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Wizards wins Pepsi A-League Basketball Championship 2018

By Tshering Wizards wins their second Pepsi A-League Basketball Championship title by beating Thimphu Magics in the second leg played here on Friday. Wizards defeated Thimphu Magics by 79 to 68. However, Sonam Phuntsho from Thimphu Magics was the top scorer of the match scoring 22 points. The game saw both teams customizing their offensive strategies on their speed and …

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Nu 3 million used for security arrangement – Lyonchoen

By Tshering Nu 3 million was used for security arrangements and not to develop the prime minister’s residence said Lyonchoen Dasho Tshering Tobgay after the Opposition Party (OP) accused the Prime Minister for misusing public resources to develop his private residence in Taba in its press release on February 7. “We welcome the OP’s charges as it is essential to …

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PM’s reply to Opposition’s questions

By Phurpa Wangmo During the press conference on 12th February, the Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay said that ‘’the government has full confidence that the Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) will investigate the government’s charges of alleged corruption by former minister Yeshi Zimba as soon as possible and in accordance with the laws of the land. As such, the government will not …

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Government invites former PM and ministers to reimburse funds

By Tshering The opposition party in its press release on February 7 accused the prime minister for misusing public resources for private benefit and alleged that it was a form of serious corruption. The Lyonchhen responded by saying that the matter to be reported to the Anti Corruption Commission for immediate investigation. Lyonchhen also said that the official vehicles (11 …

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BoB launches country’s first mobile-wallet app

By Phurpa Wangmo Inline with the national goal to encourage cashless economy and promoting financial inclusion, “Chharo”, the first mobile-wallet was launched on Friday by the Bank of Bhutan (BoB) in Thimphu. Chharo is an e-wallet app allowing anyone – including tourists and visitors with a smart phone to make simple and secure digital payments across devices and channels. The …

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“I am ready to shoulder bigger responsibilities”: Sherab Lham

By Chimi Rinzin Sherab Lham has been tirelessly serving her gewog for last 4 years since her election in 2013, dedicating most of her time for the benefit of the people. At times she had rough days, but as time passed, confident grew and she believed in herself. “If one knows how to manage time for both work and family, …

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National debt hits Nu 184 billion

By Tshering Bhutan’s national debt hits Nu 184 billion, an increase of Nu 83 billion from Nu 101 billion in 2013. The Member from Panbang Constituency, Dorji Wangdi raised his concern and asked the government to clarify for the increase of the national debt, despite not having initiated a single major national project. Lyonchoen Dasho Tshering Tobgay thanked the opposition …

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Bhutan Foundation donates Nu 1.31 million worth of medical equipment

By Tshering Bhutan Foundation donated Nu 1.31 million worth of crucial medical equipment to the Emergency Medical Services Division (EMSD) under Ministry of Health. It was donated for Bhutan Emergency Aeromedical Retrieval (BEAR) Team as part of their ongoing program with the ministry and the Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital (JDWNRH) to improve emergency medical services in Bhutan. The …

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World Antibiotics Awareness Week observed

By Staff Reporter Bhutan joins the global community to observe the World Antibiotics Awareness Week (WAAW) with a theme, ‘Seek advice from a qualified healthcare professional before taking antibiotics’ by advocating general public on the increasing threat of Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR). Ministry of Health in collaboration with the World Health Organization observed the World Antibiotics Awareness Week 2017 on Friday …

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