Dharamshala — Protests in northeastern Tibet after local authority orders to divert a waterway, taking away locals' drinking water supply, led to a clash between villagers and police, according to sources in the area.

Dharamshala — Sources in Tibet have reported that Chinese authorities have further imposed restrictions to religious freedoms by denying students, teachers and faculty a holiday during Sakadawa, the holy month of the Buddha and prohibiting observance even at home.

Dharamshala — Officials in eastern Tibet are reportedly being forced to undergo a polygraph test as part of an evaluation of their political loyalty to the CCP. The news, published in the state media, is just one new factor indicating a stepping-up of surveillance and intrusion into the private lives and thoughts of Tibetans, in attempts to stamp out those loyal to His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

Dharamshala — Radio Free Asia (RFA) has reported that a 16-year old student from Gansu in eastern Tibet set himself on fire in protest of Chinese rule on May 2nd.

Dharamshala — A Tibetan monk reportedly died after setting himself ablaze in Chengtsa County of North-eastern Tibet on Thursday, demanding the return of the Dalai Lama from exile and protesting against Chinese rule over the Himalayan nation.

Dharamshala — A Tibetan who survived a self-immolation attempt has reportedly been released after serving out his five-year term in prison following his protest against the Chinese rule in Tibet’s Ngaba County in the traditional Amdo region of Northeastern Tibet.

Dharamshala — A new holiday, Tibetan Calligraphy Day, was started this year by students and teachers at Qinghai Minority College in Qinghai Privince, Northeastern Tibet and celebrated for the first time on April 30th.

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