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4 arrested for possession of controlled substances

Thimphu police arrested four people, including a female,for possession of illegal controlled substancesin the first week of 2017. The arrested, in their 30s, are free lance guides while some operated businesses. On 1 January police arrested two men,of which one was carrying 38 capsules of SP. The other man was …

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EDP 2017 approved

The government has approved the Economic Development Policy (EDP) 2017. The EDP 2017 has a total of 252 policy provisions and provides the overall enabling environment to continue creating a transparent and conducive environment for business and investment in the Bhutanese economy. Several ‘game changers’ have been identified throughout the …

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Chamkhar’s Fiery Pattern


Yet again gutted, fires are occurring with an unpleasant regularity in Chamkhar town. The fourth, and latest, started at 8:40pm on Wednesday night and razed 23 shops in six houses to the ground in two hours. Aum Lemo was starting a khuley and ema datsi dinner when the power died. …

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Four new butterfly species discovered


Bhutan now has a total of 732 butterfly species with the discovery of four new species called Khaki Silverline in the Jigme Singye Wangchuck National Park. The four new species are Scobura isota -Khasi Forest Bob, Niphanda cymbia- Pointed Perrot, Horaga viola – Brown Onyx and Horaga syrinx- Ambon Onyx (Female) A team …

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The Rotary club of Bhutan

Rotary club of Thimphu was established on 24th April, 2012 to become part of the Rotary international community around the world. The establishment of the Rotary Club of Thimphu was sponsored by the government. Rotary clubs are operating in over 200 countries around the world. The Rotary Club of Thimphu …

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King Khesar is the People’s King


He is a King who finds pleasure in combing every part of the country to meet his people and hear their plights. He is a king who treasures the nation’s young people and finds time to share golden moments with young graduates entering the job market. He is a King …

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NC points out holes in the Public Procurement System

The National Council’s Good Governance committee presented a report on public procurement system based on findings, methodology and objectives recognizing the significance of ensuring good governance and integrity in public procurement. “Public procurement is a crucial pillar of service delivery for any government”, said the Chairperson of the committee Tempa …

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85 teachers on maternity leave but managing well

Member of Parliament of Kengkhar-Weringla, Rinzin Jamtsho, asked the education minister to update the House on the number of teachers that are on maternity leave. Lyonpo Norbu Wangchuk said that ever since the extension of maternity leave from three to six months, 193 teachers have received the extended maternity leave, …

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