Nepal, Bhutan all for trade cooperation

KATHMANDU: Bhutanese Economic Affairs Minister Lyonpo Khandup Wangchuk and Nepali entreprenuers discussed the issue of cooperation in trade and economic sectors in Kathmandu, Nepal. Minister Wangchuk and members of the Federation of Nepalese Commerce and Industries (FNCCI) discussed several aspects of cooperation here today. Continue reading

BMS voice reaches again in all camps.

(Oct.31) Bhutan Media Society(BMS) has started relaying its  radio broadcast ‘Saranarthi Sarokaar’ to  the eastern parts of Nepal. According to a press release by the Society, this weekly program is now on air in 95.1 MHz of Ganatantra F.M. Dharan,beginning October 18.  Continue reading

Dakaman arrested for dacoit.

(Oct.30) Nepal Police has arrested a Bhutanese refugee in connection with the robbery at the Damak branch of Laxmi Bank Limited. The arrested has been identified as Dakaman Bhujel,22, a resident of Beldangi-1 refugee camp, sector G, who was nabbed from the Beldangi Bus park, Damak on Friday. Continue reading

Another Earth quake hits Eastern Bhutan

(Oct.30) An Earth quake of 5.2 magnitude on Richter scale shook eastern part of Bhutan once again on Thursday, according to the online news portals from Bhutan and India . With the epicenter around Mongar-Trashigang border, its effect was felt even in some places of Northern India. Continue reading

Bhutanese refugees “shocked” at WFP food ration cuts.


KATHMANDU, 29 October 2009- Bhutanese refugees in Nepal have expressed dismay at a recent decision by the World Food Programme (WFP) to cut food rations sharply. “We are worried about the children,” said Yam Gurung, a 33-year-old refugee at the Beldangi-2 camp in Jhapa District, nearly 500km southeast of Kathmandu. “They suffer from an insufficient diet already and this can only make things worse.” Continue reading

Narvada’s Condition Improves Significantly

(Oct.29) Timsina Family has informed us that a significant improvement has been seen in the health condition of Narvada Timsina, who met with a terrible road accident two days ago in Kent, Seattle. Speaking with our New Hampshire correspondent, Mr. Sapan Pathak,over telephone, victim’s sister Miss Bhakti Timsina said that her (Narvada’s) intestinal surgery was successfully completed yesterday and doctor has assured them she is totally out of danger now. Continue reading

Bhutanese See Early Snowfall in Colorado

BhutaneseBhutanese plodding their way home in the snow/ photo: Promod plodding their way home in the snow/ photo: Promod

Bhutanese plodding their way home in the snow/ photo: Promod

Denver, Colorado
Oct. 28 Started late on Tuesday night, heavy snowfall has transformed almost all of Colorado into an icy surfaces. Four to six inches of innitial accumulation of the ice in and around Denver, though regarded moderate here, is a big thing to see for resettled Bhutanese. For most of these people, this is the first time they have ever touched snow in their lives. Continue reading

Documentary on Bhutanese Refugees screened in NZ.

(Oct. 28) The wretched story of the exiled Bhutanese has become a subject of a Nepali student’s documentary in New Zealand. Ritu Raj Sapkota, a scholarship Honors student at Wintec, Hamilton in New Zealand, has made a documentary about Bhutanese refugees. Continue reading

Police Say Multiple Drivers Involved In Kent Hit-And-Run

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KENT, Wash. –Police are searching for multiple drivers who hit and ran over a 22-year-old Kent woman as she ran to catch a bus Tuesday morning.Police said the woman was hit by at least three different vehicles. At 5:09 a.m., troopers responded to the scene in the 22400 block of state Route 515, also known as the Benson Highway, to find a 22-year-old woman lying in the northbound lane.

The first driver hit the woman with such impact that the vehicle’s windshield shattered and Timsina was projected 200 feet. Her cell phone and purse were found scattered 100 feet beyond that point. Police said at least two more drivers struck the woman. None of them stopped. Read more and see video

Three Speedy cars hit a Bhutanese lady.

Narvada Timsina
(Updated)(Oct. 28): From family source it is learnt that only one vehicle was involved in the accident.

(Oct. 27) BREAKING NEWS: Three speedy cars hit and severely injured Narvada Timsina,a 23 years old Bhutanese in Kent city,WA, today at 5:30 AM(PST),according to Gopi Dhaurali, their relative from Seatle. Miss Timsina was on the way to her work when the cars knocked her down at 22400 block of the Benson Highway, just a few meters away from her apartment.

She was immediately taken to the Harborview Hospital located in the Down Town Seatle. She suffers multiple injuries all over her body and so condition is learnt to be critical. Continue reading

Bhutanese cuisine bags first prize in Texas University

Bhutan bagged  first prize at the annual international food fair held at University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP),United States on October 21. Exhibited as  the ‘Cuisine from the Last Sangrila’, the Bhutanese delicacies, prepared by the students for competition at the university was declared the best among scores of cuisines from around the world. Continue reading

Seniors’ health Forum held at Oakland

Senior Bhutanese citizens at the program.Jain Thapa
Oakland, CA(Oct. 26) — About 40 seniors from the Bhutanese community hustled together at the waiting room of the Oakland Unified School District office in Oakland on Sunday, where they were educated on various health related issues as part of the seniors program, sponsored by Bhutanese American Community Center (BACC) in partnership with the Oakland School District.
The seniors program, now continuing on its sixth month since its inception, is a program founded by BACC, as a way to better connect the elderly population of the Bhutanese community. Continue reading