Meditating Portuguese actor mistaken for terrorist on Paris plane, taken off flight

A Portuguese actor humming a prayer as he meditated to a sacred Tibetan text onboard a plane awaiting takeoff from Paris was mistaken for a terrorist by alarmed passengers and taken off the flight by police.

Mount Everest base camp in Tibet to reopen
Mount Everest base camp in Tibet to reopen

 The Mount Everest base camp in Tibet will be reopened to climbers on July 1, the tourism authorities said on Tuesday.

China warns British festival organisers over inviting Dalai Lama
China warns British festival organisers over inviting Dalai Lama

 

London: China has warned the organisers of the annual British Glastonbury Music Festival over inviting exiled Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, a media report said on Saturday.

Tibet vulnerable to climate change: Karmapa

Tibet is highly vulnerable to climate change and its preservation is urgently needed, the 17th Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje, the third most important Tibetan religious head, said on his 30th birthday on Friday.

Former top Tibet security official probed for graft

A former top Chinese security official in Tibet is being investigated for suspected corruption, the ruling Communist Party`s anti-graft watchdog said on Friday, in a rare example of corruption-busters going into the restive and remote region.

Dalai Lama apostle of peace: Himachal CM

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Monday participated in the Dalai Lama's 80th birthday celebrations, and said the Tibetan spiritual leader was an "apostle of peace and struggle".

China opens Nathu La as second route for Kailash Mansarovar Yatra pilgrims
China opens Nathu La as second route for Kailash Mansarovar Yatra pilgrims

Over half-a-century after it was closed following the 1962 Sino-India war, Chinese Ambassador to India Le Yucheng will receive the first batch of Indian pilgrims on Kailash Mansarovar Yatra Monday in Tibet, marking the opening of the new route through the Nathu La pass.

Nathu La opens for Kailash Mansarovar Yatra today, China to receive Indian pilgrims in Tibet
Nathu La opens for Kailash Mansarovar Yatra today, China to receive Indian pilgrims in Tibet

Around 40 Indian pilgrims, bound for the spiritual Kailash Mansarovar Yatra, will on Monday cross over from Nathu La Pass on the Sikkim-Tibet border, a route that remained closed for more than a half-century following the 1962 Sino-India war.

After 53 years, Nathu La opens for Kailash Mansarovar Yatra Monday

Over half-a-century after it was closed following the 1962 Sino-India war, Chinese Ambassador to India Le Yucheng will receive the first batch of Indian pilgrims on Kailash Mansarovar Yatra Monday in Tibet, marking the opening of the new route through the Nathu La pass.

Shangri-La thangka exhibition sets world record

 A Tibetan Buddhist shrine in Shangri-La of southwest China today set a Guinness World Record for the biggest exhibition of thangka paintings.

Tibetans pray for Dalai Lama at 80th birthday celebration
Tibetans pray for Dalai Lama at 80th birthday celebration

The Dalai Lama marked his official 80th birthday on Sunday, with prayers and celebrations at his hometown in exile but little to show for decades of lobbying seeking greater Tibetan autonomy.

First batch of Kailash Mansarovar yatris cross over to Tibet

First batch of 58 Indian pilgrims undertaking the annual yatra to Kailash Mansarovar on Saturday crossed over to the Tibetan Autonomous Region of China.

Kailash Mansarovar Yatra: Second batch of pilgrims arrive in Almora

 The second batch of pilgrims undertook the annual Kailash Mansarovar Yatra after reaching Uttarakhand`s Almora city on Wednesday, from where they will trek to Lake Mansarovar in Tibet.

Dalai Lama's 80th birthday to be celebrated on June 21

The Tibetan government-in-exile has decided to celebrate the 80th birthday of their spiritual leader, the 14th Dalai Lama, according to the Tibetan calendar next week.

Kailash Yatra made easier with the new route

The new route to Kailash Manasarovar, Lord Shiva's home has made it easier for people to take the holy pilgrimage, especially older citizens, in a car. The journey that takes 22 days can now be completed in one week.

China conducts first military mobility test on bullet train

 China has successfully conducted the first-ever military mobility test by rushing troops and weapons on its bullet train to the restive Muslim-majority Xinjiang province, aimed at evaluating its performance in quick movement of soldiers during a crisis.

China shuts Tibet border, Mansarovar pilgrimage hit

Over 25,000 foreign tourists planning to visit Kailash Mansarovar through Nepal were forced to change their itinerary after the Chinese government shut down all border points in Tibet citing the recent earthquakes in the Himalayan nation, media reported on Monday.

Tibetan mother burns herself to death in China: Reports

A Tibetan mother-of-two burned herself to death to highlight repression in the Chinese Himalayan region, overseas media and rights groups said, the second such fiery protest in eight days.

China doesn't recognise 'illegal' McMahon Line: Beijing responds to NSA Ajit Doval

Sticking to its stand that McMahon Line on India-China boundary is "illegal", China said on Monday it is ready to work with India to resolve the vexed border issue at an early date through "friendly consultations" to create more favourable conditions for bilateral ties.

Tibetan town captures photos of ''panda deity''

 A wild panda has been captured in photos for the first time in a Tibetan town, known for panda worship and panda dance, in China`s Sichuan province.