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Archive for May, 2007

Journalist association mulled in Bhutan

Thimphu, May 31: The media workers associated to private newspapers and government-owned media discussed to establish Journalists Association of Bhutan. Ten senior editors from Kuensel, Bhutan Times, Bhutan Observer and Bhutan Broadcasting Service attended the meeting. The participants highlighted the importance and need for such a body at a time political scenario is changing in […]

Published on May 31 2007 // Main News

Bhutan&#039s only Buddhist convert yearns to bring Catholicism to homeland (REPRODUCTION)

DARJEELING, India: Bhutan's first Buddhist convert to Catholicism is waiting for democracy to be established in the Himalayan kingdom so that he can begin his priestly ministry there. Jesuit Father Kinley Tshering currently serves as rector and principal of St. Joseph's School in India's Darjeeling town. "When my term (here) expires, I hope to go […]

Published on May 31 2007 // Main News

40 percent voted &#039mock&#039

Thimphu, May 31: According to the Election Commission, the total number of people giving their votes during the recent mock election has increased compared to first round. Of the total, over 400,000 eligible voters, 161,986 attended the polling stations on May 28 mock elections to make Yellow Party win. In the first round, the turn […]

Published on May 31 2007 // Main News

Exiled Bhutanese call off long march

KATHMANDU, May 30 – Exiled Bhutanese  Wednesday called off their Long March for voluntary repatriation following two-hour long talks with Indian officials at Panitanki after the latter agreed to release 14 arrested exiled Bhutanese and hold dialogue with Bhutan. The exiled Bhutanese—who had been stopped by Indian security personnel at the Mechi Bridge for the last two […]

Published on May 30 2007 // Main News

Students burn Indian PM&#039s portrait

Kathmandu, May 30: At least a dozen of exiled Bhutanese students staying in Kathmandu has demonstrated in front of the Indian Embassy on Wednesday urging not to intervene in the ongoing 'Long March'. Som Subedi informed the BNS that some dozens of security personnel deployed at the Embassy area barred agitators to burn the effigy of […]

Published on May 30 2007 // Main News

SSB shot one, arrests rights activists

Kakarvitta, May 30: Sha Bahadur Dewan of Sanishcare Morang camp died from the Sasastra Suraksha Bal (SSB) firing at the Mechi Bridge and some hundreds have sustained serious injuries at random bullet firings on Tuesday. Dewan died on the way to BP Koirala Memorial Hospital, Dharan. Meanwhile, Indian authories have detained Narad Adhikari, general secretary […]

Published on May 29 2007 // Main News

Ethnic Nepalis are in threat

Human Rights Watch, a New York based human rights organization recently published a report on the present situation of Nepalis in Bhutan and exiled Bhutanese in camps. The report has presented a real picture of gross violation of human rights in Bhutan of the ethnic Nepalis. It has also implied towards the eviction of the […]

Published on May 28 2007 // Interview

Jhapa administration forms investigation team

Damak, May 28: The district administration in Jhapa has formed a team to investigate the incident that occurred in Beldangi camp on Sunday and Monday. The meeting of the ruling eight parties held in Jhapa in the initiation of the district administration late Monday decided the formation of the investigation committee under the leadership of […]

Published on May 28 2007 // Main News

More to join long march on Tuesday (UPDATE)

Kathmandu, May 28: The organizer of the long march towards Bhutan, National Front for Democracy (NFD) said it more exiled Bhutanese would join the movement from Tuesday. President of Bhutan People's Party Bala Ram Poudel told BNS that more than 5,000 exiled Bhutanese would join the team at Mechi bridge to put more pressure on […]

Published on May 28 2007 // Main News

Dozens injured in scuffle at Mechi (UPDATE)

Kakarvitta, May 28: The Indian police have used forced to put obstacle on the long march of exiled Bhutanese in Mechi bridge to stop them from going towards Bhutan on Monday evening. The scuffle occurred for more than two hours from 6:30 in the evening in the Indian side. The Sasastra Seema Bal of India, […]

Published on May 28 2007 // Main News