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His Majesty concludes India visit

His Majesty the King and Her Majesty the Gyaltsuen returned home yesterday, following a successful official visit to India, this week, from January 6 to 10 on invitation of the President of India, Dr Pranab Mukherjee. Their Majesties were accompanied by Home and Cultural Affairs Minister Lyonpo Damcho Dorji, Foreign …

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Stern laws versus addressing root cause

It has not been guaranteed that the amendment of laws against drug pushers will put an end to the crime The number of drug abusers in the country has been on the rise each year. While many have attributed the rise to increase in drug dealers and smugglers, many others …

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The State of the Nation and the National Day Address.

If one reads the State of the Nation Reports in the last couple of years then one would get a feeling that everything was going on very well and the ‘untrustworthy media’ except for a ‘credible few’ was blowing everything out of proportion. Even when the rupee and credit crisis …

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GoI releases Nu 1.5bn for ESP

This is the second release of funds by GoI for the ESP The Ambassador of India to Bhutan, V.P. Haran handed over a cheque amounting to Indian Rupee (INR) 1.5bn to Finance Minister Namgay Dorji yesterday for the government’s Economic Stimulus Plan (ESP), in the presence of Prime Minister Tshering …

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Cabinet approves BOIC establishment

The 16th cabinet meeting held earlier this week on December 4, at the Tashichhodzong approved the establishment of Business Opportunity and Information Centre (BOIC) in the Ministry of Economic Affairs as a time bound autonomous agency for implementation of the Revolving Fund created as part of Economic Stimulus Program. The …

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346 HIV cases in total

Arelease by the Health Ministry found 25 new HIV cases in the last six months. This would mean that the total aids cases now goes up to 346 of which 173 are male and 173 are female. Of the numbers so far 84 are unemployed, 57 are farmers, 52 are …

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ECB begins its ‘Learning from Experience’ Programme

The Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB) has embarked on the post-parliamentary elections review process which is being undertaken in the form of the Learning from Experience Programme (LEP) for the second parliamentary elections. This process follows the completion of the conduct of the elections, the preparations for which began as …

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