Bhutan agrees to resume Bilateral talks

Bhutan has agreed to resume ministerial level bilateral talks with Nepal to discuss on the issue of  its citizens who are languishing as refugees in Nepal, according to Kuenselonline.  During a short meeting with the Nepalese PM, Madhav Kumar Nepal yesterday in Thimpu, Prime minister of Bhutan, Jigme Y. Thinley expressed Bhutan’s willingness to put an end to the  refugee problem through bilateral dialogue between these two neighbors. Continue reading

Unemployment hits Pittsburgh- 50 Bhutanese laid off

Bhutanese at lunch break at Quality Driven Copack/post gazette

By Bhanu Phuyel
(Pittsburgh, PA)
“Having trouble finding a job in other states, you might give Pennsylvania a try”  this has been a popular saying among the Bhutanese resettled in different parts of the United States since the  employment situation of this state is said to be comparatively better. Dreaming for an entry level job to survive in this dire economic condition, Bhutanese refugees who were relocated in different US states are moving to Pennsylvania, particularly Pittsburgh.  But, this ‘Keystone State’ is no more a  favorable destination for us now. Continue reading

Burglary occurs at a Bhutanese apartment.

(April, 26) A group of burglars entered the apartment of a resettled Bhutanese located on the 3100 block of Coolidge Ave. in Oakland, California and took their valuables and some money yesterday at around 3:30 Pm. The thieves broke into Devi Charan Dahal’s apartment when the Dahal family had been out of the town for a day long excursion organized by their resettlement agency-International Rescue Committee(IRC), according to the victims. Continue reading

IUSY writes to SAARC on Bhutanese refugees issue

International Union of Socialist Youth (IUSY) has recently sent a letter to SAARC secretariat through IUSY Asia Pacific Committe on April 21, 2010. At times when the socio-political issue of Bhutanese Refugees is in a state of depletion, IUSY has tried to bring this crisis once again onto the tribune of global political discussions through this letter which is meant to hold a significant consideration during the upcoming SAARC session to be held in Thimphu, Bhutan from April 28-29, 2010. Continue reading

UK to take in Bhutanese refugees

United Kingdom has expressed its willingness to help resettle Bhutanese refugees living in seven camps in eastern Nepal.
Officials at the Home Ministry said UK will be resettling the refugees as part of Gateway Protection Program operated by the UK Border Agency in partnership with the Office of United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). Continue reading

Bhutanese celebrate new year in Manchester.

Sapan Pathak (Bhola)
Manchester, NH

Bhutanese American at Manchester, NH observed Nepali new year’s celebration amid diverse cultural shows, speeches and well-wishes of the year. The primary aim of the program was  to mark the beginning of the Nepali  new year 2067 B.S. and to  unite all the Bhutanese living in different counties and cities of  New Hampshire. Continue reading

Rizal appeals SAARC Leaders

April. 17, Bhutanese human rights activist and senior leader  Mr.Tek Nath Rizal has sent a letter  appealing  SAARC leaders and the observers of the summit  to take immediate initiations for the repatriation of Bhutanese  from the refugee camps in Nepal. Continue reading

अचम्मको पश्चिमेली सभ्यता

स्वतन्त्रताको नाममा नाङ्गिएका छन
प्रेम-एक साधरण यौन अरे,
कसैलाई कसैको प्रबाह छैन
आफ्नो आफान्तहरु परै छाडौ
आमा ,बाबा,दाजुभाई, दिदी-बहिनी सम्म चिन्दैन
साथी संङ्गीहरुको त झन के कुरा
छोरा फिल्डमा छ/छोरी फिल्डमा छ
बाबा आमा एकोहोरो मौन हेरिरहेछन

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An open letter to Jigme Y.Thinley

By T.P. Mishra
The Prime Minister of Bhutan
Dear Mr. Thinley,
Please acknowledge my tardy wishes, both congratulations and appreciations, for serving the country in the aptitude of the first elected prime minister of a “democratic” Bhutan. In many areas in the country, some positive changes, which are noticeable, have taken place. This is an appreciating initiative. Honestly, you should, however, admit that the phenomenon of modern democracy is yet to be ushered in true guts. Continue reading