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PM clarifies on surface collection and dredging

The Prime Minister Lyonchhen (Dr) Lotay Tshering during the meet the press clarified that the cabinet had temporarily frozen the issuance of new permits for surface collection and dredging but it had not stopped the current operators. He said that the stones and aggregates will continue to be exported to …

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Govt has no plans to establish more SOEs

In reference to the World Bank’s report on the state’s dominance of the economy, which revealed that it has not only constrained private sector development but also distorted the market, to the Prime Minister said that the government has no plans to establish more State Owned Enterprises (SoEs). “All the …

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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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