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Danish Bhutanese announce community org

October 24, 2010: Exiled Bhutanese resettled in Denmark have formally announced their community organization – Association of Nepali Speaking Bhutanese in Denmark (ANSBD) – on October 23. In their attempt to form organization, the first meeting was held on July 10 this year in Silkiborg. The second gathering on Saturday in Middelfart, attended by 28 […]

Published on Oct 23 2010 // Main News

Increasing fraud and embazzlement

October 23, 2010: The annual audit report says the fraud and embezzlement in government offices is gradually opening up – government losing over Nu 74.1M in the last three years, mainly due to ineffective supervision and lack of systematic internal controls. According to the report, government lost Nu 43M in 2007, Nu 9.7M in 2008 […]

Published on Oct 22 2010 // Main News

One gate opens, other closes

October 23, 2010: At a time Bhutan and India are likely to agree on opening up yet another gate in Phuentsholing to ease trade, construction of a border check post along the Indo-Bhutan border at Daifam has been temporarily suspended following an objection raised by Indian side. In a statement, SS Meenakshi Sundaram, Deputy Commissioner, […]

Published on Oct 22 2010 // Main News

A film on GNH to be screened in NY

October 19, 2010: A film on Bhutan’s Gross National Happiness philosophy is all set to be screened in Himalayan Film Festival in New York. The festival at New York City’s Greenwich Village, the cultural heart of Manhattan at Quad Cinema will run through October 22 till 28. Among 31 Himalayan films selected for the festival, […]

Published on Oct 18 2010 // Main News

King’s visit made official

October 19, 2010: Indian officials are making all efforts to turn private tour of King Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuk as official visit, that begins on Wednesday. Earlier, the visit was planned to be private with king visiting some specific places of his interest. With greater engagement of China in Bhutan, India wants to further strengthen […]

Published on Oct 18 2010 // Main News

Bhutanese Hindus observe Dasai

October 18, 2010: One of the major festivals of Hindus, Vijaya Dashami, was celebrated with festivities by Hindus Bhutanese all around the world. News from Bhutan states that Durga Puja was being observed in a Hindu temple in Thimphu, coordinated by Hindu Dharma Samudaya of Bhutan. Bhutan has opened up for Hindu festivities since last […]

Published on Oct 17 2010 // Main News

Bhutanese organize puran in New Zealand

A three-day shrimad bhagawat purana recitation has begun at a 43 Moheke Avenue, Palmerston North, New Zealand at the initiation of Bhutanese community. The function runs through October 2 to October 10. Hindu priests Yadhav Bhandari (of Christchurch), Bishnu Bhakta Adhikari (of Nelson) and Shastri Indira Bhandari (of Christchurch) had been entrusted with the religious […]

Published on Oct 06 2010 // Main News

ABA-Sydney celebrates its second anniversary

The second anniversary function of the Bhutanese community in Sydney-ABA was celebrated at Masonic Hall, Blacktown, on October 2 with cultural program, attended by over 300 Bhutanese and 40 guests from various communities and organisations. With the formal inauguration of function lighting oil lamp by MP David Bradbury, simultaneously chanting of holy verses by priests, […]

Published on Oct 04 2010 // Main News

Bhutan seeks UNSC membership

October 01, 2010: Bhutan has expressed its willingness to be elected as the member of UN Security Council for the period 2013-14 term. In a statement issued Wednesday, Bhutan sought support from member states for the seat of temporary member of the highest agency of UN system. The statement came as foreign secretary Daw Penjo […]

Published on Sep 30 2010 // Main News

Fight for management control

September 19, 2010: The war for taking management control of the growing Bhutanese hydropower projects between Bhutan’s apex hydropower body and Indian power companies have started. India sides claim that since they have 51 percent ownership in Chamkarchu (670 MW), Wangchu (600 MW), Kholongchu (486 MW) and Bunakha reservoir (180 MW), the management control must […]

Published on Sep 19 2010 // Main News