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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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Picture story

Three students led by a team mentor and a team manager will leave to compete at the Global Robotic Olympic this year at Arena Ciudad de México, Mexico City. The three participants are Umesh Giri, Ugyen Dhendup, and Rinzin Tsheten.

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Fire destroyed about 16,000 acres of forest reserve in 2017-18

In 2017-18 year, Paro lost more than 8,000 acres of state forest reserve. This is according to the record with Forest Fire Management, Forest Protection and Enforcement Division. Records with the department showed that 37 forest fire incidences in 12 dzongkhags destroyed more than 16,000 acres of state forest reserve. …

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PDP almost achieved all its environment-related pledges

People’s Democratic Party (PDP) government counted Bhutan for Life as one of party’s major pledges that it achieved. According to the 11th Plan report, for sustainable funding of environmental conservation initiatives in the country, a total of USD 43 million was committed under the Fund. Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay stated …

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S/Jongkhar-T/gang highway to complete by next year

Blacktopping works along the 14km stretch will be carried out from October

The remaining widening and blacktopping works along the Trashigang-Samdrupjongkhar highway will be completed by next year, according to project DANTAK officials in Moshi, Wamrong. More than a decade after the widening works began along the highway, frequent major roadblocks are a common feature along the stretch, especially during summer. Although …

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ACC reverts Hotel Riverside case to MoF

Almost a year after the finance ministry forwarded an alleged misuse of import exemption granted to the Hotel Riverside in Changbangdu, Thimphu, the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on August 2 reverted the case to the ministry for necessary action. The commission, however, has asked the ministry to take an administrative or …

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