Dharamshala: The announcement of US President Barack Obama’s visit to India in November has boosted the hopes of Tibetans living in exile, as speculation mounts that the Tibet issue may be on the agenda of Indo-US discussions.

Bylakuppe: Tibetans around the world today (September 2) celebrated the 50th Tibetan Democracy Day, which marks the anniversary of His Holiness the Dalai Lama's efforts to transform Tibetan society into a democracy. In Bylakuppe, south India, thousands of people, including Indian and foreign guests and dignitaries, attended festivities, along with a host of senior Tibetan functionaries.

Bylakuppe: The First Tibetan National General Meeting began in Bylakuppe's Tibetan settlement, Karnataka State, on Thursday (August 26). Around 450 Tibetan delegates are attending, including scholars, specialists, doctors, social activists, politicians and journalists. They represent a spectrum of instititutions - amongst them exiled government bodies, independent bodies, four regional schools, monasteries and non-government organisations.

Dharamshala: His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama this morning led a mass prayer service for victims of the recent floods in Drugchu County, eastern Tibet. The ceremony, held at the main Tibetan temple in Dharamshala, began at 0730 and lasted over three hours. It was attended by the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa Rinpoche along with hundreds of Tibetan exiles, Buddhist monks and nuns, and non-Tibetans.

Dharamshala: Dolma Gyalri, the current Deputy Speaker of the Tibetan Parliament in-exile, held a personal press conference this morning at the Lhapa Tsering Memory Hall of the Tibetan Department of Information in Dharamshala, where she announced her intentions to run for Prime Minister (Kalon Tripa) in the upcoming elections. "If the Tibetan people support me and give me the chance, I have the strength to become the next Prime Minister", she said.

Dharamshala: On the third anniversary of his arrest, footage of Runggye Adak, a Tibetan nomad imprisoned for publicly calling for the return of the Dalai Lama and denouncing Chinese policy in Tibet, has been released by the International Campaign for Tibet (ICT) as their steadfast global campaign for his release intensifies.
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