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Australia Aid To Bhutan To Fight COVID-19

Extending support to Bhutan in its fight against COVID-19, the Australian Government supplied medical equipment in response to the Royal Government of Bhutan’s request for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). This was made public through a press release issued by the Australian High Commission. The medical supplies include protective clothing, sanitizer...

‘Life In Refugee Camp Taught Me More’

Akron-based Bhutanese composer, Amber Subba, has said that life in the refugee camp taught him more insights into music than in the country of resettlement. In an interview with Vidhyapati Mishra of Bhutan News Service, artist Subba said that despite challenges and difficulties, the refugee camp was definitely a learning...

‘Bhutanese Weren’t Treated as They Deserve’

Ramesh Prasai, a radio journalist affiliated with Dharan-based Ganatantra FM, has spoken exclusively on the Bhutanese Refugee issue with Vidhyapati Mishra of Bhutan News Service. Expressing regrets on behalf of Nepal and the Nepalese people, journalist Prasai has felt sorry for not treating the exiled Bhutanese in the manner they...

Arati Ghising crowned Miss Bhutan US

Aarati Ghising was crowned Miss Bhutan US 2017 amidst completion of a beauty contest held by Himalayan Festivals USA from July 20-23 in Harrisburg, PA. Susana Pradhan from North Carolina and Simian Basnet from Pennsylvania became first runner up and second runner up respectively, according to the organizers. There were...

While the big and the small dragons tryst in Dok-la, the elephant trumpets loud

By: Govinda Rizal In early June 2017, Indian defense intelligentsia found Chinese People Liberation Army (PLA) active near Doka-la plateau at the four-state junction between Bhutan, Tibet (China), and Sikkim and West Bengal (India). Between November 2015 and June 2017 about 10 kilometers of roads were constructed in the region...

Community Dialogue for Mental Health Awareness

 “Remembering and telling the truth about terrible events are prerequisites both for the restoration of the social order and for the healing of individual victims.” -Judith Herman, M.D.

Smartphone EEG technology for epilepsy diagnosis in Bhutan

Bhutan does not have a neurologist or medical specialist to take charge of the treatment of neurological disorders like epilepsy or seizures. Psychiatrists like Dr.Damber Kumar Nirola and Dr. Chencho Dorji champion the diagnosis and treatment of epileptic cases referred to them. Bhutan Epilepsy Project was initiated in 2012 with...

Prolonged Statelessness: A Slow Poison

Keeping citizenship and census pending for generations has been deeply ingrained in the system. Civil liberty is not guaranteed by the fledgling democracy of the Kingdom. After one generation of stateless people is bred, it multiplies, and that gives the authority of Home Ministry reason to criminalize these generations of being illegal immigrants who entered through porous border.

Desh Khojdai Janda releasing from May 26 in Nepal

After dozens of premier shows in the U.S, Europe and Australia, the much-awaited feature movie Desh Khojdai Jaanda literally “In Search of Country ” that chronicles story of exiled Bhutanese is all set to be released across Nepal from May 26. The film is expected to attract larger chunks of...
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