Second session of Bhutan Children’s Parliament concludes

The second session of the Bhutan Children’s Parliament (BCP) ended yesterday, in the presence of the Chief Election Commissioner and Election Commissioners with the offering of Zhabten to thier Majesties, the Fourth and Fifth King. The Chief Election Commissioner, Chogyal Dago Rigzin, expressed his appreciation and gratitude for the successful …

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His Majesty in Bumthang

His Majesty The King arrived in Bumthang on the morning of 29th December 2016 to visit Chamkhar town, where a fire that broke out on the 28th December night damaged 6 buildings.

His Majesty The King arrived in Bumthang on 29th December, to visit Chamkhar town, where a fire that broke out on 28th December night damaged 6 buildings. The buildings consisted of several homes and shops. DeSuups, and volunteers from the community, which included business owners, civil servants, and monks, assisted …

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RMA approves private money lending rules

Nu 500,000 amount restriction at maximum 15% per annum interest The Royal Monetary Authority (RMA) board on 29th December approved ‘The Private Money Lending Rules and Regulations 2016,’ which restricts private money lending to Nu 500,000 per person. The main objective is to regulate private money lending business and bring …

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Violent drunk dies after falling from a building

A 28 year old man from Changaykha gewong under Phuntsholing succumbed to multiple fractures on the head and knees. The incident took place on 29th of December. According to the report issued by Phuntsholing police, the informant who is an ex-army man and resides in the same building with the …

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A stitch in winter

The monsoon season is a nightmare for Thimphu residents but problem is especially bad for Norzin Lam. The problem lies in the inadequacy of the carrying capacity of the drainage system. In order to combat this problem, the Thromde has been carrying out drainage diversion works for the last two …

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Their Majesties arrive in Thimphu

23 December, 2016: His Majesty at one of the desilting chambers of the 720 MW Mangdechu Hydroelectric Project in Trongsa.

On the way back to Thimphu, the business community, and the Dzongkhag officials of Trongsa gathered at the town centre to offer farewell tshogchang to His Majesty The King and Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen this morning. Before meeting the people in Trongsa town, His Majesty visited the site where the …

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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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