Category Archives: Politics

DNC chooses new president

The convention of the Druk National Congress held at exile office in Kathmandu, Nepal unanimously elected Mr. Gedun Choephel, 56, from Pemagatshal District in Bhutan as the new President of the party. He had joined the party in 1994 and

Appeal to locate Lok Nath Acharya

Daughter of the disappeared human rights activists Lok Nath Acharya has made emotional appeal to help find her father. Acharya, 51, was kidnaped allegedly by Bhutanese agents from India in 2014. Even after the resettlement process started and most of

FM cleared of allegation

The Anti Corruption Commission of Bhutan has dropped the case filed against Foreign Minister Damcho Dorji. Dorji, then Mongar district judge in 2002, was alleged to have received bribe in a case involving chorten vandalism. ACC said, “For any abuse

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

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

Tobgay in Australia; Australian-Bhutanese lobby for repatriation

Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay is starting his first four-day Australia tour on Monday. This is the first formal visit of the Bhutanese Prime Minister to Australia since the two countries established diplomatic relations in 2002. Bhutanese living in Australia have

Second local government election completed

Bhutan has completed the second phase of the second local government elections. Earlier this year, the country had elected officials in major cities. According to the figures given by Election Commission of Bhutan, 55.2% of people caste their votes to

Two Bhutanese honoured in White House

The US presidential office White House has honoured two Bhutanese-American in recognition of their services to refugees and migrants who arrive US for settlement. President Barack Obama took this initiative. Khara Timsina and his wife Bishnu Timsina were honoured along

DPT MP resigns

One of the prominent member of the Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) in National Assembly Kinga Tshering has resigned from his post. He represented the North Thimphu constituency. National Assembly Speaker Tshogpon Jigme Zangpo has accepted his resignation. The MP cited

Open letter to Mr.Maharajakrishna Rasgotra

By Ashi Kesang Choeden Wangchuck I have read Mr. Maharajakrishna Rasgotra’s recently published memoir, “A Life in Diplomacy”. In his memoir Mr. Rasgotra has made completely false and malicious accusations against my late brother Dasho Lhendup Dorji who had looked