Headline Stories

HM grants land Kidu in Wangduephodrang

People in Wangduephodrang won’t have to travel all the way to the Capital anymore, to appeal for land kidu. On Thursday His Majesty the king granted land kidu to individuals for 8211 land cases amounting to 1989 acres. It included 5,077 cases of excess land which accounted to 782.5 acres …

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Admissions will be barred for students with criminal records

The Royal Bhutan Police (RBP) has developed a youth-crime history database which records and shares information with core stakeholders. The RBP endorsed specific guidelines for implementation of the Youth Delinquent Monitoring System (YDMS) and information sharing with the stakeholders. The core stakeholders include the RBP, education ministry, Royal University of …

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Overdue Draft RTI Bill opens for public feedback

It’s almost a week since the government’s draft Right to Information (RTI) Bill has been made accessible to the public for the first time. While there are people who applaud the comprehensive draft, there are also those who have their reservations. Also most people including Parliamentarians are still not aware …

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Possible Chikungunya outbreak in the south

With four cases clinically confirmed in Samtse and seven likely cases in Gomtu it looks like Bhutan is braced for an outbreak of an altogether new-kind. The four cases were reported to Samtse hospital on 17 July symptomatic of the Chikungunya disease. Chikungunya meaning ‘mosquito-borne disease,’ is a rare form …

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A crumbling system

Bhutan celebrated 100 glorious years of education in the ‘Sherig Century,’ but intricacies up-close-and-personal will perhaps reveal that ‘hundred’, bygone in years and not really in strict-terms of quality development. A report study conducted by iDiscoveri and the Royal Education Council reveals contents that leave the system in want for …

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Credit Crunch pushes construction industry to the brink

An already visible impact is delayed government projects and incomplete buildings With Bhutan now in its fourth month of a severe credit crunch since April 2012, when banks stopped giving loans many construction companies faces serious financial difficulty. As a result some construction companies say they may even have to …

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