Durga Puja Special  /  Published 20.09.22

Tibetan mantra for Telengabagan Durga Puja

Looking back The Telengabagan puja was started in 1966 under the Ultadanga Durgotsav Sarbojanin Committee. In 1990, the committee was renamed Telengabagan Durgotsav Committee and theme ...
By Jaismita Alexander

West Bengal  /  Published 27.08.22

Rediscovery of a river explorer

Kinthup, a Darjeeling tailor who was part of an exploration to trace the course of the Brahmaputra, is being rediscovered by the hill town more than a century after his death. C.R. Rai, a former bure...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

World  /  Published 10.08.22

China races to contain Tibet cases

China raced on Tuesday to stamp out Covid-19 outbreaks in the tourist hubs of Tibet and Hainan, with the authorities launching more rounds of mass testing and closing venues to contain the highly tran...
By Reuters in Shanghai, Beijing

World  /  Published 12.05.22

China: plane skids, catches fire

People could be seen running from the plane after escaping via an evacuation slide at the rear door. CCTV said the fire had been extinguished and the runway closed. The aircraft was about to depart ...
By K.J.M. Varma in Beijing

World  /  Published 21.12.21

US names special Tibet coordinator

The US on Monday named under secretary of state Uzra Zeya as special coordinator for Tibetan issues, saying she would lead US efforts to preserve the Chinese-ruled territory’s religious, cultura...
By Reuters in Washington


Opinion  /  Published 04.08.21

A tale of two railway lines in China and India

On June 25, 2021, China operationalized the 435-kilometre-long Lhasa-Nyingchi railway line in the southwest of the Tibet Autonomous Region. At 10.30 am, a green bullet train carrying a large number of...
By Yashwant Sinha

World  /  Published 29.07.21

Blinken's meeting with Dalai Lama reps riles China

China on Thursday reacted angrily to US Secretary of State Antony Blinken's meeting with a senior representative of the Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama in New Delhi, saying it is a violation o...
By Our Bureau, PTI in Beijing

World  /  Published 25.06.21

China launches bullet train in Tibet

China on Friday operationalised its first fully electrified bullet train in the remote Himalayan region of Tibet, connecting the provincial capital Lhasa and Nyingchi, a strategically located Tibetan ...
By K.J.M. Varma in Beijing

India  /  Published 22.06.21

China recruits Tibetans in Army

China’s People’s Liberation Army has reportedly raised a new batch of soldiers comprising Tibetan youths in the strategic Chumbi Valley in Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) amid a months-long ...
By Our Bureau, Agencies in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 14.01.21

Arunachal Pradesh: geography as security

One of the least satisfactorily answered questions in the India-China boundary dispute is how did Arunachal Pradesh become a contested region. China’s claim that the state is South Tibet is prob...
By Pradip Phanjoubam


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