Tibet: News

19 Jun 2024

Dalai Lama

US delegation visits Dalai Lama in Himachal's McLeod Ganj

A bipartisan congressional delegation from the United States, led by former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Michael McCaul, visited the Dalai Lama at his residence in McLeod Ganj, Himachal Pradesh.

04 Apr 2024

Travel And Tourism

Embark on a spiritual quest to Mount Kailash, Tibet

Mount Kailash, located in the remote corners of Tibet, stands as a symbol of purity and spirituality.

'Senseless attempts': India rejects China renaming places in Arunachal Pradesh 

The Ministry of External Affairs on Tuesday voiced its strong disapproval over China's recent attempt to rename various locations in Arunachal Pradesh.

10 Jul 2023

Dalai Lama

US official meets Dalai Lama; China calls it 'pure offense'

China has vehemently opposed the recent meeting of the Joe Biden administration's top official on human rights issues, Uzra Zeya, and Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, in New Delhi.

11 May 2023


China's news rules for Kailash-Mansarovar Yatra, Indians to pay most

After three years, China has reopened several points on its border with Nepal, allowing pilgrims on the Kailash-Mansarovar Yatra. Although it has started issuing visas, a slew of restrictions, including fees hike will make traveling difficult, per reports.

08 May 2023


Renowned Tibetan filmmaker Pema Tsedan dies at 53

Pema Tseden, a prominent Tibetan filmmaker of Chinese descent, reportedly passed away on Monday. He was 53.

14 Apr 2023

Dalai Lama

Tibetan exile leader defends Dalai Lama's 'suck my tongue' video

Penpa Tsering, the Sikyong or political leader of the Central Tibetan Administration (government-in-exile), defended the Dalai Lama on Thursday after a video clip of him asking a boy to suck his tongue surfaced.

04 Apr 2023


China renames 11 places in Arunachal calling it 'southern Tibet'

China on Sunday renamed 11 places in Arunachal Pradesh to assert its claim over the Indian state. The names have been standardized in Chinese, Tibetan, and Pinyin languages, as it calls Arunachal Pradesh 'Zangnan, the southern part of Tibet.'

27 Mar 2023

Dalai Lama

Dalai Lama names new Buddhist spiritual leader, China's reaction awaited

The Dalai Lama, Tibet's spiritual leader, has named an eight-year-old United States (US)-born Mongolian boy as the 10th Khalkha Jetsun Dhampa Rinpoché—the third highest rank in Tibetan Buddhism—reports said.

30 Dec 2022

Dalai Lama

Chinese woman detained in Gaya over threat to Dalai Lama

Bihar Police detained a Chinese woman in Gaya on Thursday for reportedly being a threat to Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama.

29 Dec 2022

Dalai Lama

Cops hunt Chinese 'spy' amid Dalai Lama's Bodh Gaya visit

Amid Dalai Lama's visit to Bihar's Bodh Gaya, the police sounded a security alert on Thursday morning at the Buddhist pilgrimage site and released a sketch of a wanted Chinese woman.

20 Sep 2022


The historic Trans Bhutan Trail reopens after 60 years

The iconic Trans Bhutan Trail that dates back to the 16th century is reopening after 60 years and is all set to welcome travelers from September 28, 2022.

19 Aug 2021


China pushes adoption of language, cultural symbols in Tibet

A top Chinese official said on Thursday that all-around efforts are needed to ensure Tibetans speak standard spoken and written Chinese and share the cultural symbols and images of the Chinese nation.

06 Jul 2021

Climate Change

Dalai Lama turns 86, commits to reviving ancient Indian knowledge

On his 86th birthday on Tuesday, the Dalai Lama said he's taken full advantage of India's freedom and religious harmony and is committed to reviving ancient Indian knowledge.

25 Jun 2021

Arunachal Pradesh

China launches first bullet train in Tibet

China on Friday operationalized its first fully electrified bullet train in the remote Himalayan region of Tibet, connecting the provincial capital Lhasa and Nyingchi, a strategically located Tibetan border town close to Arunachal Pradesh, India.

17 Feb 2021

Dalai Lama

Rigidity okay with compassionate motive: Dalai Lama to Indian Police

The Dalai Lama on Wednesday said it is okay for police to be rigid on their job as long as the motivation of their action is larger good. He was giving a talk on Empathy and Compassion in Policing at the request of the Indian Police Foundation.

07 Sep 2020


BJP's Ram Madhav attends Tibetan soldier's funeral, later deletes tweet

In an unparalleled incident, the Indian Army on Monday accorded an honorable goodbye to a Tibetan soldier who died in Ladakh last month, reportedly after stepping on a landmine.

14 Jul 2020


How to cook delicious Tibetan-style thukpa noodle soup

Thukpa is a popular noodle soup dish cooked with lots of boiled vegetables or chicken.

