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GAB to file case “on benefit of doubt”

The Guide Association of Bhutan (GAB) is mulling to file a case on “benefit of doubt” against “a person or two” who lodged an anonymous complaint to the Anti-Corruption Commission of Bhutan (ACC). The complaint letter requested ACC to investigate and intervene “for better accountability and transparency of the association”. Currently, GAB is finding out whether they can file the …

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Development partners assure support even after LDC graduation

Allaying fears that the country would be deprived of aid and funds after graduating to a middle-income country, development partners assured support to Bhutan even after the graduation at the 14th Round Table Meeting (RTM) that concluded on Friday. Chief Representative of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Koji Yamada said that there is a misinformation that development partners will not …

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Fruits, food and health: PM shows concern

Every after the Friday Meet, the reporters from various media houses are served hot honey-lemon tea with different kinds of fruits. The new refreshment trend began since the government of the day took office. Through health perspectives, eating fruits are considered as a part of overall healthy diet which reduces risk of various chronic diseases. It also provides nutrient vital …

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A Special Award

This week, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) honoured His Majesty The King with a Special Award of Recognition for His Majesty’s leadership in advancing human development and the wellbeing and happiness of the people of Bhutan. The UNDP had been one of the earliest development partners of Bhutan. They have seen Bhutan transform from an agrarian society to a …

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Story telling through photography

Around twenty participants from various organizations; media houses, CSOs, college going students and unemployed youths were trained on story telling through photography during the photo camp from 9-14 March. The objective of the camp is to provide an opportunity for students to tell their own stories through the tools of photojournalism, with guidance from National Geographic photographers and editors. The …

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Making the right decision

The government’s decision to amend the Mines and Minerals Act of 1995 is a welcomed decision. The out-dated Act is shrouded in controversy. The decision is welcomed for so many reasons. From the deliberations in the Council, it can be derived that the old Act was benefiting only a handful of people, those in the mining sector. While the Constitution …

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Ossey to have bypass, but no bypass for Riotala

The minister of Work and Human Settlement (MoWHS), Dorji Tshering said that there will be bypass in Ossey landslide area in a supplementary answer during question hour on Friday. The experts have recommended that the construction of bypass is the best solution to resolve the problem after study. The minister informed the house that the government has already issued the …

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Man Height Sag in Thrisa

The villagers of Thrisa under Shingkhar Gewog in Zhemgang have been cultivating fresh organic vegetables for many years but the recent one to make headlines is the growing Sag (spinacia oleracea) of man’s height. The storm news literally shook the so­cial media. Bhutan Today investi­gated and found that the news is true and indeed the residents of Thrisa have been …

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New Santro launched

The all-new Santro was launched at Bhutan Hyun­dai Motors this week. The price of the new Santro in Bhutan ranges from Nu 690,900 to Nu. 803,100 in­clusive of all taxes. The new Santro are available in five variants and seven colours option. As per the preview de­scription of the new Santro, the outlook has grown in dimensions of 3620 mm …

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