DEMOCRACY IN ACTION

Unseasonal rains to lower rice quality

Just as most farmers across the country were hard at toil to harvest their paddy, the stormy weather hit. The heavy rains for about a week have caused major damages to the paddy harvest in many parts of Bhutan. The weather has also affected the yield of cash crops, like …

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Govt turns down Chamkarchu petition

The Prime Minister during the meet the press yesterday announced that the government would not be accepting the Chamkarchu petition but would go ahead with the project. “The petition is almost 10 years too late as the agreement was signed between the two governments in 2006 and a protocol to …

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Road safety Apps for Commuters

The Government to Citizen Office (G2C) yesterday formally handed over the operation of the Road Safety Apps to the Departments of Roads, Ministry of Works and Human Settlement. The key features of the apps include, receiving alerts on the roadblock, accident, road maintenance and border road closures. Further the public …

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Home Minister: Focus on crime and security

In light of increasing youth crime in country and border crimes, Home Minister, Lyonpo Dawa Gyeltshen, shared some of his concerns on the issues. Lyonpo said that though the government is in full swing to cut down the youth crime rate and border kidnapping, it is also the responsibility of …

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Schools dance to the tune of local cable channels

You may have switched on a local cable channel to see young students dancing away at school concerts to western, bollywood, regional and traditional songs. However, while the shows are popular among both the youth and elderly there are ethical questions emerging on exposing youth to such a wide audience …

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2,730 graduates in 2015 NGOP

The 2015 National Graduates Orientation Program (NGOP) will see 2,730 graduates participating compared to the 2,308 last year. There will be 1,408 males and 1,322 females from 13 countries and around 177 different courses. The NGOP this year shows the ever growing numbers of graduates who will be looking for …

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