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Adequate and consistent water for all by 2021

The access to improved drinking water has increased to 98.6 percent in 2017 as compared to 84.5 percent in 2005. The access, however, does not mean assurance to safe drinking water as some 2,231 households still depend on unreliable and unimproved drinking water sources, such as unprotected well, spring, rivers, …

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18 cases of gambling and 88 arrests so far in 2018

Thimphu police have received 18 cases of gambling leading to the arrest of 69 men and 19 women, totaling to 88 adult suspects, so far this year. Police are cautioning and urging the public to refrain from gambling that involves money or property. “The seized amount, be it Nu 1 …

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PM Modi invites PM elect to India

The Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi had a telephone conversation today with Dr Lotay Tshering, where Modi congratulated Dr. Lotay on his party’s victory in the third general election in Bhutan and his own election to the National Assembly. Prime Minister Modi welcomed the successful conduct of general elections, which …

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DNT to elect new President after current one becomes PM

Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) held a press conference after an official declaration of a result yesterday. DNT President and Prime Minister Elect, Dr Lotay Tshering, said that it is not solely the responsibility of politicians but it is also the responsibility of every citizen to make democracy strong. Meanwhile, he …

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4 important seats on offer in Samtse

Samtse has the highest number of registered voters, at 47,360 voters, after Trashigang, and it is a crucial dzongkhag in deciding the fate of political parties. It is no wonder then that the presidents of the two political parties in the general round are leaving no stones unturned in Samtse. …

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5 youths arrested for string of car robberies

Thimphu police apprehended 5 youths aged between 13 to 18 years from Langtasa, Khasadrapchu, Thimphu on the night of 21 September. All the suspects reside in Khariphu and are students. An initial complaint was made to the police by a 42- year-old man at around 7:30 PM on 21 September. …

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PDP wins Haa

The former Lyonchhen, Dasho Tshering Tobgay, received the highest votes from the Sombaykha constituency in Haa with 1,690 total votes (1,132 EVM + 558 PB) followed by DPT with 315 votes (212 EVM+ 103 PB), DNT with 312 votes (208 EVM + 104PB) and BKP with 103 votes (77 EVM …

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Healthy manifestos on health

A component of Gross National Happiness is the affordable and accessible health care to the public. The health sector receives the highest priority in terms of budget so far. Therefore, the most common pledge of the four parties is to enhance traditional medicine system, strengthen human resources and increase the …

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Chief Advisor attends BIMSTEC summit

Chief Justice Tshering Wangchuk, Chief Advisor of the Interim Government arrived at Kathmandu, Nepal on 29th August for the 4th BIMSTEC Summit. The Chief Advisor was received by H.E. Ishwor Pokhrel, Duputy Prime Minister of Nepal. The Chief Advisor was also presented with the Guard of Honor. After landing in …

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