Bhutan to host APA meeting first time

The Parliament will host the Asian Parliamentary Assembly (APA) committee meeting on social and cultural affairs for the first time in the country. The three-day meeting is scheduled from August 31 to September 2 at the Convention Center in Thimphu. Twenty Members of Parliament (MP) from APA will participate in the event. The Speaker of […]

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System failure causes 250 trucks to be stranded

  System failure at Jaigaon land customs office has prompted the Jaigaon Transporters Welfare Association (JTWA) to call a strike, leaving 250 Phuentsholing-bound trucks stranded for lack of customs clearance. The movement of vehicles was stopped since August 19 as the internet service from Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), a state-owned telecommunication provider, has failed […]

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50-day drama festival kicks-off

As students from Lungtenzampa Middle Secondary School (LMSS) staged a drama about the life of Jetsun Milarepa, a deeply revered Tibetan saint on Thursday at Motithang Higher Secondary School, the audience broke into applause. Initiated by the Ministry of Education to promote holistic approach to education especially drama culture, a 50-day drama festival to be […]

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Rains affect Pasakha road condition

  With heavy rain hitting the southern belt, the condition of the 16km-road from Phuentsholing to Pasakha has deteriorated raising concerns from industrialists. The Bhalujhora Bridge has fallen down further across fault lines exacerbating the situation. The bridge which was being used by only light vehicles due to fragility issues is on verge of collapsing […]

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Condom vending machines expected to reduce STIs

A pilot project involving the installation of seven condom vending machines in Phuentsholing is expected to reduce cases of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) and unwanted pregnancies in town. The Department of Public Health under National HIV/AIDS and STIs Control Program installed the condom vending machines in Phuentsholing. Phuentsholing, being the business hub of the country, […]

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DNT takes govt to court over “tax alteration”

Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) submitted a constitutional case against the government on tax alteration to the High Court yesterday. According to a press release from DNT, the party is taking this corrective step to request the Court to rule on the illegal and unconstitutional implementation of tax alteration, after careful consideration and comprehensive consultation, in […]

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Libel suit filed against journalist

A journalist from Kuensel newspaper has been charged for offence of libel after she posted on Facebook about a woman battering her six-year-old stepdaughter in Tsirang. The woman lodged the complaint to the police the  next day. The case was forwarded to Tsirang court yesterday and an arrest warrant was issued against the journalist. However, […]

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Rags to riches The story of a maverick

People often waste time searching endlessly for magic shortcuts to entrepreneurial success and fulfillment but not Tenzin Yeshi. To him, the only real path to success is summed up in one word: grit. Tenzin Yeshi is the second person in Paro to own a handicraft business. He is also the chairperson of Paro handicraft association […]

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