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Digitalization of government offices and online services failing, says citizen

Sonam Deki Online services are meant to provide easy and prompt solutions for both service providers and service seekers. However, Bhutan seems to lag behind and is not taking full leverage of technology. Many frustrated citizens complain of inefficient and delayed services from the public service provider. Apparently, digital inconvenience in this digitalized world is common in Bhutan and the general …

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Nightclub owners seek time extension beyond 12 am

Tenzin Lhaden  As the time limit was set on nitery, the late-night business owners in Thimphu are not happy with the early closing time pointing to several issues.  The closing time is set at 12 am.  This, the Thimphu Thrompon Ugyen Dorji is said that the timing has been changed as per the Prime Minister’s Office Press Release issued for …

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e-Taxi drivers propose green zone parking, charging, maintenance stations

Yeshey Lhadon  Green taxis or battery-driven taxis are seen picking up their passengers from the old city-bus parking at Changlam stretch. They give discounted taxi rates on the fare compared to gasoline-driven taxis. They charge Nu 10 less compared to fuel taxis.   “We provide a discount to the passengers riding in green taxis for now because we don’t have …

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Is Green Tax a necessity for carbon-negative country?

… it is to ensure the status of carbon-negative of country Puran Gurung Coming into effect on June 20, 2012, the government started to levy a green tax on vehicle imports in addition to sales tax (ST) and customs duty (CD). Government decided to levy various percentage of green tax on motor vehicles and petroleum fuel to reduce vehicular emissions …

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More journalists to enter political arena

… journalism skills add value to performing parliamentary duties Puran Gurung With two senior journalists resigning possibly to contest elections, journalists are easily becoming a common sight in the political arena.  Journalists share close links with politicians and they represent political leaders in terms of their policies and political competence, and they have a good grasp of policies surrounding the country’s …

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𝟰𝟳-𝗬𝗲𝗮𝗿-𝗢𝗹𝗱 𝗠𝗮𝗻 𝗗𝗶𝗲𝘀 𝗶𝗻 𝗮 𝗙𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗸 𝗔𝗰𝗰𝗶𝗱𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗔𝗰𝗿𝗼𝘀𝘀 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗕𝗼𝗿𝗱𝗲𝗿

Yeshey Lhadon The body of a 47-year-old man from Umling, Gelephu was handed over to his parents yesterday evening around 5 pm by the neighbouring citizens. The local leaders claimed that the deceased ran away from his house at Rejuke around 8 am yesterday and entered Bagmara, India illegally. “The deceased was to be taken to the hospital. We were …

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𝗦𝘂𝗶𝗰𝗶𝗱𝗲: 𝗔 𝟭𝟳-𝘆𝗲𝗮𝗿-𝗼𝗹𝗱, 𝗰𝗹𝗮𝘀𝘀 𝗫𝗜𝗜 𝘀𝘁𝘂𝗱𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗷𝘂𝗺𝗽𝗲𝗱 𝗼𝗳𝗳 𝗮 𝗰𝗹𝗶𝗳𝗳 𝘁𝗼 𝗱𝗲𝗮𝘁𝗵 𝗶𝗻 𝗗𝗮𝗺𝗷𝗶, 𝗚𝗮𝘀𝗮

Yeshey Lhadon The case is still under investigation forms A 17-year-old, class XII student of Bjishong Central School in Gasa jumped off to her death from a viewpoint cliff in Damji located some 400 meters away from Selekha village on Sunday afternoon. The deceased was a day-scholar student living with her mother and step father in Selekha. On 24th July; …

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Fire mishap costs a life at Paro petrol pump

… another one survives the fire mishapPuran Gurung A 29-year-old Nim Dorji Tamang lost his life in the line of duty on July 1 in a fireaccident at a petrol pump at Bondey, Paro.The deceased was on his night duty and the fire mishap took place around 9 to 9:30pm. There are no clear reports on the cause of fire, …

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The Fallen Petals, a young boy’s struggle

Sonam Deki and Tenzin Lhaden The fallen petal is a journey of a young boy who comes from the corner of Tsirang in thesouthern foothills of Bhutan.Subash Ghishing Tamang is a writer who is passionate about writing authentic stories right fromhis heart. He started his passion to write when he was in pre-university and he chose to be a writer becausereading, …

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The PEMA to push mental health as Bhutan’s forefront agenda Suicide cases on the rise

Yeshey Lhadon “Suicide is on the rise, depression and anxiety is on the rise. It’s timely that we really need toconsolidate all our effort into one,” said the Chairperson of The PEMA, Health minister, LyonpoDasho Dechen Wangmo during the mental health sensitization program. Tshering Tshencho Zam from the Pema Secretariat stated that starting from 2019 when the Covid-19pandemic found its …

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