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Day 21 for roadblock at Ossey

A roadblock at Ossey, 27 kms from Gelephu towards Zhemgang is still not cleared for traffic. The road has been blocked for 21 days. Some seven years before the bottom about 800 meters below the alignment started sliding. C.B Mongar, Chief Engineer of Sarpang, DoR said that, the slide encroached …

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Unravelling Mysteries: Tales Of The Elusive Yeti

As part of the global conversations on environment and conservation, Mountain Echoes literary festival, Bhutan’s distinctive literary, arts and cultural festival, brought together celebrated names from Bhutan, India and across the globe to unravel the reasons behind nature’s greatest obscurities. Each year, hundreds set out in search of the elusive Himalayan Yeti, but …

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Financial inclusion and challenges in 11th FYP

There were 200 gewog banks established in the 11th Five Year Plan (FYP). 13,571 bank accounts have been opened by rural based clients amounting to a total saving of Nu 178 million (mn), which according to the report by the Gross National Happiness Commission (GNHC)  signifies that the rural communities …

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We respected checks and balances: Outgoing PM

The outgoing Prime Minister, Dasho Tshering Tobgay during the last meet the press conference on Thursday 9 August said that in order to strengthen good governance and deepen democracy, the PDP government during their tenure strived to respect the constitution by abiding by the rule of law and making sure …

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First case of Brucellosis detected in Paro

The first case of Brucellosis, which is a very uncommon disease in a country, has been detected in Paro. Tests were carried on a patient who complained of having a fever and body aches for months. The blood sample from the infected person has been sent to the Royal Centre …

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Media Council formed

The Ministry of Information and Communication has constituted the Media Council as per the ICM Act 2018. The council members are Rinzin Wangchuk, President of JAB, Tenzing Lamsang, the Editor of The Bhutanese and President of the Media Association of Bhutan representing proprietors of media firms, Executive Director of Bhutan …

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PDP all set for 2018 election with 47 candidates

With the former Managing Director of Bhutan Power Corporation, Gyem Tshering, 59, joining as the People’ Democratic Party (PDP) candidate from Dogar-Shabha constituency, Paro, PDP has finally filled the 47 seats requirement. Welcoming the party’s final candidate from Dogar-Shabha constituency during a formal arrangement, the Party President, Dasho Tshering Tobgay …

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