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Royal wedding announced

Two weeks after the world’s renowned British royal wedding, king Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck has finally revealed his intention to marry a commoner Jetsun Pema in an address at the opening of parliament, officials said. The King with Pema, the future queen/The Hindu “The king presided over the opening of parliament this morning and during […]

Published on May 20 2011 // Main News

Govt says, it will complete its 5-year tenure

The government on Tuesday ruled out the immediate possibility of dissolving. Addressing a press gathering in the capital yesterday, Prime Minister Jigmi Y Thinley asked people to remain assured that his government would not leave in the middle. PM Thinley, who criticized courts that ruled against the government move on taxation last month, said he […]

Published on Mar 16 2011 // Main News

New underground party claims responsibility of Sarpang attack

The Bhutan United Democratic Party (BUDP), which was never heard before, has claimed that its cadres ambushed a squad of Bhutan police on February 18 at Patabari of Sarpang district. Issuing a press statement on Friday afternoon, the BUDP said it failed to disseminate the information in time due to “technical problem”. “In the ambush […]

Published on Feb 25 2011 // Main News

DNC congratulates Nepali PM

The Druk National Congresshas congratulated the newly elected Prime Minister of Nepal, Jhala Nath Khanal, Friday. Issuing a press statement, DNC president Rongthong Kunley Dorji said, “On behalf of the Druk National Congress, I extend my hearty felicitation and best wishes to Your Excellency on being elected as Prime Minister of Nepal,” The party also […]

Published on Feb 04 2011 // Main News

Open chapter in Bhutan, Rizal asks SAHR

Human rights leader Tek Nath Rizal asked the South Asian for Human Rights (SAHR) to coordinate for its branch office in Bhutan for monitoring the situation. File photo: Tek Nath Riza/pic : TP Mishra Rizal finds SAHR as the best organization as he claims it organized several conferences and published material on Bhutanese refugee issues. […]

Published on Nov 28 2010 // Main News

DNC welcomes Suu Kyi’s release

Druk National Congress (DNC) has welcomed the release of pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi by the military regime in Myanmar. Issuing a press statement Monday, DNC chairman Rongthong Kunley Dorji said, “Her release is an inspiration to democracy loving citizens.” He further said, DNC salutes her spirit and prays that the aspiration of genuine […]

Published on Nov 15 2010 // Main News

Tihar marked across the globe

November 09, 2010: Hindu Bhutanese have marked Tihar, one of the biggest festivals, with various programs across the world, our reporters said. Tihar, popularly called the festival of lights, was celebrated with festivities by the Bhutanese Hindus living in South Australia. Despite tight schedule in their jobs and studies, Bhutanese community members delightfully engaged in […]

Published on Nov 10 2010 // Main News

BMS launches 'Deusi Dhamaka'

Bhutan Media Society, which has been airing weekly radio magazine Saranarthi Sarokar from Kathmandu-based Nepal FM Network and Ganatantra FM, Dharan has started Online Deusi Dhamaka on the occasion of Tihar. (Click here to link to Dhamaka) The Deusi Dhamaka is aimed at conducting fundraising through deusi songs of the Sarnarnarthi Sarokar Unit for continuation […]

Published on Nov 05 2010 // Main News

Bhutanese show of culture in Melbourne

October 25, 2010: Bhutanese community in Melbourne, presented an awesome cultural program on the occasion of Dasai, one of the greatest Hindu festivals, on Saturday October 23. The program featured a series of cultural performances in typical Nepali dress and songs. The performances included Sangini, Balan, Deusi, children dance and fashion parade exhibiting diversity of […]

Published on Oct 25 2010 // Main News

TCR figures cross 36,000

October 24, 2010: The number of exiled Bhutanese who have departed Nepal under third country resettlement program has reached 36,618 as of September end. According to Nepal’s Home Ministry, 82 exiled Bhutanese have recently left Nepal for Britain under the third country resettlement plan. Resettlement of exiled Bhutanese, assisted by the United Nations Refugee Agency […]

Published on Oct 23 2010 // Main News