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Complacency, Accountability, Ignorant and Deportation

When part of the world is struggling to clear the visa application clogs caused by the COVID-19 pandemic but Bhutan faces its own unique challenge with shortage of passport booklet. By Sonam Deki19,000 passports were issued in the last six month by the passport office and this was already signaling the government about the increasing trend of people seeking to …

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Abroad drift mania stews public, corporate and private sectors

Bhutan has been witnessing trend of working age group leaving for greener pasture at tier of professions causing public, corporate and private sectors to feel the void By Tenzin Lhaden As the momentum of Bhutanese leaving abroad accelerates with augmenting passport applicants and more aspiring to leave abroad. Since the easing of Covid-19 pandemic protocols, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs …

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Strengthening friendship through cricket

Sonam Deki A friendly cricket match was played between office of Indian Embassy, Thimphu and Bhutan Cricket Team at India House, Thimphu on August 19, 2022. The match was organized in welcoming Mr. Sudhakar Dalela, the new ambassador of India to Bhutan. The cricket match was played with the objective to strengthen the relationship between Bhutan and India. India and …

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Youths indulgence in futsal

Futsal, an indulgence in vogue for youths has kept them off the substance abuse Sonam Deki Many youths are switching to Futsal as healthy alternative and to keep them occupied in the capital. Futsal is the game which is frequently referred to as mini-soccer which was founded in 1930 in Uruguay. The number of Futsal players are seen to be …

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India-Bhutan Cooperation on Cyber Security

Staff Reporter In commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of India’s Independence, the Indian Embassy in collaboration with the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India, the Government of Karnataka [Department of Electronics, Information Technology, Biotechnology and Science & Technology] and the Ministry of Information and Communications, Royal Government of Bhutan organised a virtual workshop on Cyber Security. Speaking at the …

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Meanwhile vehicle dealers coherence with moratorium on vehicle imports

The vehicle dealers are directly affected by the moratorium but they stand in solidarity with MoF announcement   Phurpa Wangmo In the midst of depleting national foreign reserve funds the finance ministry announced the moratorium on the import of vehicles on August 18, 2022. In accordance to the Article: 14. Section 7 of the Constitution of the Kingdom of Bhutan which …

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Cordyceps collectors make bumper harvest

Tenzin Lhaden Affected by the COVID-19 pandemic last year, cordyceps collectors faced difficulty to harvest cordyceps, and cordyceps agencies were also impacted.  It is a success story for the highlanders in Sephu, Wangdue Phodrang, this year.  “We couldn’t bring in any cash last year in light of the fact that the sellers couldn’t trade the item outside,” said Pemba, Tshogpa …

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Joint investigation reveal other causes for MV accident in Monggar

Yeshey Lhadon The bus driver initially claimed that the accident occurred due to brake failure, a joint investigation points to another side.  A joint investigation conducted by the police and Road Safety and Transport Authority (RSTA) confirmed that the accident didn’t happen because of the brake failure. The joint investigation team said that they took the bus to the workshop in …

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