Damchoe Pem

Ropeway for Phajoding monastery renovation

A ropeway will transfer construction materials to the Phajoding monastery conservation project site. The ropeway cable, around 5 kms, will be installed at an estimated budget of less than one third of the total budget of Nu 200 mn set aside in the 11th five year plan for the renovation …

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Get walking for essential drugs and vaccines

The Annual Health Walk 2015 will be historical and significant as the government is formally launching the “Financing of Essential Drugs & Vaccines” through Bhutan Health Trust Fund (BHTF). The launch is a special tribute to His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo, Jigme Singye Wangchuck, on His Majesty’s 60th Birth Anniversary. …

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National team gets an interim coach in Pema

The Bhutan Football Federation (BFF) has replaced the national football team coach Norio Tsukitate, with a new head coach Pema. Tshering Chophel will be the assistant coach. This was after the Norio walked out in the second half of the Bhutan-Maldives game after an argument with the team manager. The …

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Thimphu police arrests four people for drug possession

Royal Bhutan Police (RBP) has arrested four people including one woman in connection with drug possession in September. All the four arrested are their mid 20s. In total, Thimphu police has seized 2880 Sulphadoxine-Pyrimethamine (SP) capsules from the woman from her house on September 19. According to RBP, from the …

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Increasing number of men seek RENEW’s help

Respect Educate Nurture Empower Women (RENEW) receives as many as 17 cases on an average in a week. One would expect them all to be the familiar tales of husbands abusing their wives or young women getting abused but there are an increasing number of abused men also coming forward. …

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Various issues and challenges brought up MoAF in MTR

Ministry of Agriculture and Forests (MoAF) presented its achievements made in less than two years at the 11th Five-Year Plan (FYP) Mid-Term Review (MTR) meeting. Out of 73 development goals, the ministry has achieved 9 development goals so far. 53 of the goals are on track and 12 are at …

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Guaranteed Employment Program going strong but can improve

Though the Guaranteed Employment Program (GEP) by the Ministry of Labour and Human Resources (MoLHR) is considered to be a successful one, however, employers and employees are raising concerns on it, and it is mainly related to salary scale and job relevancy. As of now, the ministry has received 3 …

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Internet bandwidth to be increased soon in all 20 Dzongkhags

Ministry of Information and Communications (MoIC) stated that it will take measures to increase the internet bandwidth in the dzongkhags. As of now, each dzongkhag has a bandwidth of 12mbps. Information and Communications Minister, DN Dhungyel, said, “Those dzongkhags with high population like, Trashigang, Mongar and Samtse will have to …

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CID processing made more flexible for citizens

People from other dzongkhags need not have to come to Thimphu to renew their citizenship identity (CID) cards anymore. Instead, they can now renew the CID from their own dzongkhags. According to an official from Department of Civil Registration and Census (DCRC), Ministry of Home and Cultural Affairs (MoHCA), the …

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