Wednesday , December 2 2015

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  • Not ratifying EIB agreement will be a big loss

    ... Says Chairperson of the Foreign Relations Committee 

    Parliament: The failure to ratify the European Investment Bank (EIB) framework agreement would mean missing out on an opportunity and even embarrassment for Bhutan, according to the chairperson of the National Assembly’s Foreign Relations Committee, Rinzin Dorji.

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WTO accession easier as LDC, say experts

Trade: Although the World Trade Organization (WTO) confers special and differential treatment to least developed countries (LDC), joining the organization while still a LDC or not, will not translate into a huge loss or benefit for Bhutan.

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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

Representatives of medical councils from the South East Asian region

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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My Country, My Town

  • Tying the knot! These two de rigueur office devices kind of go hand in glove, don’t they? Photo by Tempa Rabgay, Mountain Hazelnut Venture, Mongar
  • Comedown or comeuppance: The prospect of a pricey pickup being towed by a humble tractor Photo by Chundu Nidup Tshering, Phuntsholing.
  • New Age cattle feed: Ever wonder how milk comes in plastic packets? It’s all part and parcel of a cow’s diet today! Photo by Dorji Pelzang
  • New use for old caps: While the bench may gain a longer innings, the butt may not feel so grateful Photo by Dorji Pelzang
  • Welcome, have a bite of maize while you wait: Be it ever so humble, there’s no place like home Photo by Sonam Jamtsho, Paro