Tibetan Losar Fest To Feature Indian TV Sensations Raghav and MJ 5

India’s Slow-Mo Icon Raghav Juyal aka Coakroaxz and India’s Dacing superstars MJ 5 will be featuring at the Losar Music Fest at Bylakuppe Tibetan Settlement in Karnataka. The organisers; LOBYON Entertainments says its the first of its kind. Losar Music Fest 2016 is scheduled for 10th and 11th of February 2016 and it also features 6 Tibetan artists Choedak, Sogshod Dhargyal, Tsering Choezom, Tenor, Sonam Topden (Facebook’s singing sensation) and Mariko.

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Speaker Penpa Tsering Announced For 2016 Sikyong Candidate By Majority

This morning around 10:30 am, the Central Ngari Chithun Association announced at a press conference that with the majority approval of all its regional chapters, it is supporting Mr. Penpa Tsering for the 2016 Sikyong. The former President of the association Dr. Thokmey and the running president Mr. Chime Youngdung were present at the press conference along with around 30 people.

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His Holiness’s Health: No Major Concerns From Check-Up

His Holiness the Dalai Lama who is currently at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, scheduled to undergo a prostate treatment is reported to have no major concerns. Tibetans have been worrying about the news of the health check-up required for His Holiness as advised by the doctors. This news comes out as a great relief for many people especially Tibetans.
His Holiness’s state of health has no major concerns and he will make a full recovery after the treatment.

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Om Mani Padme Hung Explanation By His Holiness

Buddhism is a religion that is based mainly on the use of Human intelligence in reasoning the whole system of the religion and implementing it. Buddhism is not about just the complete faith and believing in the god blindly. This is the sort of explanation I perceived from the introductory note given by His Holiness the Dalai Lama prior to explaining the meaning of Om Mani Padme Hung.

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21,000 Officials On Indefinite Intrusive Surveillance Of Village Tibetans

According to a report on Human Rights Watch, the authorities deployed a team of 21,000 officials in 2011 to carry out intrusive surveillance of Tibetans in villages. The surveillance includes questioning the villagers about their religious and political views. The report has described the scheme to have subjected thousands to political indoctrination. The teams monitor the villagers behaviour and the database could be used to lead to detention or such punishments.
The motive behind this scheme is to force the Tibetan villagers to publicly show support for the ruling communist party and oppose the Dalai Lama.

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Google Finally Adds Tibetan Script In Its Latest Android

The largest platform of mobile phones, google’s android had never provided a proper user experience for Tibetans, especially the Tibetans who were more affluent with Tibetan language. However, the most recent release of Android version called Marshmallow came out with a great surprise for Tibetans. Android Marshmallow which came out parallel to the iOS 9 of Apple has included support for Tibetan script.

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