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19-year-old homeless youth arrested for burglary

Thimphu police have arrested a 19-year-old youth from Zangtopelri area on February 1st at around 6:30 am. The suspect is from Tsirang and is unemployed. The initial complaint was lodged on January 31st at around 8:15 AM by a shop owner in the Zangtopelri area. The suspect entered the grocery …

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Contract regularization does not mean civil service job: PM

The Prime Minister made it clear that the contract employee regularization will include employees from all the ministries and agencies and not just the ministry of education. He however clarified that’s regularization does not mean a regular civil service job. “RCSC works with their own set of dos and don’ts …

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Three cases of newborn abandonment reported in 2018

Damchoe Pem/ Thimphu Thimphu police have received three cases of newborn abandonment in 2018. The last case reported was on 31 December 2018. The initial incident was informed to the police by a group of kids who found an infant abandoned near the mortuary house of JDWNRH. Police said that …

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Dealing with and treating drug offenders under TAP

Bhutan Narcotic Control Authority (BNCA) is an agency which receives drug offenders who are referred by RBP. They have categorized the abusers as low, moderate and high risk, whereby the offenders under high risk (with certain criteria) are sent to rehab while the low and moderate offenders were put into …

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6 Ambassadors present credentials

On 4th January, 2018 the ambassadors of Azerbaijan, Belgium, Brazil, Republic of Korea, The Netherlands, and Viet Nam to Bhutan, presented their credentials to His Majesty The King at the Tashichhodzong today. They then met the Prime Minister Lyonchhen (Dr) Lotay Tshering. The Ambassadors are Mr. Ashraf Farhad Shikhaliyev, Ambassador …

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MoWHS to focus more on roads in 2019

The focus of the Ministry of Work and Human Settlement (MoWHS) for the coming year will be on improving and construction of new roads.  The ministry will prioritize the Gewog Centre roads for base course and blacktopping. Apart from roads, the ministry also plans to construct bridges and tunnels. MoWHS …

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Declining fertility rate a natural trend: PM

Although the current fertility rate is 1.9 per cent, the Prime Minister Lyonchhen (Dr) Lotay Tshering said that it is not alarming. “Considering the death rate at least 2.2 to 2.3 fertility rate is needed for a couple. The current fertility rate is 1.9 per cent is a natural trend …

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Fiscal deficit could go above Nu 40 bn

The Nu 310 bn 12th plan has a shortfall of Nu 29 bn. However, the Prime Minister, Lyonchhen (Dr) Lotay Tshering said that given that some pledges were not yet in the plan the fiscal deficit could go as high as Nu 40 bn in the 12th plan. Lyonchhen said …

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