Two men arrested

Two men aged 25 and 45 are being held for further investigation by the Thimphu police after they were caught with a stash of prescription drugs. The men were arrested on the afternoon of February 7 by a Thimphu police crack down team. Police seized from them 3 bottles of Corex …

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Melbourne case a matter of great shame: Prime Minister

During the 29th Meet the Press session yesterday in Thimphu, Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay minced no words saying the invasion of privacy of two Bhutanese women in Melbourne who were allegedly filmed by their housemate while taking shower was a matter of great shame. “The police in Melbourne are prosecuting …

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No 20% women’s quota due to NCWC’s rejection

The government’s pledge to provide a 20 percent quota for women in politics in Parlaiment , given their dismal representation at the moment, is not viable according to key stakeholders, the country’s only woman minister Dorji Choden said  at the monthly meet the press. “The women quota is an important …

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Gewog offices hampered by poor internet connectivity

Poor Internet connectivity is proving to be a major obstacle in getting work done in the gewog offices of far-flung locations such as Laya and Merak. Laya Gup Lhakpa Tshering said that they face lots of difficulty in transferring official documents because of poor Internet connection. “So we have to …

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Empty houses increasing in Dagana

A total of 65 houses in Tashiding gewog in Dagana are empty, a 21 percent increase over the previous decade. Of the 358 households in Tashiding Gewog 65 are empty households. Tashiding Mangmi, Rajman Blon said, “Behind the increase in empty houses is the graying of the village population and …

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Mid Year Review of APA 2016-2017 held


Targets ‘at risk’ of not being achieved were the focus of discussions during the mid year review of the annual performance agreements (APA) for 2016-17 signed between the 10 government ministries and seven autonomous agencies and the prime minister. While targets on the ‘Achieved and On track’ checklist were acknowledged …

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