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How Bhutan’s monarchy is unique

Responding to one of the graduates’ question on the form of monarchy in Bhutan before it was reinstated as the constitutional democratic monarchy at the ongoing National Graduates Orientation Programme (NGOP) in Thimphu, former chairperson of the National Council, Dasho Sonam Kinga said that Bhutan’s monarchy was unique but never …

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Samdrupjongkhar DT to resolve the meat price issue

As per the directives of the Samdrupjongkhar dzongkhag tshogdu (DT), a committee will monitor and review the meat prices in the thromde and submit it in the upcoming DT session. According to the last DT’s resolution, the DT, the committee should be formed following the complaints from the public on …

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Geney gewog’s annual three-day mushroom festival ended yesterday. Among others, the objective of the festival was to promote conservation and sustainable harvesting and marketing of mushrooms.

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Student guilty of larceny ordered corrective measures

Trongsa court ordered a student found guilty of larceny to corrective measures in lieu of prison term in its second reformative judgment this year. The judgment issued yesterday ordered the boy to clean the boy’s toilet for a week and deliver a speech during the morning assembly every morning on …

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Man jailed 16 years for raping 6-year-old

A man found guilty of rape of a six-year old daughter of his ex-wife was sentenced to 16 years in prison on August 7 in Punakha.  Punakha dzongkhag court found that on July 5 last year, the 39-year-old man from Trashigang had raped the girl when the two were at …

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Party membership soars ahead of election 

As political parties make their final push for support, party membership has surged drastically over the months, surpassing that of the 2013 National Assembly elections. Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) had a total of 4,877 registered members submitted to the Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB) until recently, which was the highest …

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T/Yangtse runs out of burls as dappa business picks up

Trashiyangtse, which is seeing an increase in dappa business has today over harvested the burls, the raw material that is used to make the wooden bowls.

Besides being the winter home to the endangered black-necked cranes and the popular Choeten Kora, Trashiyangtse dzongkhag is well known for its traditional wooden bowl, dappa. Considered to be the birthplace of one of the 13 arts and crafts (zorig chusum), shagzo (woodturning), the dzongkhag has witnessed a surge in dappa business in recent years. …

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Indian community celebrates 72nd Independence Day

Zimpon Ugyen K Namgyel presents a dhar to the Indian Ambassador

The Indian community in Thimphu celebrated India’s 72nd Independence Day at the Indian Embassy in Hejo yesterday.  His Majesty’s representative from the Gyalpoi Zimpon office, Zimpon Ugyen K Namgyel, cabinet secretary, chief of protocol, foreign secretary and senior government officials attended the celebration.  Hundreds of Indian community members also attended …

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Hygiene and sanitation advised to minimsie intestinal parasite infections

Among 5,919 patients with symptoms of suggestive parasite infections, study found that at least 124 people suffer from intestinal parasite infection. The study conducted by officials of the Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital (JDWNRH) used samples of 5,919 patients between 2013 and 2015. The samples collected were from the …

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