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Machiavelli was right

The shocking lesson isn’t that politics demands dirty hands, but that politicians shouldn’t care You remember the photograph: President Obama hunched in a corner of the Situation Room with his national-security staff, including Hillary Clinton with a hand over her mouth, watching the live feed from the compound in Pakistan …

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Engaging with the public

One of the many ways the government interacts with the general public is through its ‘Meet-the-People’ program initiated after it took up office in August. Meet-the-People program is a feedback and public grievance redressal system where the people can directly meet the Prime Minister and the Cabinet Ministers, without seeking …

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18th India House Golf Tournament concludes

His Royal Highness Dasho Jigyel Ugyen Wangchuck and Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay graced the prize distribution ceremony of the India House Golf tournament 2013 on November 10. The tournament was organized at the India House Golf Club, Thimphu, over a period of five days from November 5 to 9 to commemorate …

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Massive impact on paddy yield in Paro

The dzongkhag and gewog extension agents in Paro have conducted a preliminary survey required for damage assessment caused by the recent tropical cyclone Phailin on paddy harvest in Paro. The preliminary report found that approximately 65% of paddy production has been affected in nine gewogs except Naja. The preliminary report …

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Court grants bail to mother

A 30-year-old woman who was detained by the Royal Bhutan Police (RBP) in Wangdue Phodrang for accidently suffocating her two-week-old baby in her drunken state on August 18 has been granted bail by the Wangdue Phodrang District Court. The bail amount was paid by Sher Maya Gurung, 26, who took …

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Court sentences father to three years and three months

The father who was alleged of killing his new born baby on the night of March 14 in Sephu under Wangdue Phodrang has been slapped with a prison term of three years and three months by the Wangdue Phodrang Dzongkhag Court last week. The 25-year-old culprit was detained by the …

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“Training of Trainers”

To build in-house capacity as well as building a network of trained professionals to be able to deliver quality in country training a 10 day workshop on “Training of Trainers” was concluded successfully at Bhutan Media and Communications Institute (BMCI), capital on September 27. The training was conducted as an …

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PM meets the Japanese dignitaries

Lyonchhen meets the Japanese Ambassador

An eminent 10-member d elegation led by chairperson of Special Committee on Official Development Assistance (ODA) of the House of Councilors, H.E. Ms. Eriko Yamatani called on Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay at the Gyalyong Tshogkhang, Thursday. The delegation and Lyonchhen discussed on pertinent areas of development for extending Official Development …

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First re-insurance company launched Bhutan Lost

With the objective of making lives easier for Bhutanese and to contribute to the socio-economic development of the country in the face of Indian Rupee (INR) shortage, a re-insurance company “GIC-Bhutan Re Ltd”, with assistance from GIC (General Insurance Corporation), India was launched on September 5. The company will provide …

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