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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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400,000 free eye glasses from Essilor International

The Ministry of Health (MoH) and Essilor International will launch a partnership to provide quality eye care services in the country with an objective to eradicate poor vision. This partnership has been possible due to the guidance of Her Majesty the Royal Grandmother Ashi Kesang Choeden Wangchuck. Essilor will be …

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Gedu Police forwards money laundering case to OAG

Gedu police is done with an investigation on money laundering where three suspects were involved and the case has been forwarded to OAG on 30 November 2018. Police said that, for now, police have charged them for money laundering, however, the nature of crime may defer with an investigation by …

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Bhutan’s Ambassador to Brussels thanks Bhutan Society of UK

At the invitation of the Bhutan Society of the United Kingdom, Ambassador Pema Choden of the Royal Bhutanese Embassy in Brussels attended the traditional annual dinner in London on 26th November 2018. Speaking at the event, Ambassador Pema Choden conveyed the deep appreciation of the Royal Government and people of …

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30 New HIV cases in last six months

A press release from the Ministry of Health said that in the last six months from June-November 2018 the Ministry of Health has detected 30 new HIV cases (14 male and 16 female). The majority (73%) of the reported cases are between the ages of 25-49 years. Among the new …

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