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Archive for September, 2006

Fire killed one in Beldangi I

Beldangi I, October 01: The fire that broke out in Beldangi I camp on Sunday morning killed at least one person and burnt more than 50 huts. The reason of fire breaking out is not known. The fire started from Sector B/1 hut No. 33 that killed 62 years old Jit Bahadur Magar, who used […]

Published on Sep 30 2006 // Main News

Nepal asks Bhutan for final talks on repatriation

New York, September 29: Nepalese Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister K. P. Oli has urged Bhutanese Prime Minister Khandu Wangchuk to sit for final talks for settlement of the issue of Bhutanese stranded in UNHCR camps in Nepal for nearly last two decades. During a meeting between the two leaders in New York on […]

Published on Sep 29 2006 // Main News

Census in camps to update population statistics

Biratnagar, September 28: UN resident representative in Nepal Mathew Kahane has said census to count the exiled Bhutanese staying in eastern Nepal would start immediately after the Hindu festivals ends. The documentation of the population figure is being undertaken for updating information on the latest health, education and other status of the exiled Bhutanese in the […]

Published on Sep 28 2006 // Main News

Issue of exiled Bhutan versus hunt for a universal panacea

The repatriation agenda of the exiled Bhutanese seems to have come to a standstill. It has become like not scrubbed clotted cream at the bottom of a boiling pan. Revivification of the agenda that is at the verge of extinction is a continuous call of the exiled Bhutanese. They are languishing for no other option […]

Published on Sep 27 2006 // Opinion

BRRRC is incomplete

Born in 1975 in Kalikhola Maurey of Sarbang District in Bhutan, Manoj Rai is presently Camp Secretary of Khudanabari camp, the only verified camp by Joint Verification Team. He arrived in Maidhar in 1990 from where he was sifted to Khudunabari. He worked as a teacher in Sun Rise Academy and Druk Model School for […]

Published on Sep 27 2006 // Interview

UNHCR Warns to Suspend Repatriation of Refugees

Ethiopia, September 23. The United Nations refugee agency has warned it will be forced to suspend the repatriation of 3,000 Sudanese refugees in Ethiopia unless it receives additional cash. Despite a tripartite agreement between the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Ethiopia and Sudan, signed in February, only 2,500 refugees have returned to south […]

Published on Sep 25 2006 // Main News

Thai Schorarship to Bhutanese Students

Thimphu, September 25. Thimphu, September 26. The Regent’s School of Thailand has agreed to offer a 50 percent scholarship to five Bhutanese students. The school has agreed to enroll minimum of five students in the first round. According to the chairman of the school, the scholarships once awarded will continue till the last year at […]

Published on Sep 25 2006 // Main News

A friend of Bhutan lost in Nepal airlines crash

Biratnagar, September 25: Status of one of the contributors of wildlife conservation in Bhutan has remained unknown for the last three days as helicopter of one of the Nepalese airlines — the Shree Airlines – lost in the eastern Nepal. Mingma Norbu Sherpa worked as WWF country representative to Bhutan between 1998 and 2004. Currently […]

Published on Sep 25 2006 // Main News

Our party is getting ready for 2008 election

Rongthong Kuenley Dorji, president of Druk National Congress was once a top leader in Bhutanese political movement. However, while he was trying to garner support from Indian friends, he was arrested by Indian authority and sent to jail. With special request from the Bhutanese government, Indian attempted his extradition but failed. One year later, he […]

Published on Sep 24 2006 // Interview

The Bhutanese Refugee Problem (REPRINT)

The issue of Bhutanese Refugees has now become a long story. Sixteen years have passed by and still there is no solution in sight that the Bhutanese refugees will ever go back to Bhutan. It is indeed a long period of time for the refugees to remain in the slum-like refugee camps and survive on […]

Published on Sep 22 2006 // Main News