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Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on Sunday called for the revival of the ancient Indian traditions and for integrating them with the modern ... The Nalanda University, which attracted students and teachers from across the Indian subcontinent as well as China, Central Asia, and Tibet, was the most ...
Despite six decades of Chinese rule, maintaining domestic stability in Tibet is a challenge for Beijing, JNU professor Swaran Singh tells Sapna Singh in an ... expressways, starting regular flights and, above all, operationalizing the rail link between Beijing and Lhasa which is being extended to other cities.

Previous to his arrest, Wangchuk, a Tibetan herder turned shopkeeper, lived a quiet life in Yushu city in Qinghai Province (formerly Amdo, northeast of what ... he began looking for a school for his two nieces and couldn't find one that taught Tibetan, even though nearly everyone living in his town is Tibetan.
A map of Qinghai province's Golog (Guoluo) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, where several Chinese plainclothes security agents in took pilgrim Lhamo Dolkar away ... “In 2012, a monk named Sangye Gyatso staged a protest in the street of Bora village, calling for the return of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
A Buddhist lama and his local volunteers search for a solution to the growing piles of rubbish on the remote Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau .... said that centralised systems, where waste is collected at the village level and transported to the county town for treatment, make economic sense in more populous areas, ...
Swedish authorities said Thursday they have charged a man with spying for China, on suspicion that he gathered information on Tibetans who had fled to Sweden. Dorjee Gyantsan, a 49-year old Tibetan who worked for the pro-Tibetan radio station "Voice of Tibet," was charged with "gross illegal ...

LHASA, April 8 (Xinhua) -- Southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region lifted 1,705 villages out of poverty last year, according to local authorities. A total of 150,000 people were pulled out of poverty last year, bringing the impoverished population in the region from 590,000 in 2015 to 330,000 last year.
The prime minister of the self-declared Tibetan government-in-exile urged his compatriots Saturday to strengthen efforts to make the return of the Dalai ... The Dalai Lama and Sangay spoke at a public event in the northern Indian town of Dharmsala marking the beginning of the 60th year of the spiritual ...
Penpa Tsering, Communist Party secretary of the village, said Khesum is one of the most developed villages under the jurisdiction of Changzhu Township in the city of Shannan. It has 55 students attending the local kindergarten and school. Over half of the families have cars. Per capita annual income in ...
LHASA, March 28 (Xinhua) -- Two hours of drive southeast from Lhasa, capital of Tibet Autonomous Region, brings one to Khesum village, situated ... Party secretary of the village, said Khesum is one of the most developed villages under the jurisdiction of Changzhu Township in the city of Shannan.
Tibetans around the world marked Tibetan National Uprising Day on March 10, with functions and marches happening across European and North American cities. Topic. How did China occupy Tibet? Office of Tibet in US discusses Middle Way Approach with Chinese students · China systematically ...
There's Budapest, described as "a discovery of copper in Budapest architecture," to Tibet, labeled as "a humble selflessness amongst the sands, rocks, and gusts of Tibet. ... (Roofs Of Beni Isguen, for example, is described only as "a walk through alleyways of the roofless North African town of Beni Isguen.
Tsekho Tukchak, set himself ablaze in Ngaba's Meruma township at about 5 p.m. local time and died at the scene, said Meuruma Kungyam, a Tibetan political prisoner living in Australia who is from the same town as Tukchak. “At the time of his self-immolation, Tsekho called out, 'Long live His Holiness the ...
In China, where most rivers are deprived of large mammals due to habitat destruction and over-exploitation, a healthy population of Eurasian otters (Lutra lutra) was recently found to thrive right in a city of over 200,000 people, due mainly to the joint support of conservation initiatives and Tibetan Buddhism.
I'd managed to escape from my office on a six-month leave of absence, and soon after arriving in China, I'd become aware that Tibet was now open to foreigners ... When at last we pulled into a ragged courtyard, the 'City of the Sun' disclosed itself as a little town of whitewashed houses gathered around the ...
LHASA, March 4 (Xinhua) -- Southwest China's Tibet will strive to make highways reach all townships and administrative villages by 2020 in a bid to boost rural development, said the regional transport authorities. By 2020, all townships which meet necessary conditions and 80 percent of administrative ...
We had traveled high into the mountains of the Tibetan plateau last week to write about holiday traditions in that part of China. By detaining ... The figures were even higher in sensitive regions: the mostly Muslim area of Xinjiang in the west, for example, or the cities along the tense border with North Korea.

