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The well being of troops and their families

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“I pledge today that I will look after your wellbeing more than my own children for all time to come,” His Majesty the King said during the Army Raising Day on April 24, 2009 in Wangduephodrang. King’s day and Camp Raven are among the various initiatives under royal command for …

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DeSuung: Guardians of Peace

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Of many initiatives by His Majesty the King is the DeSuung, which directly translates to Guardians of Peace. The orange uniforms of the DeSuung have become synonymous with solidarity and assistance. In the past five years, 2,516 volunteers have been trained under the DeSuung programme and the 22nd batch is …

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PM awarded prestigious German Sustainability Award

Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay was awarded the prestigious German Sustainability Award (GSA) for 2016 for his outstanding contributions in promoting sustainability at an event organized by the German Sustainability Award Foundation in Dusseldorf, Germany on 25th November 2016. The other honorary laureates for GSA 2016 include UN Secretary General Mr. Bank …

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Road quality and safety raised in NA

A number of questions on road construction, blacktopping and widening works were raised yesterday during the National Assembly’s question hour session. Tading-Dophuchen MP Tek Bahadur Subba questioned the minister for works and housing, Lyonpo Dorji Choden, on the how the government considered effectively using the limited dry seasonal months in …

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Police make numerous drug arrests in three cases

After a tip off received by the Jomotshangkha police, a search warrant was served to enter the house of a 43-year- old man from Lauri, Samdrupjongkhar on November 14. Upon searching the house, the police found 27 kgs of dried marijuana, packed in one and half sacks. The suspect has …

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That Nu 1 that E-loaders should get back

Unless you have a postpaid number, a visit to the eload shop has become an integral part of life and unless you are from the 80s you need data renewal for the internet. Eload is environmentally friendly and cheaper but most subscribers fail to take advantage of that last bit …

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Defamation suit to enter evidence phase

The last rebuttal hearing of Ap Sonam Phuntsho’s defamation suit against former BBS anchor Namgay Zam and Dr. Shacha was heard on Wednesday by the Chief Judge of Thimphu District Court with yet another full room that has become the trademark of this case from its outset. The defendants submitted …

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Seven gewogs in Dagana without GAO

Seven of the 14 gewogs in the central district of Dagana are without a gewog administrative officer (GAO) of which four gewogs have been without one since last year. The post of GAOs, filled by university graduates, were created in the 10th Plan to strengthen capacity of the local government …

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Dealing with rising youth delinquents at the border

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Lack of parental care and guidance and the easily availability of banned substances and other drugs from across the border are the some of the key reasons why youth come into conflict with law in Phuentsholing, which shares borders with the Indian state of West Bengal, say some residents interviewed …

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