Sacred Tibetan monastery catches fire, no reports of casualties

Sacred Tibetan monastery catches fire, no reports of casualties

One of the most sacred locations in Tibetan Buddhism, the Jokhang Monastery in Lhasa, caught fire on Saturday but there were no reports of any casualties and the extent of the damage was unclear.

Feb 18, 2018, 07:27 AM IST

Tibet city to be upgraded to prefecture level

China`s State Council, or the cabinet, has approved the application of Shannan in Tibet to become the fifth prefecture-level city in the region.

Feb 16, 2016, 14:41 PM IST

Super grain quinoa flourishes on Tibetan plateau

Called the "super grain" for its qualities, quinoa is flourishing along the banks and valleys of the Lhasa and Yarklungtsangpo rivers, despite a lasting drought on the Roof of the World.

Sep 07, 2015, 13:09 PM IST
Of homestays and collecting mushrooms in the wild

Of homestays and collecting mushrooms in the wild

If you want to stay in a family inn or in a home in a rural area and want to pluck vegetables and eat buckwheat dishes, visit this southeastern prefecture-level city in the Tibet Autonomous Region, also known as Another Switzerland in Tibet.

Jul 21, 2015, 14:21 PM IST
Lhasa - between heaven and earth

Lhasa - between heaven and earth

If there is anything between heaven and earth, it's Qinghai - the Tibet Plateau in southwestern China.

Jul 14, 2015, 12:22 PM IST

China plans to build rail link with Nepal through Mt Everest

 China plans to build a 540-kilometre strategic high-speed rail link between Tibet and Nepal passing through a tunnel under Mt Everest, a move that could raise alarm in India about the Communist giant's growing influence in its neighbourhood.

Apr 09, 2015, 13:08 PM IST

Tibet bus accident kills 44 people, injures 11: Xinhua

A tour bus plunged into a Tibetan valley on Saturday after hitting two vehicles, killing 44 people and injuring 11, China`s official news agency Xinhua reported.

Aug 10, 2014, 03:00 AM IST

Pollution shrouds Tibetan capital, grounding flights

China`s pollution reached new heights today, as the Tibetan capital of Lhasa was shrouded in a cloud of dust that halted flights and rendered one of its most-recognisable landmarks nearly invisible.

Dec 20, 2013, 15:17 PM IST

Lhasa undergoes USD 243 mn renovations

Tibet`s provincial capital Lhasa has completed renovating its old city at a whopping cost of USD 243 million.

Jun 30, 2013, 19:33 PM IST

First body found after Tibet landslide buries 83

Nearly 36 hours after a massive landslide buried 83 gold mine workers in Tibet, Chinese authorities today recovered one body even as no signs of life have been detected.

Mar 30, 2013, 11:21 AM IST

Tibetan sets himself on fire outside Lhasa

A US broadcaster says a Tibetan man protesting against Chinese rule set himself on fire.

Jul 10, 2012, 16:41 PM IST

China plans to build massive tourist park in Lhasa

The park, with a planned area of 800 hectares, will be located at a village 2-km from downtown Lhasa.

Jul 07, 2012, 00:45 AM IST

China to increase train services to Tibet

Trains will travel daily between Guangzhou, capital of south China`s Guangdong province, and Lhasa starting from July 09.

Jul 01, 2012, 15:29 PM IST

Ancient Tibetan scripture found in Lhasa

Cultural specialists in China`s Tibet region have found over 100 pages of Tibetan scripture dating back to the 13th century, according to authorities.

Jun 14, 2012, 11:28 AM IST

China detains hundreds of Tibetans: Report

China has branded the self-immolators "terrorists" and criminals and has blamed exiled Tibetans and the Dalai Lama for inciting them.

May 31, 2012, 15:31 PM IST

Tibetan mother dies after self-immolating

Rechok, a nomad in her 30s, died outside the Jonang Dzamthang monastery in Barma Township.

May 31, 2012, 11:42 AM IST

Tibetan Admin express concerns over twin self-immolations

The Central Tibetan Administration has expressed its concern over the self- immolation of two Tibetans in Lhasa.

May 28, 2012, 23:15 PM IST

`China cut Internet in area of Tibetan unrest`

China has admitted to cutting off mobile phone and Internet connections in areas where Tibetans were shot dead last month.

Feb 04, 2012, 12:30 PM IST

Kathmandu-Tibet direct bus service to resume from February

Nepal and Tibet on Sunday agreed to resume direct bus services between Kathmandu and Lhasa from February next year to promote tourism between the two regions.

Nov 08, 2009, 18:34 PM IST

Top Indian Generals on week-long trip to China

In a confidence building
measure, three top Indian generals are on a week-long visit to
China beginning today which would include a rare conducted
tour of Tibet`s capital Lhasa.

Aug 31, 2009, 22:08 PM IST

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