Damchoe Pem

On movement, funerals and LPG

The government has expressed its thanks for the support and cooperation received from the people during the second lockdown. Although the lockdown brings much inconvenience to the people, however, the second lockdown is seen as a crucial measure to stop the outbreak of further community transmission. In order to address …

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RBP seizes 32 business licenses over 9 pm timing

Despite constant warnings and sensitization on shop closure by 9 pm, Thimphu police seized 22 business licenses belonging to bars, restaurants, grocery shops and snooker halls, within just a month’s time. Of the 22, one person is a repeat offender and all the license owners were released on bail by …

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CCPC (amendment) bill of Bhutan adopted

During the second session of the third parliament, the National Assembly (NA) deliberated on 9 sections which were then forwarded to National Council (NC). The NC than deliberated on 9 sections during the 24th session of the NC and forwarded 19 sections, including amendments and new recommendation to the NA …

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Housing damage in Trongsa linked to hydropower comes up in Parliament

Dragteng Langthil’s Member of Parliament (MP) Gyem Dorji during the Question Hour session in National Assembly shared that upon the unforeseen cracks and deformation on land and houses under Dragteng and Langthil Gewogs in Trongsa after the construction of hydropower tunnel, there were few recommendations made by expert team for …

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The reality of Teenage pregnancies in Bhutan

Impregnating a girl below 18 years of age will land a man in jail, the law is clear on that. However, it is not much of a deterrent as teenage pregnancy is prevalent. Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital (JDWNRH) has received 36 cases of teenage pregnancy in 2020. As …

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