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Be ready to pay Nu 5000 for speeding

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Increased fines for traffic offences are a key addition to the new Road Safety and Transport Bill, which is being drafted to replace the RSTA Act of 1999. “There is a need to increase traffic fines because the current amount has lost their deterrent effect,” a RSTA official said. The …

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Health Helpline gets a flurry of calls from 2011 to 2017

Bhutan Health Help Center (HHC) recorded 113,221 calls for ambulance emergency services from 2011 to 2017, the highest among other services, according to a health ministry report. “Bhutan ambulance emergency service is mostly used by people with known illness and emergency cases like accidents, strokes, heart attacks and trauma,” an …

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BOB launches 2 deposit schemes

The Bank of Bhutan has launched two new deposit schemes, the Flexi Recurring Deposit and Simple Recurring Deposit, offering clients greater convenience and flexibility to make savings. Flexi Recurring Deposit allows customers to deposit flexible amounts of money at any time. Depositors can deposit from Nu 100 to Nu 20,000 …

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Track suit rule to be reviewed says Thrompon

Amid a barrage of criticism from parents, students, and schools, the Thimphu Thrompon Kinley Dorjee said that Thimphu Thromde would once again review the tracksuit notification. He said that if the issues raised by the schools and parents cannot be addressed then the Thromde may even overturn the entire order. …

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Trashigang launches massive anti-rabies campaign after outbreak

Trashigang launches massive anti-rabies campaign after outbreak

A massive anti-rabies vaccination and information campaign has been launched in Trashigang town and the nearby villages after a rabies virus was reported in a stray. The dzongkhag’s livestock department tried the Human Rabies Immunoglobulin, the most expensive rabies antibody or vaccine, on the dog, described to be drooling and …

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