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Court seeks NCWC and RENEW intervention

Almost seven months after Thimphu police charged a 24-year-old woman from Wangduephodrang on eight counts of brawling and battery offences, court officials are still waiting for a response from agencies that look into women issues.

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Addressing modern health challenges

The biggest health challenge we are faced with today is the rising instances of non-communicable diseases (NCDs). Going by available health reports, almost 60 percent of death in the country is attributed to NCDs. And the threat continues to grow. As we develop, diseases of affluence will be the major killers.

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Movie director urges ACC to investigate recent film awards

Karma Lhatrul Rinpoche, director of the feature film, Tshorwa - The Inner Call, has written to the Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) to investigate Bhutan Film Association’s (BFA) executives and board directors for probable corruption associated with the recently concluded 16th Bhutan National Film Awards.

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Party on school campus involving alcohol and cigarettes?

Concerns raised on social media

The Tendu Tshechu Committee (TTC) in Samtse has submitted a clarification regarding a post that recently went viral on social media, questioning the ethics of Tendu Central School authorities for allowing a party to be organised on the school’s campus.

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Panbang locals lament delayed town plan

In the plains of Tugudemba in Panbang, an old hut, supported by multiple poles, stands perilously about a metre above the ground.

Through the holes in the old bamboo mats that make  up the hut’s wall, people can be seen within.

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Gyalpoizhing: Forty years on

In the good old days, National Service was mandatory after school. My batch had the privilege of being on National Service twice – first after Class X and then when we returned from our postgraduate studies. I am most grateful for the humbling discoveries and priceless learning that the two unique opportunities made possible.

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The bank and its birding manager

The History of the First Bank of Bhutan In 1968 His Majesty Jigme Dorji Wangchuck (1952-1972) opened the first bank in the country. In his address to the gathering after the ceremony, the Third King said that, “the establishment of a bank in the country had become inevitable as a result of opening-up of the country and the introduction of money as a medium of exchange.” Until then, Bhutan followed a policy of self-imposed isolation. Cut off from rest of the world, the economy was based on barter system.

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