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DCT President honored as Top Global Woman of 2013

The Druk Chirwang Tshogpa’s President, Lily Wangchhuk, the first Bhutanese woman to make it to the list of among 15 women across the globe was honored as Top Global Women of 2013 by Diplomatic Courier, a magazine on diplomacy and foreign policy based in the United States on International Women’s …

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An 18-year old succumbed to death

An 18-year old succumbed to injuries after he jumped from a truck, when one of the wheels of the truck nearly went off the road at Bjena Gewog in Wangduephodrang. The accident occurred when the truck attempted to give way to the vehicle coming from the opposite direction. The incident …

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Two chortens vandalized in two separate incidents

In two separate incidents, two chortens were vandalized in Bumthang and Paro. The suspects in both the cases are at large without any clue. Bumthang On 28 February, the Kadem chorten in Chhokor Gewog being vandalized was reported to Bumthang police station. Some unknown miscreants had dug the chorten and …

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Forest fire in Trashiyangtse and Zhemgang contained

A Forest fire that broke out in Trashiyangtse and Zhemgang was contained by Forestry officials with the help of the officials of Royal Bhutan Police (RBP)and Desuup residents. More than 160 people were engaged to suppress the fire which started from Tongshang gewog under Trashiyangtse on the afternoon of 8 …

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Taxis aid advocacy on Tobacco and Drugs

The latest in the advocacy programs of the Bhutan Narcotic Control Agency (BNCA) was a meeting with 200 taxi drivers in the capital city to sensitize them on the issue. The BNCA) previously conducted numerous advocacies on Tobacco Control Act in schools with teachers and students, with the Desuups and …

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BCCI organizes 3rd International Education Fair

The Bhutan Chamber of Commerce & Industry is organizing the 3rd Bhutan International Education Fair (BIEF) from 9-10 March 2013 at Changlimithang, Thimphu. SAPE Events & Media Pvt.Ltd. and AFAIRS Exhibition & Media Pvt.Ltd. from Kolkata are the event partners. This International Education fair is an annual event of the …

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Girl drowns in artificial lake

A 17-year old girl drowned to death at the artificial lake near the airport gate in Paro on the afternoon of 3 March. Sonam Choden, the deceased was out swimming with her friend also called Sonam Choden and of the same age. A prime witness of the incident Sonam Choden …

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School uses EVM to elect student representatives

With the growing popularity of Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) for elections, the teachers and students of Trashigang Middle Secondary school (MSS) in collaboration with the Dzongkhag Election Sector used an Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) on 25 February this year to elect school representatives. To begin the academic year the school …

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Nishioka Bridge to be completed by June

Nishioka Bridge the second longest bridge in the country being built in Panbang under Zhemgang Dzongkhag will be completed by June this year. The bridge was earlier slated for a December deadline last year. According to the Project Director under Department of Roads (DoR), , Pravat Rai the delay in …

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Questions over infrastructure projects

The National Assembly Question and Answer session saw some questions over the state of infrastructure in the country. MP Hemant Gurung during the Q and A session asked about progress on the Lhamoizingkha-Gesarling highway. In response, the works and human settlement minister Lyonpo Yeshey Zimba said that the delay in …

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