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A video clip of agitated prisoners in Chamgang prison goes viral

A video clip of prisoners at Chamgang Central Prison in Thimphu yelling “we want justice” is going viral on facebook with more than 45,000 views as of...

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COVID-19 and rabies: Bhutan highlights the importance of cross-border dog vaccination

On 22 March 2020, two weeks after SARS-CoV-2 had reached Bhutan, the King of this small Himalayan country addressed the nation saying that "As a small country...

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Bhutan’s pursuit of happiness in the pandemic era

Why the country’s development progress is under threat from COVID-19...

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We are doing great, thanks to ITEC

2,862 Bhutanese have received education and training under courses offered by the Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation ...

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New irrigation channel for a village in Sarpang

The water scarcity in Tashichhoeling chiwog, Sarpang, has ended with the completion of Nu 10.6 million Singyechhu Irrigation project inaugurated by His Royal Highness Prince Jigyel Ugyen...

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BPC suspends employee, CEO expedites sexual harassment inquiry

In the harassment case, the director and a customer representative of Bhutan Power Corporation Limited (BPCL) suspended the director, the investigation is being expedited. The suspension...

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Law firm to protect journalists through JAB

Bhutan Legal Solution (BLS) has teamed up with the Journalists’ Association of Bhutan (JAB) to provide legal advisory and services for Bhutanese journalists. The partnership between JAB...

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BCCI can become strong only if it has a legal entity: new president

The lack of a legal status is hindering the Bhutan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) from being able to financially sustain its operations and become a...

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Freeze on import of luxury cars continues

The import of expensive/luxury cars and two-wheelers into Bhutan has dropped significantly with the government fixing a price ceiling starting July 2020 to arrest the outflow of...

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DPT president: who said we’re fading away?

Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) is still very much in the reckoning as a political party, according to the party president and opposition leader Lyonpo Dorji Wangdi. ...

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To continue or not to continue with 5-year plan

Government & opposition at loggerheads...

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OL articulates his stance on education reform

“Science without humanity produces people without characters and humanity without science also produces people without efficiency.” ...

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Geology and pandemic delay Nikachu project

The 118 Megawatt (MW) Nikachhu Hydropower Project (NHP) in Trongsa is expected to be completed by 2023, two years later than scheduled, due to geological problems and...

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With children still unvaccinated, we should not let our guard down: Minister

With zero community cases yet with children unvaccinated, people should not let the guard down to follow precautionary measures against COVID-19, say Health Minister. ...

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Our United Nations: 75 Years on...

One war too many; one misery, all miseries; one dream, all dreams... This was the context, extent, and intent that led to the founding of the United...

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MPs have their say but PM defends his decision

With one new minister appointed and another reshuffled, the ruling Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) has gone through a pretty rough patch lately amid rumbling and recriminations from...

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Give up FYPs & you’ll get politicized planning: DPT

It would be a “blunder” to discontinue the five-year plans (FYP) as doing so will lead to “politicized planning”, according to the opposition party, Druk Phuensum Tshogpa...

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A dream come true, Author "The Empty Chair"

With just a supposedly twisted and convoluted question if the author would reveal or not about his plot, our Reporter Tenzin Choden asked - “What ended up...

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Minister transfers business ownership to focus on work

The minister of labour and human resources, Lyonpo Karma Dorji, is transferring his shares in eDruk Private Limited to his wife and children so that he can...

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Mobile Apps through Hackathon: paving a path forward

The students of Samtse Higher Secondary School recently developed 11 mobile applications as part of a competition called Hackathon. This activity, according to the education minister, takes...

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Development partners whole-heartedly with Bhutan

Bhutan’s international developmental partners are committed to supporting the Kingdom, covid-19 pandemic notwithstanding, according to the foreign minister, Dr Tandi Dorji. ...

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ACC still assessing property value of JPLP to recover Nu 74.61 m

Following the verdict of the Supreme Court’s to seize properties of Jatan Prasad Lal- Chand (JPLP) departmental store in Phuentsholing to recover the remaining penalty of Nu 74.61...

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New political party: 27 candidates confirmed, 13 rejected

A new political party, Druk Thuendrel Tshogpa, is being formed to contest in the 2023 general elections, according to an insider from the new party. ...

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5,163 graduates sits for preliminary examinations

Today, 5,163 graduates’ is sitting for preliminary examinations (PE) – the conglomeration of graduates vying for civil service positions, they will need to first qualify PE to...