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Archive for June, 2009

Rongthong Clarifies some NRB doubts

NRB was a proposal put forth for discussion. In course, we received hundreds of comments and suggestions in online as well as in email. Some sent their verbal messages. The debate is going on. We sought few other parties and organization about their position but we are yet to get their response. To answer few […]

Published on Jun 29 2009 // NRB

NC will go live, NA not

The Houses in the parliament have different perspectives on right to information and public view of the parliament proceedings. The debate continues till the parliament session began Friday amid special function in capital. As per the preliminary decisions, BBS TV will not be allowed to broadcast live the third session of the National Assembly

Published on Jun 27 2009 // Media Monitor

PM’s first annual report at the parliament

The third parliament session began in capital Friday where King Jigme Khesar was present followed by report presentation by Prime Minister Jigmi Thinley, the first annual report on the state of the nation since the Druk Phuensum Tshogpa government came into power

Published on Jun 27 2009 // Main News

Resettled Bhutanese join Gutterres to celebrate refugee day

Washington DC (USA), June 22: The Bhutanese citizens, Khagendra Baral and wife,Ganga spoke on behalf of fellow-Bhutanese at a gathering at National geographic Society ,Grosvenor Auditorium on the occasion of World Refugee Day on June 18. Khagendra (left) with the UNHCR good-will ambassador (middle) and his wife, Ganga “We were invited to give a small presentation […]

Published on Jun 22 2009 // Main News

Australian award to Bhutanese citizen for outstanding contribution

Twenty-one refugees including the Bhutanese citizen who have made remarkable contributions to Victoria were added to the Victorian Refugee Recognition Record (VRRR) at a ceremony on June 17 during refugee week.

Parsuram (right) with Rob Hulls, deputy Premier and Attorney Genaral of Victoria (middle) and wife, Tanka Maya Sharma LuitalAmong the recipients of VRRR award included Parsuram Sharma Luitel

Published on Jun 22 2009 // Main News

Real People, Real Needs

Launching the annual report on refugee trends at Washington D.C on June 16, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Gutterres said that the amounts needed to rescue people are less than what is needed to rescue banks. The chief of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Gutterres strongly urged the aid agencies […]

Published on Jun 20 2009 // News Analysis

Freedom of information is no favour

Thimphu, June 19, 2009 – Opinion The Cabinet finally, on June 16, made its decision on the new corporate pay hike that would affect the lives of about 10,000 corporate employees, kept in the dark for more than five months after the pay raise for civil service employees. Kuensel – being a newspaper with a […]

Published on Jun 20 2009 // Media Monitor

Three died from poisonous mushroom consumption

Dharan, June 16, 2009: Three exiled Bhutanese have died and seven others have fallen critically ill due to the consumption of poisonous mushroom in Ilam, eastern Nepal. Identified as Tul Bahadur Tamang, Phurba Tamang and Man Maya Tamang, residents of Bhutanese refugee camp, Timai in Jhapa died while undergoing treatment at BP Koirala Institute of […]

Published on Jun 16 2009 // Main News

I am ready to face punishment : Manorath

Manorath Khanal talks to Sarokar from Arizona regarding a news story of BNS which said he was involved in registering a Nepali youth for resettlement. He says he is ready to face punishment if he is found guilty in the case. “I have got my propoer address, if the autority in the USA want me […]

Published on Jun 16 2009 // Podcast

Resettled Bhutanese to share stories at WRD

Khagenra Baral and wife, Ganga, are scheduled to speak on behalf of the resettled Bhutanese at the World Refugee Day event on June 18, wrote the Catholic News Agency quoting a press release of United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB)

Published on Jun 13 2009 // Main News