Posts Tagged ‘ apfanews ’

Keep Talking. This is democracy

I happened to be in Delhi through out the Anna Hazare saga. The usual summer heat was not too bad but what was really heating up the city was the protest against graft and corruption led by this unassuming man – Anna Hazare. Public protest is a part of democracy. It is how eventually a […]

Published on Sep 07 2011 // News Analysis

UML Khanal says to support democratic struggle

Chairman of CPN-UML, Jhala Nath Khanal, on Wednesday opined that exiled Bhutanese should try to fight for their repatriation and democracy through peaceful means. He also said that Nepali people would always be ready to support such activities. “UML has always been supporting democratic struggle in Bhutan and would remain so in the upcoming days,” […]

Published on Sep 01 2010 // Main News

Resettlement for all in five years : UNHCR

The resettlement program for Bhutanese is probably one of the most successful resettlement programs in the world. In 2009, Nepal became the largest resettlement country program in the world before Thailand. Earlier, it used to be Thailand, but now it is Nepal. The fact that we are the largest resettlement shows that it is a successful program. The second thing which makes me conclude this is that the recognition rate is something like 99%,

Published on Aug 13 2010 // Interview, Opinion

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

Eve teasing, taxi-drivers in top list

It might seem a little outlandish to find women, especially in Thimphu, carrying chili powder or tiny Swiss knives with their cosmetics in their handbags these days. While they carry make-up sets to apply on their faces from time to time to accentuate the way they look, chili powder and knives are reserved to keep […]

Published on Jul 27 2010 // News Analysis

Census exercise boomerangs

BY S.B. SUBBA: The most pernicious and contentious census has now started pricking the mind of the other northern Bhutanese too. In 1990s it was only to the Nepali-speaking southern Bhutanese, the exercise was laden and rest of the northern fellowmen felt well ensconced and any errors deliberately or inadvertently committed by the census and […]

Published on Jul 01 2010 // Commentary

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

Bhutan says 'no seats' for journalists

Logistic coordinators in Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan, are up against housing over 300 journalists who reached Bhutan to cover-up the 16th South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) summit. Media coordinators have found themselves at a loss when India and Pakistan decided to send 43 and 31 media persons respectively. This is not the […]

Published on Apr 28 2010 // Commentary

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