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Two suspected serial rapists arrested

  A 23-year old and 24-year old, both ex-soldiers from Paro were arrested for aggravated sexual battery a few months ago in Thimphu. They are believed to have committed a series of rapes and burglaries. They would follow working women at night, grab them from behind and rob them of …

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Private sector hit hard with RMA’s credit crunch

In the aftermath of the Royal Monetary Authority’s (RMA) directive to stall all domestic loans, the majority of the businesses have been affected, and the ripples being felt by the construction industry and car dealers are the worst. The INR crunch makes it even worse. President of the Construction Association …

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Eight years and still waiting

Kanglung township planning has been in the offing for eight years now but it still has not seen the light of day and the community has no access to municipal services whatsoever. The residents are concerned if the town planning would actually come through although this has been discussed in …

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Consultative meeting held on civil service rules and regulations

Following the first annual human resource conference held by the Royal Civil Service Commission (RCSC) earlier this week, senior officials of the commission met with more than 170 civil servants of Thimphu dzongkhag yesterday. The day-long meeting saw the RCSC commissioners briefing the audience on Civil Service Act of Bhutan …

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Is Bhutan ready to say, ‘La! Aum Lyonchen?’

Is Bhutan ready for a woman Prime Minister? This remains a question as less than 14% of women represent Parliament, and with the first ever local government elections held in June, 2011, less than 5% of the newly elected local leaders are women. To encourage women in active participation in …

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