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Bhutanese Kirats celebrate Guru’s birth anniversary

Kirati followers among the exiled Bhutanese have celebrated 133rd birth anniversary of their revered Guru Falgunanda last week. The celebration lasted for three days. It was organised by Kirat Mangpolung Manghim. The final day of the celebration included a peace

Beldangi raises awareness on ability of disabled persons

Exiled Bhutanese in Beldangi have launched programmes to up-skill and strengthen the capacity of the persons with disabilities. The program was launched amidst a function held at Panchaoti English School in Beldangi II this week. Such annual programmes also aim

Bhutanese student dies in India

A Bhutanese student has reportedly committed suicide by hanging himself in his hostel room on Wednesday night at the National Institute of Technology (NIT) in Kurukshetra (Haryana). The deseased who was the student of mechanical engineering has been identified as

Exiled Bhutanese leaders advocate for repatriation, assimilation

Bhutanese in exile who are still living in refugee camps in Nepal have made an appeal to the government of Nepal to facilitate opening options for local assimilation and repatriation based on the wishes of the individuals. UNHCR estimates over

Advanced cancer treatment to be installed in Bhutan

Elekta (EKTA-B.ST) announced today that it has been chosen to deliver the first ever radiation therapy system to the Kingdom of Bhutan. The National Referral Hospital, the largest hospital in the Kingdom, will install an Elekta Compact™ linear accelerator during

Punya Foundation receives charitable status

Punya Foundatin has obtained charitable status in Australia, the organisation said Tuesday. ‘The Punya Foundation is now registered as a Public Benevolent Institution with Australian Charities and Not-for-profit Commission,’ it said. It also gained Australian Taxation Office endorsement as deductible

Former refugee launches settlement program

As the world celebrates Refugee Week this week, Refugee Week Ambassador Om Dhungel, a former refugee has launched a new consulting service to drive a paradigm shift in Refugee Settlement and Community Development – From Need-based approach to Strength-based approach.

अमेरिका अाएका भुटानीले आत्महत्या गरे

अमेरिकाको टेक्सासमा एक पुनर्वासित भुटानीले आत्महत्या गरेका छन्। भुटानी शरणार्थीलाई तेस्रो देशमा पुनस्र्थापना गर्ने कार्यक्रम अन्तर्गत पूर्वी नेपालबाट अमेरिका आएका हरि अधिकारीले आत्महत्या गरेका हुन्। बिहान काममा जाने भन्दै हिँडेका उनी स्टोरमा नपुगेपछि सोधखोज भएको थियो। घर नजिकैको रुखमा झुण्डिएर

भुटानी शरणार्थीमाथि ‘हन्बेर्नो’

दिनेशकुमार कार्कीले लेखेको उपन्यास ‘हन्बेर्नो’ बजारमा आएको छ । भुटानी शरणार्थीको जीवन–संघर्षमा आधारित उपन्यासको पत्रकार तथा लेखक किशोर नेपाल, आख्यानकारद्वय कृष्ण धरावासी, उमा सुवेदी र कवि केशव आचार्यले संयुक्त रुपमा विमोचन गरे । पुस्तकमाथि टिप्पणी गर्दै लेखक नेपालले भुटानी शरणार्थीको

Nepal discussing repatriation with UN

Nepal’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Home Affairs Bimalendra Nidhi and Nepal representative of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Kevin Allen discussed possible options for the long-term solutions to Bhutanese refugees’ problems. The duo