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Archive for February, 2007

Senior Indian army officer on Bhutan visit

Thimphu, February 28: His Majesty King Jigme Khesar expressed happiness for strengthening relation between Bhutan and India during his audience to Lt. General CK Suchindra Sabu of the Indian Army on February 27. King also highlighted the intimacy between armies of both the countries. Sabu arrived Thimphu on February 26 on a five-day visit during […]

Published on Feb 28 2007 // Main News

ICJ to probe into counter-terrorism laws in South Asia

New Delhi, February 27: The Eminent Jurists Panel on Terrorism, Counter-terrorism and Human Rights is holding public hearings in New Delhi on 27-28 February to assess the responses of South Asian countries to acts of terrorism and their impact on human rights. The Panel will be represented by its Chair, Arthur Chaskalson, former Chief Justice […]

Published on Feb 27 2007 // Main News

SMC meeting ends inconclusively

Kathmandu, February 27: The second meeting of the South Asian Free Trade Area (SAFTA) Ministerial Council (SMC) held in Kathmandu on February 26 ended in a deadlock as the disagreement between India and Pakistan surfaced. India raised the issue of non-compliance of the SAFTA by Pakistan and stated that Pakistan had resorted to selective implementation […]

Published on Feb 27 2007 // Main News

Tense situation pushes living to difficulties

Sanischare, February 26: The tensed situation at Sanischare camp has further pushed normal living in troublesome, camp people informed BNS. According to former Camp Management Committee (CMC) member, Badri Khadka, following the frequent attempts of locals to enter camp, police has tightened the security. “People inside camps are suffocating as they aren’t allowed to come […]

Published on Feb 26 2007 // Main News

Khadka family receives dead body

Urlabari, February 26: Following the five point agreement between locals and the people at Sanischare camp, the bereaved family of Gopal Khadka, who was killed during the Thursday scuffle, received the dead body from Mangalbare on Monday. According to sources from Khadka’s family, the funeral processing has been done at Kankai maidhar. Earlier, Khadka family […]

Published on Feb 26 2007 // Main News

Media should focus more on people’s welfare (REPRODUCTION)

K.B. Lama, presently the editor of Bhutan Observer, has been in the media scene for the past 25 years. One of Bhutan’s first trained journalists, he talks to Bhutan Times on the role of the media, private in particular, post 2008. He also shares the lighter side of being part of Bhutan Observer. Q.  You […]

Published on Feb 25 2007 // Main News

Hurt local youth dies, torch vehicles

Sanischare, February 26: Local residents of Pathari in Morang district on Sunday torched a passenger bus and vandalised another microbus on the Mahendra Highway after a local youth, who was injured during the Friday police firing, died while undergoing treat at Dharan. Locals also closed the Pathari bazaar to protest the death of Hari Tamang, […]

Published on Feb 25 2007 // Main News

Equality needed better addressed

Born in Puranobasti under Sarpang district, Jasodha Budathoki, wife of late R. K. Budathoki (founder president of Bhutan Peoples’ Party), is currently working as President of Women Organization of Bhutan (WOB) founded in August 21, 1990 in Garganda, India. Budathoki is also Central Committee Member of both Bhutanese Movement Steering Committee (BMSC) and National Front […]

Published on Feb 24 2007 // Interview

Sanischare situation returning to normalcy

Sanischare, February 24: The tensed situation at Sanischare camp has gradually returned to normalcy following joint talks between Morang Chief District Officer (CDO), Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), Sanischare camp secretary, forestry officials and the UNHCR representatives on Saturday. According to sources at the talk team, they have reached an agreement of putting-off curfew and […]

Published on Feb 24 2007 // Main News

APFA-Bhutan starts radio program

Kathmandu, February 24: Association of Press Freedom Activists (APFA) Bhutan has begun radio program from Saturday, February 24. The half an hour program, aired by Nepal FM 91.8 in Kathmandu will include the Nepali history in Bhutan, current news related to Bhutan and exiled Bhutanese, special reports on contemporary issues, stories of the exiled Bhutanese […]

Published on Feb 24 2007 // Main News