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Archive for July, 2009

Secure resettlement urged, Adikari family in Kathmandu

Damak, July 31: The Bhutanese citizens dwelling in Pathi, Sanischare camp have today asked the United States of America to provide security for the resettled Bhutanese. The appeal made by members of camp management committee (CMC), former CMC members, senior citizens and human right activists requested to make resettlement program secure, well managed and as […]

Published on Jul 31 2009 // Main News

Parliament’s diminishing marginal efficiency

I. P. Adihkari As in the past, the parliamentary debates in the third session of the first elected parliament ended without any substance in hand in terms of making contribution to strengthening democracy. The king addressing the closing ceremony (July 30) said the Houses made good progress towards democracy and fulfilled their prescribed responsibilities well. […]

Published on Jul 31 2009 // News Analysis

Parliament’s diminishing marginal efficiency

As in the past, the parliamentary debates in the third session of the first elected parliament ended without any substance in hand in credit in terms of making contribution to strengthening democracy. The king addressing the closing ceremony (July 30) said the Houses made good progress towards democracy and fulfilled their prescribed responsibilities well. The […]

Published on Jul 31 2009 // Main News

Misconception of democracy in Bhutan

This is how the democracy in this newest democracy is functioning – if you read the recent statement by Prime Minister Jigmi Y. Thinley made at the National Council (Upper House) session in Thimphu. According to him, no laws have mentioned that ministers have to attend question-answer hour at the upper house. This is ridiculous. […]

Published on Jul 31 2009 // Commentary

Dreams are not always true

When resettlement started in February 2008, most exiled Bhutanese had expected their life to be luxurious with clear destiny in the new homes they are flying to in the western countries. Though offer for resettlement initially brought some irksome response from the refugee community, in later days, it was whole heartedly welcomed. In a recent […]

Published on Jul 31 2009 // Opinion

Suspect arrested in Florida (Reproduction)

Jacksonville police this morning arrested a felon in Sunday’s fatal shooting of a Bhutanese refugee and learned the victim was targeted because he was an immigrant, according to a state prosecutor. Trumaine Branch, 21, is charged with murder in the death of Hari Adhikari, 21, who was fatally shot during a robbery at the Stonemont […]

Published on Jul 31 2009 // Main News

US to promptly rescue Adhikari remaining members from camp

Beldangi-II, July 30: The four members who are being processed for resettlement in America will soon be taken to join the funeral ceremony of late Hari Lal Adhikari in Florida. According to his brother Padam Lal Adhikari, both International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees have assured them of […]

Published on Jul 30 2009 // Main News

HUROB condemns slaying in America

Two days after killing a young resettled Bhutanese in America, the Human Rights Organization of Bhutan (HUROB) has strongly condemned the ruthless slain.
The statement issued by the HUROB carried that resettled Bhutanese in America are fearing their safety and dignified living.

Published on Jul 29 2009 // Main News

Adhikari was robbed and killed (Update)

Jacksonville (Florida), July 27: Tika Adhikari, 65, father of Hari Lal Adhikari, who was shot and killed, confirmed that his son was gunned-down during an apparent robbery Sunday night at the Stonemont Village Apartments on Jacksonville’s Southside. He was robbed of his wallet and a cell phone by a gunman who shot him at point […]

Published on Jul 27 2009 // Main News

Unidentified group gunned-down a resettled Bhutanese (Breaking news)

Florida, July 26: Hari Lal Adhikari, 21, a resettled Bhutanese in Jacksonville, Florida killed on the spot by a gunshot from an unknown group at 12:00 am local time. The armed attackers attacked the boy just outside his apartment 2930 Stonemont, said Puspa Gautam in Utah State in America, according to our Norway correspondent. Manoj […]

Published on Jul 27 2009 // Main News