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JDWNRH to ban food from outside

Will provide Therapeutic diet to patients Jigme Dorji National Referral Hospital (JDWNRH) will soon be providing meals according to patients’ requirements. Medical Superintendent of JDWNRH, Dr. Gosar Pemba said it will take at least another six months. It is in the pipeline. “When we are able to do that we …

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MoU signed between ACC and BTI to prevent corruption

A Second Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between Anti-Corruption commission (ACC) and Bhutan Transparency Initiative (BTI) to further strengthen and promote cooperation to prevent corruption in the country. Recognizing the importance of alliance and cooperation, the first MoU was signed in April 2015. The MoU was signed also to …

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11 families left homeless after Thimphu fire

Eleven families lost their homes to a fire at Changgedaphu, popularly known as Kalabazar, in Thimphu. The incident took place on 5 September at around 5:30 am. A total of 6 huts were lost to the fire. In addition, parts of a building, an attic with three tenants, just next …

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Gedu police arrested two for drug trafficking

Gedu police apprehended two men, aged 27 and 26, on 30th August at around 9 am, in connection to illegal trafficking of controlled substances. The arrests were made based on a tip-off, the police claimed. The two suspects were travelling in a public transport bus from Phuentsholing towards Thimphu. Police …

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Big responsibilities on MoIC with APA

The Ministry of Information and Communications (MOIC) signed its Annual Performance Agreement (APA) with the Prime Minister (PM) today. The ministry received assurance of full support to ensure successful implementation of the programs from the PM. In the agreement, 20 success indicators has been identified from various departments of the …

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1st of its kind fire training facility

To tackle the menace of fire, with support from Government of the Canton of Zurich, Switzerland, a fire training facility was inaugurated, which is first of its kind at Chamgang, Thimphu yesterday. Chief of Police Brigadier Chimmi Dorji said that the journey of partnership between RBP and the Canton of …

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Rapping in Bhutan

As the rap scene in Bhutan continually grows with more youths being involved in releasing their own songs, artists do not feel rap is a widely accepted genre among the whole of the Bhutanese population. Popular rap artist and Flo studio owner and producer Drona said, “When it comes to …

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