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Non-admittance of two motions by Opposition party

The Deputy Speaker informed the House that the two motions submitted by the opposition party on up-gradation of Gyalposhing Higher Secondary School to a degree college and petition for re-deliberation on the Paro Dzongkhag Thromde were not admitted. He clarified that the resolutions on up-gradation of educational institutions in the …

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Inflow of drugs on the rise

With Royal Bhutan Police (RBP) arresting one or two persons in possession or abusing drugs every day, it is apparent that drug problems are becoming uncontrollable. According to records maintained with RBP, more than 600 people are arrested in a year for drug related cases. RBP has also seized huge …

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Street Vendors will not be permitted: RBP

Clubs and Drayangs to remain closed during celebrations for security reasons There are 43 people who make a living through street vending and hawking also called as the mobile business. However, given the issues raised around such businesses from legality to hygiene they will no longer be allowed to continue. …

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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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Elephants continue to discourage farming in Sipsu

Elephants roaming along the bordering areas of Sipsu are a major cause of concern for the farmers as it discourages farming. The human-wildlife conflict in Sipsu, especially with elephants, has been going on for many years. Farmers are forced to leave their farmlands to resettle elsewhere. Elephants cannot be killed …

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High demand and breakdowns push demand for Buses

Bhutan Post puts up proposal for 18 more buses Bhutan’s Post’s City bus services are facing a paradox of increasing demand and usage by commuters but also an unusually high number of breakdown of its mainly Chinese Golden buses which consist of the bulk of the City Bus fleet. At …

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