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Dungkhag relocated to Umling

Ceremony: The salang tendrel (ground breaking ceremony) for the construction of dungkhag office at Thangzor village in Umling gewog in Sarpang was held on November 21 by the home minister Dawa Gyeltshen.

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Panbang residents want check post to be relocated

Security: The increasing instances of confrontations between foresters of Manas Park Range and visitors from India entering Zhemgang has caused its residents to call for a relocation of the existing check post to Mathanguri from Panbang.

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55 charges against 17 defendants in Gelephu fraud case

Corruption: Almost about eight months after the Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) forwarded its investigation report on one of the biggest embezzlement and fraud cases in recent years, the Office of Attorney General (OAG) yesterday registered its case against the former dungpa (sub divisional head) and 16 other accomplices at the Gelephu dungkhag court.

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The happiest people in Bhutan

GNH: The happiest people in Bhutan are those that are better educated, and despite spending less time working compared to their less happier compatriots, still earn high incomes, the 2015 GNH survey has found.

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Mental heath issues high among the third gender

Symposium: If Bhutan is serious about preventing suicides and addressing mental health issues, it should not forget its gender diverse people commonly known as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersexual and Queer (LGBTI&Q).

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Further need to improve patient safety

Medical: Having other organs damaged during surgery or finding instruments left in the body following surgery, and being misdiagnosed are some of the anecdotes that have emerged as a result of medical care gone wrong in Bhutan.

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BBIN transport agreement deferred to summer session

NA: The National Assembly yesterday deferred the Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Nepal (BBIN) Transport Agreement to the next session as recommended by a special committee comprising seven members from both the ruling and opposition parties.

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Third medical evacuation for Bhutan’s helicopter

Aviation: Six-year-old Jigme Tobden was airlifted to Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital (JDWNRH) when his condition deteriorated after being admitted to the Bumthang hospital on November 18. Jigme Tobden was admitted after being diagnosed with a high fever and a rash that had spread throughout his body, according to ...

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Three detained for attempting to smuggle gold

Crime: Tshimasham police on the night of November 15 apprehended three Bhutanese, two men and a woman trying to smuggle seven kilograms of gold to the bordering town of Phuentsholing. The three, a couple and a brother-in-law are in police custody.

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RICBL revokes insurance scheme for visually impaired teachers

Two teachers claim the insurance company’s polices to be discriminatory Money: Two visually impaired teachers of Muenselling Institute in Khaling, Trashigang were both surprised and disappointed when the Royal Insurance Corporation of Bhutan Ltd (RICBL) revoked their applications for a life insurance scheme. An agent from RICBL had visited the ...

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