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Exiled Bhutanese sits at the middle of the Mechi Bridge

Kakarvitta, June 3: Exiled Bhutanese organised a massive rally and sit in protest at the eastern border of Nepal on June 2 calling on India to help them go home. The programme organised jointly by Human Rights Organisation of Bhutan (HUROB) and Bhutan Gorkha National Liberation Front (BGNLF), saw the largest mass on Friday since […]

Published on Jun 05 2006 // Main News

UNHCR urges Nepal and Bhutan to resume talks

Kathmandu, June 3: The United Nation High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has urged the government of Nepal and Bhutan for speedy arrangement for repatriation of the exiled Bhutanese to Bhutan also allowing for third country settlement for those who are willing. In a press release issued on Saturday by its Kathmandu office, the refugee agency […]

Published on Jun 03 2006 // Main News

New Bangladeshi envoy

Thimphu, June 2: The government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh has appointed Mr. A. K. M Atiqur Rahman as the new Ambassador of Bangladesh to Bhutan. Mr. Rahman was the Director General of the foreign ministry in Bangladesh before he was appointed as the Ambassador to Bhutan. Bhutan News Service

Published on Jun 02 2006 // Main News

Exiled Bhutanese begin sit-in

Kathmandu, June 2: More then three dozen exile Bhutanese have begun an indefinite sit-in protest in front of the United Nation (UN) office in Pulchowk, Lalitpur seeking attention of UN and international community towards the refugee crisis from June 2. The protest led by Bhutanese Refugee Repatriation Representative Committee (BRRRC) demanded UN's intervention to find […]

Published on Jun 02 2006 // Main News

TBR June 2006

No 20 June 2006

Published on Jun 01 2006 // The Bhutan Reporter

Use of royal prerogatives

Bhutanese refugees have reacted with despair at the remarks made by Chief Justice Sonam Tobgey during the interaction program organized on the Draft Constitution in February 2006. In response to a query from the public whether or not it is appropriate for Bhutan to bring back the refugees from Nepal, the Chief Justice said, "the […]

Published on Jun 01 2006 // Opinion

Second Regional NRN Conference on June 3

Bonn (Germany) May 30: The Second Regional Non-Resident Nepali Conference is scheduled to be held in Bonn, Germany on June 3. According to the press statement issued by Jugal Bhurtel spokesperson of International Coordination Council (ICC) of NRN Association on Monday, the meeting of the ICC will be held on the following day in Bonn. […]

Published on May 30 2006 // Main News

Bhutan-Nepal talk refugee issue

KATHMANDU, May 29 – Nepalese Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli has called on the Bhutan’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Khandu Wangchuck at Kuala Lampur on Monday. According to the Nepal’s national news agency, Rastriya Samachar Samittee, the two leaders met on the sidelines of the Ministerial Meeting of the Coordinating […]

Published on May 30 2006 // Main News

Maoists Activities increase in camps

Damak May 25: Shortly after the completion of interaction programs with exile Bhutanese staying outside camps Bhutan Communist Party – Marxist-Leninist-Maoist (BCP-MLM) has been launching campaigns with students and youths in camps seeking financial aid and physical participation. During a meeting held in Goldhap camp on May 24, the communist activists claimed they have started […]

Published on May 27 2006 // Main News

Exiled Bhutanese to stage in Kathmandu, lobby in New Delhi

Kathmandu, May 25: Bhutanese refugee will organise hunger strike in front of the UN house and a few diplomatic missions in Kathmandu from June 2 to draw attention of the international community for early solution of refugee issue. Talking to Bhutan News Service on Thursday, Bhutanese human rights activist Tek Nath Rizal said the strike […]

Published on May 25 2006 // Main News