JICA donates four patrol cars to RBP


Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) donated four community patrol police cars yesterday to the Royal Bhutan Police. The handing taking over ceremony and inauguration of the patrol cars took place yesterday morning in the presence of Minister of Education, Lyonpo Norbu Wangchuk, Ambassador Kenji Hiramatsu of Japan in New Delhi, …

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Global Fund renews support for health

Global Fund has agreed to continue funding support in Bhutan for another 10 years for Malaria, HIV AIDS and Tuberculosis according to health officials. Global fund has supported Bhutan since 2005 and has so far disbursed US$ 14.30 million for the three programmes. Of the total US$ 4.46 million was …

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18 year old stabbed

Thimphu police rounded up six youths on 13 December in connection with the stabbing of an 18 year old student and head and eye injury to two other students. At around 10:30 pm on 12 December, Thimphu city police received a call from Babesa that a group of students, friends, …

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The Midas Touch


Prayer! On the peaceful completion of the Glorious Ten Years of His Majesty’s Extraordinary Reign on the Palden Druki Serthri I take the honour to offer my gratitude to The Unprecedented one and Salute: “Hail to The Beloved Majesty! Long Live The King. Palden Drukpa be Forever Glorious!!! Bhutan marched …

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RIGSS: Pursuing Excellence in Governance and Leadership


“What we need is not a Leader to lead the masses- we need Leadership of the Self” -Excerpt from His Majesty The King’s address at the Calcutta University Convocation, 5th October 2010. His Majesty, in most of his addresses to the people, attempts to hit the chord of leadership either …

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Land kidu and its significant impact on farming communities

A beautiful farm road twists into idyllic Khenadang village, where people from the most far flung corners of Pemagatshel have been resettled under His Majesty's People's Project

His Majesty’s compassion and kidu has brought comfort and happiness to the destitute and underprivileged through improved quality of health, welfare and education. Land kidu granted through the ongoing land reforms initiated by His Majesty in 2007 is helping to bridge economic disparity in rural Bhutan and create an equal …

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Frequent use of chopper by Ministers, Prime Minister, questioned

Govt outlines its use in medical emergencies and servicing remote areas While acknowledging the helicopter services has helped people the Panbang MP, Dorji Wangdi, quesioned its frequent use by cabinet ministers in the name of emergency visits by paying huge sums of money. Naming cabinet ministers who used the chopper …

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Education Minister and OL clash over the economy

The question was on employment but the Education Minister and the Opposition Leader clashed over the economy during the discussion The Education Minister Lyonpo Norbu Wangchuk during question and answer session in the National Assembly said that, the Opposition in one way or the other way is criticizing the current …

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