The Venerable Chodak Gyatso Nubpa, who served as Chairman of the 10th Assembly of Tibetan People's Deputies (ATPD) from 1988-1990, in Dharamsala, north India, has passed away. He died in Gangtok, northeast India, on October 13, after a prolonged illness. As a mark of respect, the Central Tibetan Administration in Dharamsala remained closed on Saturday afternoon, following an hour-long prayer session.


Prof Samdhong Rinpoche, Prime Minister of the Tibetan government-in-exile, gave a public speech in the city of Ahmedabad yesterday, after attending the 56th convocation ceremony of Gujarat Vidyapith. He addressed the topic of the Tibetan struggle, as well as recent tensions between India and China.

Hundreds of Tibetans and foreigners lined the streets of the Indian hill station of Mcleod Ganj, Lower-Upper Dharamsala, today 13 October 2009, in anticipation of His Holiness the Dalai Lama's return from his three-week visit to the US and Canada. His Holiness is scheduled to hold two sets of teachings at the Main Temple here before heading to Japan at the end of the month.

Dharamsala October 08, 2009: The Association of Tibetan Journalists (ATJ) has released a press statement appealing to participants at the World Media Summit, a gathering organized by the Chinese government's official new agency, Xinhua, to be mindful of the Chinese Communist Party's lies and propaganda, as well as the widespread media censorship and free speech violations in China and Tibet.

Dharamshala: Kalon Tripa (Tibetan prime minister) Prof Samdhong Rinpoche today presided over the opening day of a two-day annual meeting of the representatives of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, which is being hosted by the Department of Information and International Relations of the Central Tibetan Administration.

10 October 2009: Lobsang Wangyal Productions celebrated its 4th biannual Tibetan Music Awards ceremony at the Tibetan Institute for the Performing Arts (TIPA) in Mcleod Ganj on Saturday. The event, styled after the American Music Awards, awarded titles in 16 categories and featured several lively and diverse performances by Tibetan and international artists alike.

Today was the 40th anniversary of the Tibetan Youth Congress and, to mark the event, a ceremony was held at the Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts, Dharamsala. The Deputy Speaker of the Tibetan Parliament-in-exile, Mrs Dolma Gyari, the Director of the Tibetan Welfare Office, Mr Tsering Phuntsok, and representatives from Tibetan NGOs attended the ceremony, together with around 400 local Tibetan people.

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