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Diplomatic lobby campaign

Kathmandu, July 2: Exiled Bhutanese would now begin a massive drive to draw the attention of the diplomatic mission in Kathmandu to help them go home. The programme has been designed as the UN and other international agencies including Nepal government did not give concern about the relay strike they have been launching in front […]

Published on Jul 03 2006 // Main News

Gherao at the SAARC secretariat

Kathmandu, June 28: Bhutanese Refugee Representative Repatriation Committee (BRRRC) organized gheraoed programme at the secretariat of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) in Kathmandu seeking attention of member countries towards refugee plight on June 28.  According to Refugee Affair Secretary of BRRRC, Raj Man Gurung, they handed over a memorandum to the secretariat […]

Published on Jul 03 2006 // Main News

TBR July 2006

No 21 July 2006

Published on Jul 01 2006 // The Bhutan Reporter

UN & Bhutan&#039s ethnic cleansing

Bhutan is the 128th member-country of the United Nation (UN). By virtue of its commitment to the objectives of the UN charter, it is imperative for Bhutan to honor the human rights declaration of 1948. However, the blatant human rights violations, racialism, mono religionist, ethnic cleansing and linguistic prejudice against other groups the fundamental ideology […]

Published on Jul 01 2006 // Opinion

BNS correspondent gets award

Beldangi, June 28: Bhutan Press Union (BPU) awarded BNS correspondent Dadi Ram Antim with ‘Best of Bhutanese Journalist 2005’ with cash Rs 1,818 and a merit certificate for his contribution in Bhutanese media. Dadi Ram was given away the awarded amidst a function where BPU president C. N. Timsina, senior local Nepalese journalist and Bhutanese […]

Published on Jun 29 2006 // Main News

ABRSU organizes protest

Goldhap, June 27: All Bhutan Revolutionary Students’ Union (ABRSU), the student wing of Communist Party of Bhutan (MLM) in Goldhap camp organized a protest rally against absolute Bhutanese monarch on June 25. Some hundreds of exile Bhutanese from all camps took part in the demonstration. They marched around the camp chanting anti-monarch slogans. A central leader […]

Published on Jun 27 2006 // Main News

Nepal may renounce categorization

Kathmandu, June 27: Nepalese Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs K.P. Sharma Oli has said on June 25 that the Nepal government may reject the previous agreement reached wit the Bhutan regime to categorization if the exiled Bhutanese so desired. Oli said while meeting with a delegation of Bhutanese representatives at this office. […]

Published on Jun 27 2006 // Main News

Bhutanese refugee stalemate: No end in sight

On their 16th year of exile in Nepal , Bhutanese refugees observed this year's refugee day as the 'black day'. The 15-round of talks between Himalayan kingdoms of Nepal and Bhutan failed to bring any fruitful result and acute political instability in Nepal emerged as a boon on part of Bhutan to prolong the crisis […]

Published on Jun 25 2006 // Opinion

Tree claims a life in Jhapa camp

Beldangi, June 26: Suresh Giri, 12, student of Grade IV in Beldangi-II extension camp sector A/2-50, died on the way to hospital when a tree near by LWF camp office fell down and hit him on June 20. Suresh after observing the Refugee Day celebration was at his friend. Among six of the serious injured, Aita […]

Published on Jun 25 2006 // Main News

Leaders call on Nepal to address refugee issue

Katmandu, June 23: Human rights and political leaders from Nepal and Bhutan have stressed that there is not enough homework done and initiation taken by the Nepal government for repatriation of the exiled Bhutanese. Speaking at an interaction organised by South Asians for Human Rights (SAHR) entitled ‘Loktantra in Bhutan now’ in the Nepalese capital […]

Published on Jun 23 2006 // Main News