DEMOCRACY IN ACTION

Govt turns down Chamkarchu petition

The Prime Minister during the meet the press yesterday announced that the government would not be accepting the Chamkarchu petition but would go ahead with the project. “The petition is almost 10 years too late as the agreement was signed between the two governments in 2006 and a protocol to …

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Road safety Apps for Commuters

The Government to Citizen Office (G2C) yesterday formally handed over the operation of the Road Safety Apps to the Departments of Roads, Ministry of Works and Human Settlement. The key features of the apps include, receiving alerts on the roadblock, accident, road maintenance and border road closures. Further the public …

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Home Minister: Focus on crime and security

In light of increasing youth crime in country and border crimes, Home Minister, Lyonpo Dawa Gyeltshen, shared some of his concerns on the issues. Lyonpo said that though the government is in full swing to cut down the youth crime rate and border kidnapping, it is also the responsibility of …

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Schools dance to the tune of local cable channels

You may have switched on a local cable channel to see young students dancing away at school concerts to western, bollywood, regional and traditional songs. However, while the shows are popular among both the youth and elderly there are ethical questions emerging on exposing youth to such a wide audience …

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2,730 graduates in 2015 NGOP

The 2015 National Graduates Orientation Program (NGOP) will see 2,730 graduates participating compared to the 2,308 last year. There will be 1,408 males and 1,322 females from 13 countries and around 177 different courses. The NGOP this year shows the ever growing numbers of graduates who will be looking for …

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We always wanted to come to Bhutan

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Rocky and Mayur in conversation with Rachana Sharma.  Foodies and best friends Rocky Singh and Mayur Sharma brought a healthy appetite and a large serving of irreverence to food journalism in their showHighway on My Plate but their next journey to Bhutan might not just be about a Lit Fest …

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Three new gates under construction in Thimphu

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Three gates are presently under construction in Thimphu supervised by the Chardi Committee. The main purpose for the construction of these gates are to commemorate the 60th Birth Anniversary of His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo. The gates will have unique and traditional designs with many religious features. Out of …

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