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Dorji asked to lead democratic struggle

President of Druk National Congress (DNC), RK Dorji, who is in Nepal after his extradition case was rejected by Delhi High Court, has been asked to lead the democratic struggle of exiled Bhutanese by Bhutan People’s Party (BPP), Bhutan National Democratic Party (BNDP) and Bhutanese Movement Steering Committee (BMSC).  Top brass of these parties and […]

Published on Aug 26 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

Dorji confers with Nepali PM

President of Druk National Congress (DNC), Rongthong Kunley Dorji, Tuesday conferred with the Nepalese Prime Minister, Madhav Kumar Nepal and asked for support in Bhutan’s democratic struggle. Dorji, who reached Nepal after the rejection of his extradition case to Bhutan by Delhi High Court in April this year, updated PM Nepal about ongoing political changes […]

Published on Aug 10 2010 // Main News

Long journey from Burma to United States

Enough property, land and prestigious life of Kadel family in Burma (Myanmar) were always a source of jealous for his neighbors. Kewal R. Kadel’s mother was a self-learned spiritual jumping doctor (a woman who treats patient by praying and playing with the ghosts; believed in the conventional Nepali society). They earned a big cash and […]

Published on Jul 27 2010 // Opinion

Open letter to Jigme Y Thinley

Please acknowledge my tardy wishes, both congratulations and appreciations, for serving the country in the aptitude of the first elected prime minister of a “democratic” Bhutan. In many areas in the country, some positive changes, which are noticeable, have taken place. This is an appreciating initiative. Honestly, you should, however, admit that the phenomenon of modern democracy is yet to be ushered in true guts

Published on Apr 08 2010 // Opinion

UK as well lends hands to take exiled Bhutanese

March 09, 2010: The enthusiasts for third country resettlement have yet another reason to cheer for now, thanks to United Kingdom that it has offered to settle some of the exiled Bhutanese from Nepal. The country will start the process for resettlement from next week, in Damak, where all other countries — United States, Canada, […]

Published on Mar 09 2010 // Main News

Separation of love birds culminates into suicide

Beldangi March 08, 2010: A girl, in response to her parents not allowing her to marry the boy she loved, committed suicide on Monday afternoon, creating shock for local residents and making the parents regret for what they did. Pabi Maya Karki of Beldangi II, Sector D4, Hut No 57 hanged her to death in […]

Published on Mar 08 2010 // Main News

US Census: An opportunity for recognition

Come March 15, and all the households living in the USA will receive a special packet along with a stamped envelope from the US Census Bureau asking everyone to fill up a questionnaire about the people living in the household. This is a census exercise that US Bureau has been conducting since 1790 after the […]

Published on Mar 01 2010 // Opinion

India’s Role in the Bhutanese Democratic Movement

The role of the Indian government on the paraphernalia of the Bhutanese democratic movement for human rights and democracy begs for more criticism than appreciation. India’s strategic advantage both in terms of location and influence on  governance in Bhutan is hardly concealed from anyone. But after two decades, India’s attitude on the Bhutanese movement remains […]

Published on Jan 30 2010 // Commentary

India must play positive role for Bhutan democracy

January 30, 2010: Despite being a leading democracy in world, India always remained silent spectator to many of the democratic struggles in its neighbor. Bhutan is one of them, where India not only acted as mere spectator but sided with autocracy to crash democratic fight. Bhutan Media Society (BMS) called upon leaders from diverse background […]

Published on Jan 30 2010 // Main News