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Merak residents file complaint against local leaders

Two Merak residents have filed a complaint against the local leaders for abuse of power and nepotism to the dzongkhag administration in Trashigang earlier this month. The two men, both from Merak Toed chiwog, have accused the local leaders of not consulting the pubic while taking important decisions for the ...

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The third cohort of Certificate Course on Social Policy begins

The Social Policy Certificate Course has been institutionalised and integrated in Royal University of Bhutan’s (RUB) regular course. The Royal Civil Service Commission endorsed the curriculum and has committed to integrate the training in their plan. This was revealed at the third cohort of the Certificate Course on Social Policy ...

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White Coat award

In recognition of his excellence in sports, a Bhutanese student, Tenzing Gyamtsho has been awarded the White Coat, one of the three prestigious awards given to outstanding students of St. Joseph School, North Point in Darjeeling, India. He is the second Bhutanese to win the award after Mikyo Dorji, who ...

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Expansion works on TechPark begins

Although Thimphu TechPark struggled to achieve its objective in the initial stages, the Park is now fully leased out and on its way to expand its infrastructure. The IT Park crossed its employment target of 700 last February.  Currently, eight FDI companies have leased space at the park, of which ...

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Wangtsa Goencham

As Lomba celebrations in Haa continue, the community got together in Wangtsa yesterday to witness the popular Wangtsa Goencham. For the community, the festival celebrates their devoutness to the local deity and preserves their tradition.

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Diabetes, a growing health challenge

Wearing an over-sized sweater and with her head covered with a grey-checked woollen shawl, Kunzang Dema patiently sits at the corner of a ground floor of the national referral hospital in Thimphu. It is 5:20 am and still dark outside. Nine other diabetic patients like the 55-year-old Kunzang Dema wait ...

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Water sample results to determine cause of illness in Khempagang

A medical team from Gelephu Central Regional Referral hospital (CRRH) visited Khempagang village in Samtenling gewog on December 18 after 30 people from the village fell sick since the evening of December 16. The people, including children, suffered from diarrhoea, vomiting and fever. The medical team provided symptomatic treatment. While ...

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Japan, Bhutan sign assistance agreement worth 1,004M Yen

Ambassador Kenji Hiramatsu and Ambassador Vetsop Namgyel sign the agreement (Picture courtesy: MoFA)

Japan and Bhutan signed grant assistance for four projects amounting to 1,004 million (M) Yen in New Delhi, India yesterday, a press release states. The grant assistance projects are under Japan’s Official Development Assistance scheme, namely exchange of notes and the grant contracts for Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security ...

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Inventory finds 104 fish species in western Bhutan

National Research Centre for Riverine and Lake Fisheries in Haa

National Research Centre for Riverine and Lake Fisheries (NRCRLF) in Haa found 104 fish species in the Amochhu, Wangchhu and Punatshangchhu basins. Programme Director of NRCRLF, Singye Tshering, said that there had been no data and information on the species of fishes in the past. “After development activities such as ...

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Actor enters race to NC from Thimphu

Sonam Maekay Penjor

An actor by passion, Sonam Maekay Penjor, from Thimphu Thromde will contest in the up coming National Council (NC) elections. With experience of 10 years in various fields including media, construction, tourism and the film industry, the 34-year-old says it is his desire to serve the people of Thimphu and ...

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Picture story

The Nehru – Wangchuck Cultural Centre and VAST Bhutan held an art exhibition ‘A tribute to the motherland on the occasion of the national day of Bhutan” on December 18 at the Centre’s Siddharth Art Gallery.

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Haa halts new resorts to boost homestay business

Dumchoe village in Haa has a cluster of homestays as it has the advantage of being next to a road and near the popular Lhakhang Karpo

Haa dzongkhag Tshogdu this year decided to issue a three-year moratorium on construction of high end resorts in the dzongkhag. The basis for the decision was to promote community-based sustainable tourism (CBST) in the dzongkhag and allow the benefits of tourism to reach the grassroots, dzongkhag officials said. There is ...

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