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Candidates pledge to review social media policy

The candidates of all four political parties from Drametse-Ngatshang constituency in Mongar agreed to review  the social media policy and implement it. They said that social media in Bhutan has been a cesspool of abusive behaviour, vanity, and petty, myopic views. They cited a Facebook group called Bhutanese News and Forums, …

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Literary attempts of Jakar HSS students

From left to right: Evan Purcell, Tila Rupa Chhetri, Amandika Thapa, and Dorji Wangchuk

Write-up of three students of Jakar Higher Secondary School (JHSS), Bumthang will be published in the books I Write Short Stories by Kids for Kids volume 9 and Sewing Seeds of Peace. The students submitted their work to two American  organisations – InSpiritry, and iWRITE – with the help of …

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RICBL opens branch office in Babesa, Thimphu

The Royal Insurance Corporation of Bhutan Limited (RICBL) will open a new branch office at Babesa in Thimphu today. The branch office will offer insurance, loans and financial services to the clients. The branch will cater to all clientele needs, offering an entire range of insurance products and financial services …

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ECB dispatches first set of facilitation booth postal ballots

Officials at the Election Commission of Bhutan headquarters prepare the postal ballots yesterday to dispatch the first set of ballots for facilitation booth voters in Bumthang, Pemagatshel, and Samdrupjongkhar

Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB) will dispatch the first set of postal ballot for facilitation booths in Bumthang, Pemagatshel, and Samdrupjongkhar today. The three dzongkhags have nine facilitation booths — two in Bumthang, three in Pemagatshel, and four in Samdrupjongkhar. Of the 438,663 registered voters in the country, 97,873 have …

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How DNT would narrow the gap

DNT launches its manifesto on August 23 in Thimphu

Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) has said that the party’s manifesto is the people’s manifesto. Party leaders said the manifesto was an outcome of consultations with the people over the last five years. To align the country’s priorities with that of the party’s, DNT also reviewed the draft 12thPlan. “Our manifesto …

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Tour operators demand single authority

Rafting in Punakha was not allowed since August 13

Following the rafting accident involving a death of a person, tour operators were not allowed to operate rafting in Punakha from August 13. Managing director of one of the rafting companies, Sonam Tobgay, said that banning of the activity just because of the accident was not acceptable. “Accidents happen everywhere. …

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