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Thimphu Thromde proposes 20 more garbage trucks

As Thimphu thromde grapples with growing waste problems, the thromde has proposed the Gross National Happiness Commission requesting for 20 more waste collection trucks. According to an environment officer with Thimphu thromde, Tshering Yangzom, one of the main problems faced in managing waste is due to the lack of enough …

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Two women convicted for computer pornography

Mongar dzongkhag court convicted two women from Drepung for computer pornography after they took nude photographs of their friend’s and circulated it on WeChat. The incident happened on April 13 this year when the two women, Pelmo and Chimi Lhaden, took a picture of their friend while she was drunk …

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PDP government and media

More than six press conferences, 36 meet the press sessions, more than 26 Friday media meets, and 200 meet the people sessions were held during the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) government’s term since 2013. The weekly meet the people programme was initiated as a part of the PDP government’s 100-day …

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Prof. George van Driem to talk on Dzongkha language and orthography

The Chair of Historical Linguistics at the University of Bern in Switzerland, and the Director of the Linguistics Institute, Prof. George van Driem will deliver three lectures on the Dzongkha language and orthography in Thimphu next week, press release from the Swiss embassy in New Delhi, India states. Prof. van …

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Rangers trained to protect wildlife poaching and illegal logging

The training is expected to build competence of the rangers (Photo: Phurba Lhendup, WWF Bhutan)

Ninety rangers from Paro and Sarpang are attending a five-day training in Sarpang to equip themselves in protecting wildlife from poaching and illegal logging. An expert on wildlife law enforcement from the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), Crispian Barlow, who has over 20 years of experience as a ranger in South …

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Drug cases increase despite strict laws

The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) saw an increase of more than 76 percent in the number of cases related to drugs in the past two years. Police had referred 474 drug-related cases last year, excluding tobacco, and 363 cases in 2016. Looking at the statistics of drugs offences …

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Picture story

Recognising the issue of growing waste in the core city areas, the labour ministry in collaboration with the National Environment Commission, Bhutan Red Cross Society, and Thimphu Thromde conducted a cleaning campaign yesterday engaging about 2,000 graduates. More than eight tonnes of waste was collected according to Thimphu Thromde. The …

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No shortage at JDWNRH blood bank

While the health ministry had posted on its Facebook page on August 10 that the national referral hospital in Thimphu is in need of blood, the hospital said it has enough blood in their blood bank. The facebook post had urged people to come and donate blood for good cause.  …

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Food poisoning likely cause of illness

Students of Kuenzangling Central School have been sentisied on health issues (Photo: Singye Dorji)

Four days after Kuenzangling Central School in Trashiyantse reported students suffering from acute Gastroenteritis, the infection has been largely contained, officials said.  The school’s principal, Karma Tshering, said three students reported sick on August 13. The school saw eight more cases on August 14, who were taken for medical checkup …

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How Bhutan’s monarchy is unique

Responding to one of the graduates’ question on the form of monarchy in Bhutan before it was reinstated as the constitutional democratic monarchy at the ongoing National Graduates Orientation Programme (NGOP) in Thimphu, former chairperson of the National Council, Dasho Sonam Kinga said that Bhutan’s monarchy was unique but never …

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