Hydropower constructions challenge Bhutan’s forest cover goals?

Hydropower is a major economic sector and revenue generator for Bhutan. In fact, over the years, the country has made huge investments in mega hydropower projects along its river basins, which have had obvious tangible impacts on the environment and habitat of both wildlife and human settlements. According to a report ‘Drivers of Deforestation and […]

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BICMA asks PDP to stop publishing e-newsletter

Bhutan InfoComm and Media Authority (BICMA) wrote to the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to stop publishing and circulating their e-newsletter on June 10, the day the inaugural edition of its quarterly e-newsletter was launched. PDP published its e-newsletter titled PDP Today on PDP party official Facebook page. Accoring to BICMA, as per the section 202 […]

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More than 700 Indian laborers want to return home

More than 700 Indian laborers working at ongoing hydropower project sites want to return home. Currently, there are more than 5,700 laborers working at Nikachhu project, and Punatshangchhu l and ll. Most of them have already returned with the help of agencies concerned. Laborers want to return because most of them have personal problems at […]

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Government spends Nu 1.358bn for COVID-19

The government has provided a budget of Nu 1.358bn on priority basis for prevention, containment, treatment measures for coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and for stocking of essential food items, fuel, and other related activities to ensure public safety. The National Budget Financial Year 2020-21 report states that Nu 206mn was provided for procurement of personal protective […]

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The volunteers who are risking it all

Even as the first Bhutanese COVID positive case at the border was confirmed recently,frontline responders along the sealed border region are working tirelessly, braving the elements and wildlife and dangers to their own life, to ensure that untoward cases of smuggling and loitering are prevented along with the virus. The frontline workers are volunteers from […]

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Public cautioned about cyber-crimes amidst coronavirus

The Royal Bhutan Police (RBP) has cautioned the public on cyber-threats with the global surge of digital crimes and work-from-home culture around the world during the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. “Most of the Bhutanese are not internet security conscious and are not keeping abreast of latest internet crime and their preventions measures and they are therefore, […]

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