11 Oct 2019

Narendra Modi

Tibetan protesters detained from hotel where Xi Jinping will stay

Tamil Nadu police have detained five Tibetan students from the hotel where Chinese President Xi Jinping will be staying during his two-day visit to India.

28 Jun 2019


Is Dalai Lama's 'attractive female successor' remark really sexist?

The 14th Dalai Lama is one of the most revered spiritual leaders in the world, perceived as a figure of humanity and compassion.

24 Apr 2019


Strong 6.1-magnitude earthquake rocks Arunachal, no casualties or damage reported

A strong 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck India's northeastern state of Arunachal Pradesh early hours today, the US Geological Survey said.

20 Dec 2018

Donald Trump

Trump signs bill on Tibet into law despite China protest

US President Donald Trump has signed a bipartisan bill on Tibet into law that could enrage China, paving the way to impose a visa ban on Chinese officials who deny American citizens, government officials and journalists access to the sensitive Himalayan region, the homeland of the exiled Dalai Lama.

22 Oct 2018


China to ban 'eco-unfriendly' tourist vehicles near Mt. Everest base-camp

China is planning to ban polluting tourist vehicles at the Mount Everest base camp in Tibet from next year as part of its efforts to reduce pollution in the area that has a fragile environment.

24 Jul 2018

Dalai Lama

China: Tibetan students banned from taking part in religious activities

Children in traditionally Buddhist Tibet have been banned from taking part in religious activities over the summer holidays in China.

07 Jul 2018


Kailash-Mansarovar: Last-batch of stranded Indian-pilgrims airlifted to safety from Nepal

All the 1,430 stranded Indian pilgrims who were stranded while returning from the Kailash Mansarovar in Tibet have been airlifted to safety with the evacuation of the last batch of 160 people from Nepal's mountainous regions today.

29 Jun 2018

Narendra Modi

China's PLA conducts military-drills, the first in Tibet since Doklam

Two days ago, China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) carried out drills to test their logistics, armament support capabilities and military-civilian integration, the first such exercise in Tibet since the Doklam standoff.

17 Jun 2018


Commercial mountaineering turns Mount Everest into world's highest rubbish dump

Decades of commercial mountaineering has turned Mount Everest into the world's highest rubbish dump.

13 Jun 2018

Dalai Lama

China needs to engage in direct-dialogue with Dalai Lama: Pompeo

Ahead of his Beijing visit, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the US should express publicly that China needs to engage in meaningful and direct dialogue with Dalai Lama or his representatives, without preconditions, to lower tensions.

06 Mar 2018


After India snub, Tibetans shift Dalai Lama event from Delhi

New Delhi's zeal to rebuild relations with Beijing has taken a toll on the anniversary celebrations of Dalai Lama's arrival in India.

02 Mar 2018


No change in stance on Dalai Lama, says Indian government

After media reports of Center asking its senior leaders to stay away from events marking 60 years in exile of the Dalai Lama, Ministry of External Affairs clarified that India's position on the Dalai Lama has not changed.

24 Nov 2017

Dalai Lama

Dalai Lama: Tibet doesn't seek independence from China

Speaking in Kolkata, Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama stated that his people do not seek independence from China, but prefer "greater development."

18 Nov 2017


Magnitude-6.9 earthquake hits Tibet, tremors felt in Arunachal Pradesh

A powerful earthquake struck Tibet's Nyingchi prefecture, located close to the border with Arunachal Pradesh, at 4:04 am IST.

21 Oct 2017


No country can meet Dalai Lama without offending China

It's been 58 years since the Dalai Lama fled to India seeking refuge after an unsuccessful revolt against China, but the country is still bitter about the Tibetan spiritual leader, whom it considers a "separatist."

09 Aug 2017

Indian Air Force

Report: Indian Air Force warplanes have major advantage over China's

Indian Air Force (IAF) fighter jets will have significant advantages if they are required to operate against Chinese aircraft over Tibet in the event of hostilities.

18 Jul 2017


PLA exercises in Tibet: Is China preparing for war?

China's state-run China Central Television (CCTV) reported that the People's Liberation Army conducted a military drill near the Arunachal border, focusing on quick troop movement and targeting enemy aircraft.

26 Jun 2017


Tibetans unhappy over conditions for passports set by government

The 14th Dalai Lama fled to India in 1959 and since then, about 1.5-2 lakh Tibetans have followed his footsteps.

China plans scientific expedition to Tibet after nearly 40 years

China has included the Qinghai-Tibetan plateau, an area earmarked under the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) as part of a scientific expedition to study climatic, environmental and biodiversity changes in the region over the past few decades.

11 May 2017


China objects to US delegation's visit to China

Beijing has condemned the recent meeting of a US Congress delegation with the Dalai Lama saying the move "sent a very wrong signal to the world about Tibet independence."

Tibet Issue: CPC finds officials guilty of funding Dalai Lama

In an untoward development, the Chinese Communist Party (CPC) revealed that some of its officials had been funding the Dalai Lama, "undermining the fight against separatists".