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Hospital staff accused of sexual assault

A 30-year-old technician at the operating theatre (OT) in the national referral hospital in Thimphu, was allegedly accused of raping a patient attendant. According to sources, the incident was reported to have happened around 11pm on April 5. The woman in her 30s  and a mother of two, had a …

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ECB reminds BKP to refrain from introducing candidates

Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB) has again asked Bhutan Kuen-Nyam Party (BKP) to comply with its notice that states political parties should refrain from introducing candidates until electoral activities for the National Council (NC) are over. Following the introduction of two candidates on April 2, ECB’s secretary Dawa Tenzin called …

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Former RICBL ED claims he was relieved illegally

The former Royal Insurance Corporation of Bhutan Limited (RICBL) executive director, Sonam Dorji, asked if the company could act on the direction of the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) without fulfilling due process. RICBL relieved Sonam Dorji on compulsory termination from service with retirement benefits as recommended by the ACC. RICBL lawyer …

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Picture story

Trucks wait at the sand-harvesting site in Wangdue: The task force formed to review the sand supply system that the Natural Resources Development Corporation Ltd introduced this year recommended the new system be continued and be reviewed six months later.

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Doctors urge early detection and treatment of cancer

Anim (nun) Bidha felt a lump in her right breast. It was a painless lump and so she did not give much attention to it. Three years after her retreat, she heard that one of her friends, also a nun at Shechen Orgyen Chodzong nunnery in Sisina in Thimphu, went …

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GIC-Bhutan declares its first dividend

GIC-Bhutan Reinsurance Company Limited has declared a dividend of three percent for its shareholders for the first time since its inception in 2013. However, the company is still struggling to get the local insurance companies to do a major business with GIC-Bhutan as both the domestic insurance companies share their …

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NAPA II project nears completion

About 10 implementing partners are involved in the various activities of the project

Implementing partners of the National Adaptation Programme of Action (NAPA) II project at the knowledge-sharing workshop presented outcome and progress of the various activities under the project. NAPA II project is aimed at addressing the risks of climate-induced disasters through enhanced national and local capacity for effective actions. About eight …

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Know Your NC Candidate: Trongsa

Gyem Dorji Age: 41  years Village: Samcholing Gewog: Drakteng   Qualification MSc in Environmental Engineering MSc in Environmental Technology for Sustainable Development Graduate Diploma in Environmental Management and Heritage Conservation, Diploma in Forestry Science Work experience Head of the plantation, Social forestry and extension division. Dzongkhag Forestry Officer in Samtse …

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Know Your NC Candidate: Tsirang

Dhan Kumar Sunwar  Age: 31 years Village: Kabelzhing Gewog: Tsirangtoed Qualification Bachelor of Business Administration Work experience Entrepreneur Why should the people vote for you? His Majesty the King’s vision of a strong youth to lead better tomorrow simply implies that we need to work hard united in building Bhutan for …

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Samdrupjongkhar more than self-sufficient in milk production

Locals of Kumarikata, daranga in assam buying milk

With 16 dairy farmers’ groups in its 11 gewogs, Samdrupjongkhar today is more than self-sufficient in milk production, dzongkhag officials say. Excess milk production has also led to farmers exporting milk to border town of Assam in India. The dairy groups comprise of 732 households from eight gewogs, which together …

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Encouraging trademark system

The trademark is expected to result in the supply of quality good and services

National Trademark Award was organised in Thimphu yesterday to recognise the role and significance of the trademark system in the country. Economic affairs ministry organised the award in line with one of the strategic objectives of the Intellectual Property (IP) Policy 2018 – to provide incentives and encourage innovation and …

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Proposed budget outlay for JDWNRH could exceed ceiling

Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital’s (JDWNRH) proposed budget outlay for the 12th Plan is about Nu 1.89 billion (B). JDWNRH’s president, Lhab Dorji, said the proposal is ready but the hospital is yet to submit it to the Gross National Happiness Commission (GNHC). Of the total outlay, about Nu …

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Little too early to expect our athletes to win: BOC

Press conference for pre-18th Asian Games meet was held in Thimphu yesterday

Bhutan Olympic Committee (BOC) has selected athletes from four national federations to represent the country in the 18th Asian Games. At meet the press session held in Thimphu yesterday, director of media and public relations department of Indonesia’s Asian Games 2018 organising committee, Ratna Irsana Marhaendra, said Indonesia looks forward …

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