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Catch ‘em young, to stick to the straight and narrow

The ACC recently held a youth sensitisation on social auditing programme Corruption: To build a community of awakened youth with high integrity, moral values and a sense of intolerance towards corruption, a youth sensitisation on social auditing programme was held at the Centenary Youth Village in Thimphu on March 7. …

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Langthel files petition with Supreme Court

The people of the gewog took exception to the detention of their gup by the district court Trongsa: Aggrieved with the district court detaining their gup Lham Dorji last month, the people of Langthel gewog in Trongsa last week filed a petition with the Supreme Court, seeking protection of local …

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Kadrinchela for our state of happiness

Students express their gratitude to the Fourth Druk Gyalpo through the medium of art  Anniversary: Seventy students from schools in Thimphu expressed their gratitude (kadrinchela) for happiness through their artwork yesterday. Ranging from a girl contently listening to music, a woman walking in the rain, to three monks meditating with …

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Two accused deny charges of bribery

Their earlier confessions to the ACC, they say, were made under duress Lhakhang Karpo: In the ongoing Lhakhang Karpo case, the project engineer, Tashi Gyeltshen, while submitting his rebuttal statement before the district court in Haa last week, denied soliciting or accepting bribes from a contractor and a supplier.

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Need to raise women’s awareness of their rights

On the occasion of International Women’s Day, the theme this year is ‘Make It Happen’ IWD: Several legal provisions are in place to protect women’s rights, but not many Bhutanese women are aware of it. As an organisation working towards empowerment of women and girls, especially victims and survivors of …

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Football given the feminine touch

Football: Changlimithang stadium was filled with screams yesterday morning. For a change, the field was filled with school going girls and women, who, coinciding with International Women’s Day, had come together to celebrate Women’s Football Day. Girls, dressed in their favourite football team’s jerseys, cheered and started kicking the ball …

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The self taught electrician of Kanglung

Profile: The chilly winter air is yet to leave Kanglung town. As the cold evening slowly engulfs the town, Ugyen Lhendup, 38, turns on an unusual looking room heater that hangs from the ceiling of his kitchen. He says he has made it all by himself using a steel bowl …

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Bamboo/cane plantation to sustain Monpa livelihood

The community will have their raw material source for a vital source of revenue Tshazho: The Monpa communities of Langthel gewog in Trongsa have now little to worry about sustaining their main source of income tshazho (bamboo craft). The Jangbi, Wamling, and Phumzur Monpa communities have started plantation of its …

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Low carbon tourism on display at ITB Germany

20 environmentally friendly packages launched for tourists to explore in Bhutan ABTO: The Association of Bhutanese Tour Operators (ABTO), on March 5, launched 20 low carbon, environmentally friendly, tourism products and packages for tourists to explore in Bhutan at the ITB Berlin, Germany . The ITB Berlin is the world’s …

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Some say yes, and some say no

Opinions divided about project’s social benefits filtering down to local community MHPA: Mangdechhu hydroelectric project authority (MHPA) officials are dismissing claims by community leaders that the social benefits of the project have not trickled down to the community. Project officials say that various schemes are being implemented to uplift the …

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