Fire Turns Banswara Tibetan Market into Ashes:

Dharamshala Nov. 12 – A massive fire that broke out in the wee hours of Monday in Rajasthan’s Banswara Tibetan sweater market left 16 shops completely destroyed. Penpa, the leader of the Tibetan market, told phayul that damage to property is estimated between 48 lakh (4.8 million) rupees to 50 lakh (5 million) rupees.

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No progress made in Sino-Tibetan Talk:

Dharamsala: November 12: The special envoy Kasur Lodi Gyari accompanied by envoy Kelsang Gyaltsen and other senior aides Sonam N. Dagpo, Bhuchung K.Tsering and Kalsang Tsering are back home on November 6, 2008.  According to the Statement of Special Envoy Kasur Lodi Gyari, Head of the Tibetan Delegation dated November 6, “The main purpose of this trip was to follow up on the discussions held during the seventh round in July this year. We presented a memorandum to the Chinese leadership on genuine autonomy for the Tibetan people”.

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Sixty percent of Tibet’s emergency is not been able to publicize:

According to information received by VOT from Tibet, there have been peaceful demonstration every day continuously in Tibet since March 10 this year and the Chinese government has enhanced severe restriction inside Tibet after Beijing Olympic.

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My worries for coming special meeting in November.

I personally have some worries about this special meeting.
The level of expectation is obviously high from general public and especially from Tibetans living in Tibet. But I saw three limitations and felt two worries.
1) Limitation of representatives.
The composition of the representatives for the meeting include members of the Tibetan Parliament, members of the executives, former ministers ( kalon), former members of Parliament, CTA officials-based in Dharamsala, two envoys of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and representatives of His Holiness, the heads of settlement or welfare office, representatives from the local assemblies, four monasteries of Tibetan Buddhism and Bon religion, director of the Tibetan schools and overseas Tibetan associations and representatives from Tibetan NGO.
So the numbers of representatives are limited. It should be more than 500 if exile government wants to listen public are aspiration and to reform its political strategy and reform political activities exile in future.

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An exclusive interview with Dr. Dawa Dolma


All the educated and able Tibetan women should have confidence and courage to undertake any adventure both in the family as well as the society at large.

Dr. Dawa Dolma worked in the branch of Men-Tsee-Khang from 1978-86 and for eleven years from 1987-97, she undertook the responsibility of section officer Mcleodganj branch of Men-Tsee-Khang and since from 1997 till date, she has been undertaking the responsibility of researcher in the field of Tibetan medicine at Men-Tsee-Khang, Gangchen Kyishong, Dharamsala. She has received the great privilege to become the personnal physician of H.H.The Dalai Lama since from 2000 which makes her the first lady doctor of H.H.The Dalai Lama in history. The main topic to interview her was her personal opinion with regards to the Policies on Woment Empowerment outlined by 13th Kashag.

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༡༩༥༩ ཟླ་ ༡༢ ནང་གནས་མཆོག་རྡོ་རྗེ་གདན་དུ་༧གོང་ས་མཆོག་ལ་བརྟན་བཞུགས་རྒྱས་འབུལ་དང་འབྲེལ་མ་འོངས་བླང་དོར་ཞུ་བྱའི་མནའ་གན་མཐུ་བོ་ཆེ་འབུལ་ལམ་ཞུས་སྐབས་ཀྱི་བཀའ་སློབ་ཕེབས་དགོངས་ལྟར་ཆོལ་གསུམ་ཆོས་བརྒྱུད་དང་བཅས་པའི་རང་ཁུངས་སོ་སོ་ནས་འོས་འདེམས་མིང་ཐོ་འབུལ་ལམ་ཞུས་ཐོག་ནས་སྐབས་དང་པོའི་བོད་མི་མང་སྤྱི་འཐུས་སེར་སྐྱ་མི་གྲངས་བཅུ་གསུམ་ལ་བསྐོ་གཞག་ཕྱག་རྟགས་བསྩལ་ཏེ་ ༡༩༦༠ ཟླ་ ཚེས་ ཉིན་༧གོང་ས་མཆཽོག་ལ་མཇལ་ཕྱག་དམ་འབུལ་དང་འབྲེལ་བོད་ཆོས་སྲིད་གཉིས་ལྡན་དམངས་ གཙོའི་སྲིད་གཞུང་དབུ་བརྙེས།
༡༩༦༠ ཟླ་ ཚེས་ ནས་བཟུང་ཉིན་བདུན་རིང་བཀའ་དགོངས་ལྟར་བོད་མི་མང་སྤྱི་གཞུང་གི་ད་ཕན་གྱི་ལམ་སྲོལ་དང་མཛད་ཕྱོགས་སོགས་ལ་དགེ་སྐྱོན་དང་ནོར་འཁྲུལ་ཇི་ཡོད་ཞིབ་འཇུག་དང༌། འབྱུང་འགྱུར་མཛད་ཕྱོགས་ཇི་དགེ། ད་ཡོད་ལས་ཁུངས་ཁག་རྒྱ་སྐྱེད་དང༌། ལས་བྱེད་གསར་བསྐོ་གནང་ཕྱོགས་སོགས་ཀྱི་སྐོར་ལ་ལྷན་ཚོགས་གནང༌།

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After returning from prison found father expired:

TE: November 5:  Many monks from Sera Monastery were arrested after participating in 2008 peaceful demonstration in Tibet, among them three monks from Kham-Sog-Tsendhen Monastery including Choeying Kunga, Choeying Nyidha and one unnamed monk were recently released.

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