Wednesday , June 29 2016
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    No significant rise in drug arrests since 2010: Health minister

    However the minister said the Govt. cannot afford to be complacent  

    Event: Since 2010, there has not been a significant rise in arrests related to drug use and its illicit trafficking, health minister Tandin Wangchuk said during an event to observe International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, yesterday.

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NC to track implementation of its recommendations

The 17th NC session concluded on June 24

Parliament: The National Council (NC) is focused on strengthening itself as an institution that is crucial for the success of Bhutanese democracy. This was the message of the Council’s second press conference held in Thimphu yesterday.

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Chief of Police retires after eight years, eight months

He was awarded two consecutive extensions for his excellent performance 

Retirement: After having strived for more than half of his life ensuring law and order in the community in various capacities, Chief of Police Brigadier Kipchu Namgyel left office yesterday at the age of 61.

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NA to deliberate Red Cross bill in winter session

Assembly: In what appeared to be the first deliberation uniting the government and the opposition, the National Assembly (NA) decided to deliberate the Red Cross Society bill in the winter session after its legislative committee presented the bill to the house yesterday.

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110,000 youth to be vocationally skilled by 2026

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Labour: With the implementation of the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) blueprint, about 110,000 youth will be skilled in ten years (2016 to 2026), labour and human resources minister Ngeema Sangay Tshempo said during the launch of the blueprint and National Workforce Plan yesterday.

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“RBP today is more professional and strong as a law enforcement agency”

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Q&A: As Brigadier Kipchu Namgyel completed his tenure as the sixth Chief of Police yesterday, he soke to Kuensel’s Kinga Dema on his accomplishments and challenges during his tenure and his post-retirement plans.  How would you define your legacy as the first Chief of Police holding the rank of Brigadier? I was appointed as the sixth Chief of Police on 19 April 2008 at the rank of Colonel and promoted to Brigadier by His Majesty The King on September 18,

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BCAA lifts ban on drones

… with immediate effect but under strict compliance of 10 conditions

Aviation: Revoking its earlier notification restricting the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) or drones, the Bhutan Civil Aviation Authority (BCAA) has issued another notification granting permission to use drones under strict conditions with immediate effect.

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Picture story

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His Majesty The King with the 20th batch of volunteers who completed the DeSuung Integrated Training Programme. In an Audience to the 125 men and women who participated in the two-week programme, His Majesty shared the vision of DeSuung as well as of the country, and the role that DeSuups ...

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Gasa gets a fuel station

It was the only dzongkhag in the country without one until yesterday

Service: The people of Gasa will no longer have to drive for more than three hours to Punakha to refuel their vehicles or to get gas cylinders for cooking, with the dzongkhag  inaugurating its first fuel station at Kolikha yesterday.

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IT industry a possible answer to unemployment

The IT park’s most successful tenant, ScanCafe, will employ up to 300 interns for six months 

Employment: A possible solution to the current unemployment scenario could come from introducing and empowering more information technology (IT) based industries in the country.

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My Country, My Town

  • Powerful wishes: Did these footballs hung from a tree have anything to do with the Leicester City victory? Photo by Tshering Doma, ICS
    Powerful wishes: Did these footballs hung from a tree have anything to do with the Leicester City victory? Photo by Tshering Doma, ICS
  • Dancing goat: Sometimes one just gets the urge to get up and shake a leg Photo by Kelzang Wangchuk, Kuensel, Thimphu
  • Tempting the foots: While recycling is all very well, these might revive long dormant soccer skills Photo by Ugyen Kencho
  • About to be pole-axed: With the ground beneath about to give away, it may not have long to stand Photo by Phuntsho Tenzin
  • From head to bed: A helmet finds an afterlife as a pot for a flowering plant. Photo by Sonam Wangdi, GAO, Dewathang
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