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Jobs go missing in Pvt Sector as financial crunch continues

While there has been no official study on the impact of the financial crisis on employment in the private sector, anecdotal evidences indicate that Bhutan’s second largest employment sector after agriculture is in trouble. Many private businesses that are dependent on government expenditure, loans or are involved in the housing …

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Justice is Nu 10,000 away in hit-and-run case

The forensic unit with the national referral hospital (JDWNRH) in Thimphu are positive that a DNA test of the three samples collected from different parts of a red Toyota Hilux (pick-up truck) seized on the night of 17 September will bring the culprit responsible to justice in the hit-and-run case …

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Celebrating the Royal Couple’s first Anniversary

The entire nation will once again be in a celebratory mood today marking the first anniversary of the Royal Wedding. His Majesty the King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Her Majesty the Gyaltsuen Jetsun Pema Wangchuck were tied in a hugely popular Royal Matrimony on 13th October 2011that was also …

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Numbers seal Bhutan’s UNSC fate

Socio-economic strength and trade links follow Bhutan can keep aside its United Nations Security Council (UNSC) dreams for now as the tough numbers game shows that Bhutan will not have enough votes to get a seat at the UNSC. The country’s expanse in terms of diplomatic relations and their offices …

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CBI’s lottery scam investigation to reach Bhutan soon

CBI to formally ask government for information on Bhutan lottery within a month In an exclusive interview with The Bhutanese a senior Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) officer investigating the Bhutan Lottery scam said that his agency would soon be approaching the Bhutan government for information on the Bhutan Lottery. …

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Cerebral Palsy boy chokes to death on meatball

When Tenzin Rinchen sent his 16-year-old son off to Draktsho vocational training center for special children and youth on 20 August, he never imagined he wouldn’t come home. The shattered father now lives a nightmarish aftermath after his child died choking on a piece of a meatball during his lunch …

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Political parties ask for ACC probe on Denchi

The government’s explanation on the Denchi land compensation issue has not convinced political parties who feel that the issue merits an ACC probe. The Bhutanese in a series of investigative stories published on 10th and 22nd August 2012 found that the cabinet gave abnormally high compensation rates well above government …

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