Home Ministry working on safety rules for archery ranges

In response to a question at the monthly ‘Meet the Press,’ the Home Minister, Lyonpo Damcho Dorji said that his ministry is working on some safety guidelines and rules for archery ranges. The Prime Minister, Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay said that while archery was a national sport and in the ‘DNA’ …

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Status on issuing diplomatic passports

The Foreign Minister, Rinzin Dorje, has asserted that the Passport Manual 2006 would be looked into closely to determine the effect of issuing too many diplomatic passports. This comes after concerns were raised on the increasing number of diplomatic passport holders in the country and the high chances of misuse …

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Thimphu to have multi-storey car parking buildings


Finding a parking space for your car in Thimphu is not easy, especially in the core town areas. It is stressful to have to drive round and round until you can finally squeeze into a designated parking space, and by the time, you are sapped out of your energy to …

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Footballers worried about dodging arrows at Changlimithang


Many of the football and futsal players at Changlimithang stadium said that playing football is not safe when archery matches are taking place only a metre away. The danger surrounding archery, the national game, is a cause of concern for many sports players, enthusiasts and spectators alike. Even the residents …

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Supreme Court Judge Honoured by Law College in Delhi

Supreme Court Judge, Justice Rinzin Penjor of the Maja (Peacock) bench was honoured by the Campus Law Center in Delhi University with the Distinguished Alumnus award on 12th August. The function was attended by the Bhutanese Ambassador in Delhi V. Namgyal, professors, students and dignitaries from other Universities. Campus Law …

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Trashigang police nabs woman for abandoning her newborn child

A woman was arrested by the police in Trashigang yesterday morning in connection to the abandonment of her newborn baby boy near Trashigang town.  It is reported that the woman has confessed to the crime. The newborn was found abandoned in a bush, few metres away from Trashigang town towards the …

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Electric Vehicles are the future of transport in Bhutan: PM

During the Meet-the- Press session held yesterday, the Prime Minister said the electric vehicles (EVs) are the future of transportation in Bhutan. He said even leading experts around the world share the same conviction. “We have a wonderful opportunity to use cheap, renewable resources that we produce in Bhutan by …

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PM unconvinced about the power tariff cry from industries

Druk Iron and Steel Private Limited and Bhutan Steel Industries Limited have been shut since January this year. In a letter written to the Association of Bhutan Industries (ABI) they claimed this was due to the unavailability of business due to the increase in power tariff. The Prime Minister Lyonchhen …

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