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20 journalists recognised

Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay with the award recipients at the fourth annual journalism award yesterday in Thimphu

Twenty journalists received recognition for excellence in journalism at the fourth annual journalism award that was held yesterday in Thimphu coinciding with the world press freedom day. Three journalists bagged two awards each. Of the 23 awards presented, eight were for English print, two for Dzongkha print, six in television, …

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Wife stabs husband in Paro

Paro police arrested a 19-year-old woman on April 27 for stabbing her husband to death with a kitchen knife. The couple worked at a Drayang in Paro. The incident is reported to have happened the previous day around 11:30am at the couple’s house. According to sources, the drayang owner had …

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Project DANTAK starts replacing road signs in Kanglung

Four signboards bearing the name and logo of project DANTAK and Border Roads Organisation were covered along the Yonphula-Trashigang highway on April 19

Project DANTAK has removed the name and logo of the project and Border Roads Organisation (BRO) from four road signboard posts along the Yonphula-Trashigang highway on April 19. DANTAK officials on the site said that the removal of the logo and names were as per the directives of the senior …

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Thridangbi residents face acute water shortage

Villagers lay water supply pipes along the Mongar-Thimphu highway

Despite being allotted with budget several times to connect the chiwog with drinking water supply, Thridangbi residents of Mongar still face an acute water shortage. The residents of more than 70 households have been fetching drinking water from places located few kilometres away from their homes. Some claim that they …

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Haa’s hospital to open next month

After a long wait, the people of Haa will get its first hospital next month. It took about two years to complete the construction of the 20-bed hospital last month. Dzongkhag health officer, Samten, said that the hospital’s construction completed two months early. “Currently, we are installing the furniture and …

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Wife asks husband to replace teeth he boxed

The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) has charged a man for battering his wife over suspected illicit marital affairs. On April 3, the wife received a call from an unknown number. In the first instance, the man on the other end of the phone said that he was from …

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Dhaka hosts South Asia parliamentarian platform for children

To strengthen opportunities for children in the first two decades of their lives, the South Asia Parliamentarian Platform for Children was held in Dhaka, Bangladesh on May 2 and 3. Parliamentarians from across the region discussed the need for stronger commitment and investment in children and adolescents. A press release …

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Tsangkha residents await Babithang-Tsangkha road improvement

At least Nu 0.2M is spent annually to maintain the road

Almost five months after the works and human settlement minister, Dorji Choden, agreed to look into the maintenance of Babithang-Tsangkha road in Dagana, local residents say nothing is being done on the ground. Residents claimed that they appealed to lyonpo Dorji Choden to improve the road when she visited the …

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JDWNRH celebrates first foundation day

Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen graced the celebration to mark the first foundation day of Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital in Thimphu yesterday. The foundation day was held coinciding with the birth anniversary of the Third King.

Sixty-two years after the first hospital opened at Langjophakha in Thimphu and coinciding with the birth anniversary of the Third King, the Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital (JDWNRH) celebrated its first foundation day yesterday. Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen Jetsun Pema Wangchuck graced the foundation day celebration. A series of …

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mPowerYouth registers 122 cases in three years

Academic stress is one of the main issues students share on mPowerYouth, a mobile application that the department of youth and sports (DYS) developed to enhance access to public service delivery for care services among youth. Of the 122 who registered for counselling through the app since September 2015, about …

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YANA taxi app launched 

A passenger has the option to pay in cash or through e-wallet services

A week after an app was launched to avail taxi service online, the Bhutan Taxi Association (BTA) launched an app called YANA taxi app, claiming that the new app has features that will not only benefit the passengers but also the drivers. BTA members say their app is aimed to …

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