Archive for March, 2007

Indian involvement needed for repatriation of exiled Bhutanese

New Delhi, March 31: Pressure from the Indian political leaders to the central government of India for resolution of the issue of exiled Bhutanese is getting momentum. On Saturday, March 31, more than a dozen noted Indian leaders, including those of the ruling Congress (I) urged the central government to play the role of facilitator […]

Published on Mar 31 2007 // Main News

BNS editor awarded

Kathmandu, March 29: A meeting of the central committee member of Bhutan Press Union (BPU), on March 26, has nominated T. P. Mishra, editor of Bhutan News Service (BNS) as the winner of ‘Year Journalism Award 2006.’ According to a press release issued by general secretary of the BPU, Bhola Puranaghare on Thursday, Mishra also […]

Published on Mar 30 2007 // Main News

India approves assistance to Bhutan

New Delhi, March 29: The Union Cabinet of India on March 29 gave its approval to continue the Indian assistance under ‘Aid to Bhutan’ Non-Plan budget of the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) towards Bhutan’s extended Ninth Plan (July 2002 – June 2008). According to Press Information Bureau, the GOI package for the Ninth Plan […]

Published on Mar 29 2007 // Main News

PM to hold talks with Nepalese PM

Phuentsholing, March 29: Prime Minister Lyonpo Khandu Wangchuk, who will lead the Bhutanese delegation to the 14th SAARC Summit, is scheduled to hold meeting with Nepalese PM to discuss the issue of exiled Bhutanese. At the sidelines of the SAARC summit in New Delhi on April 3 and 4, PM Wangchuk will discuss the matter […]

Published on Mar 29 2007 // Main News

Bhutan Denmark review cooperation (BRIEF)

Thimphu, March 29: Denmark has agreed for a grant of Nu. 1,120 million to Bhutan for the period of 2008-12. It will be invested in social sector, health and education, environment, urban development, good governance and the development of the private sector. Denmark is also planning for support to the constitutional development. Denmark has shown […]

Published on Mar 29 2007 // Main News

BNB to distribute Nu. 119 million dividend

Thimphu, March 29: The Bhutan National Bank (BNB) has said it will distribute Nu. 119 million dividend to its shareholders and another Nu.12 million bonus of three months to its employees. The money is drawn from the profit it made last year. 4,582 shareholders and 327 employees of the bank will benefit from the plan. […]

Published on Mar 29 2007 // Main News

BPUP to battle it out (REPRODUCTION)

By Sonam Pelvar March 25, 2007 “We hope to win the elections. If not, we will at least make it to the opposition.” Hardly a veiled threat and those in the political fray better take note. These words come from none other than the think-tank and Working Committee Chairman of Bhutan People United Party (BPUP), Dasho […]

Published on Mar 29 2007 // Main News

To govern & to serve (REPRODUCTION)

By Kinley Tshering March 25, 2007 Thimphu: This is the party everybody has been talking about. This is the party which, in popular view, jumped the gun and even fueled concerns that it was stifling opposition by becoming all too powerful. This is People’s Democratic Party, PDP for short. Why the urgency, the rush to form the […]

Published on Mar 29 2007 // Main News

Exiled Bhutanese squeezed within the camp

Sanischare, March 28: The meeting of the eight parties in Morang district held on March 28,took decision to restrict the movement of exiled Bhutanese refugees out of the Shanishchare camp after 5 p.m. Before this, the Bhutanese were allowed to go out of the camp on the permission of camp officials. Secretary at the camp […]

Published on Mar 29 2007 // Main News

Delineation commission fixes constituencies at 47

Thimphu, March 26: The Delineation commission has finalized the draft of the constituencies for election to National Assembly on 47 seats on March 26. The commission held several rounds of discussion with district leaders. Massive changes have been made on re-grouping of the gewogs. But appeals from Chukha, Dagana, Mongar, Paro, Samdrup Jongkhar, Sarpang, Trashigang, […]

Published on Mar 26 2007 // Main News