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What the Male Earth Dog Year has in store

For expectant mothers, the Male Earth Dog Year is indeed special. It is Mewa Gumar, which according to Buddhist belief is considered lucky – prosperity will come to the family with the birth of a child. Children born this year will possess good conduct and high moral standards, according to ...

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When the rooster pecked the economy

YEARENDER: The rooster began crowing at the peak of dawn when it felt the impact of putting all its eggs in one basket. Such is the saga of the country’s economy. Investment in hydropower sector was clichéd as putting all eggs in one basket but at the same time, there ...

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Home ministry takes it slow

YEARENDER: The female bird year saw several issues unfolding in the home and cultural affairs ministry, which the ministry was unable to resolve. It started with few affected people questioning the caste system in practice. The issue has not been discussed much in public until last March when a 36-year-old ...

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Judiciary strives to maintain public trust

YEARENDER: The fire female bird year started on a positive note for the judiciary with the institution agreeing to endorse regulation on accountability in March. Referred as the Judicial Responsibility and Accountability Regulations, it is the process of initiating a complaint, investigation, and possible actions that can be taken against ...

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The rooster didn’t favour women and children

YEARENDER: The fire female bird year started with debates on whether it was necessary to have a quota system in place for larger women representation in elections or whether it would undermine and question the capabilities and qualities of a woman in electoral positions. The quota system did not come ...

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An eventful year for the education sector

YEARENDER: The rooster year was an eventful year for the education sector. As part of the major education reform process and to promote holistic education through theatre, the education ministry launched the National drama festival on August 16, hosting 50 plays in 50 days. The decision to revive this culture ...

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Some progress, many delays for MoWHS

YEARENDER: The rooster year saw the works and human settlement ministry mired in delays. The year did not see much completion of highway constructions but ministry officials insist there has been progress. For instance, the widening works on the 100km Northern East-West highway spilled over to the 12th Plan. Some ...

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Picture of Trashigang and Trashiyangtse in the last one year

YEARENDER: The Fire Female Bird Year returned Trashigang’s lost wing with the resumption of the domestic airport at Yonphula in Kanglung gewog on November 11 last year. Four years after the airport was closed for renovation and improvement of safety measures in line with the international standard, the airport today ...

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REDCL fake loan scam dominated issues in Tsirang

YEARENDER: Rural Enterprise Development Corporation Ltd loan scam was one of the most discussed issues in Tsirang in the past year. The Office of the Attorney General investigated and found two party workers of People’s Democratic Party (PDP) had violated trade rules to obtain loan from REDCL. The much-awaited refund ...

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Sarpang saw less disaster in the year

YEARENDER: Gelephu last year saw the Drungkhag court issue judgment on one of the biggest corruption cases in the country that involved Gelephu Drungpa Pema Wangdi. Although sentenced to 15 years in prison for charges of 20 cases of corruption, forgery, embezzlement, commission, omission, officials misconduct, bribery, solicitation, perjury, and ...

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