Category Archives: Politics

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,

Bhutan assures India on infiltration into Gorkhaland movement

As the Gorkhaland demand heightens in the border, India has secured assurances from its loyal partner Bhutan that any anti-India activities will not be acceptable in Bhutanese territory. An Indian delegation led by Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) Director General Archana

DNC celebrates establishment day

Members of Druk National Congress celebrated the Party’s 23rd Foundation Day at Kathmandu, Nepal on June 16, 2017. The customary suja desi was served to members and guests. The traditional Bhutanese game, ‘Khuru’ was played among members and guests to

BHUMMATSS documents Bhutan’s struggle stories

Bhutanese Martyrs Memorial and Torture Survivors’ Society (BHUMMATSS) has officially launched the initiative to document the stories of those who died or tortured during the democratic struggle in Bhutan. At a special ceremony held in Adelaide on June 3, graced

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