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Lawyers file contempt petition against MEA regarding Tibetan passport issue

Tibetans living in India who have long been hoping to obtain Indian passport should expect to gain more clarity on the controversial issue. Lawyers representing Lobsang Wangyal, a Tibetan resident…

India puts record 104 satellites into orbit

India successfully put a record 104 satellites from a single rocket into orbit on Wednesday in the latest triumph for its famously frugal space programme. Celebrations erupted among scientists at…

Eight killed in knife attack in East Turkistan

Eight people were killed in a knife attack on a crowd in China’s oppressed East Turkistan (Xinjiang), including three assailants who were gunned down by police, local officials said on…

Eminent Tibetan scholar Narkyid Ngawang Thondup passes away at 88

Noted Tibetan politician, writer, and scholar Narkyid Ngawang Thondup passed away in Delhi on Monday evening after a short illness. He was 88. Confirming the news, Narkyid’s younger brother Sonam…

Dalai Lama rebuffs Trump’s proposed wall during speech in Hyderabad

Taking a dig at the President of United States of America, Donald Trump, the Dalai Lama said that instead of building walls, world leaders should engage in dialogue to resolve…

Russia considers returning Snowden back to US as a ‘gift’ to Trump

Russia could return Edward Snowden to the US as a “gift” to President Donald Trump, according to two US intelligence sources cited by NBC News on Friday. One unnamed official,…

Tibet meddlers must face consequences

On 2 February, the University of California San Diego (UCSD) announced that it has invited the 14th Dalai Lama to address the graduating students at commencement in June. The announcement,…

Trump changes tack, backs ‘one China’ policy in call with Xi

US President Donald Trump changed tack and agreed to honor the ‘one China’ policy during a phone call with China’s leader Xi Jinping, a major diplomatic boost for Beijing which…

“Good food is worth waiting for”: China media welcomes Trump letter

Chinese state media on Friday broadly welcomed US President Donald Trump’s letter to Chinese President Xi Jinping belatedly wishing a happy Lunar New Year, saying it was a positive sign…

Devastating earthquake bigger than 2015 Nepal tremor may hit north India soon, warn experts

A 5.8-magnitude earthquake rattled Uttarakhand on Monday (February 6) evening sending tremors all across north India, including Delhi and its adjoining areas, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana and Punjab. Luckily, no damage…

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