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Archive for November, 2006

UNHCR,WFP to create awareness on HIV/AIDS in camps

Kathmandu, November 29: The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the UN World Food Programme (WFP) have joined hands with the exiled Bhutanese in camps in eastern Nepal and locals to organise an awareness-raising concert commemorating the World AIDS Day on December 1, said a joint statement issued by the UNHCR and WFP November […]

Published on Nov 30 2006 // Main News

Songs, films to educate Bhutanese voters

Thimphu, November 29: Two government-censored radio stations are continuously playing five election songs. These songs are played aiming at creating awareness among voters ahead of general election. The songs aim to motivate and inform the Bhutanese voters to come forward and participate in the electoral process with the highest sense of pride. The election songs […]

Published on Nov 30 2006 // Main News

Refugee students in Indira Gandhi International Academy

Bangalore, November 29: The humanitarian crisis in Tamil areas of Sri Lanka continues to grow. Many of the children fleeing violence are coming to a special school outside Bangalore. About 15 km out of Bangalore, is the Indira Gandhi International Academy. It could be just another school but for one reason – the only students […]

Published on Nov 30 2006 // Main News

Honorary doctorate degree to Crown Prince

Thimphu, November 29:  His Royal Highness the Crown Prince, Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, was honoured with an honorary doctorate degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics by the Rangsit University in Thailand on November 26. The event coincided with the convocation ceremony of the university. According to the university’s Director of Public Relations Office, the University […]

Published on Nov 30 2006 // Main News

Three-fourth voters registered, southerners barred

Thimphu, November 29: According to Election Commission about 75 percent of the 400,000 eligible voters have registered to vote in the 2008 elections. However, 48 percent voters registered for voting are found filling registration forms incorrectly leaving some essential details. Election officials said that voters could continue to register until one month before the day […]

Published on Nov 30 2006 // Main News

Third country settlement should not hamper Bhutanese political struggle

Born in October 10, 1952, Balaram Poudyal started his career as social activist. He has written books like Bhutan Pharkanda (upon return to Bhutan), Bhutan: Hijo-ra-Aaja (Bhutan: past and present), Sobal. He also worked as an Editor of Bhutani Aawaj. Currently, Poudyal leads Bhutan Peoples' Party (BPP) that led the political demonstration of 1990 in […]

Published on Nov 28 2006 // Interview

HRW concerns exiled Bhutanese crisis

Kathmandu, November 28: Human Rights Watch (HRW) has shown serious concern over the unimproved camp lives of exiled Bhutanese. In an interaction program with the Bhutanese Refugee Durable Solution Coordinating Committee (BRDSCC), one of the members of the HRW, Katinka Ridderbos said that the situation is getting deteriorated. She also stressed on the necessity of coordination […]

Published on Nov 28 2006 // Main News

Draft constitution need massive amendment: Indian leaders

New Delhi, November 25: A conference on Bhutan's proposed constitution, democracy and exiled Bhutanese was held on November 25 at Indian International Centre, New Delhi. Jointly organized by Public Interest Legal Support and Research Centre, Indo-Bhutan Friendship society and Druk National Congress, dozens of leaders from India joined to extend support to the Bhutanese democratic […]

Published on Nov 28 2006 // Main News

Reap the opportunity, says UN envoy to Nepal

Beldangi, November 24: US envoy to Nepal James F Moriarty urged the exiled Bhutanese to take up the US proposition of resettling them to a third country as an "opportunity". The US envoy who was in Beldangi, Jhapa on a field trip, told the exiled Bhutanese must reap the benefit by accepting the resettling proposal […]

Published on Nov 28 2006 // Main News

Bhutan to accept the people from categories I and IV

Kathmandu, November 18: Bhutan has agreed to take back those people falling under category I and IV as per the verification by Joint Verification Team of Nepal and Bhutan government. According to the information given by head of EU Troika team Pekka Mesto, who recently visited Bhutan, the Bhutan government has expressed its willingness to […]

Published on Nov 28 2006 // Main News