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RK Budathoki murder: One man detained; Budathoki’s widow reacts

Nepalese police have detained a man earlier this year as investigations into the murder of RK Budathoki, the founding president of the exile-based Bhutan People’s Party (BPP), continue. Devi Charan Dhaurali was allegedly hiding in Dhangadi in the Siraha district in Nepal under the alias Aarif Sharma when he was...

From Bhutanese refugee camp to NASA: Subedi’s journey

Known for his recent career at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Hari Subedi, a former refugee from Bhutan who arrived in the United States when he was 18-year-old, is trending on the social media sites within the Bhutanese diaspora after the agency featured his story. In this...

‘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...

Unhappiest people work at GNH center in Bhutan: Rieki Crins

 Rieki Crins, an anthropologist, from the Netherlands who prefers to call the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan her home was known little by many outside Bhutan until recently. She introduced herself in the form of a book ‘BLACKLISTED IN BHUTAN- Love Lost and Love Transformed in the Land of Gross...

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...

Justice hasn’t been served to refugees: Bhampa Rai

Bhutanese Refugee Repatriation Committee (BRRRC) was formed as a representative body with an aim to advocate for the repatriation of refugees. Since its formation in 1998 it has been reaching to all concerned stakeholders of Bhutanese refugee repatriation program. In an email interview with BNS, Dr. Bhampa Rai, Chairman of...

Miss Bhutan USA 2016 speaks of responsibility: Interview

Bhutan media society congratulates you for Miss Bhutan USA 2016. Can you tell about yourself? Namaste, and Thank you all. My name is Bimla Siwakoti, initially from Goldhap. Right now I reside in beautiful Harrisburg, Pennsylvania with my amazing family. I am just a girl who is passionate about helping...

Interview with Om Dhungel

Om Dhungel, who was awarded with the prestigious NSW Premier's Lifetime Community Service Award for his outstanding work with the Australian Bhutanese community, has been living in Sydney, Australia for the past eighteen years. Dhungel received his BS degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering...

I am perhaps little more wise now: Dr. Nirola

Dr. Damber Kumar Nirola is the only working psychiatrist in Bhutan. He often feels quite overwhelmed by the job he is doing, sometimes overworked too. With the growing number of mental health cases in the country, many of them unreported or neglected, the role of singular psychiatrist has been...
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