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Archive for May, 2009

Exiled Bhutanese awake for repatriation

Beldangi, May 31: Exiled Bhutanese have launched a campaign in all the seven camps urging dignified and early return-home program. Harkajung Subba, co-ordinator of the Civil Society informed the BNS that an estimated 8,000 exiled Bhutanese from 916 families took part in the campaign that began two weeks ago. A few organization including the Human […]

Published on May 31 2009 // Main News

King visits flood affected south, avoids Lhotsampa settlements

King Jigme Khesar completed his weeklong tour to southern districts, inspecting the areas ravaged by the recent torrent rains. He turned to capital Friday

Published on May 30 2009 // Main News

Tandin deported to Germany, APFA appeals rights bodies to intervene

When several thousands of the exiled Bhutanese are finding new homes in abroad as coordinated by the UNHCR, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, a Bhutanese youth from eastern Bhutan, Tandin Penjore, was deported to Germany from Switzerland on May 22

Published on May 28 2009 // Main News

Several huts blown off by windy rain

Several dozens of bamboo huts in camps were blown off by incessant rain, which appeared in the eastern region since a week

Published on May 28 2009 // Main News

Rain, floods affects normal life

The incessant rain for the last few days have badly affected the normal life across the kingdom with storms and flood causing enormous damage to properties and life

Published on May 27 2009 // Main News

The Bhutan Reporter May 2009

Published on May 27 2009 // The Bhutan Reporter

Court bars Swiss government to deport Tandin

A court in Switzerland has issued a verdict in the name Swiss government not to extradite Tandin Wangdi to German government on May 22. The stay order is for one-month period

Published on May 26 2009 // Main News

Child-rapist in police net, victim urges UNHCR support

Armed Police Force (APF) in the camp has arrested one exiled Bhutanese youth in connection to child-rape.

According to the APF inspector Mahesh Raj Bista, they arrested Indra Bahadur Thapa, 19, of Beldangi-II, who admitted that he raped the child two years back when she was just five.

The story was revealed following the deteriorating health condition of the victim, when she complained of acute pain in her genital

Published on May 26 2009 // Main News

Bhutan seeks India’s support to build toilets

Bhutan, which rests heavily on India for development, has now sought from this largest democracy to build toilets in the capital city

Published on May 24 2009 // Main News

Meat ban is in force: BAFRA

Within few months the government announced to lift ban on sales of meat during holy Buddhist months, Bhutan Agriculture and Food Regulatory Authority (BAFRA) said the ban would continue

Published on May 21 2009 // Main News