Catch Tibetan Opera Festival Going on in Dharamshala

The 23rd Shoton or Tibetan Opera Festival is a special occasion to catch up if you are in Dharamshala this season as it is one of the largest Tibetan cultural festivals in exile presided over by the Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts, Dharamshala. The cultural fest began on April 20 and it will conclude on April 25.

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Group Marches the Track of Dalai Lama’s Journey to Exile 60 Years Ago

A group of people from Arunachal Pradesh and Assam have marched through the same track of His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s journey to exile from Tawang to Tezpur 60 years ago. The march or padyatra was completed today when the marchers or padyatris arrived in Dharamsala, the home to His Holiness in exile.

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₹ 80 Lakhs to Revitalize Healthcare Infrastructure of Tibetan Exile

During the opening ceremony of the Health Review Meeting of the Central Tibetan Administration, President Lobsang Sangay announced that a budget of ₹ 80 Lakh has been sanctioned for the financial year to revitalize the infrastructure of Tibetan healthcare centres in Tibetan settlements. The review meeting started on Monday at Central Tibetan Administration, Dharamsala.

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As US Approves Funding for Tibetans, China Fumes

The United States Congress on Wednesday last week approved the Omnibus Bill that included a total of $17 million funding in aid to the Tibetans both inside and outside Tibet. Following this approval, China has accused the US government’s financial support for Tibetans as a latest move for some political forces in the US to pressure China.

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After 60 Years, Dalai Lama’s Foreign Travels Cut Down

The Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama while reflecting relevant to the world more than ever today, his foreign travels are now being cut down after 60 years of global trotting. The exiled spiritual leader spent 59 years travelling across the world spreading the message of peace, love and compassion, while being based in India.

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Himachal Minister Skipped CTA’s Function on March 10

A Himachal Pradesh state minister had skipped the Central Tibetan Administration’s official 59th Tibetan National Uprising day’s commemorative function at Dharamshala earlier this month on March 10. Tibetan leaders have been shocked at the disclosure of the circular among Indian government functionaries to avoid Tibetan events since the beginning of this month.

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India, China Must Talk to Resolve Tibet Issue

The apex Tibet Support Groups in India, Core Group for Tibetan Cause called upon the Central Government of India in New Delhi to put press upon the counterpart Chinese government in Beijing to resume dialogue with His Holiness the Dalai Lama so that the two would reach a point to resolve the Tibet issue.

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Dalai Lama Foundation Announces Scholarships for Tibetans

The Dalai Lama Foundation (DLF) announced the 2018 Tibetan Graduate (M.A. and Ph.D.) Scholarships for full-time Tibetan graduate students studying in Europe/Australia/North America. This program is a scholarship grant of up to US$10,000 that will be awarded to around 18 exceptional candidates.

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Tibetan Volunteers Gather to Protest Against the Sikyong

A group of Tibetan volunteers from different parts of the world have gathered in the compound of the Central Tibetan Administration in Dharamshala to protest against Sikyong Lobsang Sangay on Saturday. Three representatives of the volunteers group called for a press conference on Friday in McLeod Ganj to launch the week long campaign.

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Tibetan Travel Agent Arrested for Selling Fake Passports

A Tibetan travel agent has been arrested for selling fake passports from New Delhi by the Indian police on Monday. The travel agent was arrested in regard to a case file seven months ago where is accused of selling two fake passports with a promise to help them reach Paris according to the report in Times of India on Friday.

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