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Five trucks, 17 blue books?

In what Thimphu police describes as “first of its kind,” two men were detained in connection with forging documents and defaulting loans. The case came to the notice of police after the Bhutan National Bank (BNB) complained of loan overdue and fraudulent practices.

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GNH – a practical development concept

The United Nations admire the progress Bhutan has made with Gross National Happiness (GNH) and wants its experts to work with Bhutanese experts, the UNDP Administrator Achim Steiner, who was on a three-day visit last week said. 

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PM advises people to reduce rice consumption 

Against the backdrop of the prime minister’s office replacing fried refreshments with fruits and coffee or tea with lemon tea at press conferences, Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering has emphasised the need to reduce the consumption of rice and salt.

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Picture story

Bhutan Kidney Foundation observed world kidney day with the local leaders, teachers and students of Nagor MSS, and representatives of Silambi gewog on March 14 in Silambi, Mongar. More than 400 people attended the event.

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Free nutritious lunch in schools? Not served! 

The reality  It is 12:35pm. Students of Bumpazor primary school in Drepong, Mongar rush out to queue in front of two huge pots. They are excited. They are hungry. The school caretaker  serves them rice and vegetable curry. Located about 17km from Mongar, the 42 students who walk for almost …

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Only one pledge fulfilled, says Opposition

The government deserves an appreciation for bringing people together and putting efforts to be more inclusive in decision-making, according to the Opposition’s assessment of the government’s 120 days in office. However, the Opposition stated that the government has provided a “feel-good and flattering assessment” of its 120 days pledges. Contrary …

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Thimphu thromde vs TCC 2.0

At the mouth of the inner Thimphu city, near the Lungtenzampa bridge, are two plots of prime land with private properties. It has become a bone of contention between the Thimphu Thromde and the Tashi Commercial Corporation (TCC). The thromde wants it, to develop into a well-planned gateway to the …

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Supreme Court convicts 9 RBA officers in DeSuung case

The Supreme Court (SC) sentenced nine Royal Bhutan Army officers and a non-commissioned officer in the DeSuung training fund embezzlement case yesterday. The officers received  compoundable prison term ranging from a year to two years and 11 months. Major Ugyen Nidup was slapped with the maximum sentence of two years …

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JDWNRH short of 120 nurses

The Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital (JDWNRH) is short of more than 120 nurses today.  The hospital recently issued a notice freezing extraordinary leave (EOL) for nurses and technicians of JDWNRH due to the acute shortage of staff at the hospital.

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No guests at Phobji homestays

There are not many staying at the homestays in Phobji, Wangdue today. Almost all homestays in Phobji earn only about Nu 8,000 a year. There are about 11 homestays in Phobji gewog.

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