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Archive for May, 2008

Local government elections later this year (Politics)

Thimphu, May 31: Election Commission of Bhutan expects to hold the election to local governments by the end of this year. The preparations for the elections will begin forth parliament endorses the Election Bill, which is currently under discussion. The delineation and preparing of electoral rolls will begin soon. According to draft constitution, the local […]

Published on May 30 2008 // Main News

A Bhutanese doctor commits suicide in Thailand

New Delhi, May 31: A Bhutanese studying masters degree in dentistry in Thailand jumped off from sixth floor balcony of her apartment to death in Soi Rang Nam in Ratchathewi district on Thursday, Thai news reports say. Police, who arrived at midnight, said Devyka Lana, 40s, committed suicide. The dead body was found lying face […]

Published on May 30 2008 // Main News

NFD remembers martyr, accuses TCR (Politics)

Birtamod, May 30: National Front for Democracy (NFD) Bhutan, on May 28, remembered Saha Bahadur Sewa, an exiled martyr, shot dead by Indian security forces in Nepal-India border last year. "Today, while we commemorate the event, we have also deeply mourned and paid special tribute to one of our martyrs, late Saha Bahadur Sewa, who […]

Published on May 30 2008 // Main News

35000 declare interest for TCR, 704 already departed (Third Country Resettlement)

Kathmandu, May 30:  A highly placed source at United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) disclosed that until yesterday 35, 080 exiled individuals from Bhutan have declared their interest of Third Country Resettlement (TCR) program. "We have received applications from 35, 080 individual Bhutanese so far for resettlement", quoted the source. In a response to […]

Published on May 30 2008 // Main News

Resettled Bhutanese play friendly volley ball match (Sports)

California, May 29: Members of California based Bhutanese communities and Nepalese well-wishers donned their athletic gears in a friendship volley ball tournament to mark Memorial Day on Monday. Memorial Day is observed on the last Monday of May, and honors American men and women who died in military service to their country. “Bhutan Team” was […]

Published on May 30 2008 // Main News

Tobgey to answer MPs Thursday

Thimphu, May 28: The final discussion on draft constitution will complete at parliament on Thursday when the chairman of the constitution drafting committee chief justice Sonam Tobgey will make his final presentation. He will answer the questions raised by parliamentarians during the discussion sessions. After answering the parliament, he will present the amended version of […]

Published on May 28 2008 // Main News

The 10th plan outlay to increase

Thimphu, May 28: The ruling Druk Phuensum Pshokpa leaders have expressed interests to increase the total outlay of the 10th five year plan by some seven billion. The National Assembly session, possibly to resume on June 16 will start discussion on the plan after finance minister presents the proposal. The Gross National Happiness (GNH) Commission […]

Published on May 28 2008 // Main News

Druk Air increases salaries

Thimphu, May 28: Druk Air has announced to increase the salaries of its pilots and engineers effective from April, making them best salary drawers in the country. Salary of senior pilots or Captains hiked by Nu 92, 854 a month and that of junior pilots or co-pilots by Nu 31, 873. Senior and junior engineers […]

Published on May 28 2008 // Main News

Prashant’s show not attractive

Thimphu, May 28: The Indian Idol Prashan Tamang received low turn-over in this performance in Thimphu instead of heavy expectation on May 24. Absence of his co-performer Charu also left the show unsuccessful. The audiences were forced to wait for three hours. He performed popular songs such as Jab se tere naina from the film […]

Published on May 28 2008 // Main News

Nine youths arrested from camps

Beldangi, May 26: A patrol of Armed Police Force (APF) personnel arrested nine Bhutanese youths from local Hansedunse community forest area Saturday night. Police claimed that the they were held as they were staying in the forest in "suspicious condition along with khukuris" during night time. The nine include Chatur Singh Moktan, Prahlad Rai, Junu […]

Published on May 26 2008 // Main News