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Misuse of social media for politics prohibited, ECB

The mass influence of social media accounted for and its powers taken into consideration, the Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB) has drafted the Social Media Policy 2012. This move has been undertaken to ensure proper usage of social media by the ECB, election officials, political parties, candidates, party supporters, and …

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Thimphu League kicks off tomorrow

The 12th Thimphu League 2012 will kick off from 2 pm tomorrow at the Royal Bhutan Police (RBP) grounds. A total of six Thimphu based clubs, Drukpol FC, Dzongric FC, Nangpa FC, Yeedzin, TU FC and Zimdra FC will be playing for the league title. Each team has 30 registered …

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Nishioka Bridge will be Bhutan’s second longest

After a year long delay the Nishoka Bridge in Panbang under Zhemgang Dzongkhag will be completed in December and it will be the second longest bridge in Bhutan. People in the region have for long grumbled with the bridge’s construction. The Gewog Gup Rinchen Wangdi said the Highway construction and …

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Guidelines in the making to streamline Timber marketing

The department of forests and park services (DoFPS) is in the process to develop a standard modality for timber marketing from all Community Forests (CF) in Bhutan. The Social Forestry Division (SFD) under the forest department over the years has conducted few workshops on Timber marketing guidelines for Community Forests …

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Craft bazaar, a burglary hotspot

Burglaries are at an all-time high in Thimphu, and the Bhutanese Authentic craft bazaar burglarized seven times seems to be a hotspot for the vandals. The Royal Bhutan Police (RBP) arrested a 31 year old man from Babtong, Khoma in Lhuentse on August 21 in connection with a burglary at …

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Rare butterfly rediscovered

The rare Bhutan Tree Brown butterfly was rediscovered in Bumdeling under Trashiyangtse Dzongkhag on 26 July. It is just after the rediscovery of Ludlow’s Bhutan Glory three years ago which later earned as the National Butterfly of Bhutan. The Bhutan Tree Brown butterfly was rediscovered by a team of researchers …

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Financial stability visits the political parties

The Political parties including the aspiring new ones have begun to find it difficult to sustain their institutions. “If there is no party funding by the Government, it’s so difficult for any political parties to sustain despite the differences in being ruling or any other aspiring political parties,” said Officiating …

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