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Outgoing PM signs order relinquishing the cabinet

Following the Royal Kasho appointing the members of the Interim Government, Dasho Tshering Tobgay, Prime Minister and Minister signed the handing-taking of the office with the Cabinet Secretary and Secretaries of the respective Ministries. At the Tashichhodzong, the Prime Minister and Ministers offered Choemay and nyen-dhar at Dukhang and Kuenra. …

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National Youth Awards, the first of its kind, to be held

Youth Caring Community (YCC) in collaboration with Nazhoen Lamtoen will be marking the International Youth Day on 11-12 August, highlighting the theme “Safe Spaces for Youths”.  The day will also recognize and award outstanding young leaders. The two-day event aims to create safe and exciting platforms for the youth to …

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ARI outbreak in Sangkama, Mongar

The Basic Health Unit (BHU) in Jurmey gewog in Mongar was alerted of an Acute Respiratory Illness (ARI) outbreak after a number of people contracted the disease in Sangkama chiwog in Mongar under Jurmey gewog last week. The count is more than 25 cases of ARI. Located around twelve kilometers …

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Tshimasham and Tshimalakha worried about bypass impact

Not everyone is  happy with the Damchu-Chukha bypass opening. Villagers who have business establishments in Tshimasham and Tshimalakha are now worried. The Chukha Dzongda, Minjur Dorji, said that the bypass road will have a few negative impacts on the people in the two gewogs. He said, “The hoteliers in Tshimasham …

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BKP completes 47 candidates and will have convention on 21st July

The Bhutan Kuen-Nyam Party (BKP) announced that it now has 47 candidates to compete for the 2018 polls. The last two candidates were Dorji Tshering from Nubi-Tangsbi constituency and Karma Wangzom Dorji from Bartsam-Shongphu constituency. Dorji Tshering has a Masters Degree in Educational Management and Planning from the University of …

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Detainee rearrested

Royal Bhutan Police (RBP) re-arrested a 28-year-old detainee who escaped from Thimphu District Court on 19 June at around 10:30 AM. RBP arrested the man in Samtse on 10 July, after which the suspect was located back in Thimphu for a court hearing on 12 July. The suspect was initially …

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