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Government’s plan to start slaughter house, a slap on GNH: DCT

The party is requesting the government to shelve its plan Meat: Druk Chirwang Tshogpa (DCT) said that the party is shocked at and deeply distressed by the government’s plan to start slaughterhouses in the country. The party said that while economic self-reliance and food self-sufficiency are critical national objectives, the …

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FC Terton moves closer to the title

Beats Thimphu FC after coming from 2 goals down Football: In a dramatic comeback, FC Terton defeated Thimphu City FC 3-2 to retain their top position in the ongoing Yanmar Thimphu Premier League yesterday. After Thimphu City’s mid-fielder, Passang Tshering, scored two goals in the first five minutes of each …

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OAG amendment bill 2014 endorsed

Parliament: With a joint sitting of Parliament endorsing the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) amendment bill 2014 yesterday, the attorney general will now be accountable to the His Majesty the King and the prime minister. By accountability, it means that the attorney general is answerable to His Majesty the …

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RAA unearths lapses in Denchi township development

Asks to take action against engineers and dzongkhag officials Report: The Royal Audit Authority (RAA) has asked the Ministry of Works and Human Settlements (MoWHS) to take action against the ministry’s officials for irregularities and lapses in development of roads for Denchi town, Pemagatshel. The authority has also asked the …

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Youth to preserve dying tradition

Training: A pilot project to document oral histories and traditions of Thimphu began yesterday with 14 youth writers from across the country attending a two-day training called “Script Weavers”. Youth Social Cooperative (Y Co-Op), Bhutan’s first social cooperative, and Bhutan Centre for Media & Democracy (BCMD) are organising the training …

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Not too late for Bhutan to address drug abuse problem

Meeting: If the ever-growing drug addiction or abuse issue is to be addressed, it is still not late for Bhutan to start putting in place stringent “preventive” measures. Although there are several drug preventive programmes currently being followed in the country, they do not have evidence-based effect.   Bhutan also …

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Picture story

Bhutan4Nepal: Five Pandits and Pourihits (Hindu Monks) are reciting Srimad Bhagavad paath (sacred Hindu scripture) at the Durga Mandir in Thimphu for the affected in the Nepal earthquake. The Hindu Dharma Samudaya of Bhutan is coordinating the three-day recitation that started yesterday. The samudaya has donated 108 cases of packaged …

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Motorists get street smart in SJ

Law & Order: The zero tolerance initiative of the Royal Bhutan Police is working, going by the number of motorists penalised.  And it is not only in the capital. In the capital, following incidents after the initiative was introduced, the thromde was asked to designate pick-up and drop zones on …

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Construction begins for new hospital in Tsirang

Health: Work to construct a 40-bed hospital in Damphu, Tsirang has begun with a groundbreaking ceremony held yesterday.  Information and communications minister, DN Dhungyel attended the ceremony. The new hospital, a government of India (GoI) project, will be constructed next to the existing hospital on an area of 5,000.60sqm. Lyonpo …

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New chadi protocol in pipeline

Etiquette: The department of culture’s driglam namzha (traditional code of etiquette) division is currently drafting a new chadi (preparation) protocol.  It is expected to be complete and ready for implementation by the end of this year. Although details were not available, head of the division, Jigme Yoezer, said that it …

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