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Archive for October, 2007

Rizal, Gazmere meet Sauerbrey

Kathmandu, October 31: Bhutanese human rights leader Tek Nath Rizal and Ratan Gazmere have separately met with the US Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees and Migration Ellen Sauerbrey at the US Ambassador to Nepal Nancy Powel’s residence in Kamaladi, Kathmandu Wednesday evening. Sauerbrey arrived Kathmandu on Tuesday evening. Leader Rizal denied speaking on […]

Published on Oct 31 2007 // Main News

Rizal tells US to talk to Nepal, Bhutan and India before resettlement

Kathmandu, October 31: Chairman of Bhutanese Movement Steering Committee (BMSC) Tek Nath Rizal urged the United States to hold talks with Nepal, India and Bhutan jointly before beginning the third country settlement of the exiled Bhutanese on Wednesday. Speaking to journalists in the Nepalese capital Rizal said resettlement merely would not give solution of the […]

Published on Oct 31 2007 // Main News

UNHCR starts providing info on resettlement

Kathmandu, October 30: The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has begun providing information to the exiled Bhutanese on matters relating to third country resettlement, quoted Nepal's national news agency Rastriya Samachar Samiti (RSS). RSS has further stated that people in Camps are being invited to the UNHCR Office where they are briefed about […]

Published on Oct 30 2007 // Main News

Art exhibition of exiled Bhutanese children kicks off in Nepal&#039s capital city

Kathmandu, October 29: Bhutanese Refugee Children Forum (BRCF) has begun three-day art exhibition at Nepal Art Council in the capital city of Nepal from October 29 targeted at giving a comprehensive overview of the situation prevailing in exiled Bhutanese camps.  Speaking on the inaugural session, UNHCR country representative in Nepal Abraham Abraham said that the […]

Published on Oct 29 2007 // Main News

Rizal-Nepalese PM meet, discuss on resettlement process

Kathmandu, October 28: Chairman of Bhutanese Movement Steering Committee (BMSC) Tek Nath Rizal has met with Nepalese Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala today morning and discussed on the issues of third country resettlement.   Rizal quoted the PM as having said that the Nepal government has given formal approval for third country resettlement. Rizal further […]

Published on Oct 29 2007 // Main News

Introducing refugees from Bhutan to the world

KATHMANDU, Nepal, October 26 (UNHCR) – The son of American aid workers, U.S. filmmaker Grady Walker spent most of his childhood in Kathmandu. Later, as a film school graduate, he decided to come back to Nepal and introduce the world to refugees from Bhutan, whose stories he had grown up with. His documentary "Eviction" sweeps […]

Published on Oct 27 2007 // Interview

PDP complains EC against PDP

Thimphu, October 27: Two weeks later Chukha administration fired two Tshogpas in Phuentsholing for attending the political meet of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) as per complaints filed by Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT), PDP has submitted nine specific complaints to the Election Commission against DPT. The PDP complaints include ‘acts of coercion, deception, illegal fund […]

Published on Oct 27 2007 // Main News

US assistant secretary to assess resettlement updates

Kathmandu, October 27: The US Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees and Migration Ellen Sauerbrey will travel to Nepal, Bhutan and India from October 29 to November 9. According to State Department, she will meet with refugees benefiting from United States government funded programs in the region during her visit. She will also assess […]

Published on Oct 27 2007 // Main News

Bhutanese delegates in South Asain People&#039s Conclave

Amritsar, October 26: The Bhutanese delegates consisting of 40 exiled Bhutanese led by Mohan Tamang  participated in South Asain People's Conclave in Amritsar, Punjab yesterday. The event lasts until today. The event is being organized by Punnarjyot, an offshoot of Spring Dale Educational Society in coordination with Indian Social Institute, Action Aid and Imagine New […]

Published on Oct 27 2007 // Main News

Dutch royalties urged to raise issue of evicted citizens

Hague, October 24: The Netherlands based Bhutanese human rights worker Ram Bahadur Karki has appealed the Dutch royal couples to raise the issue of Bhutanese citizens evicted out of country during their visit to Bhutan. Dutch Crown Prince Willem Alexander and the Crown Princess Maxima will make their Bhutan visit from October 28 to 30. […]

Published on Oct 25 2007 // Main News