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RBP mid-term review highlights need for Forensic Lab

The Royal Bhutan Police presentation on the mid-term review, showed many achievements in various fields of work such as construction and renovation of structures, capacity development and major capital investments. The RBP requested the Prime Minister for the need of a Forensic Lab in the country, for which Prime Minister …

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Access is the problem for water abundant Bhutan

For a country that has not faced any critical water shortage, the idea of water scarcity appears to be abstract. But according to the specialists and consultants involved in drafting the Integrated Water Resources Management Plan (IWRMP) for the last 18 months have different things to say. As per the …

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Regulations for street peddlers

While the government has allowed street vendors to ply their trade again it comes with conditions. The cabinet has identified the need to bring up a structured regulation for the vendors who sell fast foods in the street. While not allowing such practices could have been the solution but recognizing …

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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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