Tibetan Schools Extend Holidays by 2 Months Amid Coronavirus Scare

The largest Tibetan educational institute in exile has extended the holidays by at least two months amid the coronavirus scare. The Tibetan Children’s Village has announced the extension of the winter vacation of their schools by another two months. Students below eight standard studying at its schools have been told to return home until further notice.

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Shimla Govt to Rehabilitate Tibetan Families to Permanent Houses from Shacks

The Himachal Pradesh cabinet in a recent meeting has approved the project to rehabilitate Tibetan families living in shacks to permanent houses by Shimla authorities. According to the local reports, 71 Tibetan refugee families will be shifted and rehabilitated from Sanjauli to Maliana or Mehli area under the Prime Minister Awas Yojna.

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Tibetan Girl Wins A University Senate Election in US

A Tibetan girl has won in a US University Senate election and it is a great victory owing to Tibetans. The Tibetan girl contested in the elections and got elected in a tightly fought senate contest in one of the vibrant campuses in the United States. The University Senate elections took place between February 18 – 21 this year.

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Tibetan Girl Wins Miss Himalaya Global Title in New Delhi

A Tibetan girl participating in a beauty pageant in New Delhi has been crowned with the title of Miss Himalaya Global. The Tibetan girl who had earlier participated in Miss Tibet beauty pageant, participated in the Mr. and Miss Glory of India 2020 held last week in New Delhi at which she has won the title of Miss Himalaya Global.

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Tibetan Refugees Can Now Appear in Indian Public Service Exams

According to the latest announcement, Tibetan refugees can now appear in the Indian public service exams. While the eligibility does not apply for all Tibetan refugees, those Tibetans who moved to India before 1962 are now eligible. More than a hundred thousand Tibetans are living in India as refugees over the past sixty years.

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Two Karmapas to Jointly Identify Shamar Rinpoche’s Reincarnation

Two Karmapas, Ogyen Trinley Dorjee and Thaye Dorjee plans to jointly identify Shamar Rinpoche’s reincarnation. The widely recognized claimants to the title of Karmapa, the highest leader of Karma Kagyu sect of Tibetan Buddhism are working on clearing the controversy surrounding them since many years.

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Tibetan Settlements Receive Rs. 30 Million Grant-in-Aid from Karnataka Govt.

The Tibetan settlements in the state has received Rs. 3 crore grant-in-aid from Karnataka government. Tibetan settlements in the state will benefit from the aid as the support will greatly help in the administrative expenses as well as other benefits. The aid has been a much needed timely support from the host authorities to the Tibetans in the state.

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Haryana to Frame Tibetan Rehabilitation Policy, Facilities for Tibetan Children

The state of Haryana is going to frame the Tibetan Rehabilitation Policy for the refugees. The state has sought approval to provide facilities and benefits to the Tibetan refugee children. The Tibetan Rehabilitation Policy framed by the union government of India in 2014 aims to provide sustainable rehabilitation support for Tibetan refugees.

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Dalai Lama’s Reincarnation Belongs to Tibetans: Belgium

His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s reincarnation belongs to the Tibetan religious community says Belgium minister Philip Goffin. In a recent discussion at the Belgian Federal Parliament, the question of Tibet was discussed. Particularly, the Belgian stand on His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s reincarnation was discussed in the face of Chinese claims.

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US Passes Bill to Sanction Chinese Interference in Dalai Lama Successor

The US House of Representative on Tuesday passed a bill to sanction Chinese interference in the selection of His Holiness the Dalai Lama successor. In a historic victory to Tibet, The Tibetan Policy and Support Bill was passed in the house with an overwhelming mandate. The bill represents a major update to the landmark Tibet Policy Act 2002.

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