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Buddha Air all set to connect Paro

Buddha Air, a leading domestic airline better known for mountain flights in Nepal, has done all preparations to make its foray commencing direct flight from Kathmandu to Paro in Bhutan from August 23.

According to a statement issued by the airline

Published on Aug 06 2010 // Main News

Agitating Bhutanese agree to withdraw protest programs

Following the assurances of registration and other facilities as enjoyed by other fellow-countrymen from the Chief District Officer of Jhapa, Yadav Prasad Koirala, the struggling committee conducting a relay hunger strike in all seven camps decided to withdraw their programs from Saturday. “We are told that the government of Nepal will soon initiate the verification […]

Published on Jul 30 2010 // Main News

Sit-in kicks start in Beldangi-I

Bhutanese in exile, who are not yet granted ‘refugee status’ by the Government of Nepal and the UN Refugee Agency,  have started sit-in protest on relay basis from Monday. These non-registered Bhutanese have forwarded their demands that included immediate registration to provide ‘refugee status’ and supply ration and other facilities to them as enjoyed by […]

Published on Jul 26 2010 // Main News

Luitel advocates for 'refugees'

An Australian citizen of Bhutanese origin, Parsuram Sharma Luital has raised various issues relating Bhutan and Bhutanese refugees in the 48th Standing Committee Meeting of the UNHCR and Annual Consultations with the NGOs in Geneva from June 22 to July 1.

Sharma, who was selected to represent the Refugee Council of Australia, was scheduled with the responsibilities to advocate on behalf of the refugees and settlement issues of South Asian countries.

Published on Jul 10 2010 // Main News

Bhur to have a domestic airport

Department of Civil Aviation Bhutan (DCAB) has done all preparations to carryout structural survey for construction of a domestic airport in Gelephu. A divisional engineer at DCAB said, soon the department would kick start road mapping and site development activities in Bhur in Gelephu. For construction this airport, the department was looking for around 500 […]

Published on Jun 23 2010 // Main News

Refugee day celebrations finally ended

Celebrations of this year’s World Refugee Day (WRD) in Nepal has finally come to an end Monday evening following a formal program at Nepal Tourism Board organized by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

The ending program marked presentation of videos clips of resettled Bhutanese, photo exhibition, speeches and Bhutanese traditional dance by artists from camps

Published on Jun 21 2010 // Main News

GNH bounced back from US

June 5, 2010: A delegation of eight exiled Bhutanese has questioned the authenticity and usefulness of the Gross National Happiness in Bhutanese context. The team comprised of Parangkush Subedi, Damber Timsina, Pashupati Timsina, Gopal Subedi, Madhav Acharya, Toya Acharya, Tika Acharya and Harka Khadka who joined the first GNH debates in US this June explained […]

Published on Jun 05 2010 // Main News

IBFS writes to two union ministers

May 23, 2010: Indo-Bhutan Friendship Society (IBFS) wrote to Indian’s two union ministers drawing their attention on the police officials involved in hindering the rights of the Bhutanese citizens. In a letter dispatched to the home minister P. Chidambaram and external affairs minister S. M. Krishna, IBFS chairman Prof Anand Kumar said India police officials […]

Published on May 25 2010 // Main News

Annual press freedom report

May 4, 2010: Association of Press Freedom Activists (APFA) – Bhutan has published its annual press freedom report and made public on May 3, the international press freedom day and the founding day of the association. Entitled diminutive progress, the report gives details of the media development and the constraints media and media persons faced […]

Published on May 04 2010 // Main News

No miracles in Bhutan

The 16th SAARC Summit opens in Bhutan’s capital, Thimphu, this morning with leaders of its eight member-states already assembled there for two-days of another “landmark” event. Every annual summit of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation is a “landmark” event ending with a new declaration full of lofty rhetoric. The Thimphu summit is unlikely to do more.

Published on Apr 28 2010 // Main News