Govt evacuating students and monks from strike hit hills

The Education Minister Lyonpo Norbu Wangchuk said that given the ongoing strike in Darjeeling, Kurseong, Kalimpong and also its effect on Sikkim the government was evacuating students and monks from the hills. The minister said that the excellent ties between the two countries also local authorities at the state and …

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His Majesty grants Dhar

L-R: His Majesty granted Dhar to Drangchu Gup Pemba, Sarpang Dzongda Karma Galay, Drangpon Kuenley Tshering, Drangpon Norbu Tshering, Chukha Dzongda Minjur Dorji

His Majesty The King granted Dhar to two Drangpons and Dzongdags, and a Gup, at the Tashichhodzong on 23rd June 2017. Kuenley Tshering, the former Justice of the High Court and eminent Member of the National Council, has been appointed as Justice of the Supreme Court. Norbu Tshering, who was …

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PM fires back on DNT’s allegations over FI

Not taking it lying down the Prime Minister accused the Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) of effectively seeking attention from the media to show it is alive as the reason for its press release demanding the resignation of the PM and the Finance Minister over the Fiscal Incentives. Lyonchhen accused the …

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BODs fined and new action plan for all LPG dealers

Officials carrying out a joint investigation at the Mothithang BOD. Photo Courtesy: Gopal Pradhan of OCP

Mothithang and Phuntsholing BOD fined Nu 36,775 for violations A joint investigation by the Office of Consumer Protection (OCP), Department of Trade and Regional Trade and Industry Office (RTIO) found underweight LPG cylinders, leaking cylinders, lack of proper weighing machine and careless handling of LPG cylinders by staff in the …

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World No-Tobacco Day Award for Health Minister

Coinciding with the World No-Tobacco Day, which is observed on 30th of May every year, the World Health Organization (WHO) recognizes individuals or organizations in each of the six WHO Regions for their accomplishments in the area of tobacco control. Lyonpo Tandin Wangchuk, Minister of Health and the Chairperson of …

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MoEA to look into safety and quantity of LPG cylinders

Photo: The above is a leaking cylinder while the one below finished in two weeks

The Minister for Economic Affairs Lyonpo Lekey Dorji announced that the Department of Trade, Office of Consumer Protection, and the Regional Trade and Industry would investigate LPG Gas Cylinders. The Minister said that the Prime Minister Lyonchhen Dasho Tshering Tobgay had himself called the minister on Thursday and instructed for …

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Dasho Neten joins BKP as President


The rumors had been flying thick and fast in the last few months, but it got finally confirmed on Friday when Dasho Neten Zangmo, the former Chairperson of the Anti Corruption Commission, joined the Bhutan Kuen-Nyam Party (BKP) on Friday. The ceremony occurred below a mango tree planted by the …

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