Damchoe Pem

Three cases of newborn abandonment reported in 2018

Damchoe Pem/ Thimphu Thimphu police have received three cases of newborn abandonment in 2018. The last case reported was on 31 December 2018. The initial incident was informed to the police by a group of kids who found an infant abandoned near the mortuary house of JDWNRH. Police said that …

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Population projected to reach only 883,866 persons by 2047

Lyonchhen (Dr) Lotay Tshering launched the report on Bhutan’s Population Projections (2017-2047) on Friday in the capital. Chhime Tshering, the Director of National Statistical Bureau (NSB) said that population projection is the computation of future population based on current population size, assumptions on future trends in fertility, mortality, and migration, …

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Preservation and promotion of culture to be reinforced

Preserving and promoting culture and tradition has been identified as one of the National Key Result Areas (NKRA) with the aim to strengthen the country’s identity and sovereignty. Culture and tradition encompass intangible aspects such as knowledge, skills, attitudes, beliefs, music, oral traditions, and festivals in addition to tangible culture, …

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Dealing with and treating drug offenders under TAP

Bhutan Narcotic Control Authority (BNCA) is an agency which receives drug offenders who are referred by RBP. They have categorized the abusers as low, moderate and high risk, whereby the offenders under high risk (with certain criteria) are sent to rehab while the low and moderate offenders were put into …

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Father arrested for raping 11-year-old daughter

Panbang police apprehended a 36-year-old man from Goshing gewog in Pangbang. He was arrested for raping his biological daughter, who is just 11 years old and a fifth grader. The incident was informed to police by the school principal at around 10 am on 21 December. Police said that the …

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MoWHS to focus more on roads in 2019

The focus of the Ministry of Work and Human Settlement (MoWHS) for the coming year will be on improving and construction of new roads.  The ministry will prioritize the Gewog Centre roads for base course and blacktopping. Apart from roads, the ministry also plans to construct bridges and tunnels. MoWHS …

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