Archive for August, 2007

Red army in the Dragon Kingdom (REPRODUCTION)

BY: Deepak Adhikari  Kathmandu, August 31: Another Maoist insurgency is going to rock yet another country in South Asia, if the statements made by the leaders of the Communist Party of Bhutan Marxist-Leninist-Maoist (CPM MLM) are anything to go by.       "Preliminary preparations for an insurgency are over. We are going to launch it soon," says […]

Published on Aug 31 2007 // Main News

Lhotsampa dies of malaria in Bhutan

Phuentsholing, August 31:  D.N Kafley,29, died of malaria at at the Phuentsholing general hospital on August 27. He was the resident of Dorokha. An engineer by profession,  Kafle was an employee of Druk Choglay construction, based in Samdrup Jongkhar. Kafley reported to Phuentsholing General Hospital with high fever on August 25 and on further check […]

Published on Aug 30 2007 // Main News

Forward Bloc urges Indian government to play role

New Delhi, Aug 29 – All India Forward Bloc, a leftwing nationalist party in India, has officially asked the Indian government to play a vital role in resolving the Bhutanese refugee issue. The Central Committee meeting concluded on Wednesday has also urged all the political parties of India to discuss the issue seriously and come […]

Published on Aug 29 2007 // Main News

King gives red scarf to his brother

Thimphu, August 29: King Jigme Khesar has granted the Royal Scarf to His Royal Highness Jigyel Wangchuck on August 28 that symbolises ‘lifelong commitment to the serve the king, country and people’. Traditionally, princes and princesses wear the white scarf that represents the pursuit of knowledge and attainment of the values of simplicity, humility and […]

Published on Aug 29 2007 // Main News

BMSC expresses concern over the arrest (PRESS RELEASE)

Media coverage on issues concerning day-to-day developments of the Bhutanese Refugee stalemate since inception has been significant from national, regional and international media point of view.   There had been reports on arrest of refugees following camp scuffle over illegitimate allegation of youths possessing arms and ammunitions in the camps with out substantiating such irresponsible statements […]

Published on Aug 26 2007 // Main News

Bhutantimes.com has been blocked again

Kathmandu, August 25: We are getting reports from readers in Bhutan that Bhutantimes.com has been blocked again and the site statistics seem to confirm this. We aren't sure what exactly is going on but certainly feel this is a highly regrettable action. BT has been taking some flak recently on this issue (on the forum […]

Published on Aug 25 2007 // Main News

303650 voters registered for December NC election

Thimphu, August 25: Till yesterday 303650 voters of the 400626 eligible voters registered to vote for the National Council(NC) elections in December. The first draft Electoral Roll released by the Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB) yesterday stated the registration. ECB says Trashigang dzongkhag has the highest number with 33977 registered voters. It has 45,915 eligible voters. […]

Published on Aug 25 2007 // Main News

Pradhan becomes new camp secy

Beldangi, August 25: Deo Raj Pradhan is appointed as new camp secretary of Beldangi-II on last Wednesday. Pradhan heads Camp Management Committee (CMC) until its next election. Pradhan served in the same post for two years before Hari Adhikari Bangaley. Dil Bahadur Khadka has been appointed as deputy camp secretary. The shuffle in camp management […]

Published on Aug 25 2007 // Main News

Police arrest yet another one, student

Beldangi, August 25: Nepal police has arrested Sunder Acharya of Beldangi – II extension on charge of his involvement in the recent Beldangi incident. Acharya is a student of Class eight studying in local boarding school in Damak. Police arrested Acharya from his hut. Those who had sustained injuries during the incident are still undergoing […]

Published on Aug 25 2007 // Main News

Police arrest four in connection with Beldangi incident

Beldangi, August 23: Nepal police arrested at least four exiled youths including former camp secretary of Beldangi-II extension, Subash Acharya this week alleging their active involvement in the recent Beldangi incident where an uncontrolled mob bet up camp secretaries of Beldangi-II and Beldangi-II extension. Dilli Ram Ghorsai of sector F, Harka Singh Gurung and Shree […]

Published on Aug 25 2007 // Main News