Dharamshala — According to reports, China is attempting to build a rain-making system to increase the amount of rainfall on the Tibetan plateau.

Dharamshala, India — A Tibetan monk who was detained after being taken into custody last year by Chinese police in Ngaba County, eastern Tibet was sentenced this week to a five-year prison term over allegedly engaging in 'political activities.'

Dharamshala — According to sources from the region, political prisoner Lodroe, who was arrested in 2008 after the protests in Lhasa, has been released from prison after serving a ten year sentence.

Dharamshala — Reports have indicated that Chinese authorities have been building up the military in preparation of Tibetan Uprising Day on March 10th. Chinese authorities allegedly held a major military drill in Lhasa on March 2 coined the 'wall of steel.'

Dharamshala — Sources coming from Tibet have said that Tibetan writer Shokjang has been released from prison after serving a three year sentence based on his writing.

Dharamshala, India — A Tibetan father of two children has died in Ngaba County, eastern Tibet after carrying out a self-immolation protest against Chinese occupation of Tibet.

Dharamshala — According to reports, three Tibetans holding valid foreign passports and visas to enter China were detained, denied entry and ultimately deported from the country last week at the Chengdu airport in Sichuan Province.

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