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A Green Corporation

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To promote a clean and green environment, one of the Governments’ initiatives, the Green Bhutan Corporation Limited (GBCL) was inaugurated in Semtokha last week. At the inauguration, the minister for Agriculture and Forests, Lyonpo Yeshey Dorji said that the inspiration to establish GCBL was drawn from His Majesty’s message delivered …

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Gasa’s organic bounties get recognition

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For the first time two vegetables had been certified organic by BAFRA in accordance with the Bhutan Organic Certification System (BOCS) Guidelines 2013 viz. garlic and potatoes from Khatoed Geog in Gasa . This registered farmers’ group is the Rangshin Sonam Detshen from Khatoed Geog. Khatoed Gewog, at an altitude of 2300-2900 metres …

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2nd Gakyed Gatoen, Festival of Happiness

The opening ceremony of the “2nd Gakyed Gatoen – Festival of Happiness” was inaugurated by the Hon’ble Minister for Ministry of Economic Affairs and the Chief Representative of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Bhutan Office on 6th January 2017 at Ariya Hotel, Thimphu. The catalogue for the festival was also launched during the occasion. …

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His Majesty in Wangdue

His Majesty The King granted an Audience to scouts attending the 7th scout leadership-training in Tencholing.

His Majesty The King granted an Audience to scouts attending the 7th scout leadership-training in Tencholing today. The scout leadership training has 125 scout participants, who are class ten students selected from across the country. A similar camp is held in summer for class 12 students. The three-week long training …

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Bhutan joins PISA-D

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The Ministry of Education signed the PISA-D agreement during the annual education conference on Friday. The international assessment program will allow Bhutan to see how Bhutan’s schools compare with those of other countries. Lyonchhen said that with Bhutan joining PISA-D as member, he wants Bhutanese students to excel in this …

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Incident Command System for Natural Disasters

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An Incident Command System (ICS) is to be put in place during times of disaster. This was decided during the 4th Meeting of the National Disaster Management Authority last week under the Chairmanship of Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay. Discussion on post disaster management; National Disaster Management Strategies; and the need for helipad …

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Vocational camp for students

The Third Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Winter Camp themed “One Skill by One Youth is Zero Dependence (1+1=0)” began earlier last week in the Jigme Wangchuck Power Training Institute (JWPTI)-Dekiling, Sarpang. 117 (43 Female & 74 male) students who appeared for Class X examination in 2016 from 39 …

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EDP 2017 approved

The government has approved the Economic Development Policy (EDP) 2017. The EDP 2017 has a total of 252 policy provisions and provides the overall enabling environment to continue creating a transparent and conducive environment for business and investment in the Bhutanese economy. Several ‘game changers’ have been identified throughout the …

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Dasho Benji to be awarded Nu 450,000

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The Bench five of the Thimphu district court has allowed the Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) to withdraw the defamation case against Dasho Benji in accordance with section 153 of the Civil and Criminal Procedures Code (CCPC). However, as per the indemnity rule enjoined in the same section the plaintiff Dasho …

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