April 2011

Dharamshala: - Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama offered a special prayer during a Buddhist ceremony Friday for the victims of the March 11 earthquake

Dharamshala: - In a congratulatory message to his successor, Kalon Tripa Professor Samdhong Rinpoche and members of the Kashag have expressed

On Tuesday, 26 April 2011, the Tibetan Community in Switzerland and Liechtenstein (TCSL) organised a solidarity rally for the Tibetan monks in Ngaba

Dharamshala, April 22: Civil servants of exile Tibetan government on Friday offered a long-life prayer to Dalai Lama at the main temple here and pledged their sincere service.

Brussels, April 19: In response to an appeal from the Office of Tibet Brussels, Mr Edward McMillan-Scott, Vice-President of the

Daharamshala, April 19: A group of Tibetans fasting in protest of Chinese authorities’ siege of Kirti Monastery in Tibet’s Ngaba County were disrupted by Nepali Police on Monday.

Dharamshala: - The United States on Thursday (14th April) criticized China after violent incidents at the Kirti Monastery in Ngaba region of eastern Tibet and called on Beijing government to respect religious freedom and Human Rights of people in Tibet.

On April 11th, Dawa Sara from Oberurnen (Kanton Glarus) travelled for the second time on April 11th,2011 to Geneva to continue his campaign, which he started a month ago in front of the United Nations in Geneva.

Dharamsala: Nepal Officials agreed to curb anti-Chinese Government activities in Nepal, this comes just days after the European Parliament and US criticised Nepal authorities for their treatment of Tibetan refugees in the country.

Dharamshala: - A serious situation has escalated recently in Ngaba county, Amdo region of eastern Tibet as the Kirti Monastery in the region has been sealed off by armed Chinese security forces. The armed forces this week also have prevented food from entering the monastery, and from Monks leaving.

Dharamshala: China's human rights record is on a "negative trend" with growing restrictions on freedom of speech and "severe repression" in the Tibet, Xinjiang and China, according to a US State Department annual report published Friday (8th April). The report also criticized China for its worsening human rights record and urged Beijing to release dozens of

Dharamshala: - The European Parliament has adopted a resolution on the government of Nepal to respect the democratic principles and human rights of the Tibetan refugee community living in the Himalayan region. On 7th April, in Brussels, the capital of Belgium,

On April 9th, 2011 around 40 Tibetans of the Tibetan community Glarus gathered in Linthal to commemorate the 49 day of death of Jigme Norbu, son of late Taktser Rinpoche.

DHARAMSHALA: A Tibetan monk who was severely beaten and tortured by the Chinese police for his role in the peaceful protest in Labrang Tashikyil in northeastern Tibet in 2008 succumbed to his injuries on 3 April.

Dharamshala: - On April 2nd in the Indian capital New Delhi during his lecture on "Non-Violence and Spiritual Values of Secular India" in honour of former Indian President R. Venkataraman, Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama urged the young Indians to "play a more active role in preserving their centuries old tradition of non-violence and propagating it to the outside world".

Dharamsala, April 4 - Students from various schools here sat on a ‘Fast for Freedom’ Sunday in solidarity with the Tibetan students of the Ngaba Prefecture Upper Middle School who have been reportedly sitting on fast since March 17 in protest against the Chinese government following a Tibetan monk’s self immolation and its handling by the Chinese police.

DHARAMSHALA: Kalon Tsering Phuntsok, of the Department of Religion and Culture, today launched Ven Bagdro's eighth book named A Difficult Road.

Nepal is caught in a tug-of-war between India and China that threatens to tear it apart. The big picture is dominated by the rivalry of Asia's two great rising powers; but how and why that rivalry plays out in Nepal has a lot to do with the Tibetan issue and China's anxiety over the potential for increasingly militant Tibetan emigres in Nepal and India to cause problems for Beijing.

BEIJING: China has arrested another dissident on subversion charges, the third in a deepening security crackdown , his family said on Wednesday, while a Chinese-Australian writer who had disappeared in China contacted friends and said he was sick.

Dharamsala April 2 – Chinese authorities in Derge County in Kardze “Tibet Autonomous Prefecture” have taken into custody and imposed penalty on family members of three Tibetan youth who are absconding after putting up posters and leaflets calling for Tibet’s independence, reported the Radio Free Asia.

India should seriously consider the melting glaciers in the Tibetan plateau, as millions of Indians rely on the water that comes from this region, says the Dalai Lama.