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350 victims of domestic violence visited RENEW

RENEW-350 victims

Three hundred and fifty victims of domestic violence visited the RENEW office in Thimphu, this year alone. Of that, 330 were women. This was revealed as Bhutan marked the International day for the elimination of violence against women today. The day was marked in Genekha Gewog in Thimphu with a theme ‘responding to end violence against women.’

Calm ensues after riot erupts in Samtse border area

Calm ensues after riot erupts in Samtse border area-

The situation in border area of Samtse has become calmer, today. A riot had ensued following a death of Indian Domestic helper, 18, yesterday.

Ugyen Academy FC out of King’s Cup

KingsCup-Ugyen Academy FC out of Kings Cup

Ugyen Academy FC is out of the King’s Cup after losing to Manang Marshyangdi Club FC, five goals to one, today. They had earlier lost to Pune FC.

NA decides not to amend Election Act of 2008


Even though most of the Members of the Opposition feel the Election Act of Bhutan 2008 needs to be amended, the National Assembly, today, decided not to amend the act.

NC rejects NA’s amendment on parliamentary entitlement bill

NC rejects NAs amendment on parliamentary entitlement bill-

The National Council rejected the proposal put up by the National Assembly that the Speaker’s pay be slightly higher than that of Opposition Leader and Council’s Chairperson.

Office of Attorney General Bill endorsed


After three-day deliberations, the National Assembly finally endorsed the Office of Attorney General Bill 2014, today.

Sucide victim’s uncle seeks reinvestigation

The uncle of the 16-year-old female student, who died by suicide in Monggar, has put up an appeal letter to the Chief of Police, seeking reinvestigation.

NC adopts Bio-safety Bill


The National Council members unanimously adopted the Bio-safety Bill of Bhutan 2014, today.

His Majesty graces launch of ‘National Clean and Sober Day’

HM grants Audience to Chithuen Phendey Association.

His Majesty the King graced the launch of the ‘National Clean and Sober Day’ by the Chithuen Phendey Association.

Central Monastic Body leaves for winter residence


Led by His Holiness the Je Khenpo and the five lopens, the Central Monastic Body left for Punakha, their winter residence, today.



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