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