Berkeley, CA, USA: San Francisco Bay Area Tibetans gathered Saturday night, 24 October, for a candlelight vigil, after receiving the tragic report from the Tibetan Center for Human Rights in India that the Chinese government had executed four Tibetan activists on 20 October. The men were convicted for their alleged involvement in the March 2008 uprising in Lhasa, in a move activists are decrying as a violation of international human rights law.

Dharamshala: Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama this morning led prayers for the four Tibetans executed by the Chinese government, for their alleged role in arson and killing during the uprising in Tibet's capital, Lhasa, in March 2008.

Dharamshala: Exiled Tibetans, local Indians and foreign visitors held a candlelight vigil in Dharamsala, India, last night, in response to the Chinese government's execution of four Tibetan prisoners near Lhasa, Tibetan capital on Tuesday.

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.


Dharamsala, India: Today, Monday 26 October, the Norbulingka Institute presented the most comprehensive biography to date of the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, in a public ceremony at the Institute. His Holiness the Dalai Lama; His Eminence the Karmapa, head of the Kyagyul sect; His Eminence Menri Trizin 33rd Lungtuk Tenpai Nyima, head of the indigenous Bon religion; the Tibetan Prime Minister Samdong Rinpoche, the Deputy Speaker Dolma Gyari, representatives from local NGOs, and many other Tibetans and foreigners attended this morning's celebration.

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.

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