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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...

‘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...

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...

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.

Dashain Teeka offered at Lingkana Palace

Their Majesties the King and Queen of Bhutan granted 'Teeka' and blessing to the Hindu Community of Thimphu yesterday at Lingkana Palace, the official residence of the King of Bhutan. Officials of Hindu Dharma Samudaya, a religious organization of Hindu community of Bhutan were present along with the priests who...

Mental health is non-entity in Bhutan:Dr Damber Nirola

Dr. Damber Kumar Nirola is the only practicing psychiatrist in the country.  Nirola talked to Namgay Zam of Radio Valley for her 'let's talk about it' show on 20th August. A range of issues about the state of mental health conditions in Bhutan is discussed. Besides being a psychiatrist looking...

Refugees do have right to sports: Gianni Merlo

During the Turkmenistan International Sports Media Forum (TISMF) in Ashgabat, the capital city of Turkmenistan, in the last week of November, Gianni Merlo, president of Association International de la Press Sportive (AIPS)  took time off to speak to Binod Dhungel, the Consulting Editor of Bhutan News Service on a range of...

King, PM attend Durga Puja; Dashara continues in diaspora

King Jigme Khesar Wangchuck and Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay attended Dashara program organized at the Hindu Temple in the capital Monday, and received blessing and Teeka from Hindu priests. The Prime Minster also attended Durga Puja celebration on Sunday. He twitted that the King also offered Teeka and blessings to...
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