Body of missing boy found

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The Royal Bhutan Police in Thimphu is still investigating the death of a four-year-old boy whose body was recovered from the bank of the Wangchhu below Terma Linca Resort yesterday.

Legislative procedure blocks BBIN agreement withdrawal

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The government is preparing to move a motion to withdraw the controversial motor vehicle agreement involving Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Nepal (BBIN) during the joint sitting of the Parliament next month.

Population and housing census begins May 30

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Following Royal Command from His Majesty The King, the government has declared a three-day national holiday to conduct the second Population and Housing Census of Bhutan.

Bhutan lets BBIN agreement move ahead

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Bhutan gave its consent for full implementation of the Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Nepal (BBIN) motor vehicle agreement while it awaits Parliament to ratify it.

SAARC secretary general in Bhutan

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His Majesty The King granted an Audience to the Secretary General of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC), Amjad Hussian B Sial at the Tashichhodzong yesterday.

ADB projects 9.9 percent economic growth

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Bhutan’s economy is rebounding after a slowdown caused by the shortage of Indian currency in 2012 and 2013, according to the latest Asian Development Bank (ADB) report.

60 percent of PTA budget released

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India and Bhutan reviewed the progress of the Government of India’s Project Tied Assistance projects in the 11th Plan at the second project monitoring committee (PMC) meeting in Thimphu on April 26.

Preventing auto theft can be easy

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Motor vehicle theft is a problem that is growing in the border town of Phuentsholing. In the last two years, more than 10 vehicles were stolen from the town. Of the 10 Bolero pickup trucks that were stolen from the town, not one has been recovered.

Women ICT officers doing better than male counterparts: Information minister

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The Department of Information Technology and Telecom of the Ministry of Information and Communications (MoIC) marked the International Girls in ICT Day for the first time in the country yesterday.

Sanitation policy to manage liquid waste

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To focus on the management of liquid waste in the country and to have a single policy that will look into sanitation and hygiene issues in both urban and rural Bhutan, a National Sanitation and Hygiene Policy has been drafted.

G-Fest kicks off at Gaeddu College of Business Studies

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More than 100 students from seven colleges are participating in the second edition of the three-day G-Fest that started yesterday at the Gaeddu College of Business Studies (GCBS).

Bhutan jumps 10 places in media freedom

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Bhutan’s press freedom ranking has soared by 30 places in the past three years, as it jumped 10 places for the third year in the World Press Freedom ranking 2017. Bhutan jumped from 94 in 2015 to the 84th position out of 180 countries.

11 men, one minor confess to choeten vandalism

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The Mongar dzongkhag court conducted a rebuttal hearing on April 25 for 11 men and a minor alleged to have vandalised 99 choetens, two lhakhangs. They are also accused of two burglaries and an auto stripping charge.