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LGBT community in Bhutan observes IDAHOT

LGBT community with guests and supporters on May 17

Penjor, the 44-year-old transgender has been selling thukpa (rice porridge) on the streets of Thimphu to support her family. She faces discrimination of kinds and kinds every day. She doesn’t care. Members of Rainbow Bhutan, an LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) community in Bhutan, had their own unique and touching …

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Fire razes Chokhorthaling Goenpa in Punakha

A short circuit is suspected to have started the fire (Photo: Punakha disaster management officer, Tshewang Phuntsho)

Fire razed a two-storey lhakhang and drasha of Chokhorthaling Goenpa in Punakha on May 19. The lhakhag, located in Guma Gewog and about 15 kilometers from Punakha, was inaugurated in December 2014. Dzongkhag’s disaster management officer, Tshewang Phuntsho, said that the fire started due to short circuit at about 4:15pm …

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Individual Work Plan is necessary for teachers: RCSC

To date, 252 civil servants were rated outstanding and 99 were rated need improvement in the education sector  Individual Work Plan (IWP), a requirement for performance evaluation is necessary in education because teachers are part of the civil service where every individual is required to make a clear plan of …

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Why candidates switch political parties?

Availability of tickets appears to be a common reason As political parties gear up for the elections due later this year and are declaring candidates, many eyebrows were raised with candidates switching parties.  While many questioned how the founding president of Druk Chirwang Tshogpa (DCT), Lily Wangchuk, could join Druk …

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Zhemgang awaits bus service to resume

The bus service between Zhemgang and Thimphu stopped in February last year and is yet to resume. Zhemgang Road safety and Transport Authority (RSTA) officials said the residents would have to wait for at least three more months.  RSTA in-charge, Tshering Tobgay said that after the previous bus operator stopped …

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Brother of proposed candidate seeks compensation from DPT

Relatives of a proposed candidate of Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) are claiming compensation for loss of business and other opportunities since he was identified as a candidate 10 months ago.  The party is said to have first identified San Bdr Mongar from Sompangkha constituency of Sarpang as the candidate in …

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PM defends decision to replace PDP candidates

Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay yesterday defended his decision to replace some of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) MPs with new ones. Speaking at the meeting with editors yesterday, he said, “We have to announce our candidates. Seven were ready and you can expect many more,” he said. Prime minister said …

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CCTV cameras to monitor Trashigang town

11 CCTV cameras will be installed in the core town by the end go the month ​

To ensure safe parking at the newly constructed double storied parking lot in Trashigang, the municipality office will install at least 11 close circuit television (CCTV) cameras in the core town by the end of this month.   The new parking lot that resembles a flyover bridge has an underground …

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A team comprising officials from the Royal Bhutanese Consulate (RBC) Kolkata, Bhutan Exporter Association (BEA), regional office of Bhutan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Phuentsholing), and regional customs Office of Phuentsholing and Samtse made joint visits to the custom check points and trade and transit routes in West Bengal, India …

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Royal Safety and Transport Autority (RSTA) officials from Phuentsholing and Chukha, and Tshimasham traffic police conducted an awareness program along the Phuentsholing-Thimphu highway between Tshimasham and Damchu, as part of the UN Global Road Safety Week from May 14- 18. Motorists were cautioned on over-speeding, drink driving, using handheld devices …

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