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Increasing rents cause housing woes

An increasing population in the urban areas has now become a major housing setback for those who wish to settle and to those already rooted in the town areas. As people look for houses, the rents seem to be on the rise. As per the Tenancy Act of Bhutan, it …

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Winter basketball championship in Phuentsholing see 16 teams

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Four women’s teams and twelve men’s teams from Paro, Gelephu, Thimphu, Phuentsholing and a women’s team from Sikkim, Phoenix, are taking part in the Winter Basketball Championship in Phuentsholing. The men’s team are divided in Pool A: Puenchas, Cousins, Garudas, Unameus, Tie Breakers and Mazakos, and Pool B: AWPL, Slow …

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48 hour Blackout period for candidates from Saturday

The blackout period calls for campaigning restriction on all candidates contesting for any kind of Thromde posts. The blackout period will begin from 8 am Saturday or 48 hours ahead of the poll day in the thromdes in Gelephu, Phuentsholing and Thimphu. January 25 will be declared as public holiday …

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Youth oriented winter coaching camps in Phuntsholing

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The Phuntsholing Sports Association (PSA) office in collaboration with Bhutan Olympic Committee (BOC) has organised a youth oriented winter coaching camp cum tournament for under sixteen boys and girls which includes games like football, lawn tennis, table tennis, badminton and basketball. The camp started from 20th of December 2015 and …

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Education heads meet to work on education reforms

Bhutan Education Blueprint 2014-2024, highlights a speech by His Majesty the King on the importance of education, “…Education is empowering- it’s a social equalizer and facilitates self-discovery, which leads to realizing one’s full potential. Good education gives a child a fair shot at success and ensures that a person’s achievement …

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Storm warning for north and west Bhutan

A weather forecast from the Department of Hydromet Services has predicted severe weather of strong, gusty winds of more than 30 metres per second, over the northern and some northwestern parts of Bhutan from Saturday night to Sunday morning with the possibility of light rainfall or snow over western, central …

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House razed to the ground

On 5 January 2016, a semi permanent house was razed to ground at around 7.30 om at Sherubling Higher Secondary School, Trongsa. The house was occupied by Sonam Gyeltshen, a teacher in Sherubling Primary school and during the time of incident the house was empty and so there was no …

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BNCA to conduct surprise checks nationwide

Bhutan Narcotics Control Agency (BNCA) has been conducting surprise tobacco inspection checks in other dzongkhags after it started the checks in Thimphu. The aim of the inspection is to make people aware of the Tobacco Control Act. BNCA along with its stakeholders conducted surprise tobacco inspections from December 25- 30 …

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Advertisement policy stuck due to delayed circulation audit

The advertisement policy and guidelines based on paper circulation audit conducted in 2014 has been discussed in two consecutive meetings within ministries, the cabinet and the media houses. MoIC Minister DN Dhungyel said that only five media houses participated in the audit in 2014, and therefore, the process could not …

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