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`Extinct human gene helped Tibetans survive high altitudes`

Last Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014, 21:32

In a ground breaking discovery, researchers have found that Tibetans were able to adapt to high altitudes thanks to a gene picked up when their ancestors mated with a species of humans they helped push to extinction.

Tibetans protest Chinese foreign minister`s visit

Last Updated: Sunday, June 08, 2014, 12:37

Tibetan emigres Sunday staged a protest in Delhi against Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi`s visit to India.

Why Tibetans easily adapt to high-altitudes

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 11, 2014, 11:55

Researchers have suggested that genetic adaptations for life at high elevations found in residents of the Tibetan plateau likely originated around 30,000 years ago in peoples related to contemporary Sherpa.

Tibetans still recognise the McMahon line: Lobsang Sangay

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 05, 2014, 04:28

Tibetans still recognise the McMahon line that the erstwhile British rulers drew to demarcate the boundary between India and Tibet, Tibetan PM-in-exile Lobsang Sangay said.

Mutation in key gene helps Tibetans thrive at high altitude

Last Updated: Saturday, January 18, 2014, 14:32

A team of researchers have suggested that a red blood cell production controlling gene evolved quickly to enable Tibetans to tolerate high altitudes.

China must befriend Tibet monks to build `impenetrable defence`: Official

Last Updated: Friday, December 13, 2013, 13:08

Chinese officials in Tibet must build an "impenetrable defense" against separatism and befriend monks and nuns in the restive and remote region, a senior official said in remarks published on Friday.

Confrontation with China cannot solve Tibet issue: Dalai Lama

Last Updated: Sunday, December 01, 2013, 23:24

Tibetans are not insisting on independence as any confrontation with China cannot solve the issue and autonomy for the region will be mutually beneficial for both sides, Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama said on Sunday.

Exiled Tibetans promote their culture, traditions in Dharamsala

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 29, 2013, 13:44

Tensions have mounted between Tibet and China since 2008, after riots that broke out in the Tibet Autonomous Region and the Tibetan parts of China, which led to a government crackdown.

Sixteen Chinese arrested for crossing over to India

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 16, 2013, 15:34

At least 16 Chinese nationals, mostly Tibetans, were arrested along the Sino-Indian border for illegally crossing over to India in the last two years.

Tibetan Task Force meet on negotiation with China begins

Last Updated: Thursday, September 05, 2013, 23:32

A three-day meeting of the Task Force of Exiled Tibetans began on Thursday.

Tibetans mark 53 years of government-in-exile

Last Updated: Monday, September 02, 2013, 15:58

The Tibetan government-in-exile on Monday asserted again its demand of equal rights for the people of Tibet in China.

China police fire on Tibetans honouring Dalai Lama

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 09, 2013, 14:54

Chinese police opened fire on Tibetans marking the Dalai Lama`s 78th birthday, shooting at least one monk in the head and seriously wounding several other people, two overseas groups said on Tuesday.