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Archive for June, 2006

BNS correspondent gets award

Beldangi, June 28: Bhutan Press Union (BPU) awarded BNS correspondent Dadi Ram Antim with ‘Best of Bhutanese Journalist 2005’ with cash Rs 1,818 and a merit certificate for his contribution in Bhutanese media. Dadi Ram was given away the awarded amidst a function where BPU president C. N. Timsina, senior local Nepalese journalist and Bhutanese […]

Published on Jun 29 2006 // Main News

ABRSU organizes protest

Goldhap, June 27: All Bhutan Revolutionary Students’ Union (ABRSU), the student wing of Communist Party of Bhutan (MLM) in Goldhap camp organized a protest rally against absolute Bhutanese monarch on June 25. Some hundreds of exile Bhutanese from all camps took part in the demonstration. They marched around the camp chanting anti-monarch slogans. A central leader […]

Published on Jun 27 2006 // Main News

Nepal may renounce categorization

Kathmandu, June 27: Nepalese Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs K.P. Sharma Oli has said on June 25 that the Nepal government may reject the previous agreement reached wit the Bhutan regime to categorization if the exiled Bhutanese so desired. Oli said while meeting with a delegation of Bhutanese representatives at this office. […]

Published on Jun 27 2006 // Main News

Bhutanese refugee stalemate: No end in sight

On their 16th year of exile in Nepal , Bhutanese refugees observed this year's refugee day as the 'black day'. The 15-round of talks between Himalayan kingdoms of Nepal and Bhutan failed to bring any fruitful result and acute political instability in Nepal emerged as a boon on part of Bhutan to prolong the crisis […]

Published on Jun 25 2006 // Opinion

Tree claims a life in Jhapa camp

Beldangi, June 26: Suresh Giri, 12, student of Grade IV in Beldangi-II extension camp sector A/2-50, died on the way to hospital when a tree near by LWF camp office fell down and hit him on June 20. Suresh after observing the Refugee Day celebration was at his friend. Among six of the serious injured, Aita […]

Published on Jun 25 2006 // Main News

Leaders call on Nepal to address refugee issue

Katmandu, June 23: Human rights and political leaders from Nepal and Bhutan have stressed that there is not enough homework done and initiation taken by the Nepal government for repatriation of the exiled Bhutanese. Speaking at an interaction organised by South Asians for Human Rights (SAHR) entitled ‘Loktantra in Bhutan now’ in the Nepalese capital […]

Published on Jun 23 2006 // Main News

Who will bell the cat ?

Refugee camps are silent yet suffering. Each year passing by, Bhutanese refugee camps are making themselves awfully shanty, dwindling, dwelling places. Much to one's surprise camp people continue to keep faith on establishing themselves as a dignified citizens of democratic Bhutan. Strolling around the narrowly placed bamboo huts, one can find a unique composition of […]

Published on Jun 21 2006 // Opinion

Bhutanese mark refugee day ‘Black Day’

Kathmandu, June 20: The participants at the sit-in protest in front of UN office in Lalitpur marked 16th World Refugee Day as 'Black Day'. They observed it by lighting candles and have urged international community to help expedite repatriation. Participants talking to Bhutan News Service said they don’t want to remain as refugees further. Meanwhile, […]

Published on Jun 20 2006 // Main News

UNHCR stresses third country settlement for Bhutanese

Kathmandu, June 20: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) expressed dissatisfaction with the Nepal government for not giving enough attention to its repeated appeals to find an early solution the issue of exiled Bhutanese. The UNHCR Global Report 2005, published on June 20 – the World Refugee Day – states the possibility of resettlement […]

Published on Jun 20 2006 // Main News

Abraham asks to expedite process to end refugee problem

Kathmandu, June 16: Country representatives of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Nepal Abraham Abraham has urged the Nepal government to expedite the process to end the long standing refugees issue to which he said his office was ready to contribute any kind of support. Addressing the media persons in the Reporter’s […]

Published on Jun 16 2006 // Main News