Contemporary

Bhutan-India Relationship

By Dr. D.N.S Dhakal Relationship between Bhutan and India have been always warm; it is increasing at an unprecedented rate not seen elsewhere! It is a family like relationship. This has been nurtured carefully by the two countries since the first visit of the Prime Minister Jawarahal Nehru with his daughter Indira Gandhi. It was Prime Minister Indira Gandhi who supported Bhutan’s membership to the United Nations. Bhutan was the first country to

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Election Results in Assam and West Bengal

By Dr D. N.S. Dhakal     Published: June 1, 2016 India recently conducted assembly election in Assam and West Bengal. Bharatya Janata Party (BJP) took reign of power from Congress Party in Assam, and Trinamool Congress retained its government in West Bengal. BJP has looked east policy and winning of election in Assam was crucial for its future activity. The RSS brass had always criticized congress policy in North East India, where it has alleged

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Evolving Politics in Darjeeling District

By Dr. D.N.S Dhakal                    Published Tuesday, March 8, 2016 Darjeeling district has been the focus of political attention in North Bengal since the foundation of Gorkha League in the 1950s. The struggle had been to secure political space in the greater politics of India leveraging the Gorkha connection in the Indian Army. The struggle took a different turn when Subash Ghising appeared in the Hill’s politics. His violent agitation

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India to merge PIO and OCI

NEW DELHI: A day before the Pravasi Bharatiya meet opens in Gujarat, the President is said to have cleared an ordinance amending the Indian Citizenship Act to merge the Person of Indian Origin (PIO) and Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI) schemes. This will ensure life-long Indian visa to PIOs, besides exempting them from police reporting. The President has signed the Citizenship Ordinance, President's press secretary Venu Rajamony was on Tuesday

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Roadmap for NRB: Agendas for Future Activities

The platform of Non-Resident Bhutanese (NRB) is neither a social organization nor is it affiliated to any political parties. It is an organization dedicated for long-term welfare of Bhutan and Bhutanese people. It has emerged as an outcome of the third country resettlement of Bhutanese people who had spent more than two decades in the UNHCR organized Bhutanese refugee camps in Nepal. At present some 80,000 Bhutanese are resettled in USA, 5000 in

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