Posts Tagged ‘ southern bhutan ’

Fears of 'demographic inundation' behind Bhutan's refugee crisis

THIMPHU, Bhutan — From their isolated perch in the heights of the Himalayas, the leaders of Bhutan looked upon their borderlands in the 1980s and saw a problem. Their authority and traditional way of life, preserved by centuries of reclusion from a changing world, were threatened, they felt, by people they had allowed to migrate […]

Published on Aug 31 2010 // Opinion

Electric train in Himalayan kingdom

At a time, the government has already failed to its commitments to begin the domestic air services by this October, yet another assumptive project has been designed. Even a day before the second tender deadline ends, the government has not received any proposal for domestic air services except few inquiries from the individual. After Indian […]

Published on Aug 29 2010 // Main News

Keeping tuskers off the farm tough task in south

March 5, 2010: Keeping safe the plants in southern districts has been a tough time since a last few years as increased settlement has hindered the habitation of the wild elephants. The farmers go sleepless for many months every year keeping eye on tuskers who ravage farms and destroy crops over­night. The local authority is […]

Published on Mar 05 2010 // Main News

Revival of the oppressed literature

Creations see no bounds, no borders. Geography, politics, bureaucracy or many other restrictions that human being and nature created can act just the feeblest resistance to creations. Even the end of civilization cannot end the literature. One of the reasons of eviction Nepali-speakers in early 1990 was our endeavour to widen the scope of Nepali […]

Published on Jan 12 2010 // Commentary

King visits flood affected south, avoids Lhotsampa settlements

King Jigme Khesar completed his weeklong tour to southern districts, inspecting the areas ravaged by the recent torrent rains. He turned to capital Friday

Published on May 30 2009 // Main News

Nepalese leaders extend support for Bhutanese movement

Kathmandu, April 16, 2009: Releasing From Palace to Prision, a book written by human rights activist Tek Nath Rizal, the former prime minister of Nepal and president of Nepali Congress Girija Prasad Koirala stressed the party’s support towards the Bhutanese democratic struggle. “I have deeper sentiments with the Bhutanese issue”, said Koirala on Thursday in […]

Published on Apr 16 2009 // Main News

Samtse-Phuentsholing highway on progress

The first of the major infrastructure development in southern Bhutan since 1990, the officials of the Department of Roads hope to complete the road Samtse-Phuentsholing highway and the Samtse-Dorokha road on time

Published on Apr 13 2009 // Main News

Military officer faces charges from medico

In what appears to be the first case of its kind, a lieutenant of the Royal Bhutan Army will face a court call Samtse district court for allegedly manhandling health worker of the Samtse hospital indigenous medicine unit

Published on Feb 17 2009 // Main News

License of an export company cancelled

Intervention by the Anti Corruption Commission forced the Department of Geology and Mines to cancel the license issued to an export company – Hungla Exporter – which was permitted to talc from the road at Bazobari, Buka-Tading in Samtse district

Published on Feb 17 2009 // Main News

Need for a justifiable solution

When four of the political prisoners lodged in central jail were momentarily released on November 1, 2008, there were already eleven freshly arrested prisoners locked up behind the bars of Chemgang jail. The fresh arrest was made following the declaration of so-called people’s war in Bhutan by Communist party of Bhutan (MLM). The young activists […]

Published on Feb 14 2009 // Opinion