The Sorry Saga of Bhutan's North

The Sorry Saga of Bhutan's North
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Friday, January 2, 2009


National Council election over.
There is selection heat for National assembly
Communist party clonned: Vikalpa and birat to lead the two teams.
Gasa Dzong on fire.
Population estimate: touch 887,000 by 2030
A 17 year old Sherab Wangchuk Sherpa, student of Lhamoizingkha in Dagana was caught with three hand grenades. His friends later said, it was given by Bhutan police with reharsal and money.
UNHCR and Nepal Government distrubute Refugee identity cards.
Group Sub-Company', a Thimphu-based construction company blasted: URFB own responsibilities.
Nepal issues exit permit refugee trans-settlement begins.


Blast in Samtse, Birat demands heroism.
Bhutan receives 179 power tillers from Japan
Young Kings birthday celeberated.
80 percent of Goldhap camp burnt to ashes.

welcome to the year of the male earth rat
RBA apprehends six militants
Exhibition on Bhutan's flora and fauna and culture and tradition in Japan


Bomb blast in Phuentsholing
Bomb last in Samchi.
PDP's Gelephu candidate disqualified from contesting National Assembly elections
National assembly election. DPT wins, election.
Indian consent awaited to begin parliament.
19 new HIV cases
A new bird species, brahminy starling (Sturnus pagodarum) spoted in Bhutan, the birds species count hits 677.
PDP appeals to ECB to launch an investigation into National Assembly elections


Kanchan Tamang, Lakpa Dorje Tamang and Puspa Rai blasted themselves in siliguri.
Dipen Rai, Karna Bahadur Rai and Furva Tamang are arrested in connection of possessing explosives.
Ban on import of rice lifted
Jigme Thinley becomes first Elected PM of Bhutan.
Dorji Wangdi,Bhutan’s youngest minister and Kheng’s first
National Council elects Namgay Penjore as its chairman.
Waste Management Act to tackle waste problem in limboo. MPs need time to realize the problems.

IOM Vechile attacked.
New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) refuses Bhutanese Government's request to rename ChandraGupta Marg as 'Wangchuk Centenary Marg'.
Indian PM addresses the parliament, gives consent to continue.


NC begins discussion
IOM office in Damak hit by a bomb
MPs punished by laptop ban for playing games, updating blogs and chatting during sessions
MPS sitting fees slashed

Bomb blasts in Tendu, Sibsoo
Upper house rejects bills calling the bail out of debt crunched political parties.

1st Matsutake festival held in Bumthang
2 Bombs exploded in sanischare camp.
Nu. 96 million from Cordyceps auction in 2008
Netherlands Fellowship Programme commits Nu. 30 million to RAA
Beijing Olympics opens
Rising global food and oil prices dominate SAARC Summit
Bhutan to host SAARC Development Fund institution
PM meets Bhutanese students in Colombo, Sri Lanka
Phuentsholing grapple with garbage problem
Sarpang poultry farmers import hatchlings from Nepal


The Dragon's Gift: The Sacred Arts of Bhutan on Friday, opened at the Rubin Museum of Art
Military training to students showed a poor performance

National Board for Certified Counselors and Affiliates (NBCC), a counseling organization in the USA confers Queen Ashi Sangay Choden Wangchuck with Excellence in Mental Awareness award


India makes it clear: cannot assit for airport in Gaylegphug, from where the owners were evicted.
“A King of Destiny”, a tribute to His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo, published
UN General Assembly in New York


Jigme Khesar Namgyal wangchuck crowned as the fifth monarch

Assam police arrests Zangpo an activist of DNC, to please and bargain with Bhutan Government
Fourth Gross National Conference, ends up in a free lunch gathering.
Tsirang Dzong consecrated
Her Majesty Ashi Sangay Choden Wangchuck and HRH Dasho Khamsum Singye Wangchuck arrives in Germany

Visva Bharati University in West Bengal, India revokes its decission to confer Bhutan's fourth king with Desikottoma award.


US Senator John McCain visits Bhutan
Newly settled boy and his grandpa hit with a car in US
PDP president Sangay Ngedup resigns owing to bankcrupsy of the party.
Notorious Dago Tshering called back and replaced by Vetsop Namgyel, an army major general, also the fourth king's ADC.

BOMB blast kills 5 in sarbang.

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