Dharamshala: Archbishop Desmond Tutu receives the Spiritual Leadership Award from Humanity's Team for his vision, understanding and building of bridges. On receiving the award, the Nobel Prize laureate also spoke about his friend, Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

Dharamshala: Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama to attend an International Sino-Tibetan conference on 6 August in Geneva, aimed at "finding common Ground between two communities."  Over 100 Chinese and Tibetan scholars, writers, Journalists and advocates to gather for the unique conference on Tibet where Tibetan leader His holiness to deliver a keynote address.

New Delhi: Beijing is not going to be amused but the Obama administration has approached Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama for a meeting with the US president when the Buddhist monk visits America between September-end and mid-October. Highly placed government sources told TOI that the US administration has contacted Dalai Lama's office for a meeting between the two leaders in what appears to be a considered decision, given China's intense resentment of any official contact with His Holiness the Dalai Lama whom it reviles as a ``splittist''.

Taipei -The World Games opened in Taiwanese Kaohsiung city on Thursday with China boycotting the ceremony as expected. Unhappy that President Ma Ying-jeou opened the games, the 99-member Chinese delegation purposely delayed its check-in at the Kaohsiung hotel so that it could skip the opening ceremony.

Dharamshala: Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama will begin on Monday, 27 July a 10 day European tour during which he will visit three countries to receive honorary citizenship in Warsaw, Poland, participate in a symposium in Frankfurt, Germany and Laurianne, Prilly, Switzerland on teachings of Buddhism and public talks on world peace.

Dharamshala: The Chinese authorities attack on a legal research center "Gongmeng" run by 53 activist lawyers who have challenged communist regime's policies on issues including Tibet and eastern Turkestan was shut down Yesterday. The Chinese authorities now publicly block the Chinese lawyers who are being from defending cases of Human Rights including Tibetan and Uighur political prisoners.

Dharamshala: Nepal government has beefed up security in its northern border with Tibet, in order to check Free Tibet activities and to control illegal trade. The decision came after China stepped up diplomatic pressure on the government to stop political activities by Tibetan refugees.

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