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Bhutan: The tale of Three Secretaries and other Issues: Update No. 108

Note No. 731                                 Dated 17-Jan-2015

By Dr.  S. Chandrasekharan

It should be conceded that Bhutan as a young democracy is still on a learning curve and mistakes do happen.  There will be teething problems.  Except for the entrenched bureaucrats all the rest involved in the administration directly and indirectly like the politicians, parliamentarians, ministers and the National Council members could make mistakes and these should be taken in the stride.

“Right of Return” - Tibetan Refugees

Paper No. 5728                               Dated 23-Jun-2014

By Dr. Parasaran Rangarajan

Bhutan: An update on Recent Developments: Update no. 105

Note No. 718                                       Dated 4-Jun-2014
 
By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan.
 

Sri Lanka: Comments on Tamils seeking refuge in Tamil Nadu – Update No. 245

Note No. 716                                                   Dated 10-May-2014

by Col R. Hariharan

Ten Sri Lankan Tamils, including two women and five children, from Sri Lanka who landed Aricha Munai off the Dhanushkodi coast (Tamil Nadu) on May 5 2014, have been arrested by police for entering the country without passports.

Bhutan: The Refugee Issue. PM Koirala of Nepal speaks to PM Tobgay. Update No. 104

Note No. 711                                        Dated 11-Mar-2014

By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan

While attending the BIMSTEC Conference in Myanmar, Prime Minister Koirala took the opportunity to speak to his Bhutanese counterpart on the still "unresolved" issue of the Bhutanese refugees in Nepal.

This happened when both leaders were participating in the Third Summit of Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical ad Economic Cooperation.

Bhutan: Discrepancy in Population figures: Need for Caution? Update No. 102

Note No. 699      Dated 18-Oct-2013

By Dr. S.Chandrasekahran.

Normally, in a country where population figures are compiled and extrapolated on two different sets of data, discrepancies are bound to arise. But if the discrepancy is over 15 percent and that too in a country that is sensitive to "ethnic balance" like Bhutan, there should be cause for worry as one would not wish another round of ethnic cleansing, when the current refugee problem is almost coming to an end.

BHUTAN: Getting Ready for the 2nd General Elections: Update No. 95

Note No. 667                                   Dated 15-Nov-2012

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan.

Though still a few months away, Bhutan is in the grip of the "election fever." Four new political parties are likely to join the fray. Even candidates for some of the constituencies are being discussed in the media.

What should be worrying the government is not about democracy which is taking deep roots, but the economy that still appears to be in trouble.

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