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Archive for August, 2009

LWF Nepal celebrate its 25th anniversary

Lutheran World Federation (LWF) Nepal celebrated its 25th anniversary amidst a program organized here today.

The chief of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees’ Jhapa-based office, Rianawati Rianawati, handed over letters of appreciation to various service providers on behalf of LWF

Published on Aug 31 2009 // Main News

Nepal-Bhutan talk on the card

For the first time in two years the democratically elected government of Bhutan is opening its mouth on the refugee issue, for long labeled as the issue of the “people in the camps in Nepal”. There has been sequence of heavy pressures on the new government from various sides. The pressure started with the start […]

Published on Aug 28 2009 // News Analysis

Rishi panchami in New Zealand

Resettled Bhutanese women in New Zealand observed Rish Panchami offering rituals to five legendary saints – not teej as in other countries. In a distant land, availability of Datiun – a special kind of plant used for taking bath on this occasion – added charm to the rituals and festival. Hari Priya Luitel from Beldangi […]

Published on Aug 28 2009 // Main News

Flood in camp during Teej

Arjun Pradhan reports from Bel-I while Tilak Niraula from Goldhap talks about the latest situation. TP Mishra has a short conversation with a resettled fellow in NYC.

Published on Aug 28 2009 // Podcast

Youth held with counterfeit notes

Damak, August 26: Police arrested Prem Bista of Beldangi-I camp, Sector A-1/82 along with a local resident, Bibek Limbu, of Damak-3 for counterfeiting Nepali 1000 rupee note.  Damak police in Jhapa district made the duo public yesterday with a pistol, bullets, knife and some counterfeit notes. Police arrested them from a hotel at Damak after […]

Published on Aug 26 2009 // Main News

NRB gives us identity

To continue deliberation on consolidating the idea of Non Resident Bhutanese (NRB), we have asked executive chief of Bhutan National Democratic Party (BNDP) Dr D. N. S. Dhakal to explain more on rationale of this mission and his role.   You are just back from visiting various states of America. How are the resettled Bhutanese […]

Published on Aug 23 2009 // NRB

Resettled Bhutanese in Australia Celebrate Teej

Adelaide , August 22. The Bhutanese Community resettled at Adelaide in Australia celebrated Teej Festival along with various cultural programmes here yesterday. The program was organized at Coglin Community Hall in the city and was attended by more than a hundred participants, mostly female. Meanwhile, traditional Nepali stuff (Dhakane) was served. The participants entertained themselves […]

Published on Aug 22 2009 // Main News

More Bhutanese resettled in New Zealand

Palmerton, (New Zealand): 14 exiled Bhutanese from three families residing in Sanischare, Goldhap and Beldangi I have arrived New Zealand under resettlement program on August 14. The Chamlagai, Neupaney and Ghimire families have been resettled in Palmerton North. This addition has increased Bhutanese population in the area to 126 of 16 families. The settlement area […]

Published on Aug 22 2009 // Main News

Woman hit by a car in Chicago

Radhika Kharel, 58, resettled in Chicago met an accident while crossing a busy street at 7:30 p.m. local time today.

According to her brother, Khara Nanda Kharel, she was hit by a car leaving her left leg fractured.

The family source informed this reporter that the hearing-impaired victim is undergoing treatment in a hospital and her detail medical reports are not yet furnished

Published on Aug 20 2009 // Main News

Goldhap camp completely inundated (4am update)

Kathmandu, August 20, 2009: The continued torrent for the last 12 hours has been completely inundated Goldhap camp on Thursday morning, reports from the camp say. According to the residents, overflow of river Deuniya and a rivulet Baiterni led to inundation of the camp from both the sides. Since the water does not have force, […]

Published on Aug 19 2009 // Main News