DEMOCRACY IN ACTION

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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Where the RCSC selected graduates will go

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Tshering Delma/ Thimphu A total of 489 graduates of the 2,487 who appeared the civil service common examination, the results of which were recently declared, will be absorbed into various government agencies. The education ministry will absorb the highest number with 398 graduates (119 PGDE and 279 B.Ed), followed by …

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BTI launches Bhutan Corruption Barometer Report for 2016

Favoritism and nepotism in recruitment processes, promotion and transfer of employees, and deliberate delay in making decisions with corrupt motives were found to be the most prevalent forms of corruption according to the Bhutan Corruption Barometer report for 2016. The report also says that citizens having paid bribes to officials.  …

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His Majesty grants Land Kidu in Thimphu

Coinciding with the auspicious Anniversary of the 10th year of His Majesty’s Reign, His Majesty The King granted land kidu to 2,703 beneficiaries from 8 gewogs under Thimphu Dzongkhag at the Simtokha Dzong on 9th December 2016. The recipients, residing in the rural parts of Thimphu, received a total of …

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Annual Kidu Mobile Medical Unit in Bodhgaya

Upon the Royal Command of His Majesty The King, His Majesty’s Kidu Mobile Medical Unit will set up a medical camp to treat Bhutanese pilgrims in Bodhgaya. The medical camp will be operational during the peak months when Bhutanese travel to Bodhgaya, and will be set up annually henceforth, so …

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