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His Majesty the King enters quarantine

By Staff Reporter After almost a week-long tour of eastern Bhutan where His Majesty trekked from Merak in the north to Jomotshangkha in the south, His Majesty arrived in Thimphu on Friday and entered quarantine as per COVID protocol. His Majesty was accompanied on the Royal tour by His Royal Highness Gyaltshab Jigme Dorji and the Prime Minister, Lyonchen Dasho …

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Curtains fall on OAG sedition theatrics

OAGโ€™s 9-page sedition charges against Penjore dismissed within 9 minutes by the Court, displaying that the judiciary is willing to protect citizensโ€™ rights and assert its independence By Tashi Namgyal In what could be a landmark case involving freedom of speech, freedom of expression and freedom of media, the dismissal of the Office of the Attorney Generalโ€™s (OAG) sedition charges …

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Delta variant predominant in Bhutan

By Phurpa Wangmo The dreaded covid-19 variant โ€œDeltaโ€ has finally entered the country with the Health Ministry cautioning the public to be at their highest alert. Following extensive test results, the Ministry of Health Friday announced that the most prevalent variant causing a series of outbreak in the country is due to the presence of the COVID delta variant. From …

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Bhutan earning less whilst spending more

Increasing national debt and fiscal deficit prompts the question whether Bhutan is a spendthrift nation By Tashi Namgyal In what could be a crippling effect, the government will only have around Nu 1.3 Million at their disposal in the form of capital expenditure during this fiscal year. This is attributed to mounting expenditures as against the income over the last …

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NA deliberates on regularizing contract employees

By Sonam Choki There is good news for around 3,700 consolidated contract employees across the country who will now receive better service benefits and social security. The Member from the Maenbi-Tsaenkhar constituency, Choki Gyeltshen, moved the motion to review and regularize consolidated contract employees to regular contract employees today. Choki Gyeltshen said that even though the consolidated contract employees were …

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