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Male Circumcision: a measure to prevent HIV

Bhutanese health professionals are advocating male circumcision, which according to a study by WHO and UNAIDS, reduces the transmission of HIV by 60 percent. Circumcision is a (medical) surgical procedure where the foreskin of the penis is cut and removed. Circumcision is done as religious practice among muslims and Jews …

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Yet to decide on Nima Tshering: DNT

The Druk Namrup Tshogpa (DNT) has said they would consider whether or not to take in Nima Tshering as a party member and candidate after they hear his side of the story and get the facts straightened out. A former DNT member, Nima Tshering is accused of using an optical …

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HIH Princess Mako on Bhutan visit

His Majesty The King and Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen granted an audience to Her Imperial Highness (HIH) Princess Mako of Japan, at the Tashichhodzong on Friday. This was followed by a private lunchoeon hosted by His Majesty The King and Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen at Lingkana Palace.Princess Mako, is the …

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Two killed, one injured in car crash

Two men were killed on the spot and a third suffered back injuries when the car they were travelling fell 40 meters below the road near Toribari, 4 KM from the Pasakha police station on Thursday evening in Phuentsholing. The car was travelling to Pasakha from Phuentsholing when the mishap …

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29 arrested for gambling

Thimphu Police are cracking down on gambling, deemed illegal by law, and have so far arrested 29 people engaged in playing cards or rolling the dice for money, this month. Six people were arrested on May 9 from Dechencholing, five people on May 22 from Changzamtog and three people on …

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History won’t be taught in Dzongkha any time soon

During NA’s question hour yesterday the Dophuchen Tading MP, Tek Bahadur Subba, questioned the education minister as to why the National Council insisted on Bhutan history being taught in Dzongkha despite the concerns of citizens and the difficulties expressed by educationists. Education minister Norbu Wangchuk said he took part in …

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Euro 2.5 mn EU support for CSOs inaugurated

EU support of Euro 2.5 mn to strengthen civil society engagement in sustainable development and good governance was formalised on Thursday, May 25, in Thimphu. The support comes under the Multi-annual Indicative Programme (MIP) 2014-2020 EU support to Bhutan. The EU ambassador to Bhutan, Tomasz Kozlowski, said this support is …

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