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165 victims of trafficking receive skilling and psychosocial support

By Sangay Choden In line with the standard operating procedure on multi-sectoral response to trafficking inperson, 165 victims of trafficking were referred to National Commission for Women andChildren (NCWC) for psychosocial support. Earlier in 2020, under His Majesty’s Command, the government rescued 184 women fromthe Middle East – the government provided livelihood training, medical examination, shelterservices, and other necessities to …

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Gewog Administrations tops complaints leading to investigation: ACC report

By Puran Gurung In Anti-Corruption Commission’s Annual Report (2020-2021) – the commission registered highest complaints against gewog administrations that qualified for investigation. ACC reported that the commission in terms of agency, it received highest complaints against gewog administration with 15 complaints, followed by 10 complaints against ministries and then nine complaints against corporations. There were four complaints against Thromdes and …

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GOVERNMENT CEASE OPERATIONS OF DRAYANGS, OWNERS SEEK COMPENSATION AND EMPLOYEES SEEK JOB REPLACEMENT

Articulating the drayang businesses compromising norms and values, the government through an executive order ceases operations of all the drayangs in the country with immediate effect. This was done through a series of reviews and consultations for over a year, and the decision comes after research, meetings, and intense consultations with various stakeholders – it came to the validation ‘drayang …

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Country’s strict quarantine measure to keep virus at bay

Citing the government’s stand on strict quarantine measures, any variant that may come as long as the incubation period doesn’t vary, no virus can affect the country, says the Prime Minister. This is regarding the increasing cases of Omicron, a variant of concern declared by the World Health Organization and the concerns on preparedness for the new variant Omicron if …

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Penjore Penjore pleads ‘not guilty’

In his rebuttal, Penjore Penjore submitted to the court that the two charges that were dropped – official misconduct and failure to report crime is the main issue. Penjore Penjore also submitted for compensation for arresting and detaining him for 16 days in his rebuttal. This is regarding the ongoing defamation cases between a businessman Penjore Penjore and the Office …

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DPT picks an educator, DNT sticks to former candidate for the bye-election

For the Khamdang-Ramjar bye election, the ruling party Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa will give the ticket to the former candidate while the opposition party, Druk Phuensum Tshogpa by default had to field a new candidate. The Election Commission of Bhutan set the poll date for Khamdang-Ramjar bye-elections on February 03, 2022. This time around, Druk Phuensum Tshogpa is fielding a 34-year …

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The toxic backyards of green Thimphu

Bitumen left spilling over Thujidra stream. Who takes the blame? By Tashi NamgyalThimphu In the name of storage, thousands of barrels containing bitumen has been left rather unattended along the banks of Thujidra stream near the double turning in Motithang.A major tourist trail and a geographically, environmentally and aesthetically fragile area, the area (stockyard) where the toxic elements are piled …

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Curtains close on third Thromde elections

The third thromde elections for Thimphu, Phuentsholing and Gelephu saw only one incumbent getting re-elected for the coveted post of Thrompon (or Mayor) By Phurpa Wangmo The curtains have fallen on the third Thromde elections for the three thromdes of Thimphu, Phuentsholing and Gelephu. While voters of Phuentsholing Thromde chose to re-elect their incumbent mayor, the other two municipalities of …

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