Anjana Rai is Bhutanese Achiever of the Year

Anjana Rai is Bhutanese Achiever of the Year

Anjana Rai is named The Achiever of the Year 2017 from Bhutanese community – a new initiated taken by Radio Pahichan to appreciate and recognise the contribution and achievements made by community More »

DNC chooses new president

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. More »

African-American attacks Bhutanese business pretending to be white supremacist

African-American attacks Bhutanese business pretending to be white supremacist

A Bhutanese businessman is the victim of a false flag assault in Charlotte by an African-American man who made the attack on the man’s store appear to be the work of white More »

Fourth multicultural soccer in Hobart

Fourth multicultural soccer in Hobart

Hobart-based Bhutanese soccer club Druk Sporting United hosted two-day multicultural soccer competition Hobart Friendship Cup that concluded on Sunday, 16 April. The club is holding the annual event for last four consecutive More »

Appeal to locate Lok Nath Acharya

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 More »


Controlling fake news in Bhutan

The fake new saga is a world headache. It has impacted every political and social event across the globe now. Bhutan is no exception. Until the second elections, Bhutanese were not acquainted with the social media. That has grown by

Bangladeshi PM to visit Bhutan

Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina Wajed will visit Bhutan in the second half of April (18-20) to attend an inter-national conference on autism and hold bilateral meetings with the country’s top leadership on the sideline. She will hold meetings

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

Bhutan prepares for graduation

As global donors and partners prepare to pack up, Bhutan starts homework for its graduation from least developed country to middle-income country. While many donors have set plans to phase out their support, India and Japan committed to support Bhutan

China challenges India over Bhutan relations

India is trying to undermine China’s efforts to maintain close ties South Asian nations including Bhutan, China’s Global Times read. “…It is India that has been treating South Asia and the Indian Ocean as its backyard with a hard-line manner.

A place to call home

By Piia Wirsu Prity Ranasampang left her birth home when she was four years old. It would take more than two decades to reach Australia as a humanitarian refugee. For most of her life Prity has been a refugee, it

New roads to better lives in rural Bhutan

By Deepa Rai For remote rural communities in mountainous Bhutan, survival hinges upon access to roads and markets. Since 2003, the Royal Government has built over 1,500 kilometers of farm roads and narrower, lower-cost “power tiller tracks” to help communities,

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

Himalayan Festival to have more attractions

The newest edition of Himalayan Festival USA (HFUSA) scheduled its annual event this summer in beautiful City of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania slated to kick off on July 20-23. The three previous annual events in Houston, Texas (2014), Nashville, Tennessee (2015) and

‘हामी भुटानै फर्कन चाहन्छौं’

पर्वत पोर्तेल शरणार्थी पदमलाल तामाङ विपनामा शिविरमै हुन्छन् । सपनामा सधैं भुटानमा । भुटानको चिराङमा खानेपानी विभागमा जागिरे रहेका बेला उनी लखेटिएका थिए । ‘सपनामा भुटानकै गाउँमा हलो जोतिरहेको हुन्छु,’ ६१ वर्षीय पदमलालले भने, ‘परिवारसँगै बसेर हाँसिरहेको हुन्छु ।’ सन्