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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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Her Majesty graces ECB salang tendrel

Her Majesty Gyaltsuen Jetsun Pema graced the salang tendrel for the Democracy house, Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB) head office building in Kawa Jangsa on Janauary 22. His Holiness Gyalse Trulku Rinpoche presided over the prayer ceremony. The plans on the project were delayed since 2011 due to budget constraint …

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The Status of Children below Three in Bhutan- Part 1

“Children are more than the object of their parents’ attention and love; they are also a biological and social necessity. The human species perpetuates itself through children; cultural, religious and national groups transmit their values and traditions through children; families maintain their lineage through children; and individuals pass on their …

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Zhemgang locals strongly vouch for helicopters

People in the dzongkhag shared a tragic, and yet a success story to support their stand on it People of Bardo-Trong constituency who had gathered at the RNR hall on Sunday to listen to the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) president opined that an emergency ambulance helicopter will be of colossal …

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Altitude sickness causes death of a forester

The unexpected death of a young forester due to the altitude sickness during cordyceps patrolling on Monday serves as a stark reminder to others that are engaged in similar patrolling duties and cordyceps collections activities, of the lack of required equipment in averting such incident in the future. A forester …

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‘Who is the fiercest party,’ is the name of the game

The events showcased in the parties campaigning up until now, in the 2013 elections has been characterized by much drama and explosion of emotions between party candidates and their respective ‘fearless leaders.’ From what was witnessed thus far, the candidates have, instead of making promises and pledges, continued to use …

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Bhutanese politics threads a dirty path

If people thought politics has left behind a bad impression in the villages and communities before, this year the situation has only worsened in certain communities. Graciously enough, there are a few villages where political infestation has not stirred any communal disharmony. From what can be deduced from transpirations happening …

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