Dalai Lama to return to Dharamsala on Oct 3 after US checkup

The Dalai Lama, who is in the United States for medical evaluation, will be back home at Mcleodganj in Dharamsala city on October 3, officials confirmed on Sunday.

Tibet is now in its golden age: China

 Denouncing the Dalai Lama's demand for "high degree of autonomy" as an obstruction for progress, China today claimed that the remote Himalayan region is "now in its golden age," benefiting from its policy of regional ethnic autonomy.

US asks China to rethink about restrictions on Tibet

The US has asked China to reassess its policies which impose restrictions on religious freedom in Tibet, days after a top American diplomat concluded his visit to the Communist nation and discussed issues of human rights' violations and religious freedom with the Chinese officials.

Dalai Lama holds discussions with spiritual leaders

Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama arrived at the piligrimage town of Trimbakeshwar, near here on Sunday.

''China dams unlikely to affect Brahmaputra water level''

 The dams constructed by China in Tibet region are unlikely to affect the water level of Brahmaputra river in India, parliament was informed on Thursday.

Chinese armed police enters Nepal from Tibet to repair highway

Chinese armed transport police entered Nepal from Tibet on Saturday to help repair the rain-ravaged China-Nepal Highway at the request of the Nepalese government.

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.

Family of deceased Tibetan monk detained: Rights group

Police detained two family members of a deceased Tibetan monk on Friday, a rights group and media said, one day after his body was cremated in prison against his family`s wishes.

China cremates prominent Tibetan monk against family's wishes
China cremates prominent Tibetan monk against family's wishes

Chinese authorities cremated the body of a prominent Tibetan monk on Thursday, his sister said, denying family members custody of his remains amid suspicions over the cause of his death.

Detentions, protests in China after revered monk dies: Groups
Detentions, protests in China after revered monk dies: Groups

Chinese authorities have suppressed protests over the jailhouse death of a revered Tibetan monk, and briefly detained two of his sisters for not signing his health record, rights groups said Thursday.

Richard Gere speaks up for Tibet at US hearing

Hollywood star Richard Gere expressed outrage Tuesday over the death in a Chinese prison of a key Tibetan dissident, as the US Congress explored ways to ratchet up pressure on Beijing over Tibet.

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.

Tibetan monk sets himself alight in China: Reports

A Tibetan monk set himself on fire in protest at China`s rule over the Himalayan region, overseas media and rights groups said Friday, adding it was unclear whether he survived.

US Congress prods China for unconditional talks with Tibetans

The US House of Representatives in an unanimous resolution has called on China to start unconditional talks with representatives of the Dalai Lama to address the grievances of the Tibetan people.

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".