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DNT says no trust between the govt and bureaucracy

A release issued by Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) said that the party has been patiently and closely following the recent case of surrendering of the three Secretaries to the RCSC by the Government. It says that listening to views and concerns of the people from all walks of life; the party …

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Stalled Nganglam township now back on track

During the 14th Meet-the-Press session held yesterday, the Minister, Ministry of Works and Human Settlement (MoWHS), Dorji Choden, said the Nganglam township development was stalled for quite a while because of problems with the biological corridor, measuring 750 meters, that stretches to the international borders with India. Lyonpo Dorji Choden …

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Border security tightened

The border security has been tightened due to the increasing case of abductions along the border areas. The recent abduction of a 14-year-old student, and the two drivers who have still not come home for the last four months, has caused fears along the border areas. During the 14th Meet-the-Press …

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GNH in Nagaland and Assam  

Dasho Karma Ura the head of Center for Bhutan Studies talked about GNH in his recent visit to Assam and Nagaland. This interview given on 14th December 2014 in the Nagaland Post presenting a simplified version of GNH has been reproduced here with his assent   Nagaland Post (NP): Can you …

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PM meets World Bank’s Chief Economist

Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay was called on by Mr. Kaushik Basu, Chief Economist at the World Bank at the Gyalyong Tshogkhang this afternoon. Extending a warm welcome to Mr. Basu and his delegation, Lyonchhen thanked him for visiting Bhutan and said that he was delighted to receive them today. Speaking on …

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State of the environment and nature conservation in Bhutan

The government’s initiative towards lifting poverty, promoting socio-economic development and improving the living standards of the people is likely to increase the pressure on the environment. According to The State of the Nation report, the impact on the environment is evident by the growing human-wildlife conflict due to anthropogenic pressure …

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Black topping of Gewog roads will begin from next month

MP of Khar-Yurung Constituency, Zangley Dukpa questioned Minister for Ministry of Work and Human settlement (MoWHS) Lyonpo Dorji Choden regarding the government pledge of connecting every gewog center by black-topped motor roads in order to empower the local gewogs. He said the opposition would like to know the status of …

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A lhakhang without a roof in Paro

Tshendu Goenpa lhakhang in Nagya Gewog has no protection from the heavy monsoon rain downpour it has no roof. The floors have the lhakhang are flooded from the recent rainfall. A source said the roof of the lhakhang was blown off a month ago due to a windstorm. Nothing has …

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