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Begging on the streets for food

While it may come as a shock that Thimphu is seeing an increasing number of beggars on its streets, what is especially worrisome is to see childldren begging. This reporter found three children, all siblings, who are often seen in town begging for food. They are shabbily dressed and look …

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Lyonchhen asks for better progress on Wangdue Dzong reconstruction

During the Mid-Term Review (MTR) held in Wangdue, Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay emphasized on the progress of Wangdue Dzong reconstruction. Meanwhile, Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay talked on the progress of Wangdue Dzong reconstruction. He said the construction progress and quality of work is being hampered due to the short supply of skilled …

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PM visits gewogs in tsirang as part of national tour

Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay, who is on a 4-day visit to Tsirang Dzongkhag, met with the people of Damphu town, Kilkhorthang and Tsholingkhar gewogs today. Meeting residents of Damphu town and the two gewogs, Lyonchhen said that he would be visiting all gewogs in the country to interact and hear from …

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MoF exempts all books from both Customs and Sales Tax

The Ministry of Finance (MoF) in a notification issued yesterday said that all books imported during 2015 will be exempted from both customs duty and sales tax. The notification said that this was being done to encourage Bhutanese to read especially in the context of the National Reading Year 2015. …

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DNT welcomes decision to remove Foreign Minister 

The Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) has welcomed the decision of the government to remove the Foreign Minister Lyonpo Rinzin Dorji but in doing so has asked the government to look into other issues like BOIC and the electric car. The DNT release said, “Any form of corruption is an impediment …

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Construction sites and labourers not safe in Bhutan

An official of the Ministry of Labour and Human Resources (MoLHR) said that construction sites and workers were not safe because the safety at construction sites is a new issue in Bhutan. According to MoLHR, more than 34, 000 foreign workers are involved with various trades in the construction sector. …

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His Majesty the King visits ACC, RAA and ECB offices

His Majesty the King visited the offices of the Election Commission of Bhutan, Royal Audit Authority, and Anti Corruption Commission, on the 17th, 16th and 15th of July respectively according to a post on the official Facebook page of His Majesty the King. His Majesty granted Audiences to the staff …

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Czech Republic Ambassador bids farewell

The Ambassador of Czech Republic to Bhutan, H.E. Mr. Miloslav Stasek paid a farewell call on Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay at the Gyalyong Tshogkhang yesterday. Lyonchhoen congratulated the ambassador for successful completion of his tenure and thanked him for his constructive role in deepening relations between Bhutan and Czech Republic. The …

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