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Repatriation shouldn’t be initiated under insecure condition

Born at Belbotay of Sibsoo sub-division under Samchi district in Bhutan, Mr. N.B. Giri who is a Mechanical Engineer, was later awarded with AMIMI from IMI, UK London. Giri is a commissioned Army officer of the Royal Bhutan Army (Capt. in 1988). He has also served in the civil services thereby representing Bhutan at various […]

Published on Jan 25 2007 // Interview

PM&#039s statement is baseless

The 86th National Assembly session of December 27 discussed the issue of exiled Bhutanese. PM Khandu Wangchuk termed these Bhutanese citizens as 'ready-made-terrorists.' Exiled Bhutanese and their leaders have already opposed the remarks of the Druk regime. One of the parliamentarians from central Bhutan has even opposed the statements claiming it would further derail the […]

Published on Jan 10 2007 // Interview

US would not withdraw its proposal

After the US offered for the third country resettlement, there has been divided opinion among the exiled Bhutanese. Debate continues whether the option is a measure for durable solution of the crisis. On the other side majority of Bhutanese leaders in exile have strongly criticized the US offer. In midst of this T. P. Mishra […]

Published on Dec 14 2006 // Interview

Third country settlement should not hamper Bhutanese political struggle

Born in October 10, 1952, Balaram Poudyal started his career as social activist. He has written books like Bhutan Pharkanda (upon return to Bhutan), Bhutan: Hijo-ra-Aaja (Bhutan: past and present), Sobal. He also worked as an Editor of Bhutani Aawaj. Currently, Poudyal leads Bhutan Peoples' Party (BPP) that led the political demonstration of 1990 in […]

Published on Nov 28 2006 // Interview

&#039Resettlement doesn&#039t deliver justice&#039

Dr. Tara Niraula is the President of New York based America-Nepal Friendship Society established in 1983. Dr Niraula, also the general secretary of Nepalese Americas Council, an umbrella organization for Nepalese societies in the North America, is one of the strong advocates of the issue of the exiled Bhutanese since early 1990s. During his recent […]

Published on Oct 27 2006 // Interview

Bhutan mocks with democracy

Narad Adhikari, representative of the Global Human Rights Defence for Bhutan, is also the General Secretary of Druk National Congress (DNC), spokesperson of National Front for Democracy and a central committee member of the Bhutanese Movement Steering Committee. Active in political movement since the establishment of DNC, he joined with Thinley Penjor after the split […]

Published on Oct 18 2006 // Interview

Defining the 2008 election map (REPRODUCTION)

As preparations for the first political elections draw closer, the Delimitation Commission is in the process of charting out electoral boundaries for election purpose so as to give equal weightage to all voting zones. The Chief Election Commissioner of Bhutan, Dasho Kunzang Wangdi, talks to BT on the progress made by his office in defining […]

Published on Oct 13 2006 // Interview

BRRRC is incomplete

Born in 1975 in Kalikhola Maurey of Sarbang District in Bhutan, Manoj Rai is presently Camp Secretary of Khudanabari camp, the only verified camp by Joint Verification Team. He arrived in Maidhar in 1990 from where he was sifted to Khudunabari. He worked as a teacher in Sun Rise Academy and Druk Model School for […]

Published on Sep 27 2006 // Interview

Our party is getting ready for 2008 election

Rongthong Kuenley Dorji, president of Druk National Congress was once a top leader in Bhutanese political movement. However, while he was trying to garner support from Indian friends, he was arrested by Indian authority and sent to jail. With special request from the Bhutanese government, Indian attempted his extradition but failed. One year later, he […]

Published on Sep 24 2006 // Interview

Inclusion of Nepali language in NCSU is a recognition of Nepali as a dignified community

Thanks to persistent efforts of a Nepali academic and literary activist, North Carolina State University (NCSU) of USA has recently included Nepali into its curriculum. An applied anthropologist, HARIHAR P. BHATTARAI was born in Tanhun and did his M. A. in Nepali literature from Tribhuvan University. During his 12 year-long- association with the TU, Dr. […]

Published on Sep 21 2006 // Interview