DEMOCRACY IN ACTION

Incident Command System for Natural Disasters

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An Incident Command System (ICS) is to be put in place during times of disaster. This was decided during the 4th Meeting of the National Disaster Management Authority last week under the Chairmanship of Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay. Discussion on post disaster management; National Disaster Management Strategies; and the need for helipad …

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Vocational camp for students

The Third Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Winter Camp themed “One Skill by One Youth is Zero Dependence (1+1=0)” began earlier last week in the Jigme Wangchuck Power Training Institute (JWPTI)-Dekiling, Sarpang. 117 (43 Female & 74 male) students who appeared for Class X examination in 2016 from 39 …

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2 girls arrested for larceny

Thimphu police arrested two underage girls on 24 December from Khasadrapchu in connection with larceny. Police received a complaint from an owner of a shop near the clock tower stating that a handbag containing Nu 90,000 and 435 US$ has been stolen in the morning of 23 December 2016. The …

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Heavy new penalties for littering and waste

Littering and illegal disposal of garbage will be levied heavy fines according to the amended Waste Prevention and Management Rules. This was done following the national cleaning campaign held on December 9 to commemorate a decade of His Majesty’s Reign. Agriculture and Forest minister Yeshey Dorji said such stern provisions …

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Party plans for New Year’s eve

New Year Eve is just around the corner and the capital is filled with vibrant aura of festivity. “What are you going to do this New Year Eve? Which club are you visiting? Please buy the tickets from me if you’re planning on clubbing! Oh! I have last year’s New …

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2nd Children’s parliament by ECB

The second session of the Bhutan Children’s Parliament will be held from January 3 – 6, 2017, at the Democracy House in Thimphu, which is the office of the Election Commission of Bhutan. The pre session orientation began on Monday for the 67 student members from all across the country, …

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