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Dharamshala, India — Hollywood star Richard Gere has received the Honorary Award of the German Sustainability Awards 2019 for his advocacy and lifetime commitment for human rights.

Dharamshala, India — Tibetans and Tibet supporters around the world celebrated the Anniversary of the Nobel Peace Prize conferred to His Holiness the Dalai on December 10 that commemorates International Human Rights Day. Speaking on the 70th anniversary of the U.N. Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Parliament Speaker said "The Dalai Lama has developed His philosophy of peace from a great reverence for all things living and upon the concept of universal responsibility embracing all mankind as well as nature."

Dharamshala, India — Hundreds of Tibetans and Tibet supporters gathered at the main Tibetan temple on the morning of December 10 to comemorate the 70th International Human Rights Day and to celebrate the 28th annual Nobel Peace Prize Day, a day dedicated to celebrating the presentation of the Nobel Peace Prize to His Holiness the Dalai Lama by the Nobel Committee in 1989.

Dharamshala, India — An article published by the South Asia Monitor, an independent web journal and online resource not only a misrepresentation of facts but highly misleading and done with an ulterior motive to malign His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s image and also to delegitimize the the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA), said the Tibetan government in-Exile.

Dharamshalal, India — The Tibetan Settlement Office in Mcleod Ganj, Dharamshala held a panel discussion on the “Bharat - Tibet Cultural Relations”, Challenges facing the Tibetan freedom struggle for Tibet as a sovereign and independent nation and moving Forward.

Washington, DC — In a nationwide campaign in China against so-called “illegal content,” Chinese authorities are offering rewards to those who inform on others suspected of reading or speaking about, for instance, foreign newspaper articles or broadcasts about Tibet’s spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama.

Dharamshala – The 7th Dharamshala International Film Festival (DIFF) 2018 concluded in the Himalayan town of McLeod Ganj, in northern India, on November 5, 2018 with screening dependent features, documentaries and short films, including Aijaz Khan’s Hamid.

Kollegal, Karnataka, India — Kollegal Dhondenling is one of the five Tibetan settlements in the south Indian state of Karnataka. In a series of special features, TPI journalist Tenzin Tsomo reports from the Kollegal Tibetan settlement in the southern state of Karnataka, India.

Kollegal In Focus: Part Seven
Kollegal Dhondenling is one of the five Tibetan settlements in the south Indian state of Karnataka. In a series of special features, TPI journalist Tenzin Tsomo reports from the Kollegal Tibetan settlement in the southern state of Karnataka, India.

Kollegal In Focus: Part Five
Kollegal, Karnataka, India — Kollegal Dhondenling is one of the five Tibetan settlements in the south Indian state of Karnataka. In a series of special features, TPI journalist Tenzin Tsomo reports from the Kollegal Tibetan settlement in the southern state of Karnataka, India.

Kollegal In Focus: Part Six
Brussels, Belgium — Dhondenling, Karnataka- Dhondenling Van Thiel Charitable Trust Hospital is the only hospital within 45km radius in Dhondenling. The hospital was established in 1974 by MYRADA which is an India based NGO.

Kollegal In Focus: Part Four
Kollegal, Karnataka, India — Kollegal Dhondenling is one of the five Tibetan settlements in the south Indian state of Karnataka. In a series of special features, TPI journalist Tenzin Tsomo reports from the Kollegal Tibetan settlement in the southern state of Karnataka, India.

Moscow, Russia — the Russian academy of Science released a book “Tibetology & Buddhology on the Border of Science and Religion”. The articles are devoted to different issues of Buddhilogy, Buddhism in its interaction with education and science, history and culture of Tibet.

Global media has been reacting to the news of the Communist party of China central committee on Sunday, proposed changing the country’s constitution to allow dictator Xi to remain in power beyond his scheduled departure in 2023. Now he’s poised to make characteristics of the history of Chinese regime by staying in office for potentially decades to come that was designed to guard against Mao-style personality cult in China.

Chinese dissident leader Yang Jianli. Photo: File

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Recently, a poster for Mercedes-Benz by the same-named German auto maker sparked a "public opinion" protest in China. Caving to pressure, on February 6, 2018, Daimler AG (of which Mercedes-Benz is a division) issued a public apology.

CTA President Dr Lobsang Sangay speaking to France24 TV.

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Dharamshala — Tibetan President Dr Lobsang Sangay had an interview with FRANCE24, during his recent visit to Paris, highlighting the suffering inside Tibet and his hope for France to play a part in negotiations.

President Dr Lobsang Sangay with the Thank You India Souvenir – A Dharmachakra representing the wheel of Universal Truth, at the press conference at Press Club of India on January 18, 2018. Photo: CTA/DIIR/Tenzin Phende

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New Delhi — "As far as the historical status is concerned, Tibet was an independent country. Any country including India or whoever says Tibet was historically a part of China is wrong, and we cannot accept that," Tibetan President said during a press conference in New Delhi, the capital of India on Thursday.

Palden Gyatso at his residence in McLeod Ganj, Dharamshala, India, on December 19, 2017. Photo: TPI/Yangchen Dolma

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Dharamshala — "Everyone has a history," he said, "and mine is special." Even at 87, Palden Gyatso's piercing, infinitely deep blue eyes and wrinkled hands displayed the history of which he spoke.

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Kollegal

Features by Tenzin Tsomo, 2018

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Features by Tashi Choekyi, 2017

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Features by Colleen McKown, 2011

Washington, DC — The United States Department of State supports the goals of the Reciprocal Access to Tibet Act and will take steps to implement the bill if it becomes law, a department official said at a Subcommittee Hearing titled ‘The China Challenge, Part 3: Democracy, Human Rights, and the Rule of Law’ on 4 December.

Mumbai, India —"The message religions convey about love, tolerance and contentment provide a viewpoint to counter these destructive emotions," His Holiness the Dalai Lama said, adding: "India is the one country that could combine modern education with the ancient knowledge of how to recognise and tackle our afflictive emotions."

Surat, Gujarat: - “Without technology humanity has no future, but we have to be careful that we don’t become so mechanised that we lose our human feelings,” His Holiness the Dalai Lama said at an event in Surat, Gujarat, India, on January 1, 2015.

Mumbai, India — The spiritual leader of Tibet, His Holiness the Dalai Lama will be on a three-day visit to Mumbai city from December 12, 2018. On his visit, the Dalai Lama will address gatherings at the University of Mumbai, Guru Nanak College of Arts, Science and Commerce and the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay.