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Archive for January, 2008

Five remaining districts see polls, NC elections completed

Thimphu, January 31: The election of 20 people’s representatives to the National Council concluded on January 29 in the five remaining dzongkhags. The election was held on Thimphu, Haa, Tashiyangtse, Lhuentse and Gasa. There were no contesting candidates in Gasa, Lhuentse and Haa. There was a single candidate contesting the election. The National Council, which […]

Published on Jan 31 2008 // Main News

YOB polls tomorrow, tough vie for president

Birtamod, Jan 28: Youth Organization of Bhutan (YOB), youth wing of Bhutan People's Party  is scheduled to hold its fourth general convention tomorrow. A source informed Bhutan News Service that the then central committee members will caste vote for presidential candidate. "There will be tough vie for presidential candidate between Rajan Giri, United States and Devendra Gautam, […]

Published on Jan 28 2008 // Main News

Exiled Bhutanese felicitate Nepali artist

Beldangi, Jan 27: Bhutan Gazal Munch and Prativa Sahitya Samuha felicitated Nepali artist cum radio RJ Hem Bhandari amidst a special program today in Beldangi camp. Bhandari, a renowned program presenter in Radio Kantipur , has contributed in uplifting the literary arts and skills in Bhutanese society, said Kamal Dhital "Khaltipidith', chairman of Gazal Much. Arjun […]

Published on Jan 27 2008 // Main News

Royal Army found militant camp in Tsirang, one held

Jaigaon, Jan 27: A watch team of Royal Bhutan Army (RBA) swapped fire with a militant group in Dhanessey of Tsirang district on Jan 16, reported RBA spokesperson yesterday. RBA accused the group had come from exile Bhutanese camps and was affiliated with Bhutan Tiger Force. RBA also reported that its petrol arrested Dal Bahadur Tamang […]

Published on Jan 27 2008 // Main News

A family reaches Norway (Brief)

Kathmandu, January 26: A family of six members from Beldangi II camp reached Norway safely. A highly placed source informed Bhutan News Service that the family was received in Norway a couple of days ago. Last year some families from the camps were resettled in Canada. Bhutan News Service

Published on Jan 27 2008 // Main News

Lhotsampa woman injured in serial blasts

Jaigaon (India), January 23: Mon Maya Chhetri, 39, was seriously injured in the blast that flared in Gedu, Chukha last week. Badly injured Chhetri is undergoing treatment in Intensive Care Unit (ICU) reported regime’s mouthpiece Kuensel. Doctors on Monday operated and removed a splinter from her right thigh. “She will be operated today again to […]

Published on Jan 27 2008 // Main News

Nepali-ethnic students barred from opportunities to higher education

Khudunabari, January 23: Two Bhutanese students (names withheld) studying inside Bhutan have stated that students from Nepali-ethnic community are denied opportunities to pursue their higher education despite their high score and better performances in examination.  The two girl students who have recently visited camps of the exiled Bhutanese in Nepal have reported the annual fee […]

Published on Jan 27 2008 // Main News

Rights organization asks regime to learn from blasts

Jhapa, January 23: Human Rights Organization of Bhutan (HUROB) has alerted Druk regime to learn lessons from the recent serial blasts. “The serial blasts in four different places is an alarm that all is not well in the country as projected by the Druk regime”, said a release issued by HUROB’s chairman. The rights organization […]

Published on Jan 27 2008 // Main News

BPP, BNDP condemn serial blasts

Kathmandu, January 23: Bhutan People’s Party (BPP) and Bhutan National Democratic Party (BNDP) have condemned the recent explosions that took place in four districts, owned by  an unknown underground outfit. In separate press statements, both BPP and BNDP said they are firm believer of peaceful struggle to establish inclusive democratic system of governance in the […]

Published on Jan 27 2008 // Main News

URFB claims it blasted in Bhutan

Kakarvitta, January 22: A new armed outfit has owned the responsibility of the recent serial blasts inside the country that rocked four districts in a short span of time. In a declaration issued by ‘KARMA’ of the United Revolutionary Front of Bhutan, that never appeared in surface before, said the blasts were intended to foil […]

Published on Jan 23 2008 // Main News