New roads to better lives in rural Bhutan

New roads to better lives in rural Bhutan

By Deepa Rai For remote rural communities in mountainous Bhutan, survival hinges upon access to roads and markets. Since 2003, the Royal Government has built over 1,500 kilometers of farm roads and More »

Refugee resettlement resumes

Refugee resettlement resumes

Resettlement of Bhutanese refugees that was halted by US President Donald Trump’s immigration ban has resumed. Bhutanese refugee Kali Maya Magar’s six-member family (pic, above) was barred from flying to the United More »

‘हामी भुटानै फर्कन चाहन्छौं’

‘हामी भुटानै फर्कन चाहन्छौं’

पर्वत पोर्तेल शरणार्थी पदमलाल तामाङ विपनामा शिविरमै हुन्छन् । सपनामा सधैं भुटानमा । भुटानको चिराङमा खानेपानी विभागमा जागिरे रहेका बेला उनी लखेटिएका थिए । ‘सपनामा भुटानकै गाउँमा हलो जोतिरहेको हुन्छु,’ ६१ वर्षीय More »

Bhutan Faces an Important Test of Press Freedom

Bhutan Faces an Important Test of Press Freedom

By KAI SCHULTZ In what rights advocates regard as an important test case for press freedom in Bhutan, a prominent journalist is facing a defamation suit for sharing a Facebook post documenting More »

Indian currency crisis puts stress on Bhutanese economy

Indian currency crisis puts stress on Bhutanese economy

Sudden withdrawal of INR 500 and 100 notes by the Indian government has created ripples in Bhutanese trades and businesses as well. The central bank has requested the government of India to More »

 

New roads to better lives in rural Bhutan

By Deepa Rai For remote rural communities in mountainous Bhutan, survival hinges upon access to roads and markets. Since 2003, the Royal Government has built over 1,500 kilometers of farm roads and narrower, lower-cost “power tiller tracks” to help communities,

Refugee resettlement resumes

Resettlement of Bhutanese refugees that was halted by US President Donald Trump’s immigration ban has resumed. Bhutanese refugee Kali Maya Magar’s six-member family (pic, above) was barred from flying to the United States last week. In a letter sent to

Himalayan Festival to have more attractions

The newest edition of Himalayan Festival USA (HFUSA) scheduled its annual event this summer in beautiful City of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania slated to kick off on July 20-23. The three previous annual events in Houston, Texas (2014), Nashville, Tennessee (2015) and

‘हामी भुटानै फर्कन चाहन्छौं’

पर्वत पोर्तेल शरणार्थी पदमलाल तामाङ विपनामा शिविरमै हुन्छन् । सपनामा सधैं भुटानमा । भुटानको चिराङमा खानेपानी विभागमा जागिरे रहेका बेला उनी लखेटिएका थिए । ‘सपनामा भुटानकै गाउँमा हलो जोतिरहेको हुन्छु,’ ६१ वर्षीय पदमलालले भने, ‘परिवारसँगै बसेर हाँसिरहेको हुन्छु ।’ सन्

Tobgay mulls re-deliberation on BBIN

Seeing it as a threat to relations with India, Tobgay government has started a fresh attempt to pass the BBIN motor vehicle agreement through the parliament. The upper house National Council had rejected the agreement citing it to be a

Bhutan Faces an Important Test of Press Freedom

By KAI SCHULTZ In what rights advocates regard as an important test case for press freedom in Bhutan, a prominent journalist is facing a defamation suit for sharing a Facebook post documenting a property dispute involving a local businessman. The

Indian currency crisis puts stress on Bhutanese economy

Sudden withdrawal of INR 500 and 100 notes by the Indian government has created ripples in Bhutanese trades and businesses as well. The central bank has requested the government of India to put special arrangement place for notes exchange in

Dorji wanted to finish Wangchuks

By Maharajakrishna Rasgotra Bhutan was different from both Nepal and Sikkim. The King Jigme Dorji Wangchuk, who ruled the country from 1952-1975, was apprehensive about China’s expansionism and wanted india to strengthen its defences by reorganising, reaffirming and training its

Bangladeshi immigration holds Chencho

Chencho Gyeltshen has reached in Dhaka to play for Chittagong Abahani in the second leg of the Bangladesh Premier League, but the first day experience of the Bhutan striker at the Shahjalal International Airport was not good at all. The

Dashain event in The Netherlands

Bhutanese Community in The Netherlands (BCN) has successfully organized its planned program for Dasain and Tihar (2016) on 16th. October 2016 at a community hall in Beusichem, a small Dutch town at eastern part of The Netherlands. One minute silent

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