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Nation pays tribute to our Men in Blue

By Chimi Wangmo As the Royal Bhutan Police (RBP) celebrated their 56th Raising Day on September 1 this week, the nation united as one and sent prayers to our men in Blue who are considered an important pool of people in the nation. Celebrating the day, the RBP headquarters in Thimphu stated that the day is a reminder of the …

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Climate Change Danger to South Asia’s Economy

By Tandin Wangchuk The effects of climate change are on the increase and no part of the world is immune. Newly released data suggests that South Asia, including Bhutan and Nepal, could be particularly badly hit if the world continues on its current fossil-fuel intensive path. Climate change impacts stand to slash up to 9% off the South Asian economy …

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India at 75 Cricket Cup

Staff Reporter As part of the ongoing Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav celebrations in Bhutan, the Embassy of India, Thimphu has this year instituted an annual Bhutan-India Friendship Cricket Series to foster people-to-people ties between the two friendly countries. On 30 August this week, the first edition of the series was held at the India House Estate ground. Team Ambassadorโ€™s XI …

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Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen graces launch of waste management facilities

Towards Zero Waste Bhutan by 2030 By Phurpa Wangmo Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen Friday graced an event to inaugurate Waste Management Facilities in Thimphu. The event was held at one of nine new facilities, in Dangrina. A press statement from the Royal Office for Media (RoM) stated the event is a step in the governmentโ€™s Waste Management Flagship Program to …

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The Drayang conundrum: Meeting govt. reopening standards

Majority of the existing Drayangs do not fulfill the criteria to reopen Tashi Namgyal/Thimphu There are currently 61 Drayangs in the country today. However, only eight of them fulfill the standards to reopen. This comes after the government announced letting the Drayangs to operate soon with certain set of technical standards to follow, after nearly two years of closure due …

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