Archive for December, 2008

Oli wants repatriation of exiled citizens

Damak, December 31: A veteran CPN-UML leader KP Sharma Oli has expressed that the exiled Bhutanese must exercise their right to return home. Responding to journalists here today he said that it was not uncommon for the Bhutanese citizens to get relocated before starting the reptration program . “There is no matter of surpise for […]

Published on Dec 31 2008 // Main News

YFC organizes Friendship football matches (Sports)

Beldangi-II, December 31: Youth Friendly Center (YFC), a youth alliance of young Bhutanese from 18 to 25, is organizing inter-community friendship football match from toady. The tournament lasts until January 12. "We are incorporating youths from camps and affected local community in these matches", YFC program coordinator Fr. Peter told Bhutan News Service. "We are […]

Published on Dec 31 2008 // Main News

Bhutan appoints army general as Ambassador to India

Delhi, December 31: Vetsop Namgyel, an army major general who served the fourth king as his ADC, has reached Delhi today with his credentials as Ambassador to India. "I am much excited to join Bhutanese embassy in India", Namgyel told Indian media. Bhutan News Service

Published on Dec 31 2008 // Main News

Huge explosion in Sarpang, 4 killed and 2 wounded

Gelephu, December 31: A huge blast from a detonator planted underground on the road near Singay village in Sarpang district claimed the lives of four injuring two yesterday. Department of forest mentioned that those who met the scene were foresters were on a tractor, which was massively blown up early morning. Locals in Singay village […]

Published on Dec 31 2008 // Main News

Floating population to dominate parliament in Bhutan

Senator John MC Cain’s visit to Bhutan had immense effect on the Bhutanese government’s way of treating the past and present opponents. For the first time, the issue of the floating population will be discussed. One such immediate effect will be seen when the winter session of the parliament shall discuss on the issue of […]

Published on Dec 29 2008 // Opinion

NA endorses waste management bill

Thimphu, December 29: The National Assembly endorsed Waste Prevention and Management Bill of Bhutan 2008 on December 26. The House, which will forward the bill to the National Council for adoption and implementation, accepted the bill with minor amendments on the preamble, sequencing of article and clauses. The second session of the house resumed on […]

Published on Dec 29 2008 // Main News

Nepal Bar organizes awareness programs

Beldangi, December 28: Nepal Bar Association (NBA) and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees jointly organized public awareness programs on legal matters in various camps. "There are frequent cases of rapes and other forms of sexual harassment in camps," said a legal expert adding, "These types of awareness programs will be really useful." According to […]

Published on Dec 28 2008 // Main News

Bhutan says ‘No’ to Indian poultry products

Thimphu, December 28: Citing outburst of avian influenza, Ministry of Agriculture has banned the import of poultry or its products from West Bangal and Assam. However, no restriction has been imposed on air transport of poultry and its products from other Indian states. "Import of animal and poultry feeds manufactured in Bhutan via West Bengal […]

Published on Dec 28 2008 // Main News

PDP president resigns, signals for single-party-system

Thimphu, December 24: Due to acute financial pressure that the party has been facing, the president of People's Democratic Party (PDP), Sangay Ngedup, submitted his resignation to the Election Commission. Though the actual date of submission was not disclosed, a PDP cadre has confirmed of his resignation. The state bank earlier had informed that it […]

Published on Dec 24 2008 // Main News

NFD-Bhutan asks for permanent task force

Kathmandu, December 23: The chairman of the National Front for Democracy (NFD) Bhutan Balaraman Paudyal and its spokesperson Narad Adhikari yesterday submitted a memorandum to the Nepalese Home Minister Bam Dev Gautam. NFD-Bhutan has urged the government of Nepal to form permanent task force comprising of senior politicians, intellectuals, civil society members, human right workers, […]

Published on Dec 24 2008 // Main News