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Damchu-Chukha bypass by June 2018

After missing numerous deadlines for completion the Minister for Works and Human Settlement Lyonpo Dorji Wangdi said she had been assured by project DANTAK that the bypass would be completed by June 2018. She said currently the formation cutting was done but the ‘full formation cutting’ had to be done …

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BLDCL to reduce livestock import

To accelerate the production of agriculture and livestock, the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests (MoAF) launched the Bhutan Livestock Development Corporation Limited (BLDCL) on the 3rd of August 2, 2017 as the first State Owned livestock corporation of Bhutan under the initiative of the Ministry. The Agriculture Minister said that …

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400 to 500 possible sex workers in Bhutan

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Commercial sex is illegal in Bhutan. But there are many who do the business undercover. The executive director of Lhaksam, Wangda Dorji, said that the definition of sex worker in the country is all mixed and so it does not have a proper definition. He said, as per a presentation …

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Man arrested following rape complaint by a minor

A 33-year-old man from Mongar was arrested by Thimphu police on 22 July following a complaint by 16 year old school girl a day earlier. The man owns a private business while the girl is a class X student who was temporarily working in a hotel during her summer vacation. …

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Thromde appoints waste inspectors

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The Thimphu Thromde has appointed eight waste inspectors who will patrol the city on their mountain bikes and penalize defaulters breaking city rules. The uniformed inspectors will waste patrol South, North and Central Thimphu on a shift system and keep a close eye on illegal hawkers and dumping of garbage. …

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Study to determine dwindling house crow population

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The Nature Conservation Division (NCD) in collaboration with the Ugyen Wangchuck Institute for Conservation and Environmental Research (UWICER) has initiated a count of the house crow population in Thimphu city area, whose population has visibly declined in recent years say bird specialists. “Even without any formal study we have noticed …

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LGBT community still faces stigma, stereotypes

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While there is more awareness and acceptance about the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community with supportive public voices and a sympathetic press, members say they still face prejudice and discrimination. Pema, a gay, who works with Health Information Service Center, said the issue of acceptance and fear of …

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NGOP from 12th to 19th August

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The Ministry of Labour and Human Resources has said that that the National Graduates Orientation Program (NGOP) 2017 is scheduled from 12th – 19th August, 2017 in Thimphu. The participation in NGOP is voluntary and therefore only interested graduates may register online with the MoLHR from 11th – 25th July, 2017. The NGOP is not for in-service …

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