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Hello from Lhasa this is Tibet News coming at you with our first television broadcast in Lhasa and the Ütsang state. I'm your correspondent Tashi Dorjee. We will have a nationwide coverage by the end of the week and contracts with western outlets by the end of the month hopefully settled. Until then welcome if your watching from the Ütsang state or if you are joining us via radio. Let's get right into the news
The votes in the nation of Ephyral are in with Rhaemyrion Laetorios Taenitheos coming out on top. He was seen as the favorite candidate by the citizens of the nation. His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama has issued a congratulations to Taenitheos for his victory in the election. The Kalsang has also issued a congratulations however, not without the controversy due to the nation still having civilian slavery.
Rimé Movement Second Conference
The Buddhist ecumenical council, Rimé, will convene for a second meeting with the Dalai Lama, Panchen Lama and the Kyabje Gyalwa in attendance. The movement is lead by the 16th Karmapa Lama, Rangjung Dorje. Also in attendance will be the local Taoist community, a Tengri Elder and a small panel of Western Buddhists. The objective of the council is to see if the various schools of Tibetan Buddhism plus the Taoists could unite as one. Another hot topic is Buddhism in the western countries and their representation. Buddhism remains a minority religion in the West that is slowly gaining converts.
Flooding Damages Chamdo
After a week of rain the Drichu River near Chamdo has overflowed its banks and has flooded Chamdo. No lives were lost in the flood.