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India conveys full support for Bhutan’s development

New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has conveyed to Bhutan’s King His Majesty Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck India’s full commitment and support to the Himalayan kingdom’s socio-economic development and also for development of its hydropower resources. The meeting was held in a very warm and friendly atmosphere, reflecting the spirit …

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BDBL launches ATM services and celebrates 25 years

To further enhance the banking services the Bhutan Development Bank Limited (BDBL) launched its first Automated Teller Machine (ATM) in four Dzongkhags in the capital on 14th December 2013. The ATM services are available in Paro, Wangduephodrang and Phuentsholing with two outlets in Thimphu. This year the bank also celebrated …

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JYT steps down

The Opposition Leader has been elected as the new DPT president Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) president Jigmi Y Thinley on Tuesday made way for Opposition Leader (OL) Dr Pema Gyamtsho to fill in his position. Having served for six years with his party, former Prime Minister Jigmi Y Thinley officially …

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A traditional tooth healer

Aum Pedon, a 65-year-old woman from Punakha is a natural dentist in her own ways. Popularly known as the ‘toothache healer’, she is known to fix the most excruciating pain cause by a toothache, the traditional way. Many people suffering from toothache, one of the most painful health problems experienced …

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GNH advocacy in the remote east

Gross National Happiness (GNH), the most talked about subject is also least known to many in the remote pockets of the country. 22 peer coordinators under Nazhoen Yarab, an organization under Yarab Communication which deals with youth-related issues has started a project on education and advocacy on GNH in far …

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Rapist sentenced to 9 years of imprisonment

The Wangduephodrang Dzongkhag Court, last week, pronounced its verdict on Dorji Gyeltshen who was alleged of sexually abusing a 15-year-old girl on the night of June 26. The court found him guilty of the offence and was slapped a prison term of nine years. In the verdict, passed on November …

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ECB begins its ‘Learning from Experience’ Programme

The Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB) has embarked on the post-parliamentary elections review process which is being undertaken in the form of the Learning from Experience Programme (LEP) for the second parliamentary elections. This process follows the completion of the conduct of the elections, the preparations for which began as …

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