Sunday , February 25 2018

Preparations for 2018 elections underway

Preparations are in full swing for the 2018 parliamentary elections that will mark the 10th year of a successful democracy, the Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB) stated. ECB has entered the pre-election period with the issuance of a public advisory prohibiting religious and other events involving public during the election ...

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If you are aware, complain: MoEA Minister

Economic Affairs Minister Lekey Dorji on November 24 urged that concerned person should come forward and file complaint with office concerned if he or she can prove cases of adulteration at the fuel station. Adulteration, the minister said, was a serious and punishable offence. The minister was responding to the ...

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DNT urges Opposition to pursue fiscal incentives case

Opposition states it won’t take up the case To determine the legality of fiscal incentives granted by the government, Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) has urged the Opposition Party in writing, to pursue the case with the High Court. The request follows the High Court’s decision of November 9 where, stating ...

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OAG charges man with murder for setting ex-wife on fire

Pleads court to sentence the accused for life The office of the attorney general (OAG) charged a 35-year-old man with murder for setting his 27-year-old ex-wife on fire last month in Thimphu. The OAG also requested Thimphu dzongkhag court to make him pay a compensation of Nu 450,000 to the ...

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Nine recommendations endorsed for healthy and active aging

The National Assembly (NA) on November 22 endorsed nine of the ten recommendations that the social and cultural committee presented to improve the wellbeing of the elderly people in the country. The committee’s chairperson and MP Kuenga, said it is crucial to understand the changes happening in the lives of ...

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Ten-day Tse Drup underway at Memorial Choeten

His Eminence Kathok Situ Rinpoche

Thousands of devotees are attending the Tse Drup or long life prayer, presided over by His Eminence Kathok Situ Rinpoche at the memorial choeten in Thimphu. More than 70 monks of Kathok Yoesel Samtenling monastery at Baylangdra in Wangduephodrang, which is the main seat of His Eminence, are performing the ...

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Light rain and snow likely

Places at higher altitude are likely to experience snowfall and light rainfall today while eastern, western and southern region would have cloudy weather for about two days, the National Centre for Hydrology and Meteorology (NCHM) forecasts. The centre’s weather and climate services division stated on its social media page yesterday ...

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56 business ideas pitched in 54 hours

Participants refine their business ideas at the start-up weekend

Miniature Bhutan, a start-up that aims to create sustainable miniature souvenirs in the country won the most innovative business idea at the start-up weekend in Thimphu. The event, which started around 4pm on November 24 lasted about 54 hours until November 26, pushing contestants to come up with business ideas ...

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Picture story

The sacred Doe-gay Bakcham was performed on the first day of the four-day Trashigang tshechu that began yesterday. The dance is considered one of the most sacred chams.

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Internet problems impede G2C service delivery

NC study finds only seven of the 120 services were most availed More than one in three community centres (CC) that cater Government to Citizen (G2C) services have Internet problem and suffer from system breakdowns, a National Council study on the access to, and use of G2C services by people ...

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