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Tibetan Man Detained Following New Solo Protest in Kardze Saturday, February 27th, 2016

Authorities in southwestern China’s Sichuan province have detained a Tibetan man after he launched a solo protest in restive Kardze county in a bold public challenge to Beijing’s rule, Tibetan sources in the region and in exile said. Jamyang Dorje, 41, was taken into custody shortly after..

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Tibetan Monk Jailed For Two Years Over Dalai Lama Photo Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016

A court in northwestern China’s Qinghai province has handed a two-year jail term to a Tibetan monk accused of passing a photo of exiled spiritual leader the Dalai Lama to friends via social media, sources in the region and in exile said. Gomar Choephel, 47, was sentenced on Feb. 17 by the..

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Qinghai Lake Activists Confront Chinese, Tibetan Poachers Monday, February 15th, 2016

Tibetan environmental activists clashed twice this week with Han Chinese and Tibetans fishing illegally in a scenic lake in northwestern China’s Qinghai province, sustaining beatings in their attempts to stop the poaching, sources said. On Feb. 12, a group of activist volunteers were attacked by..

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Two Monks Detained in Sichuan Over Dalai Lama Prayers Friday, February 12th, 2016

Authorities in western China’s Sichuan province have detained two senior Tibetan monks on suspicion of holding prayers for the good health of exiled spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, an India-based Tibetan rights group said this week. Khenpo Paga and Geshe Orgyen, both high-ranking monks at..

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Nuns in Nepal Rebuild Sustainably Thursday, February 11th, 2016

For more than eight months I have been working on a project to help restore a remote mountaintop Tibetan nunnery in Nepal, which was devastated by the earthquake last year. These activities draw directly on the religious traditions of the nuns and on indigenous building practices of the..

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China: No End to Tibet Surveillance Program Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

NEWYORK, (HRW): Chinese authorities have indefinitely extended an intensive surveillance program in villages across the Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) that was due to end in 2014, Human Rights Watch said today. There are indications that the “village-based cadre teams” (zhucun gongzuodui)..

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Russian author expresses concerns for Tibet Sunday, January 17th, 2016

Tenzin Monlam, DHARAMSHALA: A Russian scholar at the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences and the author of a new book on Tibet Hidden Tibet: History of independence and occupation said that China has made ‘Tibet into a military country’. Dr. Sergei L Kuzmin was..

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Nepali student found dead in New Zealand Wednesday, December 30th, 2015

New Zealand: Maunganui beach of New Zealand, local media reported. Local police identified the deceased as Pawan Kumar Khadka, who originally hailed from Kathmandu. According to stuff.co.nz, a beach walker discovered Khadka’s body floating in the surf south-east of Moturiki Island at 6.30am..

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Nepali in Boston Protest Against India’s Blockade Tuesday, December 1st, 2015

Boston: Although there is not an official blockade imposed by India against Nepal, the landlocked nation that depends mainly on India for gas, oil, medicine and other essential supplies for survival has been facing shortages for several months now. Nepal has recently adapted its new constitution,..

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Saudi Govt change in Nepal puts off hiring of house helps Wednesday, November 25th, 2015

KATHMANDU: Saudi Govt efforts to reach an agreement with Nepal to recruit house helps has hit a snag following a major government change in Kathmandu. “Negotiations to reach a recruitment accord have halted and will not resume until the formation of a new government,” said an official at the..

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