His Majesty The King grants citizenship Kidu

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His Majesty The King granted Citizenship Kidu to 137 individuals yesterday in Thimphu. The recipients took an Oath of Allegiance to the TsaWa-Sum, at the Kuenrey of the Tashichhodzong.

65 km of Northern East-West Highway inaugurated

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The first 65km of Northern East-West Highway from - Semtokha to Wangdue Zam- was inaugurated yesterday at Semtokha, Dochula and Wangdue Zam, marking the completion of the widening and up-gradation work on the highway.

Picture story

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Labour minister Ngeema Sangay Thsempo met the Ambassador of Canada to Bhutan, Nadir Patel on June 27, to discuss cooperation on education and skills development of Bhutanese youth.

Design thinking to humanise public service delivery

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In what is claimed to mark an important milestone in the public-service transformation journey, the Royal Civil Service Commission (RCSC) and Temasek Foundation International, Singapore launched the Design Thinking Guidebook yesterday.

Two Business Incubation Units open for technical graduates

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To promote employability, enhance work experience and skills, a Business Incubation Unit (BIU) was opened at the Thimphu Insitute for Zorig Chusum yesterday.

Rising referral costs and service gaps burden health system

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The increasing cost of referral system of patients, service gaps in health system and human resource constraint are some challenges the health system is facing today, health officials said.

Cybercrime liable to prosecution

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Crime committed online is subject to prosecution just as any other crime if there is enough electronic evidence, High Court Justice Lungten Dubgyur said during the recent media and law workshop.

Engage our youth productively

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It’s a long break for students who are done with their term exams. The month-long break will give our children some respite from the tedium of school routine.

On the West-East highway

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Never imagined a bus ride from Thimphu to Trashigang could be so tiring. If your seatmate is not much of a talker, the journey could be excruciatingly draining.

Amochhu bridge construction enters eighth year

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It was a hot sunny day in Phuentsholing on June 27. Ram Bahadur Pakhrin from Tading in Samtse is crossing the Amochu.

First child-friendly court assures quicker justice

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With the inauguration of the family and child court at the Thimphu dzongkhag court yesterday, the judiciary has fulfilled a mandate of Child Care and Protection Act of Bhutan 2011 (CCPAB).

Alcohol and substance abuse rampant among students

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Although the number of students who use controlled substance and alcohol is high, the percentage of students who are dependent on these substances is less. This is one of the key findings of the latest National Drug Use Survey.

Information empower media and courts

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A judgment is a court’s determination of the rights and obligations of the parties while a verdict is a jury’s decision, Thimphu dzongkhag court’s judge for civil cases, Lobzang Rinzin Yargay, explained yesterday while citing the Bhutanese media’s use of terms like judgment and verdicts interchangeably.