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Delhi High Court dismisses extradition case against R K Dorji

April 22, 2010: The extradition proceedings against R. K. Dorji, the president of the Druk National Congress, has finally ended Wednesday, after the withdrawal of the case by the Government of India. The counsel of the Union of India submitted in the Delhi High Court that the Royal Government of Bhutan preferred not to pursue […]

Published on Apr 22 2010 // Main News

Rizal appeals SAARC leaders

April 16, 2009: Human rights leader Tek Nath Rizal has appealed the SAARC member countries to take up the issue of exiled Bhutanese during the upcoming SAARC summit in Thimphu. Bhutan will host the 16th summit in Thimphu on April 28-29 for the first time since the inception of this regional organization some two and […]

Published on Apr 16 2010 // Main News

ADB downsizes govt's growth projection

As against the government projection to attain 10 percent growth rate, Asian Development Bank projects that Bhutan will attain only 6 percent growth rate in the fiscal year 2010 that will grow up to 6.5 percent in 2011. Bhutan has a record of relatively strong growth that has cut poverty and advanced social development. It […]

Published on Apr 13 2010 // Main News

PM stresses to rescue parties financially

Prime Minister Jigmi Y Thiney pointed out that there was no option in extending state funding to rescue the political parties, financially bankrupt since 2008.

Thinley defended that Bhutanese citizens have not understood the importance of democracy as a system, and until such feelings start culturing, the parties must survive with state funding.

However, he also said that

Published on Apr 07 2010 // Main News

Carter expresses inability, forwards it to Obama

March 31, 2010: In a response to petition submitted by a resettled Bhutanese, Parangkush Subedi, who is pursuing his Master’s in Public Health from Emory University, former US President Jimmy Carter said he was unable to intervene in the long-standing problem of Bhutanese in exile. Although, he recognizes the seriousness of the challenges faced by […]

Published on Mar 31 2010 // Main News

Bhutanese culture becomes integral part of Harmony Day celebration in Australia

March 26, 2010: Bhutanese Community in Australia Inc (BCA) participated in a series of functions to celebrate the Cultural Diversity Week and Harmony Day, March 21. Victoria celebrates and promotes the rich cultural values and traditions on Harmony Day by organizing series of functions across the State. Amongst many of those events, annual Premier’s Gala […]

Published on Mar 26 2010 // Main News

Unfinished business of democracy

March 24, 2010: On March 23, the government moth piece wrote in its editorial that ‘we have unfinished business as far as democracy in Bhutan in concerned’. It’s might have been a pinching issue for Bhutan government had it been said by exiled citizens. But, the fact is coming out from within that Bhutanese democracy […]

Published on Mar 24 2010 // Main News

Girija passes away

Kathmandu, March 20 : Former Nepali Prime Minister cum President of Nepali Congress Girija Prasad Koirala has passed away at 12: 11 noon today wrote Bhutan News Service quoting flash bulletin of  Nepal FM Network, Kathmandu. One of the founding members of Bhutan State Congress formed inside Bhutan, 87-year-old Koirala played crucial role in hosting […]

Published on Mar 20 2010 // Main News

BAF concludes mission Geneva

March 19, 2010: The Bhutanese Advocacy Forum – Europe concluded its campaign in Geneva on Thursday finally attending the 13th session of Human Rights Council where resolution on UPR human Rights report on Bhutan was adopted. Before the session begun, the BAF delegates made intensive lobby and distributed appeal and testimonies of torture victims from […]

Published on Mar 19 2010 // Main News

Advocacy mission travels to Geneva

March 17, 2010: The Geneva presentation for Bhutan on December 4, 2009 was a bitter experience in the sense that the regime shocked from the unexpected opposition from the citizens it expelled two decades ago.

As the fight for right to return continues, the Bhutanese Diaspora, that is expanding alarmingly, runs behind every corners of the world to brief the international community on how Bhutan government is fooling the world. December 4 was the first severe test. Following immense pressure, the government representatives escaped from the scene telling the nations that their answers will be delivered during 13th session of the Human Rights Council. And here comes the day.

Published on Mar 17 2010 // Main News