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A supreme court judge and army officer charged of corruption

Bhutan’s court system is once again rigged by the charges against high profile army officer and supreme court judge. Bhutan police arrested Kuenlay Tshering, the supreme court judge on Wednesday in after hours of office duty. A quasi-judicial officer (dragpon) of Pemagatshel district administration, Yeshey Dorji, was also arrested on...

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...

LCOB announced Nepali curriculum

Literary Council of Bhutan (LCOB) announced the Nepali language curriculum developed by the Curriculum research and development committee, a five member committee headed by Khim Khatiwoda.  According to a press statement, the accomplishment of the research and development task was declared on  December 20th in a meeting held by the...

Adhikari receives Immigrant Journey Awards in Texas

Sudip Adhikari, a program specialist at the Catholic Charities Fort Worth, TX has been presented with the Immigrant Journey Awards for the year 2020. The award was presented by Badmus & Associates, an immigration law firm based in Dallas, TX. Adhikari was also congratulated by Eric Johnson, Mayor of Dallas....

Search for two missing men; One in New Zealand, the other in KY, U.S. continue

Bir Bahadur Poudel, 69, has been missing from his residence in Palmerston North, New Zealand since October 23, 2020, according to the family.  Speaking to BNS, Gopal Poudel, the oldest son of Bir Bahadur said that his father used to go out in the morning to collect flowers for morning...

Bhutanese-Owned Business Receives A Prestigious Award In Sydney

The Gentle Procedures Sydney, a business owned by former Bhutanese, has won the prestigious Penrith Local Business Award in the Outstanding Health Improvement Services category in Sydney, Australia. Dr Naresh Parajuli and Dukka Pokhrel, the co-owners of the business officially received the award on October 13, 2020 at the Penrith...

Bhutanese Stambha Nirman Samiti Announced

A committee named ‘Bhutanese Stambha Nirman Samiti’ has been announced on October 3, 2020 for the purpose of constructing a Bhutanese Refugee Memorial Tower (the name yet to be deliberated and finalized), at the site of the first Bhutanese refugee camp at Kotihome, Jhapa, Nepal. The proposed site for the...

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...

Bhutan Struggling To Fight COVID-19

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases has risen to 280 in Bhutan, yet no death has been reported so far. The government, led by a doctor, is grappling with scarce resources and infrastructures to fight the pandemic. The country being closer to the epicenter in China makes Bhutan a...
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