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Archive for September, 2007

Bhutan improves business environment

New Delhi, September 27: Business environment in Bhutan has improved over the past one year, a newly released report of the World Bank entitled 'Doing Business 2008' states. Among 178 countries, Bhutan ranks 119. According to the report, Bhutan made it easier for entrepreneurs to start limited liability trading companies by eliminating two procedures–name approval […]

Published on Sep 27 2007 // Main News

New face wins secy post in Beldangi-I election (FOLLOW-UP)

Beldangi, September 25: In an election of camp management committee in Beldangi-I on Tuesday, Tek Bahadur Gurung and Lila Woti Gurung have been elected to the post of camp secretary and deputy camp secretary of the camp respectively. District Superintendent of Police (DSP) Raj Kumar Lamichhaney informed the BNS that the election was concluded in […]

Published on Sep 27 2007 // Main News

Camp management committee election held in Beldangi camps

Beldangi, September 24: A new camp committee has been elected in Beldangi-II and Beldangi-II extension camps on Monday. People in Beldangi-II have elected Narad Muni Sanyashi as their camp secretary. Sanyashi won the post of the camp secretary with 79 out of 105 votes from members of the camp committee. Sumitra Kharel is elected as […]

Published on Sep 27 2007 // Main News

Freedom House asks Bhutan to eliminate NOC, PCC and SCC

New York, September 26: America based democracy watchdog, Freedom House in its new report said, Bhutan underwent major political changes in the last three years but expressed concern over the discriminatory legal provisions in laws. The report entitled ‘Countries at the Crossroads 2007’ has, however, made several recommendations that Bhutanese government should do go with […]

Published on Sep 26 2007 // Main News

SAFMA’s Meaningful Entry in Bhutan

At a time when election dates are drawing closer in the country, Bhutan for the first time, has joined the international press body working for strengthening media freedom. The launching of the Bhutan Chapter of the South Asian Free Media Association (SAFMA) on August 5 in the capital, Thimphu has opened the door towards press […]

Published on Sep 25 2007 // Opinion

RI mission to asses the plight of exiled Bhutanese

Kathmandu, September 26: Refugees International and Open Society Institute will jointly conduct an assessment mission focusing on the plight of exiled Bhutanese now living in Nepal for ten days in late September and early October. The joint RI-OSI mission will involve discussions with international organizations, local non-governmental organizations, and Bhutanese rights activists in exile, in […]

Published on Sep 25 2007 // Main News

Nu 452 million enclave for new ministers in 2008 (REPRODUCTION)

Thimphu, September 23: The first democratically elected prime minister of Bhutan will not have a better place than his official residence to wipe the campaign sweat off his brow. He can unwind in the multi-gym after a heated debate in the parliament. His children and grandchildren can play around in the only children’s park in […]

Published on Sep 24 2007 // Main News

Denial of exit permits delayed resettlement

Kathmandu, September 25: The denial of the Nepalese government to issue exit permit for third country resettlement, some 107 exiled Bhutanese have not been able to fly to western country despite completing the processes. According to Nepalese daily Nepal Samacharpatra, 60 of them are planned to be resettled in the United States, 40 in Australia […]

Published on Sep 24 2007 // Main News

New ID cards distribution to Samtse residents

Phuentsholing, September 24: The Department of Civil Registration has asked the people from Samtse working in Thimphu to file their application for new Identity card within today. If they failed to get it from Thimphu, they have to travel to Samtse and will be distributed by the gups. The process would continue in Mongar after […]

Published on Sep 24 2007 // Main News

Indian cops keep vigil on Communist Party of Bhutan

Assam, September 20: Security along the Indo-Bhutan border has been tightened following reports of movement of Bhutanese Maoists from camps in Nepal into Bhutan through Indian territory, official sources said  Wednesday quoted Press Trust of India (PTI). Seema Sashatra Bal (SSB) has intensified patrolling along the border and a strict vigil was being maintained to prevent […]

Published on Sep 21 2007 // Main News