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Talks on completing 11th plan and help for 12th plan

A release from the Foreign Ministry said the Sixth Bhutan-India Development Cooperation Talks was held on 10th November 2017 in New Delhi, India. The Bhutanese delegation was led by Foreign Secretary, Mr. Sonam Tshong, and the Indian delegation was led by Mr. Vijay Gokhale, Secretary (Economic Relations), Ministry of External …

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Meet ‘Namdu’ Dorji from Laya


Meet a healthy and hale 2 year-old ‘Namdu’ (helicopter or plane) Dorji, who was born overdue after 10 months and 6 days at the JDWNRH after being medically airlifted from Laya on November 2015. Namdu Dorji’s mother, Kinley Wangmo who was into her second pregnancy and 30 years old then, …

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Non-motorized transport to decongest traffic

The Road Safety & Transport Authority (RSTA), with support from Thimphu Thromde, is working towards improving and upgrading non-motorised transport (NMT) and public transport to tackle growing traffic congestion in the main urban centres of the country. According to RSTA the main streets of Thimphu that is Norzin Lam and …

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RSTA recommends tougher measures

In the first six months of this year there were 1,351 cases of unlicensed driving and 1,101 cases of driving under the influence (DUI) as part of traffic violations reported by the traffic police according to the Annual Road Safety Report 2016-17. Therefore, more vigorous field inspection and increased fines …

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Dhar granted to four new Drangpons


His Majesty The King granted dhar to four new dzongkhag Drangpons on 12 October 2017 in the Tashichhodzong. Gelephu Dungkhag Drangpon Karma Dorji is appointed as the drangpon of Tsirang Dzongkhag. Drangpon Ramjam Pema Choden of Thimphu Public Notary Office is appointed as the drangpon of Thimphu Commercial Bench. Phuentsholing …

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