Dharamshala — President Dr Lobsang Sangay expressed deep condolences over the demise of Nar Bahadur, Former Chief Minister of Sikkim. Bhandari breathed his last on 16 July at Primus Hospital in Delhi, after a prolonged illness. He was 77.

"I, on behalf of Central Tibetan Administration and the Tibetan people, offer my heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family of Shri Nar Bahadur Bhandari and the people of Sikkim for the profound loss," the President of Central Tibetan Administration Dr Sangay said in his condolence message.

"A visionary and people's leader, Nar Bhandari was known as the 'Architect of the State' for his unparalleled contribution to the socialand political welfare of Sikkim. Under his leadership, Sikkim achieved free education from elementary to graduate level, 100% rural electrification, health care centers and linking roads to all major villages of Sikkim."

"Bahadur will be especially remembered by the Tibetan people for his leadership in hosting the 17th Kalachakra empowerment in Sikkim, Gangtok in April 1993.

"The passing away of Shri Bhandari is an irreparable loss to the people of Sikkim. I join with you in spirit as you observe a seven day State mourning from 17 July to 23 July, 2017," President Dr Sangay said.

Bhandari was born on 5 October, 1940 in Malbasey village near Soreng West Sikkim. He served as a School Teacher for some years and later rose to become the Chief Minister of the State in three different terms (1979, 1984 and 1989).

Dharamshala — Torrential rain and flood triggered a building collapse and caused road damages in Dege County of easntern Tibet. All residents reportedly had been evacuated before the disaster.

TPI received a Video footage that has caught the moment a five-storey building is washed away by rushing flood waters in Tibet. The building can be seen toppling over in footage taken on July 8, 2017. Sources said that several places in Dege County of Tibet, including Upper Lhundup, Jodha, Godha, and Manshoe have been hit by heavy rain in the past couple of weeks.

In the footage, the river can be seen raging behind the building. The five-storey apartment building can be seen completely toppling over. As the building crashes down into the water, it creates giant waves. People can be heard shouting and screaming as the building comes crashing down.

According to reports, the building had been evacuated before it crashed into the water. A truck can also be seen sliding into the water. Local government in Tibet are dealing with the disaster relief efforts after severe flooding caused chaos in the region.

Dharamshala — Tibetan antelope rams run at Jangthang (Ch: Changtang) National Nature Reserve in Tibet Autonomous Region, June 25, 2017. It is breeding season of Tibetan antelopes at Jangthang.

There are over 3,000 ewes awaiting delivery or just delivered simply at the reserve in Qiuka region of Xainza County. The total number of Tibetan antelopes has risen to more than 200,000 at Changtang, the Chinese state-run media Xinhua reported.

"With an area of 298,000 square km and an average altitude of 5,000 meters, Changtang is China's biggest and highest reserve," the report said. The area is located in northern Tibet where few humans reside, however, it is a wildlife paradise, and home to a variety of wildlife species and numerous lakes.

The report added that "More than 40 species of rare wild animals including Tibetan antelopes, Tibetan wild donkeys, Tibetan yaks and black-necked cranes living in the region."

Dharamshala  His Holiness the Dalai Lama left Samstenling Monastery in Nubra Valley to return to Leh on the Morning of July 15. Monks and local residents gathered to see him off.

Dharamshala — Torrential rain and flood triggered a building collapse and caused road damages in Dege County of easntern Tibet. All residents reportedly had been evacuated before the disaster.

TPI received a Video footage that has caught the moment a five-storey building is washed away by rushing flood waters in Tibet. The building can be seen toppling over in footage taken on July 8, 2017. Sources said that several places in Dege County of Tibet, including Upper Lhundup, Jodha, Godha, and Manshoe have been hit by heavy rain in the past couple of weeks.

In the footage, the river can be seen raging behind the building. The five-storey apartment building can be seen completely toppling over. As the building crashes down into the water, it creates giant waves. People can be heard shouting and screaming as the building comes crashing down.

According to reports, the building had been evacuated before it crashed into the water. A truck can also be seen sliding into the water. Local government in Tibet are dealing with the disaster relief efforts after severe flooding caused chaos in the region.

Dharamshala — In accordance with His Holiness the Dalai Lama's upcoming birthday, the Office of Tibet and International Campaign for Tibet jointly hosted a reception at the US Capitol Building on June 27th.

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