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Former Auditor General appointed as new DHI Chairman

His Majesty the King today appointed Dasho Ugen Chewang as the new Chairman of Druk Holding and Investments Limited. A DHI release said that Dasho Ugen Chewang brings in a wealth of leadership experience and proven ability to lead DHI and its companies forward. He started his career in the …

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DoIP earns Nu 100 mn plus this year

The Department of Intellectual Property (DoIP), Ministry of Economic Affairs is the responsible agency for the administration and management of intellectual property in the country. Accordingly, the DoIP generates revenue both in Ngultrums and in Swiss Francs (CHF) by registering and grant of Patent, Industrial Design, Trademark and Copyright and …

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No of doctors and health staff almost doubled in 11th plan

Lyonchhen in his State of the National Address talked about the marked improvements in addressing the shortage of health workers. The total number of doctors increased from 203 in 2013 to 345 in 2018 and except for Gasa and Haa, all the district hospitals now have a minimum of 3 …

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BICMA transfers 400 entertainment licenses to MoEA

All entertainment licenses to be looked after by MoEA from now onwards Bhutan InfoComm and Media Authority (BICMA) has handed over a total of 400 entertainment licenses from across the country to Ministry of Economic Affairs (MoEA). Of the 400 licenses, Thimphu alone has 153 licenses followed by Phuntsholing and …

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Most women opt out of epidural for childbirth

Of the 4,000 babies delivery in JDWNRH in the last couple of years, only 2.2 percent or 238 of the mothers took epidural analgesia or anesthesia. This comes despite the fact that an epidural is provided for free of cost and is given as an option to every expectant mother. …

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Man arrested for visa forgery

On 4 June, Thimphu police apprehended a 35-year-old man from Lhuentse for forgery. Initially, the case was reported to police by the National Commission for Women and Children (NCWC) on 25 May 2018. The suspect is an ex-staff of NCWC. He was recruited for the contract period of two years …

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39 arrests in 45 days in Thimphu for drugs

In 45 days’ time, Thimphu police apprehended 39 people in total for the abuse and for illicit trafficking of controlled substances. The arrest was made between May and June as of now. Police arrested 13 youth for abusing controlled substances in May alone, while they have arrested 3 men for …

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3 arrested in one day from Phuentsholing and Gedu for drugs

Phuentsholing police apprehended two suspects on 31 May from the pedestrian entry gate in Phuentsholing. The suspects are 29 years old and 21 years old. From the older suspect who works in the private sector, the police seized 66 capsules of SP+, 4 capsules of Pyeevon Spas Plus that was …

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