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Stolen cow slaughtered and sold to meat vendor

Paro police have detained two men in connection with the theft of a cow, slaughtering it and selling it to a meat vendor in the capital on 9 October. The two suspects were arrested the next day from the capital with the help of the photographs which was taken by …

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The first TVET Graduates convocation

In a first ever of its type for Technical Vocation and Education Graduates (TVET), more than 1300 graduates from six Technical Training Institute (TTI) and two Institute of Zorig chusums (IZC) will gather for their convocation. The convocation will be held similar to University graduates’ convocations. The three day event …

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Preparing for the great flood

The Punakha-Wangdi valley will soon see early warning sirens going off and all resident of the twin valleys running to designated higher ground for their dear life. However, this will be a mock drill as part of Bhutan’s largest disaster management program conducted by the Department of Disaster Management to …

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A second BMF training workshop for the Bhutanese Media

In the month of July and august Bhutan Media Foundation conducted workshops to train editors, journalist, circulation and marketing in English as well as Dzongkha. This time it will conduct ten different trainings for the Bhutanese media during the month of October and November, 2012. The two month training duration …

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A robust new Companies Act to replace the old one

The Companies Act of 2000 will be repealed and the 2013 version of it will have simpler, clearer provisions, and faster procedures. Various company secretaries and representatives in the western region attended the first consultative meeting, hosted by the Department of Industries to deliberate on the new draft bill, yesterday …

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New highway route brings smiles to Lhamoizingkha residents

A new passage to Lhamoizingkha under construction will bring the regions of the dungkhag closer and also end the isolation of the place from the rest of the country. With the upcoming Manitar-Raidak highway project the 121 km distance between Lhamoizingkha and Phuentsholing will be reduced to 58 kms but …

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Internship guideline launched for medical students

The health minister’s proposal to initiate an internship program in Bhutan for the medical students was rejected by some of the Bhutanese MBBS students in Sri Lanka in 2009. The Health Minister mentioned this during the launch of internship guideline and Bhutan Medical & Health Council website. In February 2009 …

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GNH, American Dream and Real Life Part-2

2. On Dr David’s proposal: be self-sufficient and produce internal products for internal market. It’s true that there are not many high quality goods made in Bhutan, but it’s also true for Europe and the US where most products, including iPhones, are made in China, Mexico, or other countries. Not …

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Missing man found dead

The body of a man, who went missing since 27 September, was found by the Police search team and relatives at the base of a cliff in the capital from where he is suspected to have fallen. His body was discovered on 30 September. The deceased Tandin Tshering, 57 a …

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