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Bhutan Solve the Refugee Problem Lock Stock and Barrel

By Dr. DNS Dhakal                      January 4, 2018 As of November 30, 2017, Bhutanese refugee population in the camp was 8041. There are only 2819 households with 27 individuals registered outside the camps. Some 111,494 have departed for third-country resettlement and 1500 to 2000 are under the resettlement process. That leaves only 6000 to 6500 registered refugees in the camps. The Indian media reports some 20,000 Bhutanese refugees

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Resettled Bhutanese Community in the United States Leaving a Mark in the Nepali Music Fraternity: Retrospective Analysis of Their Journey and Success Stories

By NRB Editorial Team Not too long ago, music lovers in Bhutan were glued to the radio aired by the Bhutan Broadcasting Service listening to songs sung by legends like Narayan Gopal, Gopal Younzon, Tara Devi, and Bhakata Raj Acharya. In the early 1990s, Pratap Subba, a Lhotshampa (Bhutanese-Nepali) singer, became a household name with his super hit Bandan-Ko-Chino. The song captured the audience’s hearts and remains popular in Bhutan, India, and

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Can Gujarati Immigrants be Our Role Model?

By Dr.  D. N. S. Dhakal Gujarati are considered the most successful immigrant community in the US. They constitute direct immigrants from Gujarat and resettled refugees from the Republic of Uganda. The Gujarati population in the US is 1.5 million. They constitute 20% of Indian origin people in the US and 6% of ethnic Gujarati in India. Despite their minority status in India, it has generated enormous political clout in India and abroad. Political

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Time to Reflect Upon

By Dr. D.N.S.Dhakal                              July 25, 2017   This was for the first time in the USA I met the resettled Bhutanese in such a large number. They were gathered for the Himalayan Festival which was organized from July 22 to 23 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. It was supposed to be a festivity for the resettled Bhutanese communities.  They had come from almost the most resettled locations in the US including from the state

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Non-Resident Bhutanese Status: Policy Recommendation for Bhutan

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Druk National Congress celebrated the Party’s 23rd Foundation Day

Karma Duptho, Kathmandu, Nepal 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 mark the occasion. [caption id="attachment_1648" align="alignleft" width="300"] Dr. DNS Dhakal with DNC leaders. Photo/file.[/caption] Gedun Choephel, President

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DRUK NATIONAL CONGRESS HELD ITS CONVENTION

By Karma Dupthob Druk National Congress (DNC) held its convention at its exile office in Kathmandu. The party unanimously elected Lama Gedun Choephel as its new President. He is 56 years old and comes from Pemagatshal dzongkhag of eastern Bhutan. [caption id="attachment_1640" align="alignleft" width="975"] Lama Gedun Choephel, DNC new President.[/caption] He had joined the party in 1994 and held the post of Vice-President in the past. He succeeds

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Bhutagay Mandir in Jhapa

By Dr. DNS Dhakal                                           Published, Monday, March 20, 2017 A Laxmi-Narayan Devasthan has been established in Santinagar about 1 km east of Charali military post in Jhapa District. This Devasthan has been established with the contribution from resettled Bhutanese especially by those practicing Sri Vaisnava Sect of Hinduism. A small group of dedicated contributors made this happen. Sri Basudev

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From Dagana to UNDP, Nar Bahadur’s Success Story

Nar Bahadur Khatiwora, born and raised in Dagana Bhutan is an Engineer with technical expertise in the field of Climate Change, Energy, Energy Conservation and Efficiency improvement, including project management, monitoring, and evaluation and works with United Nations UNDP Department of Energy. Following is the interview taken by The European Energy Centre (EEC) on his achievement, which is featured the European Energy Centre's website. [caption

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Twenty-Fourth Foundation Day of Bhutan National Democratic Party

By Dr.  D.N.S.Dhakal                                                                     Published February 7, 2017  Bhutan National Democratic Party (BNDP) was founded in exile in 1992 in the aftermath of Bhutanese refugee exodus to Nepal. It will complete 25 years in 2018. The party is hopeful of celebrating its silver jubilee in Thimphu. BNDP has always worked in the interest of Bhutan and Bhutanese people.

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