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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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VACANCY

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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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LPG woes in the capital

Thimphu residents, these days, have to be patient if they want to refill their Liq­uefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) cylinders. Standing in long queue from early morning has become the norm. Many repeat the routine for several days without success. Karma Tshering, one of the customers said he had been fourth time unlucky. “For the past three days, I had difficulty …

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Recruitment of foreign domestic worker to be studied: National Assembly

Minister of Home and Cul­ture affairs, Lyonpo Sherub Gyeltshen said that a com­mittee comprising of five members from relevant agen­cies have been formed to study the matters regarding the recruitment of foreign domestic workers in respond to Dramedtse-Ngatshang MP. The secretary of labour min­istry is the chairman, while the director of law and order, director general of labour ministry, director …

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Class VIII qualification not required for taxi drivers

Information and Communica­tion minister Karma Donnen Wangdi announced the house that no class VIII qualification will be required to get the taxi driving license during the ques­tion and answer session in on-going National Assembly. Khatoed-Laya MP, Tenzin raised an issue over the require­ment of class VIII qualification to get the taxi driving license. He said that it is imperative for …

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Air Service Agreement with United Arab Emirates ratified

The bill of the Air Service Agreement between the Royal Government of Bhutan and the Government of the United Arab Emirates was passed this week. 38 voted for the motion and 2 voted against the motion while 1 abstained. The motion was moved by the information and communication minister, Karma Donnen Wangdi. He said that it is in accordance with …

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