Category Archives: Politics

Thinley makes first public appearance after four years

The former Prime Minsiter Jigme Y Thinley has made a surprising public appearance in Western Australia after four years of silence. Thinley has remained out of public appearance since his part lost election in 2013. Thinley was in Western Australia

DNT disheartened by court verdict

The High Court has ruled that only the parties in the party have rights to file any constitutional cases in the court, creating debates whether individual citizens will have any say in the constitutional cases. The court ruled Druk Nyamrup

PDP renames Tobgay as pary president

The national convention of People’s Democratic Party (PDP) held on Sunday in Thimphu re-elected Tshering Tobgay as the party’s president for the next five-year term. The gathering named Thrimshing MP Dorji Choden as Vice President. Choden had joined PDP in

King Khesar travels to Delhi

King Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuk flew to New Delhi on Tuesday for a four-day visit at the invitation of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The high level visit comes as Bhutan prepares for the third parliamentary election next year. The

Who is a Nepali?

By I P Adhikari One of the major reasons for political instability in South Asia is it political culture that is based on the ethnic lines – not based on principles and beliefs. The confederation of Indian union on ethnic

Bhutan to host Asian parliamentarians

Bhutan will be hosting the Asian Parliamentary Assembly (APA) Standing Committee meeting on social and cultural affairs scheduled from Aug. 31 – Sept. 2 at the Convention Center in Thimphu, A press release issued by National Council said. APA is

Doklam Plateau And The Shifting Tri-junction Points

By Yeshey Dorji As much as I try to desist from writing on the issue of Doklam that has prompted a hoard of ill-informed and poorly educated people around the world to hurl derogatory terms such as “puppet”, “vassal”, “protectorate”

नेपालमै रहन दिन भुटानी शरणार्थीको माग

१ लाख १० हजारको संख्यामा भुटानी शरणार्थीहरु तेस्रो मुलुक पुनः स्थापना भइसकेपछि उक्त विकल्पमा जान नचाहनेहरुले नेपालमै बस्ने इच्छा व्यक्त गरेका छन्। झापा र मोरङका पाँच स्थानमा भुटानी शरणार्थीका शिविरहरु थिए। अमेरिका, अस्ट्रेलिया लगायत विभिन्न युरोपेली मुलुकहरुमा १ लाख १०

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

Internet ban in Darjeeling ineffective

Mamata Benerjee’s effort to subdue the demand for a separate Gorkhaland by imposing Internet ban did not deter the demonstrators to disseminate information. The demonstrators and supporters are crossing border across Nepal and Bhutan to access web and upload news,