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Thinley receives distinguished award in Penn Sate

September 18, 2010: A Pennsylvania State University has awarded Bhutanese Prime Minister Jigme Thinley with the Distinguished Alumni Award on Thursday amidst the function. This is the highest honor bestowed on an alumnus. He received the award from Penn State President Graham Spanier at a ceremony at Old Main along with three Penn State professors, […]

Published on Sep 18 2010 // Main News

Religious personalities not to vote or contest LG elections

September 18, 2010: As the debate for local elections in the country heats up, a parallel debate has started up whether religious personalities should be allowed to vote in the elections. And it seems most lamas who were restricted from taking part during the parliamentary elections will be left out this time as well. The […]

Published on Sep 17 2010 // Main News

King to visit India

September 10, 2009: King Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wanghuck has been scheduled to go for India visit in the third week of October this year. During his visit to India, he is likely to hold key discussions with top honchos – president and prime minister of India among others. He will visit National Defence College in […]

Published on Sep 10 2010 // Main News

Bhutanese are safe of New Zealand earthquake

September 05, 2010: Bhutanese in New Zealand have not been affected by the devastating 7.1 magnitude earthquake tremor that ruined the Christchurch city of the country on Saturday morning. According to information given by our reporter Doma Kafle, Bhutanese live about 30 km away from the earthquake epicenter. She said, Chimney of a family was […]

Published on Sep 05 2010 // Main News

UML Khanal says to support democratic struggle

Chairman of CPN-UML, Jhala Nath Khanal, on Wednesday opined that exiled Bhutanese should try to fight for their repatriation and democracy through peaceful means. He also said that Nepali people would always be ready to support such activities. “UML has always been supporting democratic struggle in Bhutan and would remain so in the upcoming days,” […]

Published on Sep 01 2010 // Main News

Electric train in Himalayan kingdom

At a time, the government has already failed to its commitments to begin the domestic air services by this October, yet another assumptive project has been designed. Even a day before the second tender deadline ends, the government has not received any proposal for domestic air services except few inquiries from the individual. After Indian […]

Published on Aug 29 2010 // Main News

Dorji asked to lead democratic struggle

President of Druk National Congress (DNC), RK Dorji, who is in Nepal after his extradition case was rejected by Delhi High Court, has been asked to lead the democratic struggle of exiled Bhutanese by Bhutan People’s Party (BPP), Bhutan National Democratic Party (BNDP) and Bhutanese Movement Steering Committee (BMSC).  Top brass of these parties and […]

Published on Aug 26 2010 // Main News

Oldest Bhutanese in Australia passes away, journo Poudel in grief

Adelaide, August 14: The oldest member of Bhutanese community in Australia,Dhana Pati Poudel, died at the age of 98 at Lyell McEwin  Hospital at Elizabeth , Adelaide on Saturday the  14th at 2 pm. He had arrived Adelaide as part of the third country resettlement along with his grandson Ichha Poudel more than a year […]

Published on Aug 14 2010 // Main News, Publications, Reports

Dorji confers with Nepali PM

President of Druk National Congress (DNC), Rongthong Kunley Dorji, Tuesday conferred with the Nepalese Prime Minister, Madhav Kumar Nepal and asked for support in Bhutan’s democratic struggle. Dorji, who reached Nepal after the rejection of his extradition case to Bhutan by Delhi High Court in April this year, updated PM Nepal about ongoing political changes […]

Published on Aug 10 2010 // Main News

From Jhapa to Bolton

 37 exiled Bhutanese destined for the United Kingdom depart from Kathmandu on Monday. Visiting the International Organization for Migration (IOM) Transit Centre today the British Chargé D’Affaires, Sophia Willitts-King said, “The UK has a long history of welcoming people from other countries – we know that the diversity it brings makes our country stronger.” “It’s […]

Published on Aug 09 2010 // Main News