17 (Xinhua) -- From a beggars' conclave to a boomtown, Paryu Village in Nagqu Prefecture, Tibet Autonomous Region, has undergone a complete facelift over the past ten years. Located ... "Paryu used to be a shantytown for men in rags, now it has become a clean, beautiful, and prospering town," he said.
A large fire has damaged one of the holiest and most politically sensitive sites in Tibet, the Jokhang temple, stirring an outpouring of grief and concern among ... he said, it was not even acknowledged by China's heavily controlled media, “even though you could see it from miles away across the whole city”.
When he was in his 40s, he suddenly left his family, went to Tibet, and spent four years there as a pilgrim and “wandering monk.” Luo, who now divides her time between New York City and Beijing, says that she was close to her grandfather when she was a small child, growing up in a village in southern ...
A Buddhist lama and his local volunteers search for a solution to the growing piles of rubbish on the remote Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau .... said that centralised systems, where waste is collected at the village level and transported to the county town for treatment, make economic sense in more populous areas, ...
Sixty years ago, some 80,000 Tibetans, along with their spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, left Lhasa after a failed uprising against Communist rule over Tibet and fled to India. The Tibetan exile administration, called the CTA, is based in this northern Indian hill town, where the spiritual leader also lives.
26 (Xinhua) -- Folk arts are booming in southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region as the number of county-level folk art groups rose by half over the past five years due to ... By the end of last year, 87 towns in the region had been named "hometowns of folk arts" at regional and national levels.
JULIE MCCARTHY, BYLINE: A river runs through Bhutan's Haa Valley, cascading from the mountains that separate Bhutan from the world's highest plateau, Tibet. Haa City is the last outpost before the Chinese border to the north. India is to the south. The Buddhist kingdom sits in between Asia's biggest ...
“Dalai surrogates” in Tibet and Xinjiang “separatists” are among the groups of people targeted by regional governments in China's latest national crackdown on ... The provinces of Henan and Shandong and the Hebei city of Tangshan said “inciting petitions” would be considered an act of organised crime.
LHASA, Feb. 17 — From a beggars' conclave to a boomtown, Paryu Village in Nagqu Prefecture, Tibet Autonomous Region, has undergone a complete facelift over the past ten years. Located in northern Tibet, at 4,800 meters above sea level, Paryu has a harsh natural environment. In 1994, 73 people ...
We had traveled high into the mountains of the Tibetan plateau last week to write about holiday traditions in that part of China. By detaining us, and ultimately ... I had barely caught my breath from the climb when we were escorted to the police station in the closest village, Damaxiang. The ostensible reason ...
A weekend fire at the sprawling Jokhang monastery in Tibet did not affect the main chapel at the 1,300-year-old religious site, considered the spiritual heart of ... The Dalai Lama has been living in Dharmsala, a northern Indian town, since he fled from Tibet after a failed 1959 uprising against Chinese rule.
In his book Yak Horns, Bhuchung D Sonam writes that Tibet needs its writers, activists, statesmen, thinkers and, most of all, bread-and-freedom poets to paint their ... And there was Ocean Vuong's poem Aubade With Burning City, which plunges into the violence of a personal and political history of Vietnam.
BEIJING — A fire broke out on Saturday at one of the most hallowed sites in Tibet, the Jokhang temple in Lhasa, a day after the start of the traditional Tibetan New Year celebrations, official Chinese news media reported. A brief bulletin issued by The Tibet Daily said the fire had broken out in the evening but ...
17 (Xinhua) -- From a beggars' conclave to a boomtown, Paryu Village in Nagqu Prefecture, Tibet Autonomous Region, has undergone a complete facelift over the past ten years. Located ... "Paryu used to be a shantytown for men in rags, now it has become a clean, beautiful, and prospering town," he said.
A large fire has damaged one of the holiest and most politically sensitive sites in Tibet, the Jokhang temple, stirring an outpouring of grief and concern among ... he said, it was not even acknowledged by China's heavily controlled media, “even though you could see it from miles away across the whole city”.
In 2014, Cindy Shaw, a former Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital speech pathologist, took her first trip to the Indian village of McLeod Ganj, which is known for its large population of Tibetan refugees and is home to the Dalai Lama. A longtime member of Sierra Friends of Tibet, Shaw had taken a three month ...
After death comes for a rinpoche — a Tibetan Buddhist spiritual leader, imbued with supernatural powers — he or she may choose to reincarnate as an ... Born in a blustery, pebble-strewn hamlet near Ladakh — a town in India's Kashmir region — Padma Angdu has brought tremendous honor to his village.
