Bhutanese Celeberated tihar

Like in previous years, the Armed Police Force maintained tight security inside the camps after 7 p.m. to avoid incidents.

The Nepali Calendar Determination Committee declared that the auspicious hour for offering the Bhai Tika in Tihar festival was at 11:55 am.

However, our reporters said they saw several exiled Bhutanese with Tika on their forehead since early morning today. They were also to travel to various places to catch up their sisters for receiving Tika.

Reports coming in from abroad say the resettled Bhutanese are celebrating the Bhai Tika on Oct 29.


एनआरएनको प्रमुख संरक्षकमा हिराचन


२८ असोज, काठमाडौं । गैरआवासीय नेपाली संघले संस्थाका निर्वतमान अध्यक्ष देवमान हिराचनलाई प्रमुख संरक्षक बनाएको छ । सहमतिका लागि अध्यक्ष पदको दावी छाडेका हिराचनलाई एनआरएन अन्तराष्ट्रिय समन्वय परिषद्को सनिवार काठमाण्डौंमा वसेको पहिलो वैठकले प्रमुख संरक्षकमा नियुक्त गरेको हो ।

यसअघि सो पदमा संस्थापक अध्यक्ष उपेन्द्र महतो थिए । वैठकसम्बद्ध स्रोतका अनुसार एनआरएनका अन्य तीन संरक्षकमा भीम उदास, रापप्रताप थापा र अष्ट्रेलियाकी इन्द्रा वनलाई नियुक्त गरेको छ । उदास र थापा यसअघि पनि सोही पदमा थिए भने उपाध्यक्षबाट उम्मेदवारी फिर्ता लिएकी बनलाई पहिलोपटक संरक्षक बनाइएको हो ।

यसैगरि गैरआवासीय नेपाली संघले नेपालमा आफ्नै भवन निर्माण गर्ने भएको छ । एनआरएन हाउस नाम दिइएको उक्त भवन निर्माण कार्य तत्कालै सुरु हुने बताइएको छ । तर, त्यसका लागि संस्था दर्ताको प्रकृया भने पुरा गर्नुपर्ने छ । यद्यपी यी निर्णयबारे आधिकारिक जानकारी भने गराइएको छैन् । शुक्रबारमात्र नयाँ कार्यसमिति चयन गरेको गैरआवासीय नेपाली संघको सम्मानमा विभिन्न पार्टीले आयोजना गरेका चियापानमा सहभागी हुन एनआरएन प्रतिनिधिहरु दिनभर ब्यस्त रहे ।

Bhutanese king weds

The 31-year-old king of Bhutan has tied a meritial knot with a commoner, who is 10 years junior to him, in a colorful ceremony in Punakha dzong. Thursday’s wedding took place amid clouds of incense and chanting by monks in accordance with the Buddhist culture.

The world’s youngest King, Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck – an Oxford graduate who came to power in 2008 at the start of democracy in Bhutan – crowned his queen, Jetsun Pema, at the end of a series of rituals in the 17th-century fortified monastery chosen for the occasion.

It is reportedly learnt that Pema is a daughter of an airline pilot widely admired for her beauty and her impact on the love-struck monarch.

The celebrations began as early as 8:20am – a time set by royal astrologers – when the king walked into the courtyard of the monastery in the old capital of Punakha. Wearing the royal yellow sash, he proceeded up the high staircase inside.

The couples.

After a brief purification ceremony, the couple walked hand-in-hand, smiling to the inner sanctum of the monastery where an hour of blessings, prostrations and prayers culminated with the queen taking the throne.

The wedding captivated the nation, which was growing impatient with its king’s lack of urgency to tie the knot. Children composed poems, flight attendants practiced celebratory dances and posters of the couple were almost everywhere across the country.

The couples are scheduled to return Thimphu on Friday to celebrate the wedding in Thimphu on Saturday, October 15.

Car Hit A Bhutanese Youth To Death in North Carolina

October 3, 2011
Yeti R khanal
Denver Co
Brain times reporter

A major car accident in Charlotte Mecklenburg hit a Bhutanese youth to death. The Charlotte Mecklenburg police investigation team confirmed the death youth as Chandra Phuyel, 27. He was a pedestrian, who was crossing the center Ave at Charlotte, NC at midnight at about 11.45.

The deceased was originally hailed from Samdrupdzongkhar district in Bhutan. Late Phuyel arrived at Charlotte North Carolina on March 2011 through Third country resettlement Program.

It is reported that the deceased was trying t cross the central Ave , was hit and killed by a van traveling outbound in the 3100 block.

According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg police Authorities, Phuyel, 27, was attempting to cross Central just before midnight when he walked into the path of a Honda Odyssey driven by 40- year-old Nga Phan.

As per the local news agencies, medic responded immediately after the incident, but phuyel breathed his last on the spot

The driver of the Odyssey is reported unhurt.

According to Bhagi, the brother of late phuyel stated that two police detectives arrived his home early yesterday morning to inform about the incident. Until that time the family members were unaware of the accident that occurred last night.

Bhagi further said that the detectives informed the family members that, late Chandra was hit by a women driven car.Bhagi further quoted the detectives as saying that the dead body is kept at a nearby hospital.

The emergency meeting of the Bhutanese Community Folks held in Charlotte decided to collect financial assistance from the community members, to assist the bereaved family with the cremation process of late Chandra.

Late Chandra, who is reported as mute and deaf, is survived by his wife, three-year-old son, six brothers, one sister and parents.

This is the serious second death involving pedestrian-accident occurred in less than a month in North Carolina¬-the former was in Raleigh on September 7,2011 where a 68-year old Bhutanese died shortly after a sedan car hit him.