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Archive for December, 2007

The drama of election completes

Thimphu, December 31: The Election Commission has published the result of the election for National Council held today that elected 15 out of 20 members of the upper house. Five members are to be nominated by the king. According to the commission, Tshewang Jurmey of Ura securing 1965 votes won from Bumthang. His contestant Jigme […]

Published on Dec 31 2007 // Main News

Atrocities and 2008 elections in Bhutan

At a time when the election date is drawing nearer in Bhutan, the Royal Government of Bhutan (RGOB) has once again begun inflicting atrocities on innocent citizens of ethnic Nepali origin. The state-directed court recently announced jail terms ranging from 5-9 years to 30 innocent civilian from the southern district of the country for their […]

Published on Dec 30 2007 // Opinion

First historic voting starts in the nation

Thimphu, December 31: Over 300,000 people in 15 out of 20 dzongkhags are in queues this morning to cast their votes to choose 15 members for upper house National Council, the first of its kind in the history of the nation. On December 31, 41 candidates have come to the floor for the contest through […]

Published on Dec 30 2007 // Main News

CJMC to catch voices in exile, Saranarthi Sarokar now from 3 FM stations

Kathmandu, December 30: CJMC Community Radio 106 MHz, owned by one of the leading mass communication colleges in Nepal, has begun airing 'Saranarthi Sarokar', a weekly radio program from Sunday.  The program is being aired from the station in coordination with Bhutan News Service.  Saranarthi Sarokar is already being aired from two other FM stations, […]

Published on Dec 30 2007 // Main News

Bhutan has become smaller

Thimphu, December 29: After speculative debate over the size of the country for years, Bhutan has finally and formally squeezed to its size by less than a thousand square kilometers. According to new details given by Office of the International Boundaries, Bhutan’s total geographical area is 38,394 sq km. Of this, 40 percent is protected […]

Published on Dec 29 2007 // Main News

Bhutanese monk burns himself in Bodh Gaya

New Delhi, December 28: A Buddhist monk from Bhutan has burnt himself to death at Buddhism's holiest shrine in India, Reuters quoted Indian police as saying on Friday. According to the reports from Bodhgaya, hundreds of pilgrims gathered at this holy place watched the monk, in his 80s, sit in meditation at the Mahabodhi temple […]

Published on Dec 28 2007 // Main News

Borders with India closed

Phuentsholing, December 28: Bhutan authorities in south, west and east have ordered tightening security along the border with India on Friday. The border has been temporarily sealed before elections early next week that will election members to the upper house of parliament. On Monday, people will vote for 15 members for the 25-member upper house. […]

Published on Dec 28 2007 // Main News

Consider our wives as ‘refugees’: exiled Bhutanese tell Nepalese home ministry

Beldangi, December 27: Two exiled have urged the Nepalese government’s home ministry to reconsider giving ‘refugee’ status to their wives who are not the Bhutanese citizens taking asylum in Nepal. In a letter sent to Home Minister Krishna Prasad Sitaula of Nepal on Wednesday, Jas Bahadur Baniya of Beldangi II and Deo Kumar Lohagun of […]

Published on Dec 27 2007 // Main News

An exiled Bhutanese found dead in India

Kathmandu, December 25: An exiled Bhutanese who had left for Gujarat, India, in search of job two months ago is found dead in mysterious condition in Maharastra of India, Nepal’s national news agency Rastriya Samachar Samiti reported on Monday. Man Bahadur Bhattarai, 51, a temporary resident of Sanischhare camp in Morang, had gone to Gujarat […]

Published on Dec 25 2007 // Main News

Bhutan officials hold meeting with Assam authorities

Siliguri, December 25: A Bhutanese delegation led by S. Thinley, Chief District Officer (dzongda) of Sarpang district, held a closed-door meeting with officials of Kokrajhar, Chirang, Baksa and Udalguri of BTAD, Assam. These districts in Assam have territorial relation with Bhutanese side. The meeting was held on Monday at Kokrajhar Circuit House. It reviewed the […]

Published on Dec 24 2007 // Main News