Tibet

China jails Tibetan language activist for five years, human rights bodies cry foul

China jails Tibetan language activist for five years, human rights bodies cry foul

Tashi Wangchuk, according to Chinese authorities, is guilty of inciting separatism. All that Wangchuk wants, however, is to preserve the Tibetan language.

May 22, 2018, 13:23 PM IST
Tibet can be in China if Beijing recognises our culture, says Dalai Lama

Tibet can be in China if Beijing recognises our culture, says Dalai Lama

Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on Sunday said that Tibet can remain in China, only if Beijing recognised and respected the region`s distinct culture and autonomy.

Apr 23, 2018, 06:26 AM IST
To battle water shortage, China building gigantic rain-making network

To battle water shortage, China building gigantic rain-making network

The rain-making systems being placed high on Tibetan mountains could bring rainfall to an area roughly three times the size of Spain.

Mar 28, 2018, 10:07 AM IST
China's fighter jets in Tibet overcome high-altitude engine problems: Report

China's fighter jets in Tibet overcome high-altitude engine problems: Report

China's third generation fighter jets seem to have overcome their engine problems plaguing them while flying over high-altitude regions in Tibet bordering India.

Mar 16, 2018, 00:47 AM IST
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
China flexes muscles near border with India, Tibet; gives a warning to US

China flexes muscles near border with India, Tibet; gives a warning to US

In a brazen display of its military might, the neighbouring country has stationed its fighter jets and warships near Tibet.

Feb 05, 2018, 07:59 AM IST
India should help resolve Tibetan issue: Tibetan leader Lobsang Sangay

India should help resolve Tibetan issue: Tibetan leader Lobsang Sangay

Sangay underlined that an independent or autonomous Tibet was in the interest of both India and China as it provided a buffer between the two big nations that have mutual "mistrust and suspicion" due to their long border.

Jan 18, 2018, 18:58 PM IST
India should stop treating smaller neighbours as mistresses: Chinese daily

India should stop treating smaller neighbours as mistresses: Chinese daily

China has disputes and conflicts with its neighbours galore but a state-run daily here instead accuses India of being pensive when it comes to its neighbours.

Dec 28, 2017, 12:08 PM IST
China to maintain communication with India on artifical lakes

China to maintain communication with India on artifical lakes

China will maintain communication with India to deal with massive lakes formed by landslides on the Brahmaputra river in Tibet.

Dec 26, 2017, 15:43 PM IST
Pay attention to ancient Indian knowledge: Dalai Lama's message for youngsters

Pay attention to ancient Indian knowledge: Dalai Lama's message for youngsters

Tibetan spiritual leader The Dalai Lama today said the younger generation needs to focus and learn more about the ancient knowledge of the country in order to move forward.

Dec 08, 2017, 12:21 PM IST
India need not be 'touchy' over Tibet hydropower plan: Chinese media

India need not be 'touchy' over Tibet hydropower plan: Chinese media

Funds for the new hydropower project in Tibet has already been sanctioned.

Nov 23, 2017, 17:34 PM IST
Tibet wants development, not independence from China: Dalai Lama

Tibet wants development, not independence from China: Dalai Lama

Pointing out how China has become more open to the outside world, the Dalai Lama said the country has to put the development of Tibetan plateau on the high priority list.

Nov 23, 2017, 17:05 PM IST
China puts up routine objection over Nirmala Sitharaman's visit to Arunachal Pradesh

China puts up routine objection over Nirmala Sitharaman's visit to Arunachal Pradesh

China today objected to Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman's first visit to Arunachal Pradesh, saying her tour of the "disputed area" is not conducive to the peace and tranquillity in the region.

Nov 06, 2017, 14:39 PM IST
China hurries to deny 1,000-km Brahmaputra tunnel reports, promises cross-border river cooperation

China hurries to deny 1,000-km Brahmaputra tunnel reports, promises cross-border river cooperation

Beijing’s swift denial comes after Indian news media picked up on the report published by the South China Morning Post, a popular English daily based in Hong Kong. 

Oct 31, 2017, 15:22 PM IST
China mulling 1,000-km tunnel to divert Brahmaputra water from Tibet to Xinjiang: Reports

China mulling 1,000-km tunnel to divert Brahmaputra water from Tibet to Xinjiang: Reports

India has flagged its concerns to Beijing about various dams being built by it on Brahmaputra river.

Oct 30, 2017, 23:39 PM IST
China says no excuses for foreign officials meeting Dalai Lama

China says no excuses for foreign officials meeting Dalai Lama

Visits by the Dalai Lama to foreign countries infuriate China, and fewer and fewer national leaders are willing to meet him, fearing the consequences of Chinese anger.

Oct 21, 2017, 12:06 PM IST
Post Doklam, Nirmala Sitharaman to visit Sikkim-Bhutan-Tibet tri-junction

Post Doklam, Nirmala Sitharaman to visit Sikkim-Bhutan-Tibet tri-junction

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will be visiting Sikkim-Bhutan-Tibet tri-junction and interact with the troops stationed at the forward areas on Saturday.

Oct 07, 2017, 09:54 AM IST
IAF chief says India has power to strike Pakistan nukes, Islamabad says 'expect no restraint'

IAF chief says India has power to strike Pakistan nukes, Islamabad says 'expect no restraint'

Indian Air Force chief Marshal BS Dhanoa’s statement on the force's capability evoked sharp reactions from Pakistan on Thursday. After Dhanoa's response to a question on Pakistan's nuclear arsenal, the neighbour warned that any move by India would result in loss of its restraint.

Oct 05, 2017, 23:47 PM IST
China opens strategic highway to Nepal via Tibet, can be used for military purpose

China opens strategic highway to Nepal via Tibet, can be used for military purpose

China has opened a highway in Tibet to the Nepal border that runs parallel with the Xigaze-Lhasa railway.

Sep 18, 2017, 19:14 PM IST

China not to share Brahmaputra data for now

China on Tuesday said that it cannot share with India the hydrological data of the Brahmaputra river for the time being as the data collection station in Tibet is being upgraded.

Sep 12, 2017, 15:16 PM IST