Sunday , February 26 2017
  • Looking back at the year of theMonkey

    When we turn the pages of Bhutan’s history, Bhutanese will remember 2016 as a year of profound significance, a year of Tendril that was never matched before. It was a year of celebrations- celebrating our successes.

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Latest News

BT launches 4G in five dzongkhags

Also doubles data quota for its internet packages
Internet: With significant increase in demand for mobile data, telecommunications company Bhutan Telecom (BT) launched its 4G service in five dzongkhags yesterday. It also launched new data plans/packages to meet the varying needs of its customers.

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Quota for women pledge dropped

Legislation: While the government desired to introduce a 20 percent quota for women in all elected offices, consultative meetings with stakeholders have resulted in the government dropping this pledge.

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My conscience is clear: Foreign minister Damcho Dorji

Investigation: Foreign minister Damcho Dorji, responding to a media report that accused him of altering a judgment on a choeten vandalism case, where a convict, who was given life imprisonment was later changed to 10 years imprisonment, said he takes responsibility for the oversight and takes accountability.

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No immediate pay raise: PM

Salary: The government does not have any plans to raise the salaries for civil servants for now, said Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay at the Meetthe-Press session in Thimphu yesterday.

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Government will not intervene on barring of Hema Hema

… unless the producers of the film challenge BICMA’s decision Film: During the Meet-the-Press session held yesterday, the government’s stand on Bhutan InfoComm and Media Authority (BICMA) not allowing Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche’s fourth feature film Hema Hema: Sing Me a Song While I Wait, was questioned.

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Bhutanese man goes missing in Kolkata

Missing: A 51-year-old Bhutanese man, Phub Tshering, has gone missing since the morning of February 2 in Kolkata. He was last seen at 5:30am in CCTV footage of the hotel (Kolkata Guest House) where he had put up.

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Lubding residents deprived of water

Resource: Two years after the completion of the Lubding water supply tanks in Thimphu, residents are complaining that a division tank has been empty for more than a month and residents are not receiving water.

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My Country, My Town

My Country, My Town