Dharamshala: His Eminences the 17th Karmapa Urgyen Trinley Dorjee Saturday graced the 5th anniversary of Traditional Opera Festival, which is one of the biggest festivals of Tibet and continues for six-day celebration of Tibetan opera at seven Tibetan institutes including the Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts (TIPA).

Dharamshala: The National Democratic Party of Tibet (NDPT) began its third General Body Meeting today.  In his opening address, President Chime Youngdung set the agenda and welcomed the guests, including current and former NDPT executive members, and representatives from the NDPT’s regional chapters across India and Nepal.

Dharamshala: The 21st meeting of the Task Force on Negotiations (TFN) began today in Dharamshala, under the leadership of Kalon Tripa Professor Samdong Rinpoche. The Task Force was established in 1999 in order to aid the Envoys of Tibetan delegation with Sino-Tibetan dialogue.

Dharamshala: Tibetan refugees in Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal today mourned death of Girija Prasad Koirala, former Prime Minister of Nepal by holding a special mass prayer at Boudha-nath Stupa, lighting hundreds of butter lamps in his honor.

Dharamshala:  Earlier today His Holiness the Dalai Lama administered the oath of office to Mr. Tsering Dhondup Namey Lahkhang, instating him as the Justice Commissioner of the Tibetan Supreme Justice Commission. Mr. Dhondup, a former Secretary of the Department of Religion and Culture of Central Tibetan Administration, was recommended for the position by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and unanimously approved for the job by the Tibetan Parliament in Exile (TPIE) during its ninth session.

OXFORD - With a pinch of flour thrown into the air with a Buddhist prayer, Miami University students and faculty kicked of Tibetan Culture Week. About 75 people gathered for a Tibetan prayer flag ceremony outside Upham Hall Monday, March 22.

Dharamshala: On the concluding day of its ninth session, the 14th Tibetan Parliament-in-exile today unanimously passed a set of resolutions reaffirming its faith in His Holiness the Dalai Lama's ability to use his wisdom to resolve the Tibet issue, in pursuance of the unanimous resolutions passed by the parliament on September 18 1997.

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