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RSTA conducts refresher program on road safety

The road safety and transport authority (RSTA) has sensitized 420 drivers as of now through its day – long refresher courses on road safety and traffic rules and regulations. RSTA’s director general Pemba Wangchuk said the main objective is to create awareness on road safety issues and keep people up …

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BDT Director of ITU shares latest trends in ICT sector

The Prime Minister Dasho Tshering Tobgay met the International Telecommunication Union’s BDT Director Mr. Brahima Sanou, on 1st November afternoon. Prime Minister thanked the ITU for for their continued support especially in HR development through trainings. Prime Minister highlighted the importance of telecommunications in our country. The Director assured the …

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Ensuring accountability among Local Governments

It is a lack of knowledge and understanding of the provisions of the Local Government Act that often get local elected leaders into trouble say officials of the Department of Local Governance (DLG) of the home ministry. “Under the Local Government Act, the roles and responsibilities of the elected members …

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15 kg gold smuggling case goes to Paro Court

The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) has forwarded the smuggling case, where 15 kgs of gold was sneaked in from across the northern border, to the Paro District Court on 26 October. The Royal Bhutan Army soldiers based at the Ghunitsawa outpost in Paro district arrested two of three …

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The ICT leaps in the 11th FYP

During recent 3rd ICT conference the information and communications minister, D.N, Dhungyel, shared some of government’s achievements in the 11th plan, which ends in June 2018, in using ICT to improve access and delivery of government services and create employment. Speaking at the gathering Lyonpo said the theme “Digital Inclusive …

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A separate detention centre for children

The Royal Bhutan Police (RBP), with support from Save the Children, has opened a pre-trial detention centre in Thimphu for children and youth under 18 years that come in conflict with law to strengthen the child justice system. The centre can accommodate 20 children at a time and has different …

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20 women and children cases registered with NCWC so far this year

The National Commission for Women and Children (NCWC) has received 20 cases this year so far pertaining to violence against women and children under difficult circumstances. Six cases are registered under Violence Against Women (VAW) and 14 under Children-In Difficult Circumstances (CIDC). Last year the commission received 61 cases of …

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Going for three time rice cultivation in 15 months

The government will promote spring paddy since it means rice can cultivated thrice in 15 months, the agriculture minister, Yeshey Dorji, said last week at the monthly meet the press session in the capital. “This is possible in southern parts of Bhutan and we are hoping for 85 to 90 …

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