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Archive for June, 2007

History ends to head for democracy

Thimphu, June 30: After 54 years in existence, ups and downs, the historical and the only legislature of the country, National Assembly, is all set to be dissolved by the end of July. The assembly was never dissolved yet government monopoly in appointment to the legislature of late had drawn controversies. The assembly was created […]

Published on Jun 30 2007 // Main News

Repatriation campaign strengthens in Germany

Munich, June 29: Four member delegation of the National Front for Democracy (NFD) led by Durga Giri made an appeal to the European Parliament and European Commission in Brussels on the plights of the Bhutanese in exile for last seventeen years on Thursday. The delegates separately met Robert Evans, member of the European Parliament for […]

Published on Jun 29 2007 // Main News

India: A player in the court

Almost 17 years after the eviction of her citizen by the Bhutan’s autocratic regime, reluctant though, for the first time high level Indian leaders sat together to discuss this long stranded issue of the exiled Bhutanese. Buddhadev Bhatacharjee, the Chief Minister of West Bengal discussed the issue with the Union Foreign Minister Pranav Mukarjee at […]

Published on Jun 28 2007 // Opinion

Bhutan&#039s Gelephu goes higher (REPRODUCTION)

Gelephu, June 27: Gelephu Higher Secondary School became the first school to win the inaugural U-19 school cricket tournament held in Sarpang when they beat arch-rivals Gelephu Lower Secondary School by 107 runs in the final. It was the mountain nation's first ever national schools tournament.   The Dungpa (Governor) of Gelephu was Chief Guest and […]

Published on Jun 27 2007 // Main News

Campaign for third country settlement accelerates

Kathmandu, June 28: Coordinator of the Association of Human Rights Activists (AHURA) Bhutan Ratan Gazmere has teamed up with Hari Adhikari Bangale to accelerate the advocacy for third country settlement of the exiled Bhutanese. Gazmere, Bangale and others on Wednesday met with Nepalese foreign minister Sahana Pradhan and asked her government to provide safe passage […]

Published on Jun 27 2007 // Main News

Indian democrats give chance to communists in Bhutan case

Kakarvitta, June 28: For the last 17 years the exiled Bhutanese failed to receive support from the Indian democrats who claim themselves as the example of democratic practitioners in the world. Now, the mainstream communists have hinted their support for movement in Bhutan and repatriation of the exiled Bhutanese. Three teams of the Bhutanese leaders […]

Published on Jun 27 2007 // Main News

Government revises advertisement strategy

Thimphu, June 27: A new government circular regarding procuring advertisement through competitive bidding in media has disregarded the earlier circular issued by the finance ministry. Finance ministry earlier said that the print media should bid for the advertisement ensuring that it gets widest publicity. The ministry had also assured of government help for the media […]

Published on Jun 27 2007 // Main News

Children’s office inaugurated in Beldangi I

Beldangi, June 27: Amidst a function, the filed director of the Caritas Nepal in Damak Fr Verkey inaugurated the central office of the forum of the exiled Bhutanese Children Forum on Tuesday. The new office is located in Beldangi I camp. Addressing the function, he said the children must be given ample opportunities to pave […]

Published on Jun 27 2007 // Main News

IFJ Describes Bhutan Government’s Censorship on bhutantimes.com “Hypocritical” (REPRODUCTION)

27/06/2007The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) is alarmed by recent blocks placed upon the media by the Bhutanese government. According to the Association of Press Freedom Activists (APFA), the bhutantimes.com website has been blocked from local viewing by the Information, Communication and Media Authority (BICMA), following orders issued by the government. “We strongly urge the […]

Published on Jun 26 2007 // Main News

Leaders leave for India to garner support for repatriation

Kakarvitta, June 26: In an effort to garner more support toward repatriation from India government and well wishers, the Bhutanese leaders in exile have left for India on Monday. Three separate teams of leaders have left for separate Indian cities to hold talks with Indian ministers, party representatives and human rights activists. Narad Adhikari, Gopal […]

Published on Jun 25 2007 // Main News