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First responders made aware on fire risk and disaster in heritage sites

A mock drill was held during the training

A hands-on training in fire detection and fire fighting system was conducted at the reconstructed Trashigang dzong on October 10. Some 44 participants from the dzongkhag administration, monk body and police attended the daylong workshop organised by the Division for Conservation of Heritage Sites of the Department of Culture. Officials …

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Call 1098 to report violence against women and children

The helpline will remain open 24/7

In the last four months, the National Commission for Women and Children (NCWC) received 242 calls related to women and children after the pilot-testing and operation of the helpline toll-free number 1098 in July this year. NCWC director, Kunzang Lhamu, said 57 calls were received through the helpline during office hours …

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Social media contents top complaints lodged with ECB 

The Election Commission of Bhutan’s (ECB) media arbitrator office found 22 Facebook posts objectionable as of yesterday evening, according to a press release. It stated that of the 22 posts, the originating users deleted four posts, Facebook authorities deleted six while 12 posts are under process and being followed up. …

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DNT president thanks Samtse for support

DNT president speaks to about 100 people in Gesingaon, Gomtu in Samtse

Nowhere has a new party beaten those established parties by a huge margin like the way Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) did in the primary elections here, the party president Lotay Tshering said in Samtse yesterday. “All thanks to you,” he said. “I feel happy but at the same time, I’m …

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Gasa’s NA representative will be from Laya

Voters queue at Gasa Primary School facilitation booth to cast their ballots

With no candidates to contest in the general round of election from lower Gasa, Khatoed-Laya constituency, the voters from Khatoed are wondering which of the two candidates, both from Laya, would represent them better in the Parliament. Tashi from Remey, Khatoed, said that it was important to give the opportunities …

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Securities Exchange launches CaMS to mark 25 years

The chief advisor to the interim government, Chief Justice Tshering Wangchuk, launches the new trading facility

Stock market investors can now place buy and sell orders online and watch trading live through the new online facility developed by the Royal Securities Exchange of Bhutan  (RSEB). The new trading facility was launched yesterday to mark RSEB’s silver jubilee in Thimphu attended by the chief advisor to the …

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Dawa’s health delays surgery in Australia

The surgery to separate the first Bhutanese conjoined twins which was scheduled to happen today has been postponed said a pediatric surgeon with JDWNRH, Dr Karma Sherub, who is in Melbourne in Australia to observe the surgery. A team of more than 30 Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) specialists was planning …

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We don’t want to win by dividing the country: DPT

DPT president meet the people of Mongar Throm

In keeping with His Majesty’s kasho calling the elections to ensure free and fair elections, the Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) president said there is a standing order to the personnel from the heads of both the Royal Bhutan Army and Royal Bhutan Police to maintain an apolitical status. Despite this, Pema Gyamtsho …

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Bumthang takes PB booths to the highlanders

Election officials facilitate the mobile booth service to the voters of Tsampa, Gomthang and Lamthrang, who did not vote in the past elections. (Photo: Ugyen, Bumthang)

With 65 postal ballot facilitation booths and 18 mobile booths operational since yesterday, nine polling officials, six security personnel and six porters have taken the postal ballot service to the highlanders in Bumthang yesterday. Bumthang dzongkhag election officer, Ugyen, said the officials have walked for days to reach the highlanders of Tsampa, …

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