Reports

In a cordyceps poaching incident, one succumbs to bullet injury

In the scuffle between the illegal cordyceps collectors in Lunana and the patrolling team of the Royal Bhutan Army and forest officials, both the parties have been injured while a suspected poacher succumbed to bullet injury. In the latest report, one villager from Dangchu, Wangdue Phodrang succumbed to a bullet injury. According to the Department of Forests and Park Services …

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Sri Lanka agrees to grant concessions on visa fees

… No revision of stipends for APEMS students in Sri Lanka Students pursuing education in Sri Lanka, and the future students will not have to pay a visa of USD 270 for the entire study period, they will only have to pay one-time visa fee. The overall visa fee of USD 270 is also expected to come down. This was …

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Third Internet Gateway to cost below USD 5 per mbps

…The main catalyst for the third internet gateway is Bangladesh The price negotiation for third internet gateway of Bhutan has verbally come to an end, the government is waiting for counterparts to seal the deal soon on papers through proper channels. For the additional price to implement the third internet gateway, Bhutan requested International Long Distance (ILD) in India a …

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HC orders STCBL to pay its former CEO for unlawful dismissal compensation

In line to unlawful dismissal, High Court orders State Trading Corporation Limited (STCBL) to compensate a basic pay for six months, and retirement benefits to its former Chief Executive Officer. This is for harassment and victimization. High Court judgement points at three lapses during the investigation, violation of Civil and Criminal Procedure Code of Bhutan, Labour and Employment Act of …

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Tourism reopening expected this fall

… However, there are no concrete decisions yet Tourism industry in the country has been idle for the past two years, the government is expecting to reopen tourism this fall. Restarting tourism in the country will adopt a new reform package. The government is discussing to completely scrapping the mandatory quarantine in the country for inbound travelers and consequently opening …

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DTT, a party as old as democracy in Bhutan

… Druk Thuendrel Tshogpa to hold party convention on May 2 A new party in the political fray, Druk Thuendrel Tshogpa is as old as democracy in the country, there has been a grassroots movement, a candidate says. The party will hold a party convention on May 2 to adopt the party charter, and elect its president, vice president, and …

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Strengthening Indo-Bhutan ties

To strengthen the already existing close ties of friendship and cooperation between India and Bhutan, and following the long-established tradition of regular exchange of high-level visits between the two countries, Dr. S. Jaishankar visit to Bhutan is country’s first high-level official visit since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. S. Jaishankar, External Affairs Minister of India was in the …

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𝗚𝗶𝗿𝗹𝘀 𝗵𝗲𝗮𝗱 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘀𝗵𝗼𝘂𝗹𝗱𝗲𝗿𝘀 𝗮𝗯𝗼𝘃𝗲 𝗯𝗼𝘆𝘀 – 𝗕𝗖𝗦𝗘, 𝗟𝗖𝗦𝗖

… Female pass percentage too surpasses males’ by 0.29 percent In both the categories, Bhutan Certificate of Secondary Examination (BCSE), and Language and Cultural Studies Certificate (LCSC), girls are head and shoulders above the boys. The pass percentage is also higher for females, surpassing the males by 0.29 percent. The pass percentage for female is 70.25 percent while the pass …

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𝗦𝗺𝗮𝗹𝗹 𝗦𝘁𝗮𝘁𝗲𝘀 𝗙𝗼𝗿𝘂𝗺 𝗳𝗼𝗰𝘂𝘀𝗲𝘀 𝗼𝗻 ‘𝗯𝘂𝗶𝗹𝗱 𝗯𝗮𝗰𝗸 𝗯𝗲𝘁𝘁𝗲𝗿’

As Chair of the Small States Forum Lyonpo Namgay Tshering delivered the opening statement and moderated the virtual SSF. The Forum shed light on the multifarious challenges confronted by Small States due to the impacts of COVID-19 pandemic, the war in Ukraine and increasing threats from climate change. The way forward to build back better and need for development financing …

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𝗡𝗼 𝗿𝗲𝗶𝗻𝘃𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗴𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗶𝗻𝘁𝗼 𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺𝗲𝗿 𝘁𝗲𝗮𝗰𝗵𝗲𝗿’𝘀 𝗺𝗼𝗹𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗰𝗮𝘀𝗲: 𝗦𝗖 𝗥𝗚

Many netizens are demanding reinvestigation of the molestation case where a 58-year-old former teacher in Tsirang was convicted of molesting 10 students in 2019, but the Supreme Court (SC) Registrar General (RG) said there would be no “reinvestigation”. He said the SC inquired about the case, and found Dil Bahadur Chettri was proven to be guilty beyond reasonable doubt. The …

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