Dharamshala: - Kalon Tripa (Chairman) of the Central Tibetan Administration, Prof. Samdhong Rinpoche on Friday sent a message (letter) of sympathy and condolences to the chief secretary of Arunachal Pradesh over the death of Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu in a recent helicopter accident.

Dharamshala: - Three executive member of Tibetan Youth Congress are entering the 12th day of a hunger strike today (Friday 06th May) in New Delhi to protest the ongoing lock-down of Kirti Monastery and brutal crackdown on people of Ngaba, Tibet including peaceful Buddhist monks. The Indefinite Hunger Strike started on 25 April at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi.

Moscow: - The Dzogchen Forum was held at Congress-Exhibition Center in Moscow from 26 to 30 April 2011. It was organised by International Dzogchen Community, under the spiritual leadership of Choegyal Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche, and was participated by over 20 cultural and spiritual organisations, including Moscow-based Save Tibet Foundation, which works for the preservation and promotion of Tibetan cultural and spiritual heritage.

Dharamshala: - In a congratulatory message to his successor, Kalon Tripa Professor Samdhong Rinpoche and members of the Kashag have expressed their optimism for having the newly elected next Kalon Tripa, Dr. Lobsang Sangay, lead the Central Tibetan Administration during an historic time of transition.