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Habrang Coal Mine to benefit few, appeals PM for time extension

The four gewogs in Samdrup Jongkhar claims, the Habrang Coal Mine is not benefitting the communities, labelling it ‘policy corruption’ because the principal mining agent, State Mining...

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Campaign for bye-elections in two constituency ends today

With the poll day slated on June 29, 2021, the Election Commission of Bhutan invokes the provision of the electoral laws to stop the campaign in the...

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Taxi drivers’ plan to cancel EVs booking

With procurement delay of about six to one year for electric vehicles by the procuring agents, some of the taxi drivers booking electric vehicles to drive as...

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15 Months as a COVID-19 Control Centre

Exactly 15 months ago, on 25 March 2020, Royal Institute for Governance and Strategic Studies (RIGSS) became the COVID-19 Control Centre in Phuentsholing and the Southern COVID-19...

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Outbreak attributed to COVID delta variant, MoH

The COVID-19 outbreak in the country is attributed to the presence of the COVID delta variant in the country, confirms the Ministry of Health. ...

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OAG appeals for life imprisonment in Haa Murder Case

In the murder case last year in Haa, the Haa court sentenced the accused to nearly 27 years in prison; the Official of the Attorney General appealed...

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RICBL, BNB shares for sale to replenish Sungchob and Kidu Fund

To replenish the Sungchob Fund and Kidu Fund- a total of 15,640,000 shares and 17,620,000 shares were offered for sale through the Royal Securities Exchange of Bhutan....

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Second dose is stronger when the gap between doses are longer: Health Minister

In the literature of COVID-19 studies, scientists and researchers confirm that the COVID-19 second booster dose is strong when the gap is longer between the doses. ...

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SDF grants Nu. 36.66 M to Bhutan for COVID-19 Emergency Fund

Through SAARC Development Fund’s Social Window, SDF released the first tranche of Nu. 36.66 million (M) to Ministry of Health’s COVID-19 Emergency Grant. SDF has committed Nu 73.31...

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OAG to pursue highest criminal sanctions against rape perpetrators, a first-degree felony

The crying need for harsher punishments for rapists, the Office of Attorney General (OAG) as the Central State Prosecution Agency sets the motion for highest criminal sanctions...

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OAG to not appeal 'The State vs. Penjore' case, if defendant doesn't restrain, OAG will appeal

Thimphu District Court dismissed 'The State vs. Penjore' for litigation as a sedition case, the court ordered the Attorney General's Office to pursue a defamation case, OAG...

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Govt. proposes Tobacco Act amendment

The government will propose lifting the ban on the sale of tobacco products in the country through the amendment of the Tobacco Act as an urgent Bill...