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Archive for July, 2007

IOM as OPE established, government to tighten security

Kathmandu, July 31: The Home Ministry of Nepal said it would provide between 25-30 armed policemen for each of the seven exiled Bhutanese camps within a month to help facilitate the process of third country resettlement. According to sources at the Home Ministry, the government had committed to beef up the security by the mid […]

Published on Jul 31 2007 // Main News

Monsoon rain affects camp life

Beldangi, July 30: The incessant rain due to the monsoon wind over the Bay of Bengal and Himalayas for the last two weeks has affected the lives of exiled Bhutanese in eastern camps. In Goldhap camp, the swollen Deuniya River entered the camp displacing at least 23 families. Losses due to the flood have not […]

Published on Jul 30 2007 // Main News

National Judicial Council established

Thimphu, July 28: Continuing the process of establishing the institutions required from democratic functioning of the government, the royal government of Bhutan established the National Judicial Council on Friday. Chief justice SOnam Tobgye, after the announcement of the formation, said the new judicial institution would help streamline judicial reforms, strengthen judiciary, and ensure effective and […]

Published on Jul 28 2007 // Main News

Hydropower agreement today

Thimphu, July 28: Bhutan and India are all set to sign an agreement on 1095 MW Punatsangchhu-1 hydropower plant on Saturday. The Indian minister for External Affairs, Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Khandu Wangchuk will sign the agreement at the Gyalyong Tshokhang. Mukherjee reached Thimphu on Friday to sign the pact. The Indian minister is […]

Published on Jul 28 2007 // Main News

Bilateral talks with Bhutan ended: Nepalese minister

Kathmandu, July 27: Nepal’s Foreign Minister Sahana Pradhan said his government will end the bilateral talks with Bhutan due to Bhutan’s unwillingness to sit for talks fore repatriation of the exiled Bhutanese. Speaking to journalists in Kathmandu on Friday, Pradhan said the Bhutanese ministers sent information of their inability to sit for talks citing their […]

Published on Jul 27 2007 // Main News

Pranab Mukerjee visits Bhutan to sign new hydropower project

Kolkata, July 26: Indian External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukerjee is paying a three-day visit to Bhutan from tomorrow. During his visit, Bhutan and India will sign an agreement on a new hydropower project, Punatsangcchu-I having 1095 megawatt power. This was stated by ministry spokesperson in a press release issued on Wednesday. Indian newspapers quoted the […]

Published on Jul 27 2007 // Main News

Six ministers resign to join politics

Thimphu, July 26: Prime Minister Khandu Wangchuk and five of his followers, all ministers, have resigned from the post of ministers on Thursday to join political party to contest in the general election scheduled for early next year. Wangchuk and other ministers jointly met and submitted their resignation to the King on Thursday morning expressing their […]

Published on Jul 26 2007 // Main News

Sherubtse to replace DU courses by RUB

New Delhi, July 26: In an effort to phase out the course affiliated to Delhi University, Sherubtse College in Kanglung has begun bachelors’ degree program in Humanities from this session under Royal University of Bhutan. The new course will replace all courses offered by the Delhi University by 2010. The college offers Bachelors’ degree in […]

Published on Jul 26 2007 // Main News

Refugee Coordination Unit accused of bribery

Beldangi/ July 25: People in Beldangi-II camp, whose ration is suspended, have accused that the assistant Refugee Coordination Unit (RCU) Harka Rai bribes during their re-registration process. Tara Giri of Beldangi- II, Sector I/4, Hut no 81/82 and Tara Basnet of the same camp under Sector I/4 Hut no 65/66 have claimed they offered Nepalese […]

Published on Jul 25 2007 // Main News

Ministers bring two parties together

Thimphu, July 25: After several round of deliberate discussion, the leaders of already announced All People’s Party and Bhutan People’s United Party along with the five royal ministers come to the consensus for a new party  Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT). The five ministers, including Prime Minister Khandu Wangchuk, will resign at the end of this […]

Published on Jul 25 2007 // Main News