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DPT coordinator and alleged DNT supporter gets bail

The Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) coordinator and the alleged Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) supporter, who were arrested by Phuentsholing police for a social media feud, have bailed out on August 6 after police charged the case to court. Police have charged the DPT coordinator for harassment and defamation and the …

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Narphung roadblock affects potato business

Four days after landslides blocked the road at Teakshingri in Narphung, Samdrupjongkhar, the road opened to traffic yesterday afternoon. (Photo: Samdrupjongkhar Traffic Police )

The Food Corporation of Bhutan Limited’s (FCBL) auction yard in Samdrupjongkhar, which had remained idle for the last three days, is expected to be busy from today. FCBL officials attribute the lack of activity at the yard to the roadblock at Teakshingri in Narphung, Samdrupjongkhar since August 4, as all …

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Promoting GNH values among young Bhutanese

GNHCB will visit 18 more colleges and schools

To provide youth with a better understanding of the GNH concept, Gross National Happiness Centre Bhutan (GNHCB) is conducting a month-long GNH advocacy programme in schools, colleges and institutions in the country. The team plans to visit at least seven colleges and 12 schools across the country. Besides emphsising GNH …

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97,000 register for postal ballot to date

Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB) has registered 97,000 voters for the postal ballot (PB) facility as of  yesterday. The head of postal ballot unit of ECB, Namgay Tshering, said that there would be 65 PB facilitation booths across the country and 13 mobile booths. A total of 59,749 people had …

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ECB to report Facebook posts in violation of electoral laws

At a time when anonymous accounts on social media is proliferating, the Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB) has said the posts especially on platforms like Facebook that are in violation of the electoral laws would be removed. Head of the department of election, Sonam Tobgay, said that this was in …

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Planning life after retirement

Workshop discussed challenges that come with retirement

To help cope with the aspects of change for individuals in retirement and to increase awareness about retirement planning to those who are yet to get retired, Royal Society for Senior Citizens (RSSC) conducted a workshop about meaningful retirement in Thimphu yesterday. Former minister Kinzang Dorji shared his retirement experience. …

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Health officials discourage permanent contraception method

With the increase in the number of women undergoing cesarean section deliveries at the national referral hospital in Thimphu every year, many women opt for sterilisation after delivering the second child. Gynaecologist at the national referral hospital in Thimphu, Dr Ugyen Tshomo, during an advocacy programme in Thimphu last month …

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BPC brings another transformer to resolve power supply problem

Phuentsholing’s core area faced electricity disruption for the last three days. The power went off yesterday morning and most of the town area had to bear the heat until 3pm. The power supply problem started on August 5 when the transformer at a substation that supplied electricity to the core …

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