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Govt. grants subsidy to private newspapers

The Cabinet decision to introduce a tendering system for advertisements for privately owned newspapers have not been agreed to by the papers, an information and communications ministry (MoIC) official said. The idea was one of the measures the Cabinet took on January 9 meeting to support private newspapers following the …

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Japan to help establish a Japanese language centre

Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at a summit meeting in Japan

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during the meeting with Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay in Tokyo said that Japan would support establishing a Japanese Language Proficiency Testing Centre and a Judo Centre in Bhutan. The language centre is expected to enhance the employment prospects for Bhutanese youth. Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay is in …

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MoE initiates counselling to students in Bjemina

Commissions a review of teacher recruitment system in private schools Following the arrest of  the 39-year-old vice principal of a private charity school in Bjemina, Thimphu on April 6 for allegedly molesting and sexually assaulting nine girl students, the education ministry has arranged counselling sessions for the affected students. According …

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NRDCL deploys additional sand dredging machines

In an effort to make sand available, accessible and affordable throughout the year in the western and central Region, the Natural Resource Development Corporation (NRDCL) has deployed two more sand dredging machines at Punatshangchu basin on April 10. One machine is placed at Rinchengang in addition to the existing four …

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Two security guards in custody for alleged theft

Thimphu police have arrested four men suspected of stealing mobile phones from the monastery where funeral rituals are conducted near the crematorium in Hejo. Police said they had received complaints about mobile phones being stolen from the Mithrug lhakhang. “On the night of April 8, people staying overnight caught a …

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Demand for honey encourages farmers to take up beekeeping

Gyalbo Dorji’s beehives​

With about 25 farmers of Patshaling gewog in Tsirang taking up large-scale commercial beekeeping, the business is thriving in the gewog.  Farmer Tshering Wangdi has more than 100 beehives (modern boxes) placed around his house and farm.  At the moment 15 boxes have bees. “It is off-season now and bees …

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Guidelines identify strategies to improve heritage sites’ resilience

The draft guideline to improve resilience of cultural heritage sites in Bhutan highlights pre-disaster activities such as risk identification, preparedness, maintenance and culturally incorporated recovery and response activities. The guidelines were presented at the end of a four-day workshop in Thimphu Wednesday. The workshop was held to develop guidelines specifying …

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Underground cables and pipes delay bypass construction

The underpass under construction

The surfacing of electrical wires, fibre optic cables, drinking water and sewerage pipes underneath a subway construction have hampered the progress of the construction of the Northern Bypass Road (NBR) package-I in Phuentsholing.  The subway construction comprises at least 30 percent of the total project work. The construction site is …

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Three men sentenced for trafficking controlled substances

Chukha dzongkhag court on April 9 sentenced a 24-year old man from Thimphu to five years in prison for trafficking SpasmoProxyvon Plus (SP+) and cannabis. Driver Sacha Dorji was given a concurrent sentencing. He was actually sentenced to six years in prison after Gedu police arrested him with 10.31 grams …

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Special needs voters in Trashigang cast their ballots

A student casts his vote at the mobile postal ballot facilitation booth in Muenselling Institute in Khaling

Whispering the name of his preferred candidate into the ears of his teacher, Thinley Dorji, a student of Muenselling Institute in Khaling cast his postal ballot for the National Council elections at the institute yesterday.   Thinley Dorji who is a low-vision (partially blind) student at the institute chose one …

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Father seeks social media’s help to find missing son

A farmer from Samtse with the help of a relative posted on Facebook on April 2, asking people to contact the family if they knew about his son’s whereabouts.  According to, Man Dosh Ghalley, his son, Dal Bahadur Ghalley, left for further studies to Sri Lanka on scholarship in 2012. …

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