Archive for August, 2008

Flood hits Beldangi-I camp (Brief)

Beldangi-I, August 29: Incessant monsoon in Jhapa since a few days flooded Ratuwa River inundating dozens of huts in Beldangi-I yesterday. Youths in camp, Armed Security Force and local volunteers are assisting flood victims. Arjun Pradhan/Bhutan News Service

Published on Aug 29 2008 // Main News

Resettlement Vs Bhutanese Identity

Almost all refugees have desires to go back. Despite their desires—and despite numerous ministerial level talks between the governments of Bhutan and Nepal to resolve the refugee crisis over the past 18 years—Bhutan has not accepted a single refugee to return home. Still, local integration has not been possible for political reasons. Several experts of […]

Published on Aug 28 2008 // Opinion

Nepal-Bhutan talks (Reproduction)

By Narayan Sharma  Bhutanese prime minister Jigme Y Thinlay has reportedly expressed Bhutan's desire to resume the derailed bilateral consultation with Nepal over the refugee issue. Bhutan has over the years, strategically, procrastinated the solution-seeking process and shifted the onus on Nepal. It has floated the propaganda that its seriousness over the refugee issue notwithstanding, […]

Published on Aug 28 2008 // Main News

Agriculture Minister and staffs to leave cars every Tuesday

August 28: Agriculture Minister Pema Gyamtsho finds a new method to challenge the increasing fuel shortage and souring prices as he orders his ministry staffs to walk along to go office. On Tuesday morning, staff of the agriculture ministry walked to their officer leaving vehicles back in home. Minister Gyamtsho also walked along with his […]

Published on Aug 28 2008 // Main News

Two bombs exploded inside camp

Sanischare, August 26: Two bombs exploded yesterday at around 9 pm in Sector F inside Morang-based Sanischare camp. The security post within the camp confirmed the serial blasts, which caused no casualty.  Camp secretary of the camp could not be reached for the comment. Bhutan News Service

Published on Aug 26 2008 // Main News

BNS should work for networking

How do you evaluate the current resettlement process?It appears now that the bulk majority of the refugees are looking forward to resettlement. This was not expected earlier. It is perhaps due to the feedbacks sent by those who are already resettled. Does not it lead to identity crisis?Unless the community leaders among the resettled refugees […]

Published on Aug 25 2008 // Interview

Bhutan to get private bank next year (Economy)

New Delhi, August 24: India’s second largest public sector lender Punjab National Bank is likely to extend its branch in Bhutan by March next year. A memorandum of understanding for this work has already been signed with the local bank in Bhutan. PNB, tying commercial relation with a major business house in Bhutan, is waiting […]

Published on Aug 24 2008 // Main News

Refugee volunteer looted in America (Reproduction)

STONE MOUNTAIN, Atlanta: Inside the Stone Mountain headquarters of World Relief Atlanta, the doors and windows are open wide. They're hoping for a summer breeze that still hasn't arrived.  A look outside explains their hopes. Seven out of ten air conditioning units are gutted. Thieves stole all the copper Tuesday night. A HVAC maintenance man […]

Published on Aug 22 2008 // Main News

Capital-Phuentsholing highway to close

Phuentsholing, August 22:The division of roads has notified all vehicle owners that Thimphu-Phuentsholing road will remain closed on every Monday and Tuesday from August 25, for seasonal maintenance and repair.  The division has asked all concerned to arrange their travel accordingly. The road has become very dangerous due to landslides in recent monsoon rains.  Meanwhile, […]

Published on Aug 22 2008 // Main News

Rongthong appeals Jr Jigme and PM (Politics)

New Delhi (India), August 22:Druk National Congress (DNC), led by Rongthong Kunley Dorji, has written separate letters to the King and Prime Minister drawing their attention towards exiled stalemate.  Congratulating both the King and PM for finalizing the constitution, DNC said, “While our Kingdom is embarking on a new vibrant journey, there are matters that […]

Published on Aug 22 2008 // Main News