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Freeze on new religious structure constructions

The idea is to focus on existing edifices, given limited manpower and other resources Circular: Construction of new religious structures, including lhakhangs, temples, choekhangs, tshokhangs, chortens, tshamkhangs and drashas, is frozen for the next two years. The home ministry issued a circular last month, notifying all ministries, dzongkhags, religious organisations, ...

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Govt. sticks to its transfer stand

BDBL’s capacity to provide basic financial services is its unique selling point Management: The government has not reversed its decision to hand over operation and management of the community centres from Bhutan Post to the Bhutan Development Bank ltd (BDBL). The opposition party, in a press conference held on January ...

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DPT asks court to dismiss sedition allegations

The party maintains it won’t execute bah Court: Druk Phuensum Tshogpa’s (DPT) representative said the defendant Dasho Paljor J Dorji failed to substantiate any of the allegations against the party during his rebuttal to its libel suit, yesterday. “He is simply repeating the charges levelled against DPT by one party ...

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First Bhutan International Festival from Feb. 14-23

BHIF: Bhutan International Festival, the first of its kind, will be held in Thimphu from February 14 to 23.  The 10-day festival will celebrate Bhutanese music, culture and arts. The festival will be organised also to commemorate the 35th birth anniversary of His Majesty King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, the ...

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As for human-wildlife conflict, prevention is better than cure

Tackling the root cause of the growing problem is the only sustainable solution Discussions: More than finding a solution, human-wildlife conflict, which is becoming a growing challenge in the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) region, needs to be prevented. At a discussion on “Taming human wildlife conflicts in the HKH: forest ...

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Leak suspect denies guilt

The council has approached other agencies, like OAG, to pursue the matter BCSEA: The official, who is alleged to have leaked the class XII English II paper last month, has not yet admitted to leaking the paper. Bhutan Council for School Examination and Assessment (BCSEA) completed its preliminary investigation into ...

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Filling the void left by the CoS dissolution

Amid talk of a trust deficit between govt. and bureaucracy, the reinstitution of the committee is a must Governance: More than a month after the Cabinet discontinued the committee of secretaries (CoS), Cabinet officials said it was yet to establish a task force to review the functions of CoS and ...

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His Holiness the Je Khenpo’s representative, the Dorji Lopen yesterday appointed lopen Goembo, 42 from Nyisho gewog in Wangdue, lopen Dorji, 42 from Guma gewog in Punakha and lopen Tshewang Rinzin, 41 of Haa as Khudrungs of the Zhung Dratshang.     

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Permanent representative to the UN Daw Penjo presents credentials to the executive director of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and Under-Secretary General of the UN, Achim Steiner in Geneva on January 20. Bhutan has been a recipient of UNEP support since 1999.      

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Symposium calls for an effective strategy to address degradation

Bhutan also expresses concern about degradation and losing forests Environment: More than 200 regional and global experts called for an effective strategy to address the further degradation and fragmentation of mountain forests in the 21stcentury. Discussing the theory of Himalayan forests degradation at the five-day international symposium on transforming mountain ...

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Unable to afford taxis, farmers of Jurmey gewog in Mongar walk for up to six hours to reach their village. A taxi charges more than Nu 500 a person for the trip.     

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His Majesty the King at the winter youth engagement programme in Gyalpoizhing, Mongar. His Majesty granted an audience to the girls, aged between 14 and 20 from schools in eastern Bhutan, visited exhibitions and graced a cultural programme.     

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