Friday , July 1 2016
  • Cases involving police personnel dealt with strictly

    Council: Five policemen are either on suspension or under trial for various crimes.

    The ministry has revealed this in a written response to the National Council (NC), which in the wake of media reports of police personnel being involved in crimes, had enquired what actions were taken on the accused. The house received the written response earlier this month.

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Bulk SMS ads irk mobile phone users

Some customers are calling for service providers to provide an option to unsubscribe from ads but retain public notifications  ICT: Some local mobile phone users are irked at the number of SMS advertisements they received in the past few weeks.

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RAPA comedians apologize to Zhung Dratshang

Apology: The two comedians who joked about religious personalities and positions during a private event in Paro February 13 have apologized to Dratshang Lhentshog by lighting a thousand butter lamps at Tashichhodzong yesterday.

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Jurmi gets road finally

The construction of the long-awaited farm road for Tseakpa village in Jurmi, Mongar began recently through Gewog Development Grant (GDG).

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Trashigang forest fire under control

more-than-100-acres

Update:  Though the Trashigang forest fire continues to burn towards the edge of the Ritshangdung area, the main fire heading towards the dzong was contained at around 4:30am yesterday.

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Ministry still facing doctor shortage

MTR: The health ministry’s challenge of insufficient health workers and placing them in the remote dzongkhag is likely to continue into the next five-year-plan, threatening the government’s pledge of providing three doctors, including a specialist in all the dzongkhag hospitals.

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The leap year babies

32-year-old teacher celebrates her “eighth” birthday Leap year: Sonam Om gave birth to her first child, a boy, yesterday. It was special. He was born on February 29 and his birthday will come once every four years. Sonam was unaware of this.

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Pampered with public holidays?

With 18 national and a few days in every dzongkhas, Bhutan is among the top holiday lovers

Holiday: March heralds the season of cheerfulness, warmth and beauty. There is a lot to look forward to, except perhaps public holidays – it is one of the two months in 2016 without a single holiday.

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Making of the nation: the genius of the kings

Review: This book talks about the achievements of the successive monarchs who brought to Bhutan and the Bhutanese unprecedented peace and happiness. It answers the question of what it was like to live in the long-ago Bhutan. It takes the reader to a different age and time.

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My Country, My Town

  • Road read: The question is whether it’s advice (while good, no doubt) for self or others or both? Photo Bidur Rai
  • Powerful wishes: Did these footballs hung from a tree have anything to do with the Leicester City victory? Photo by Tshering Doma, ICS
    Powerful wishes: Did these footballs hung from a tree have anything to do with the Leicester City victory? Photo by Tshering Doma, ICS
  • Dancing goat: Sometimes one just gets the urge to get up and shake a leg Photo by Kelzang Wangchuk, Kuensel, Thimphu
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