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Archive for February, 2008

Book on monarchy published

Thimphu, February 29: A book on royal dynasty of Bhutan has been unveiled amidst a function organized in Thimphu on Friday. The book entitled '100 years of Monarchy' contains the history of monarchy, life of the monarchs who ruled the kingdom for the last 100 years. The book also includes major achievements made during the […]

Published on Feb 29 2008 // Main News

Exiled Bhutanese seek Indian support for repatriation

New Delhi, February 28: A delegation of the exiled Bhutanese led by Rongthong Kunley Dorji, president of Druk National Congress, met with George Fernandes, Member of Parliament and Convener, National Democratic Alliance at latter's residence in New Delhi recently. Camp secretary of Beldangi II camp Narad Muni Sanyasi, on behalf of the Bhutanese community in […]

Published on Feb 29 2008 // Main News

Bhutanese living in US extend financial support to heart patient

Kathmandu, February 27: Eight Bhutanese living in the United States of America have contributed a sum of 10, 000 Nepalese currency for  the treatment of Sabitri Gurung, 21, a temporary resident of Beldangi-II Extension, Sector A-4/44. Raj Giri, who coordinated for the contribution informed Bhutan News Service that Mumta Giri, Rita Thapa, Kiran Pradhan, Dick Chhetri, […]

Published on Feb 29 2008 // Main News

Risk erupted after resettlement offer: ACHR

The following is the ACHR Weekly Review released on February 27, 2008. Opportunity or Threat: The US Resettlement Offer for the Bhutanese Refugees According to Bhutan’s State media on 21 February 2008, the Bhutanese security forces arrested eight people from the Nepali speaking minority in Bhutan. They were detained in connection with a series of […]

Published on Feb 28 2008 // Main News

YOB elects its president

Birtamod, Feb 26: Youth Organization of Bhutan (YOB)- youth wing of Bhutan People's Party elected Rajan Giri  residing  in California (USA) as its president on February 25. Out of 28 votes, Giri received 18 said Party's Vice-President Jagirman Lama. Likewise, Tika Ram Basnet and Kunti Gurung were positioned as Vice-Presidents while Hasta Khanal was elected […]

Published on Feb 28 2008 // Main News

283 Exit Permits issued, first group to leave in mid-March

Kathmandu, February 27: Government of Nepal has so far issued 283 Exit Permits to exiled Bhutanese whose pre-resettlement processes have completed. “We have an official deployed at Damak to issue Exit Permit to those who wish to adopt third country resettlement” said Sahana Pradhan, Minister for Foreign Affairs. In a radio interview with one of […]

Published on Feb 27 2008 // Main News

Help stop arrests in Bhutan says HUROB (Reproduction)

Kakarvitta, Jan 25: Human Rights Organization Bhutan (HUROB) on Monday drew the attention of the international community and urged the latter to take initiative to immediately stop the indiscriminate crackdown and arrest of citizens by the Bhutanese government. Issuing a statement, HUROB said the latest atrocities against locals by the Druk government were aimed at […]

Published on Feb 26 2008 // Main News

Nepalese FM stressed on repatriation (Saranarthi Sarokar Anniversary)

Kathmandu, February 23: Nepalese Foreign Minister Sahana Pradhan has said that the third country resettlement was not the durable solution of the issue of exiled Bhutanese since this would not help these evicted people to regain their original status. She stressed the need to involve India in finding solution of the crisis since India lies […]

Published on Feb 24 2008 // Main News

BJP chief cautions union government over possible militancy in Bhutan

Gauhati, February 23: President of the Hindu outfit Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Raj Nath Singh has warned the central government of India that if appropriate measure is not taken on time, the influence of communist would infect Bhutan as well. He said the increasing communist presence in Bhutan and the rebellion activities would a additional […]

Published on Feb 23 2008 // Main News

EU to send election observation team to Bhutan

New Delhi, February 22: European Union said it will send a 15-member Election Observation Mission to Bhutan to monitor the first general elections to the National Assembly scheduled for March 24. In a statement by the union in Brussels said, it attaches great importance to the process of democratic transition in Bhutan, including the elections […]

Published on Feb 22 2008 // Main News