Tibet avalanche rises to 20, 8 still missing

Tibet avalanche: 53 survivors were found, five of whom were seriously injured, Global Times reported.

Tibet avalanche: Death toll of avalanche rose to 20 in Tibet.(AFP)
Published on Jan 20, 2023 02:45 PM IST
Reuters |

China building dam close to India border: New satellite images

The development comes in the wake of China unveiling plans to build a “super” dam close to the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Tibet on the lower reaches of the Yarlung Zangbo river, which flows into Arunachal Pradesh as the Siang and then to Assam as the Brahmaputra.

People familiar with the matter said the dam, located at the strategic tri-junction of China’s borders with India and Nepal and opposite the Kalapani region of Uttarakhand state, could be used to divert or restrict the waters of the Mabja Zangbo river.
Updated on Jan 20, 2023 05:16 AM IST
By, New Delhi

8 killed in ‘Switzerland of Tibet’ avalanche, China sends rescue ops: Top points

Tibet Avalanche: Following the deadly avalanche, China's government sent a team to help in recovering the bodies.

Tibet Avalanche: At least 8 people were killed in Tibet avalanche.(AFP File)
Published on Jan 19, 2023 06:35 AM IST

Winter tourism campaign in Tibet is launched by China, despite Covid outbreak

The "Iconic Potala Palace," which has been closed to visitors for more than four months, will reopen, according to China, in Tibet's capital city of Lhasa.

Winter tourist campaign in Tibet is launched by China, despite Covid outbreak(ANI )
Updated on Jan 05, 2023 05:28 PM IST
ANI | | Posted by Akanksha Agnihotri, Lhasa [tibet]

Study finds important clues to dispersal of giant rhinos across Asia

According to a study published in the journal "Communications Biology," the giant rhino, Paraceratherium, was dispersed across South and Central Asia via the Tibetan Plateau.

Up to the Late Oligocene, the evolution and migration from P. bugtiense to P. linxiaense and P. lepidum show that the
Updated on Jan 03, 2023 02:45 PM IST

China slams US sanctions over alleged rights abuses in Tibet

The US Treasury Department said it imposed sanctions on Wu Yingjie, the Chinese Communist Party chief in Tibet.

US Treasury Department said it imposed sanctions on Wu Yingjie.(AFP File)
Published on Dec 12, 2022 02:04 PM IST
Reuters |

14th Dalai Lama still undecided on his reincarnation

The Buddhists in Tibet, at large, still swear by the 14th Dalai Lama despite Xi Jinping regime's attempt to impose Han culture on the territory occupied since 1950.

The 14th Dalai Lama, who escaped to India from Chinese occupied Tibet in 1959.
Published on Oct 01, 2022 09:19 AM IST

Tibetan Plateau, a climate change 'hotspot' faces water loss this century

The reservoirs of the plateau, in southern China and northern India, are fed by monsoons and supply most of the water demand for nearly two billion people.

Researchers based in China and the US found that due to an increasingly warm and wet climate, the Tibetan Plateau has lost just over 10 billion tonnes of water a year since 2002.(ANI)
Published on Aug 16, 2022 10:55 AM IST
AFP | | Posted by Yagya Sharma

China's tourism hub Hainan extends Covid lockdown, Lhasa in Tibet tightens curbs

In southern province of Hainan, currently the worst-hit Chinese region, two cities, Dongfang and Chengmai, with a total population of around 900,000, said they would add days to the lockdowns on their residents, prolonging what were previously scheduled for three to four days to around a week.

A medical worker takes a swab sample from a resident for the nucleic acid test at a makeshift testing site, amid lockdown measures to curb the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak in Sanya, Hainan province, China (VIA REUTERS)
Updated on Aug 12, 2022 01:11 PM IST
Reuters | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Shanghai
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