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  • china s emergency response to 5.9 earthquake in tibet

    China's emergency response to 5.9 earthquake in Tibet

    World | April 25, 2015 23:37 IST

    Beijing: China`s ministry of civil affairs (MCA) and the National Commission for Disaster Reduction on Saturday evening issued a level-IV emergency response to the earthquake in Tibet that measured 5.9 on the Richter scale.The quake

  • houses collapse in tibet earthquake

    Houses collapse in Tibet earthquake

    World | April 25, 2015 18:11 IST

    Lhasa: Houses collapsed in parts of Tibet, when an 8.1-magnitude earthquake that struck Nepal earlier on Saturday, also hit the region.Houses collapsed in Kyirong county, and communications signals were interrupted in Kyirong and Dram counties

  • glaciers in tibet retreating at alarming rate

    Glaciers in Tibet retreating at alarming rate

    World | April 23, 2015 14:14 IST

    Beijing: China's glaciers particularly those in Tibet have retreated by about 7,600 square kms - nearly 18 per cent - in the last 65 years and even the thick ice around the base camp of

  • post dams brahmaputra won t be same again

    'Post dams Brahmaputra won't be same again'

    India | February 15, 2015 11:59 IST

    New Delhi: If all the large dams proposed by China on rivers within Tibet begin operations, the Brahmaputra river will never be the same again, warns a Canadian environmentalist who has done extensive research on

  • dalai lama 79 still longing for his homeland

    Dalai Lama, 79, still longing for his homeland

    India | February 11, 2015 14:14 IST

    Dharamsala: Fifty-six years in exile in India and still longing for his homeland: Spiritual leader the Dalai Lama said the spirit of Tibetans in Tibet is still very strong.The 79-year-old pontiff made the remark Tuesday

  • richard gere meets prime minister modi

    Richard Gere meets Prime Minister Modi

    Hollywood | January 05, 2015 19:16 IST

    New Delhi: Hollywood actor Richard Gere  met Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on Monday."Mr. Richard Gere met Prime Minister @narendramodi," read a post from the @PMOIndia Twitter handle.The Amircan actor gifted a bunch of flowers

  • tibetan art to be displayed at dastkaari haat

    Tibetan art to be displayed at Dastkaari Haat

    Lifestyle | December 30, 2014 19:51 IST

    New Delhi: Tibetan rugs, singing bowls, ritual objects and antiques, along with traditional Indian handicraft products will be displayed at the annual Dastkari Haat Craft Bazaar beginning Jan 1, organisers said Tuesday.Apart from Tibetan products,

  • pope francis dalai lama not to meet in rome

    Pope Francis, Dalai Lama not to meet in Rome

    World | December 12, 2014 11:01 IST

    Dharamsala: Pope Francis and Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama will not meet in Rome, a western media report said Friday.The latter is in the Italian capital to attend the 14th World Summit of Nobel Peace

  • china defends damming brahmaputra river in tibet

    China defends damming Brahmaputra river in Tibet

    World | November 24, 2014 18:00 IST

    Beijing:  Defending its plans to build a series of hydropower projects over Brahmaputra river in Tibet, China today said it has taken “full account” of concerns of downstream countries as well as the “bigger picture”

  • china all set to construct new rail line in tibet close to

    China all set to construct new rail line in Tibet close to Arunachal

    World | November 01, 2014 9:33 IST

    Beijing: China approved construction of a new strategically important high altitude railway line in Tibet costing about US $6 billion that would come close to the Indian border in Arunachal Pradesh.China has approved the feasibility

  • china dismisses dalai lama s wish to visit tibet

    China Dismisses Dalai Lama's Wish to Visit Tibet

    World | October 08, 2014 21:52 IST

    Beijing: China today spurned the Dalai Lama's wish to visit Tibet, insisting that he should first genuinely give up his attempt to split the country and stop undertaking separatist activities to ensure his "personal future"."Our

  • china upgrades status of tibet s police force to military

    China upgrades status of Tibet's police force to military body

    World | October 08, 2014 19:28 IST

    Beijing: China has upgraded the status of Tibet's top police force to that of a military body, recognizing its key role in maintaining peace in the troubled Himalayan region which has witnessed anti-Beijing protests by

  • tibet should be core issue for india china tibetan pm

    Tibet should be core issue for India, China: Tibetan PM

    India | September 18, 2014 7:25 IST

    Dharamsala: Tibetan Prime Minister-in-exile Lobsang Sangay yesterday said Tibet should be a core issue for India in its dealings with China."It has always been our hope that the Indian government makes Tibet a core issue

  • china inaugurates new tibet rail link close to sikkim

    China inaugurates new Tibet rail link close to Sikkim

    World | August 15, 2014 16:58 IST

    Beijing: China today inaugurated its second railway line in Tibet, built at a cost of $2.16 billion, close to Indian border in Sikkim, enhancing mobility of its military in the remote and strategic Himalayan region.The

  • dalai lama greeted on his 79th birthday

    Dalai Lama greeted on his 79th birthday

    India | July 06, 2014 20:54 IST

    Dharamsala/Shimla: Dalai Lama was today greeted on his 79th birthday by Tibetan government in-exile, which vowed to resolve the Tibet issue with the Chinese government using the spiritual leader's Middle Way Approach.In a message to

  • no locals committed self immolations in tibet official

    No locals committed self-immolations in Tibet: Official

    World | March 09, 2014 18:15 IST

    Beijing: A senior Chinese official from Tibet today refuted reports that 120 self-immolations opposing the Chinese rule happened in the Himalayan region in recent times.  No local residents, monks or nuns in southwest China's Tibet

  • china refuses to recognise us special coordinator for tibet

    China refuses to recognise US special coordinator for Tibet

    World | February 24, 2014 16:29 IST

    Beijing: China today refused to recognise US government's appointment of a special coordinator for Tibetan issues, calling it an interference in its internal affairs.  “Chinese government is firmly opposed to the interference in China's internal

  • dalai lama calls for dialogues to solve problems of violence

    Dalai Lama calls for dialogues to solve problems of violence

    India | February 02, 2014 15:55 IST

    Guwahati: Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama today called for dialogues with a sense of concern at all levels for solving the problems of violence in the world.“Just saying we want peace is not enough. But

  • china to build 7th airport in tibetan region

    China to build 7th airport in Tibetan region

    World | September 09, 2013 17:39 IST

    Beijing: In a boost to infrastructure in the strategic Himalayan region, China has announced plans to build the seventh airport near Tibet, where the world's highest altitude aerodrome is located.Construction will start later this year

  • tibetans express gratitude for support and protection

    Tibetans express gratitude for support and protection

    India | September 02, 2013 20:15 IST

    Dharamsala: The Tibetan Parliament-in-exile today expressed its gratitude to the government and people of India for the aid and protection provided to Tibetan refugees.“India has become like a second home for us. We are profoundly