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NA raises concern on Bhutanese women abused in Iraq

The Member of Parliament (MP) from Sombaykha, Dorjee Wangmo, and MP from Jomotshangkha-Martshala, Norbu Wangzom, raised their concerns on the Bhutanese women workers being physically abused and tortured in Iraq. Dorjee Wangmo said that as per the sources in the media, there has been a report of more than 400 …

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Three lives lost in ambulance accident in Pemagatshel

A 52-year-old woman and her 9-year-old son, and a 33-year-old ambulance driver lost their lives after the ambulance they were travelling in veered off the road (170 m) on 9 January 2020 at around 10:20 am. The incident took place at Khenandrang, under Zobel gewog, which is 25 km away …

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Government to foster support for sports through Tax changes

During the Friday Meet-the-Press session with the government, a question was raised on the issue on the sustainability of football and other sports in the country due to lack of policy support from the government. Though the Under- 23 football team has recently made history for Bhutan by winning silver …

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National Service around the globe and how Bhutan stands out

National Service or otherwise known as conscription, or military draft, was first affiliated to the British government. Conscription in the United Kingdom existed for two periods in modern times. The first was from 1916 to 1920, and the second from 1939 to 1960, with the last conscripted soldiers leaving the …

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Bhutan wins hearts and first silver in Football

Proudly called the “Dragon Boys”, the Under-23 team led by Chencho Gyeltshen, contested box-to-box with the Nepal football team till the final whistle. It is the first squad to accomplish such a success, and settled for the silver medal. Although football pundits normally emphasize on the difference between the home …

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Tourist arrival increased by 13 % till September 2019

According to the information provided by the Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB), the provisional total tourist arrival, as of September 2019, was 208,457 with a growth of around 13 percent compared to 2018 for the same period. Tourist numbers increased by 25,652 tourists till September 2019 compared to the same …

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