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Lyonchhen visits Wangdue Dzong

  Lyonchhen Jigmi Y. Thinley visited the remnants of the Wangduephodrang Dzong not only as the Prime Minister but also as a keen follower of architecture. The Prime Minister while committing once again to rebuild the Dzong also pointed out some architectural flaws and new improvements that can be made …

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City Cinema and Dee Pee Cinemax now in the capital

Given an option for a movie, the first choice for the urban elite is usually the more sophisticated ‘Trowa Theatre’ but now there are two more options with City Cinema and Dee Pee Cinemax opening in the City Mall from yesterday. Starting from today a film called ‘Sangha’ will be …

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PDP misses deadline, requests ECB for extension

Today is the last day for the two political parties to clear any outstanding debts with financial institutions or private companies. The deadline set by the Election Commission of Bhutan is today. The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has failed the deadline. The Opposition Leader, Tshering Tobgay confirmed “It’s unlikely that …

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Second tenure for the new foreign secretary

His Majesty the king appointed Yeshey Dorji who previously held the position of the permanent representative to the UN mission in Geneva   as the new foreign secretary in place of Daw Penjo on Thursday. He received the white scarf without fringes and patang from his majesty as ex-officio symbols of …

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Wait for party President puts DNT registration on hold

After its failure to woo potential women candidates the Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) has now settled for a male party president to lead the party. According to the party spokesperson the would-be president is an in-service ‘government servant’. “If possible we wanted to have a woman president but it did …

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To lend international standards and Legal basis for Nangdrig

Legal guidelines, proper procedures, code of ethics and legal basis need to be laid down for the age-old practice by local leaders to mediate disputes (Nangdrig) in Bhutan. A non-government body called the Bhutan Alternative Resolution Center will be established just for the purpose. The economic affairs minister, Khandu Wangchuk …

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Kidney infection outbreak in Buli school

Three cases of acute Glomerulonephritis were confirmed in Buli Middle Secondary School (BMSS) in Zhemgang. Glomerulonephritis is an inflammation of the Glomeruli or a bundle of tiny vessels inside the kidneys which help to filter waste products and excess water from the blood stream. Insect bites in the exposed part …

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Records to ashes

The Wangdue dzong fire left behind ashes of documents from numerous offices located inside the Dzong. Although much of it can be retrieved, officials say most important documents are lost forever. One of the sector head said the toughest job after the fire is for the finance and the engineering …

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Rebuilding Wangduephodrang Dzong the facebook way

By 5.45 pm yesterday, 24,654, members were registered as members in the Facebook page named ‘Citizens Initiative to rebuild Wangduephodrang Dzong’. This initiative received mass support from ordinary citizens after the devastating fire that burnt down Wangduephodrang Dzong on the 25th of June 2012. The Dzong had stood magnificently for …

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