Category Archives: Misc

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

Bhutan is not happy – Happiness Report 2017

Bhutan observed International Day of Happiness (IDH) amidst reports Bhutan stands nowhere in the world happiness ladder despite being leader in establishing the index as one the basis for human development. Ministry of Foreign Affairs said the day was celebrated

Australian Bhutanese donate to Dhurmus Suntali

Bhutanese living in South Australia have donated over NRs 221,000 towards the village development efforts of Nepalese actor duo Sitaram Katel and Kunjana Ghimire. Radio Pahichan, run by Bhutanese in South Australia, initiated the fund raising campaign. The money was

New prince is Jigme Namgyal Wangchuk

King Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuk has announced that his first son will be called ‘Jigme Namgyal Wangchuk’. After the special Buddhist function at Machhen Lhakhang in Punakha earlier today, King Khesar announced the name of the future king. He has

Strong tremor shakes Bhutan

Bhutan and the region have felt the strong shake when a powerful earthquake strikes Myanmar on Wednesday evening. According to the US Geological Survey reports the 6.9 magnitude quake took place at a depth of around 140km, north-west of Mandalay.

Two Bhutanese die in US car crashes

Two more Bhutanese in US lost their lives in car crash this week, continuing to heighten the car crash death of the community in recent years. The Bhutanese community in Tennessee, US lost yet another members from the community at

First Bhutanese gathering in Australia concludes

By Devi Pokhrel The first national level consultation, named Australian Bhutanese Conference Sydney 2016, gathering of the Bhutanese in Australia concluded successfully in Sydney on Sunday. Over 100 Bhutanese delegates from Bhutanese community organisations in South Australia, New South Wales

Bhutanese girl killed in US car crash

A young Bhutanese resettled very recently in the US state of Texas has died in a fatal car crash last week. Four other people travelling in the same car were seriously injured in the crash and are undergoing treatment at

Bhutan receives record number cranes

This year Bhutan received the highest number of black-necked cranes, counted 609 by end of this week in Phobjikha. Fears riddled initially about the possibility to the birds’ declining arrivals. This is the highest number of cranes in 29 years

Tobgay’s flight cancelled due to weather

Poor visibility caused by dense fog at the Bagdogra airport on Saturday forced Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay to cancel his journey back to his country. Scheduled to catch a Druk Air flight from Bagdogra airport back to his country, Tobgay