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Bhutan Election- Horse ousted, Cranes and Flowers shining

Bhutan held its primary elections on September 15, 2018, sending two out of four political parties to lock their horns to elect new government scheduled for October 18, 2018. The result of the primary election came as a shock to the ruling party People’s Democratic Party (PDP). Although, the PDP...

Rizal apologizes; Says it’s slip of tongue

Bhutanese human rights leader, Tek Nath Rizal, Wednesday apologized for ‘unknowingly’ hurting the sentiments of the Bhutanese diaspora in his interview with Suryodaya Television which is yet be to broadcast the full episode of the interview. He claimed it was rather a slip of tongue. In a special interview with...

Australian and UK Visa Application Centre opens in Thimphu

The Australian ambassador to Bhutan, Harinder Sidhu, and, the honorary consul for the UK in Bhutan, Michael Rutland, formally opened the new joint Visa Application Centre in Thimphu, Thursday. According to a joint statement, the new Visa Application Centre (VAC) would enable Bhutanese nationals to apply for either their Australian or UK...

Senator Shaheen writes to PM Tobgay

Senator Jeanne Shaheen, member of the senate foreign relations committee sent a concern letter to Tshering Tobgay, Prime minister of Bhutan, through Bhutan’s permanent mission in New York April 25, 2016.  The letter is confirmed received by the mission’s Kunzang Namgyal, according to an email received by BNS. The letter...

JKW and Jetsun announce birth of prince Gyalsey

The Bhutanese king Jigme Khesar Wangchuk and queen Jetsun announced birth of their first child, prince Gyalsey, Thursday. According to the royal announcement, the price was born on Feb. 5, and first presented to the fourth king Jigme Singye Wangchuk. “Our happiness knows no bounds, as we announce the Royal...

Bhutanese refugees in hunger strike; BRRRC urged for repartition

Bhutanese Refugees languishing in Beldangi camp started hunger strike in response to the World Food Program's (WFP) decision to curtailing the food commodities. The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and WFP decided to reduce subsistence ration allowance that has been provided to refugees in Nepal, citing large-scale emergency...

Ranjit, son of late Mahasur Chhetri, passes away at 79

Ranjit Chhetri (Basnet), who was the last surviving member of the late Mahasur’s family, passed away at the age of 79 in Pittsburgh, PA, Tuesday,November 24, 2015. Ranjit was born to his father of unparalleled valor, Mahasur Chhetri, and mother, Pabitra Chhetri, in 1936 in Labshibotey of Chirang district...

PM Oli hails resettlement process as it reaches 100,000 mark

Nepalese Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, who has been favoring the third country resettlement of the Bhutanese refugees from Nepal, hailed the resettlement process appreciating the joint efforts of all parties included, Thursday. According to the UN refugee agency, PM Oli “applauded the role of UNHCR, IOM, resettlement countries and...

DNC-D vice president Chhoejay resigns

Vice-president of the Druk National Congress –Democratic (DNC-D), Karma Chhoejay, has resigned quitting his position and even not sustaining his general membership. "After a lengthy verbal explanation in DNC-D exile office in Kakarvitta, I came to my own conclusion to tender resignation on June 5, 2015," Chhoejay said in a...

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