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MoWHS minister answers questions on highways

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The works and human settlement, Dorji Choden, answered numerous questions on the widening of the national highways and construction of dzongkhag and gewog roads during parliament’s question hour session this week. Responding to queries by the Wamrong and Nubi Tangsibji MPs, the minister said the widening of the east west …

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NA approves establishing stabilization fund

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The National Assembly had approved establishing a stabilisation fund to insulate the domestic economy from economic shocks. The government will pump in Nu 100 mn as seed money to start the fund. The fund will maintain macroeconomic stability by sterilizing lumpy inflows from electricity exports and convertible currency related flows …

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NA recommends Ombudsman’s office within ACC

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The National Assembly (NA) has supported the establishment of an Ombudsman’s office within the Anti Corruption Commission (ACC), to screen complaints and ease the administrative burden on the commission so that it can concentrate on its core mandate. The need for an Ombudsman’s Office was articulated by the ACC in …

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DNT opens 2nd regional office in Trashigang

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The Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) party has opened its second regional office in the eastern district of Trashigang to create space for people in the east to visit and share their concerns. The party’s general secretary, Tenzin Lekphell, said the office would strengthen the party and Nyamrup’s ‘People’s manifesto’. He …

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Inflation drops to 4.91 percent in September

Inflation is at 4.91 percent in September. This was 0.43 percentage points lower than inflation in August, which stood at 5.34 percent. As per the consumer price index (CPI) published by the National Statistics Bureau (NSB), the prices of food increased by 6.53 percent and non-food commodities by almost by …

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DNT optimistic of winning 2018

The Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT), one of the two registered parties outside the parliament, say they are stronger than ever before and optimistic of winning the third general elections in 2018. This optimism stems from the enormous amount of support expressed by diverse people from across the country and the …

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Free sanitary pads to improve hygiene

Providing free sanitary pads has helped improve hygiene, boost confidence and improve attendance of girl students in Zhemgang Central School. Previously some students relied on absorbent cloth during their periods, which not only was uncomfortable but awkward to change and clean. The sanitary pads are made in the school itself …

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