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Open water canal raises safety concerns in S/jongkhar town

The canal left uncovered runs through Samdrupjongkhar town

With the water canal, which runs through the Samdrupjongkhar town left uncovered, residents are raising concerns on safety issues. Jeewan, a taxi driver, said his daughter who was playing with her friends almost drowned two years ago. He said although the water canal that runs through the town benefits the …

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“I want to give my best” MoIC minister

Lyonpo Karma Donnen Wangdi, the new minister for information and communications, is ready to roll on whatever challenges there may be on the way. Soon after assuming the office, the 47-year-old minister plans to sit through an orientation programme of a sort with the senior officials of the ministry to …

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“I am blessed to work at the agriculture ministry” 

Readied with 31 years of experience in the civil service with focus on environment conservation and climate change, Yeshey Penjor, 54, was officially appointed the agriculture minister yesterday. Lyonpo Yeshey Penjor, who was elected from Nubi Tangsibji constituency in Trongsa claims he is aware of the impact of climate change …

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I am super excited: Health Minister

With vast experience in the public health up her sleeve, Lyonpo Dechen Wangmo, the new health minister, is confident of uplifting health services and to improve the health system of the country. The 42-year-old and a mother of one said that with a background in health, she understood the health …

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To better understand people with disabilities

Local leaders from 15 gewogs in Trashigang attend the workshop organised by Draktsho

Disability can be prevented but not cured. And, contrary to the widespread belief in the society, it has nothing whatsoever to do with karma. This was among the many things shares as part of awareness during a workshop on disability in Trashigang yesterday. Local leaders of the 15 gewogs took …

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BNCA and BTF collaborate on drug control 

The MoU was signed on November 6

A Memorandum of Understanding for a collaborative effort on drug control programme was signed between Bhutan Narcotics Control Authority (BNCA) and Bhutan Taekwondo Federation (BTF) on November 6. With the signing of this MoU, the two offices agree to cooperate in their efforts to reduce drug problems among the youth …

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Picture story

Led by the Venerable Dorji Lopon, the Central Monastic Body left for Punakha, their winter residence yesterday. The monastic body will spend the next six months in Punakha.

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Finance minister to prioritise self-sufficiency 

This week will be a hectic week for the new finance minister Namgay Tshering – one of sitting and listening for long hours – orienting about the six departments. The moment he joins the ministry, he would set up the flagship programmes the government wants to achieve for the wellbeing …

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BKP requests Dasho Neten to reconsider resignation 

Bhutan Kuen-Nyam Party (BKP) founder and spokesperson Sonam Tobgay yesterday said the party has requested Dasho Neten Zangmo to reconsider her decision to step down as the party president. The spokesperson in an interview with BBS said it was difficult for his party to find a person like Dasho Neten …

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