Restoring Ladakh's traditional border trade with Tibet and facilitating the flow of Indian pilgrims via Demchok, a small village and Indian military encampment in the Changthang region ... The other is via Lipulekh Pass linking the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand with the old trading town of Taklakot in Tibet.
15 (Xinhua) -- As Chinese celebrate traditional Lunar New Year, the most important festival of a year, Tibetans are even happier as the Tibetan New Year coincides with the Spring Festival ... Traditional New Year celebrations extend from cities to towns and pasturing areas in the southwest China region.
There isn't a compulsory dish or offering,” Loga says, wearing a traditional robe called a chuba. “The most important offering is the one from the heart.” Loga's family moved to Toronto in 2012 from the village of Bir in northern India, close to the Tibetan border. His parents fled Tibet in 1959, the same year the ...
New Delhi: There has been a significant spurt in Chinese air force activities in Tibet since last year's standoff between Indian and Chinese troops at Doklam. Air traffic at dual-use airports has ... The Gonggar airport is the largest airport in Tibet supporting the capital city of Lhasa. It has been renovated and ...
We tell you what does the eight-day fiesta has in store for cultural connoisseurs of the city. Commencing on February 17 at Deekshabhoomi, fest will have an eclectic mix of different cultures of countries like Japan, China, Tibet, Thailand and Vietnam. “Last year over one lakh people had come to the festival ...
We visited small villages like Samye and Gyantse, larger “Chinese-style” cities like Shigatse, and eventually a small town known as Segar which rests a mere 2 hours from Everest Base Camp. Most of us had felt sick or anxious at one point or another, but the air on the morning of our visit to base camp felt ...
Grammy-winning icon Carly Simon will join the eclectic line-up for the Annual Tibet House U.S. Benefit Concert on March 3 at The Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall in New York City at 7:30 p.m. ET. This year's show will take on a special significance as cultural conversations continue ...
Spokane commuters spend about 15 hours in traffic a year, much better than many other comparably sized cities. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review) ... Spokane motorists live in a midsize city where traffic competes with what are basically oversized towns. The rest of the urban commuters in the ...
Sometime in April, it will face “Day Zero,” which means that the city's taps will be turned off and its four million residents will have no access to water. ... Beijing can no longer sustain its water supply as glaciers in Tibet are receding even faster than expected. ... Two other large Texas towns are in trouble.
Kolkata: There is clear and present danger of a wall of water gushing down from Tibet into East Siang district of Arunachal Pradesh as in 2000, flooding the entire Brahmaputra plains till Assam and taking a heavy toll on life and property. According to experts who spoke at a seminar on resolution of disputes ...
The Mystical Arts of Tibet, direct from the Drepung Loseling Monastery in India, will bring their multifaceted and unique programming to the RiverCenter for the Performing Arts for five days. The monks of Drepung ... In every city that the Drepung Loseling monks visit, they create a sand mandala. The sand ...
In this effort, which some scholars call the “Disneyfication” of Tibet, Beijing has renamed a town in Dechen in eastern Tibet as Shangri-La, a haven for stressed ... Plucked from obscurity from a remote village at the edge of the Tibetan Plateau, Lhamo Dhondup was enthroned as the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet.
The first large push of Tibetans coming to the U.S. was thanks to a visa lottery in 1991 that brought 1,000 Tibetans here. The largest community is in New York City, where approximately 6,000 Tibetans reside. There are Tibetan communities all over the U.S., including in Bloomington; Madison, Wisconsin; ...
Lodoe Gyatso talks about the Tibetan people's commitment for world peace and non-violence under the guidance of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. “On this day of 28 ... in May 2017. Lodoe Gyatso is from Soghkar village in Tsadog township, Sog county, Nagchu Prefecture in the Tibet Autonomous Region.
A Tibetan monk missing since traveling from India more than a year ago to visit his family in Sichuan has been found jailed by China on an unknown charge ... Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, had traveled to his home town on a valid travel document issued by the Chinese embassy in India, the source said.
FOR FREEDOM: Former IFP leader Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi, left, Dr Lobsang Sangay, president of Central Tibetan Administration and IFP MP, Inkosi Russell Cebekhulu, light the peace torch at the Ubuntu Wellness Centre in the city on Thursday. Cape Town - The Tibet Africa tribe lit the peace torch at ...


 

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