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The office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) recently criticised the government for ignoring its repeated appeals to facilitate third-country resettlement of some of the 110,000 Bhutani refugees in camps here since 1990. The government feels such resettlement would set a dangerous precedence for other regions to evict Nepalis and get away with […]

Published on Jul 14 2006 // Opinion

ILNS elects new committee

Kathmandu, July 14: New executive committee has been elected in the Nepali’s international literary organization called International Nepali Literary Soceity (INLS) through a convention held recently in New York. According to the organization, Mohan Sitoula has been elected to the post of president unopposed while Dr Madhu Krishna Shrestha ‘madhurya’ has been elected to the […]

Published on Jul 14 2006 // Main News

Christainity on the rise

Paro, July 13: Christianity has been gradually taking steps of popularity in Bhutan as more and more Bhutanese are joining the team despite government suppression. The Christians claim that there are over 28 churches in the country at present. They are called Youth Friendship Church or Friend’s Church in places like Gasa, Thimphu, Tsirang, Phuentsholing […]

Published on Jul 13 2006 // Main News

Exiled women to join sit-in

Kathmandu, July 13: At least two dozens exiled Bhutanese mothers will be joining the sit-in program in front of the UN House in Lalitpur, Nepal. According to the coordinator of the programme Tek Nath Rizal, the participants managed and handled by Bhutanese Refugee Women Forum (BRWF) have already left for Kathmandu. He also informed Bhutan […]

Published on Jul 13 2006 // Main News

Steering Committee concerns frustrating situation

Kathmandu July 9: Bhutanese Movement Steering Committee (BMSC) has expressed deep concern on frustrating camp situation and negligence of concerned authorities towards sit-in program that has been ongoing since June 2 in front of teh UN House and SAARC Secretariat since June 27.        According to the release issued by committee spokesperson Thinley Penjore on July […]

Published on Jul 10 2006 // Main News

Rizal admits hospital

Kathmandu, July 7: Human rights leader Tek Nath Rizal is currently undergoing treatment at Bir Hospital when his sugar level increased suddenly. He was admitted on July 4. According to his wife Kaushila Rizal, he is a diabetic patient since 1986. Rizal, who was detained for 10 years in Bhutan was reported to have deprived […]

Published on Jul 10 2006 // Main News

Viral fever takes toll in camps

Damak, July 7: Viral fever seen in the camps of Morang and Jhapa districts for the last two weeks is gradually taking an epidemic shape. The fever has spread in all camps. With the increase in the patients, the health centers in the camp have become crowded since last four days. Phuwa Lama, health supervisor […]

Published on Jul 07 2006 // Main News

Vocational trainees get to job

Thimphu, July 7: Some students from thirty-nine vocational training institutes located in Buna, Trashigang, have been given job soon completed their course on June 28. The duration of the course is two years. Fifteen students joined the Bhutan Telecom, 10 each joined the Bhutan Power Corporation and the Tala Hydro Power Authority and five in […]

Published on Jul 07 2006 // Main News

BRDSCC seeks resettlement

Kathmandu, July 5: At the time when exiled Bhutanese have been continuing sit-in protest in front of UN House and SAARC secretariat seeking help for repatriation, the Bhutanese Refugee Durable Solution Coordination Committee (BRDSCC) has sought for unlocking all possible options for solution to refugee crisis on July 4.  In an interaction program organized at […]

Published on Jul 05 2006 // Main News

Jhapalis say no for Bhutanese to work outside camps

Jhapa, July 2: Jhapalis have demanded that the exiled Bhutanese should not be allowed to work in various local offices of donor agencies or enter the local labour market in search of works. An all-party committee of the local people instituted a few days ago handed over an appeal to Nepalese Deputy Prime Minister and […]

Published on Jul 03 2006 // Main News