The annual event reflects growing identification with traditional Tibetan identity, sources say.
Authorities warn them of 'severe consequences' if they defy the order as they did three years before.
Authorities cite the need for environmental cleanup, but allow mining to continue on a nearby mountain.
Concerned for Tibetan language rights in Tibetan areas of China, Tenzin Choeying launches a rare protest outside the region.
Kalsang Yarphel had written and performed songs considered subversive by Chinese authorities.
Prayers are held in Lhasa and the Tibetan prefectures of western China, while authorities attempt to close down a horse race.
They vow to petition higher authorities to block the move by local officials, which they call a 'corrupt plot.'
He is handed a three-year term after being accused of writing politically sensitive articles and sending news of protests to outside contacts.
Local sources say It is not known yet if the man survived his protest.
The county chief had ordered Tibetan homes and an historic cemetery destroyed, angering local residents.
A senior abbot at the Buddhist study center says that 4,725 monastic dwellings were destroyed during the last year.
They are handed four and five-year terms for sharing politically sensitive information with outside contacts.
Monks from a nearby monastery rush to help move victims and their belongings to higher ground.
Doctors tell him no trace is left of a 'small sign' of prostate cancer they had previously identified.
They have been told to return to the grazing lands from which they were earlier removed, sources say.
But he defends his right to keep the photo, citing his 'absolute reverence' for the exiled spiritual leader.
The Tibetans were angered by plans to divert a river to a neighboring Muslim village.
Some Tibetans are closing their WeChat accounts to avoid scrutiny by authorities.
Jamyang Losal's protest brings to 150 the number of self-immolations by Tibetans living in China.
They are being held at an unknown location following their earlier release after questioning.
Lobsang Gyatso survived his burns but was beaten and harassed during his time in prison, a Tibetan source says.
Chagdor Kyab's parents are forbidden to receive friends or to organize prayers, a Tibetan source says.
Gonpo, aged 43, is taken into custody following two-self immolation protests in Kardze in the last two months.
Chagdor Kyab, 16, shouted plea for Tibetan freedom before being taken away by authorities in Amdo.
The animals, including poultry and rabbits, were believed by authorities to be infected with bird flu.
Paramilitary police and government workers conduct political reeducation classes, restrict residents' movements.
Jampal was beaten and tortured in prison and can now walk only with difficulty, a Tibetan source says.
She had prayed over a self-immolation protester and stopped Chinese police from seizing his remains.
Khedrup had previously been held for a month before his release in January for lack of evidence against him.
Two monks detained with him after protests in 2008 were released earlier, sources say.