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

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

YOB attends World Congress

YOB delegates with the out going IUSY President and other representatives(Photo/Rajen Giri)

Youth Organization of Bhutan(YOB) attended the World Congress 2010 in Stockholm, Sweden from 25th to 28th March. Three member delegation of the organization including the president, Mr. Rajen Giri, YOB’s European focus person, Aakash Budhathoki and woman representative, Miss. Dhan Maya Ale had reached the Swedish capital at the invitation of the International Union of Socialist Youth (IUSY), the August world forum of socialist, social democrats and the labor youths. Continue reading

Bhutanese Culture reaches Australian Community: Harmony Day Celebration

GUNA MAJHI AND DEVI GHIMIRE:
Bhutanese Community in Australia Inc(BCA) from Albury, Wodonga and Melbourne participated in a  number of functions to celebrate the Cultural Diversity Week and Harmony Day on 21st March 2010. Victoria is the only State in Australia which celebrates and promotes the rich cultural values and traditions on Harmony Day by organising hundreds of activities across the state. The mega event on the Cultural Diversity week and Harmony Day is annual Premier’s Gala Dinner. The event was hosted by Victorian Premier Hon John Brumby. Among the VIP guests, Opposition Leader of Victoria, Mr. Ted Baillieu, other ministers, politicians, and senior government and non government representatives, and the community leaders from across the state attended the function. Continue reading

Bhutanese Maoists to meet Chinese officials.

Feb. 26 The Bhutan Communist Party (MLM) is trying to meet and discuss its issues with the officials of the Chinese embassy in Kathmandu, Nepal according to Nepali news portal, Ghatana Bichar. BCP (MLM) has been trying to arrange an informal meeting with the Chinese officials, the portal quoted the Chinese embassy as saying. The embassy told the news media that the party attempted to meet with the officials two weeks ago but the embassy source made it clear that it has no direct link with the leaders or cadres of the party although indirect relations have been established . Continue reading

BASCO and BACC work for community

With double digit state unemployment rate, several Bhutanese who are resettled in two of the cities of SF bay area-Oakland and Alameda, are having hard times pay their rent, bills and survive. The cost of living is pretty much high here. So,with no job on hand, many of them have to depend on the assistance provided by the government. Continue reading

A Bhutanese refugee kills his wife

FEB. 19 – A Bhutanese refugee attacked  and killed his wife with khukuri  in Sanischare refugee camp located in  Morang district of Nepal on Friday morning. Continue reading

भुटानी शरणार्थी फिर्ता लैजाऊः माधवकुमार नेपाल

प्रधानमन्त्री माधवकुमार नेपालले नेपालमा रहेका भुटानी शरणार्थीलाई फिर्ता लैजान नेपाल भ्रमणमा रहेका भुटानी अर्थमन्त्री लिम्पो खान्दु वाङचुकसित आग्रह गरेका छन्। वाङचुकसित आज(माघ २७) प्रधानमन्त्री निवास बालुवाटारमा शिष्टाचार भेट गर्दै प्रधानमन्त्रीले तेस्रो देश पुनःस्थापनाले पनि समस्या समाधान गर्न नसक्नेमा जोड दिँदै उनीहरु गएको मुलुकमा पनि आत्महत्या जस्ता घटनाहरु बढिरहेका कारण समस्या जटिल बन्दै गएको बताएका थिए। प्रधानमन्त्रीका प्रेस सल्लाहकार विष्णु रिजालका अनुसार भुटानी अर्थमन्त्रीले नेपाल सरकारको चासोलाई आफूले भुटानी प्रधानमन्त्रीसमक्ष पुर्‍याउने जानकारी दिए। Continue reading

Manoj Gajurel to entertain Bay Area Bhutanese/Nepalis

The most notable Nepali Comedian,Mr  Manoj Gajurel  is entertaining the Bay area Bhutanese and Nepalis here in Alameda, California on the Valentine’s Eve.The program is being organized by a Nepalese non-profit organization, The Motherland Nepal on the occasion of its 5th glorious anniversary, as a fund raiser event. Motherland Nepal is  also going  to felicitate and honor  Mr. Gajurel for his invaluable contributions to the contemporary Nepali entertainment Industry on the same day.

According to the organizing committee, the felicitation program and comedy show will be taken place at the Kofman Auditorium, Central Avenue in Alameda for which the ticket price has been rated as $25(VIP), $ 20(advance purchase) and $ 25(at the spot). The program is expected to begin at 4:30 pm on Saturday. Continue reading

BASCO introduces Emergency Assistance Card.

Considering the vulnerability and the weakening safety and security situation of the Bhutanese in the SF Bay Area, the Alameda,CA based Bhutanese non profit organization, BASCO in collaboration with the Oakland Police Department and the Office of the Council man,De La Funte, has introduced Bhutanese Emergency Assistance Card(BEAC) recently, according to the organization’s press release issued here on Wednesday. Continue reading

भूटानविरुद्ध धावा बोले नेताहरुले

माघ १५, एकीकृत नेकपा माओवादीका सचिव सिपी गजुरेलले भुटानी शरणार्थी समस्या मानव अधिकारको आन्दोलनबाट समाधान नहुने बताउनु भएको छ । उहाँले भुटानी शरणार्थी समस्या राजनीतिक मामला भएकोले राजनीतिक तहबाटै यो समस्या समाधानमा लाग्नुपर्ने धारणा व्यक्त गर्नुभयो । Continue reading

BAF- Europe meets EU Officials.

BAF delegates with Mr. Jean Christian Remond and Mrs. Rensje Teerink(photo: Ram Karki)

A five member delegation of the newly formed advocacy forum of the Bhutanese in Europe, BAF-Europe, met with the EU officials yesterday in Brussels. The delegation led by its chief co-ordinator, Mr. Durga Giri that included forum’s  representatives and coordinators  for Netherlands, Belgium and Germany held an hour long meeting with Mr. Jean Christian Remond and Renseje Teerind, Head and deputy head of the Unit for India, Nepal and Bhutan at the European Commission respectively.

According to Forum’s press statement, they discussed issues concerning 1985 Citizenship Act, Right to Equal protection of Culture,Costume and Tradition, Language and Script, Religion, Establishment of Human Rights Commission, Ratification of the UN Convention, Inclusive democracy and Governance, release of political prisoners,  dialogue and repatriation,EU Aid and Human Rights in Bhutan with the officials in the meeting. Continue reading