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Archive for January, 2007

India and Bhutan to review friendly treaty

New Delhi, January 31: Bhutan and India will soon sign an 'updated' version of its 57-year-old friendship treaty. According to the sources, the updated treaty will be suited more to the 21st century than to the colonial era of the 1950s. It is learnt that the treaty will be signed when the king comes to […]

Published on Jan 31 2007 // Main News

Lhotshampa tops Class X

Thimphu, January 31: Dadi Ram Darjee of Punakha Higher Secondary School has topped the class X Bhutan Certificate of Secondary Education Examination held in December 2006 . According to the ministry of education,  Darjee scored 90.80 percent. Meanwhile, Tshering Yudon of Motithang Higher Secondary School stood second with 90.40 percent and Pranesh Nepal of Yangchenphug […]

Published on Jan 31 2007 // Main News

Bhutan to launch final draft of Constitution

Thimphu, January 31: The final draft version of the Constitution of Bhutan will be officially launched soon according to chairman of the drafting committee, Sonam Tobgye. It is said that the changes include the direct and indirect comments made by the people during the consultation meetings held in the 20 dzongkhags from October 2005 to […]

Published on Jan 31 2007 // Main News

Census team at Sanischare camp

Sanischare, January 29: A joint team of the UNCHR and the government of Nepal will begin the head count of people at Sanishchare camp of Morang from Monday. Some expected 2,000 individuals in the sector 'A' will be facing interview at the beginning day. Among seven camps, the team concluded headcount of people at Beldangi-I, […]

Published on Jan 29 2007 // Main News

Nobody’s refugees: The shame of Bhutan, Nepal and India (REPRODUCTION)

                                                              By Kuldip NayarNo school bus stops here to pick up children. No postman comes here to deliver the mail. Not even a curious visitor turns up to know anything about them. They are refugees from Bhutan who are sitting in protest in front of the United Nations House at Kathmandu. Most of them, about […]

Published on Jan 28 2007 // Main News

Maoists deny detainee&#039s affiliation to MLM

Kathmandu, January 26: The Communist Party of Bhutan, CPB-MLM has said that Shantiram Acharya, including other detainees is not affiliated to their party. In a press statement issued by the In-charge of Exile Coordination Committee, it has strongly accused the Druk regime of arresting innocent people on the fake charge of being Maoists militant. “Our […]

Published on Jan 28 2007 // Main News

State of media in Bhutan (REPRODUCTION)

                           By: TP Mishra Bhutan's remarks that it is heading towards democratisation are nothing short of an attempt to fool the international community. There can be no democracy until it guarantees freedom of press and freedom of speech and expression. The work of holding the first momentous election scheduled for 2008 has been going on […]

Published on Jan 28 2007 // Main News

US conflict expert in camps

Sanischare, January 27: The United States conflict expert Hayidar Meri Roger made a field visit to Sanishchare camp on Friday. Roger, who is on a visit to Nepal, met 25 tortured people and took further information about the past experience. Roger stressed on opting for the US offer of third country resettlement. Bhutan News Service  […]

Published on Jan 27 2007 // Main News

Exiled Bhutanese youth held in Bhutan

Jaigaon, January 24, 2007 – The Royal Bhutan Army soldiers at the Tashilakha outpost has arrested Shatiram Acharya, a resident of Beldangi-II camp, Sector ‘D’ on January 16 accusing him of being a Maoists militant. It is learnt that Acharya is now handed over to the police station in Gedu, Chukha. Acharya is learnt to […]

Published on Jan 26 2007 // Main News

Repatriation shouldn’t be initiated under insecure condition

Born at Belbotay of Sibsoo sub-division under Samchi district in Bhutan, Mr. N.B. Giri who is a Mechanical Engineer, was later awarded with AMIMI from IMI, UK London. Giri is a commissioned Army officer of the Royal Bhutan Army (Capt. in 1988). He has also served in the civil services thereby representing Bhutan at various […]

Published on Jan 25 2007 // Interview