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Archive for August, 2006

Sit-in participants confront with Rizal

Kathmandu, August 29: Despite the call from Nepalese civil society leaders and chairman of Bhutanese Refugee Representatives Repatriation Committee (BRRRC) Tek Nath Rizal for withdrawing the indefinite sit in protest, the participants have vowed to continue. The sit-in program in front of the United Nations house in Lalitpur, Nepal was announced to have ended on […]

Published on Aug 31 2006 // Main News

US congressmen stress repatriation

Beldangi, August 28: The US Congressmen team led by Jim Kolbe has urged the Bhutan government to take back its people, who have been living a miserable life in eastern Nepal under the protection of UNHCR, on Sunday. "After 15-years of suffering, you should be hopeful for new life," Kolbe told the exiled Bhutanese in Beldangi […]

Published on Aug 29 2006 // Main News

Sit-in ends

Kathmandu, August 27: The indefinite sit-in program in front of the United Nations house in Lalitpur, Nepal has been withdrawn from Sunday with the request of human rights activists and members of Citizens Movement for Democracy and Peace (CMDP) of Nepal. Over 50 exiled Bhutanese had been organizing sit-in since last 85 days in order […]

Published on Aug 28 2006 // Main News

Indian leaders stress India&#039s role

Kathmandu, August 25: The issue of exiled Bhutanese can be resolved only through a tripartite agreement among Nepal, India and Bhutan, Indian leaders of Bhutan Solidarity said. They urged the Nepal government, parties and Maoists to initiate the process to 'facilitate' the tripartite talks. "This issue cannot be resolved through bilateral talks between Bhutan and […]

Published on Aug 26 2006 // Main News

RMA for trade simplification with Bangladesh

Phuentsholing, Aug 24: Royal Monetary Authority (RMA) officials have said that payment procedure with the Bangdadeshi importers will be simplified before December this year. The unilateral decision of the Bangladesh Central Bank to include new provision that bank in Bhutan would be allowed to make payment to the exporters only after export documents reach the […]

Published on Aug 25 2006 // Main News

Change in Bhutan possible: Indian leaders

Beldangi, Aug 23: The Indian leaders have suggested to work for change in Bhutan with an integrated strategy of at least one year. For that, they said, it was necessary to build public support in favor of change in Bhutan as well as in India. They have assured the Bhutanese leaders in exile that they […]

Published on Aug 25 2006 // Main News

Is this second phase of eviction?

There was excitement for all when King Jigme Singye Wangchuk announced that he would abdicate the throne by 2008 for which he said the country would by then be a democratic. The campaign has begun for first historic election as part of his mission for democratization of the country. Some democratic institutions are underway. For […]

Published on Aug 23 2006 // Opinion

Preparation starts for demonstration in India

Preparation starts for demonstration in IndiaKathmandu, August 23: Bhutanese in exile declared on Wednesday that they would be organizing protest programs in the Indian capital New Delhi and Kolkata so as to draw the attention of India to help in repatriation process. The Bhutanese Refugees Representatives Committee Coordination Committee, a united front, stated that the […]

Published on Aug 23 2006 // Main News

Nepal private bank contributes to UNHCR

Kathmandu, August 21: Nepal Investment Bank Limited (NIBL), a Nepalese private bank, has contributed Rs 640,000 towards UNHCR's Annual program for the exiled Bhutanese in eastern Nepal. A statement by the refugee agency on Monday said this was a landmark in private sector support to Bhutanese in Nepal and a clear expression of the concern […]

Published on Aug 21 2006 // Main News

People should be active participants in the government (interview)

In the United States, media is regarded as the watchdog. Media makes investigations and finds out what the government is doing. The media uncovers corruption and inefficiency in the government says US Senator Arlen Specter

Published on Aug 21 2006 // Main News