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As part of the 50 years celebration of India-Bhutan Friendship, the Nehru-Wangchuck Cultural Centre organised a ballet of Odissi by dancers of Guru Alpana Nayak and Bhutanese dance by Royal Academy of Performing Arts yesterday at the India House auditorium in Thimphu.

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ACC charges all 10 accused on Trongsa land case

The Anti-Corruption Commision (ACC) has requested the Trongsa dzongkhag court to restitute the 4.70 acres of land under Nubi geowg, where the wife of former dzongdag Lhab Dorji has constructed a resort. The ACC has frozen the land since April 3, 2015. The commission also requested the court to declare …

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Trashiyangtse fields 223 officials for poll day

Polling officials go through their checklist for the poll day at the RO’s office

A total of 223 polling and presiding officers reached their destinations yesterday to prepare for the poll day in Trashiyangtse. A team for Dukti in Yalang gewog and Jangphutse in Toedtso gewog was the first to leave for their destinations as they had to walk for hours from the road …

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To deepen their understanding of the situation of children and women in Bhutan and to see first-hand, UNICEF’s work with partners in delivering results for children, a six-member delegation of UNICEF’s Executive Board Bureau are on their first field visit to Bhutan this week. During their visit from April 17 …

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Rinchen HSS opens cradle room for breastfeeding babies

Staff of RHSS at the school’s cradle room

It was a pain having to leave her three-month-old baby at home. Coming to school and going back home to feed her little one and then rushing to school to teach was a trouble. Not all mothers get to enjoy six-months maternity leave.  Kelzang Wangmo, an English teacher at Rinchen Higher Secondary School in Thimphu, can now bring her baby to school. As a resident of Taba, an hour’s flexibility leave to go home to her baby, feed him and then to return to class to teach, was tiring and difficult for the teacher.

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A two high level delegation from the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), India led by the Director, Alok K Verma, is in the country on a four-day visit. The CBI is one of the critical agencies in the region, which has significantly contributed in enhancing investigative capacity of the ACC …

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Windstorm affected homes receive compensation in Sarpang

The windstorm broke 8,907 areca nut trees of 249 households in Sarpang

It is a pleasant day in Kencholing village of Shompangkha in Sarpang yesterday. The leaves of areca nut trees sway gently in the cool afternoon breeze. The maize fields are lush green and farmers are busy. What happened here three weeks ago seems a long time ago except for few …

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Paro fields 277 officials to 32 polling stations

About 181 polling officials and 96 security personnel will be in the 32 polling booths in Paro today. Nine officials including three security personnel left for the polling stations at Tshendu Gang in Nagya gewog yesterday, which is a 12 hours drive from Paro. Election officials said the polling team has to travel …

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P/ling police detains three for throwing a newborn

A male school principal, a male teacher and a female sweeper are involved Phuentsholing police has detained two men and a woman for allegedly throwing a newborn out of a hotel window on April 15 morning.  The woman, who is the mother of the newborn, is a 24-year-old sweeper at …

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Stage set for NC poll day in Samtse

Nine candidates are vying for a seat in the upper house The stage is set for Friday’s National Council (NC) poll day in Samtse, the second largest dzongkhag after Trashigang in terms of voter population. According to dzongkhag electoral officer, Tshering Phuntsho, preparations have been completed for the poll day. …

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