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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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Phobjikha’s power woes

The residents in Phobjikha are dealing with the frequent and prolonged power outages and its consequent disruption in the gewog. The people, who now increasingly electricity dependent since connection in 2011, are frustrated with the erratic power supply. “The blackout often lasts upto and over a week, and it severely …

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Prime focus of MoLHR’s master plan on private sector

The 11th Five Year Human Resource Development (FYP HRD) master plan of the Ministry of Labour and Human Resources (MoLHR) mainly focuses on private sector development as it is considered the impetus for growth. The government has increased attention on developing the sector for employment generation as well as sustainable …

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A.M. Best assigns ratings to RICBL

The Royal Insurance Corporation of Bhutan Limited (RICBL), the oldest and largest insurance company in Bhutan, was rated on its financial strength and an issuer credit rating by A.M. Best Asia-Pacific Limited which was announced at a conference held in the RICBL head office in the capital yesterday. RICBL was …

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