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Archive for December, 2006

Refugees or ready-made-terrorists?

Bhutan's foreign minister Khandu Wangchuk on December 27 has said that bringing back the "highly-politicized camp people" into Bhutan would mean importing ready-made-terrorists. It is learnt that while addressing the Druk parliament, Wangchuk claimed many in the UNHCR-sponsored camps are listed as both "refugees and Maoist members." Actually, these sorts of statements made by the […]

Published on Dec 29 2006 // Opinion

Nepalese DPM raises objection against PM&#039s statement

New Delhi, December 29: Terming the remarks made by Prime Minister about exiled Bhutanese in Nepal as "serious and negative," Nepalese Deputy Prime Minister, who also holds the portfolio of foreign minister, K. P. Oli raised serious objections. Nepali media reports quoted Oli as saying, "Serious attention of Nepal government has been drawn by these […]

Published on Dec 29 2006 // Main News

RRCC objects PM&#039s statement

Kathmandu, December 29: Refugee Rights Coordination Committee has objected the statement by Prime Minister Khandu Wangchuk that exiled Bhutanese are terrorists. In a statement, chief coordinator of the committee N. B. Giri said, "Politically conscious people within Bhutan and outside favoring a multi–party system in Bhutan are committed to institutionalization of principal of rule of […]

Published on Dec 29 2006 // Main News

People in camps are terrorists, says Druk parliamentarian

Thimphu, December 28: The Druk parliamentarians have claimed that the exiled Bhutanese are stepping towards terrorism and to repatriate them would be exporting ready-made terrorist. During the Wednesday session, Foreign Minister Khandu Wangchuk briefed the assembly on the status of the Bhutan – Nepal bilateral talks on the problem of exiled Bhutanese. After several parliamentarian […]

Published on Dec 29 2006 // Main News

Helping hand distributes clothes

Beldangi, December 28: Helping hand- Bhutan, a social organization established in July 2005 with an aim of promoting social activities, has distributed at least 150 pieces of clothes to most vulnerable people in Beldangi-II. According to its Coordinator GS Giri, the organization had collected those clothes from different schools in Kathmandu. “This sort of help […]

Published on Dec 28 2006 // Main News

Rules on political party formation (REPRODUCTION)

December 23, 2006: Any registered voter, except apolitical bodies like civil servants, servicemen, and members of royal family, truelku, lam or a religious personality is eligible to join or form political parties, according to election commission officials. "A notification for registration would be issued in the near future so that any interested parties can start […]

Published on Dec 24 2006 // Main News

Seven in the first batch of resettlement

Kathmandu, December 24: Seven exiled Bhutanese of Beldangi camp arrived Kathmandu to leave Nepal for resettlement in Canada on Sunday. Madan Giri and his family members of Beldangi II camp arrived here, refugee coordination unit under Nepal's home ministry said. The United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) had asked western countries including Canada for resettlement of […]

Published on Dec 24 2006 // Main News

Nepalese PM denies third country settlement

Kathmandu, December 23: Nepalese Prime Minister Giriaja Prasad Koirala has said he has asked the US government to help the exiled Bhutanese land into Bhutan at least for one day before taking them to the US. During his meeting with the delegation of the senior Bhutanese leaders at his residence in Baluwatar on Friday, Koirala […]

Published on Dec 22 2006 // Main News

Non-register demands facilities

Beldangi, December 22: Non-registered Bhutanese in exile have strongly demanded for their registration in the ongoing census at Beldangi-II. Talking to BNS, Khadka Singh Chauhan, who is currently residing in Sector ‘C’ said that they would be bound to launch protest programs to mount pressure if the UNHCR couldn’t register them and provide the assistance […]

Published on Dec 22 2006 // Main News

National Assembly to discuss in issue of exiled Bhutanese

Thimphu, December 22:  The 86th session of the National Assembly for the first time is set to begin discussion on exiled Bhutanese living in Nepal for last 17 years. The 86th session of the National Assembly has begun Friday in Thimphu amidst traditional ceremonies. His Majesty Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck graced the opening ceremony. The formal […]

Published on Dec 22 2006 // Main News