China Conducts Military Drill in Tibet to Test ‘Civil-Military’ Integration

Alarmed by the Doklam standoff and subsequent exposure of its military’s weakness in logistics and support, China’s People’s Liberation Army conducted a military drill in Tibet on Tuesday. As per credible reports in Chinese media, PLA conducted this exercise to test its logistics and armament support capabilities as well as exploring the possibilities of “civilian-military” integration drills. This drill was first since August after the Doklam Standoff.

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Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche Accused of Sexual Assault Upon Women Followers

The head of Shambala International that has around 200 international Buddhist centers, Sakyon Mipham Rinpoche is accused of sexual assault upon his women followers according to breaking reports. The Tibetan Buddhist leader has been investigated by an independent investigator who reported to have reviewed some of allegations against the rinpoche.

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29 More Hotels in McLeod Ganj Lose Power Connections

Following the meeting of Dharamsala Municipal Corporation, the local administrative body has issued an order for the disconnection of power supply for 29 more hotels in McLeod Ganj on Wednesday. This order to snap the power supply for hotels and restaurants around Dharamsala now added up to a total of 157 such enterprises.

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$2.5 Million Gift for Tibetan Buddhist Studies at University of Michigan

The University of Michigan in United States has received a gift of $2.5 Million to established a New Chair in Tibetan Buddhist Studies from the Khyentse Foundation. According to the foundation, this is the largest monetary contribution to Tibetan Buddhist studies in North America.

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Two Tibetans Arrested for Keeping Dalai Lama Photos

Two Tibetan businessmen have been arrested in Sichuan Province after the authorities found them possessing photos of their exiled spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama according to fresh reports in the Radio Free Asia. This arrested comes very soon after the Chinese authorities launched a campaign against the spiritual leader’s followers inside Tibet.

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Dalai Lama Will Return to Tibet Very Soon, Dr. Sangay Says He Believes in Israel

The head of Tibetan Government-In-Exile, President Sangay’s visit to Israel is likely to ruffle feathers in China.  While seeking support for Tibet in Israel, he also expressed his belief that His Holiness the Dalai Lama will return back to Tibet, where he belongs and the Tibetans inside and outside Tibet will be reunited with basic freedom.

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Rumtek Celebrates Karmapa’s 33rd Birthday Anticipating His Visit

On the occasion of the 33rd birthday of the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje, the Rumtek monastery rose into a grand celebration in front of huge portraits of their spiritual head on Tuesday. This celebration comes out as a call their hope for the visit of the Karmapa who has long been denied permission to visit the state of Kashmir itself.

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Dalai Lama to Visit Netherlands and Germany in September

The Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama is now scheduled to visit Rotterdam in Netherlands and Darmstadt in Germany in the month of September prior to landing in Switzerland for a three days visit. This visit will be the second foreign trip for the Tibetan spiritual in 2018 after his recently concluded visit to the Baltic States.

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