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Construction of bridge over Wangchhu in full swing

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The construction of a Wangchhu Zam over the Thimpchu, which was scheduled to start from the beginning of the year, has finally begun. The 54 metre long bridge with a seven-metre carriageway will connect Chugo Lam and Dechhen Lam below the Tarayana building. Project Manager Koncho Tempel said that since …

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Two-day workshop between judiciary and the media

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Senior justices from the judiciary, legal professionals, and journalists from different media houses attended a two-day workshop earlier this week where the two essential pillars of a democracy – a free media and an independent judiciary – shared expectations of the other among other things. Journalists were briefed on the …

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Reconstituted National HIV Commission inaugurated

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The 18th national HIV/AIDS commission (NHAC) meeting held yesterday inaugurated the reconstituted national HIV/AIDS commission, after almost 14 years of its existence. The commission now has 15 core commission members from the health, education, home and labour ministries, Dratshang Lhentshog, RENEW, Thimphu Thromde, National Commission for Women and Children (NCWC), …

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His Majesty grants Dhar

L-R: His Majesty granted Dhar to Drangchu Gup Pemba, Sarpang Dzongda Karma Galay, Drangpon Kuenley Tshering, Drangpon Norbu Tshering, Chukha Dzongda Minjur Dorji

His Majesty The King granted Dhar to two Drangpons and Dzongdags, and a Gup, at the Tashichhodzong on 23rd June 2017. Kuenley Tshering, the former Justice of the High Court and eminent Member of the National Council, has been appointed as Justice of the Supreme Court. Norbu Tshering, who was …

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SOTN highlights significant changes in the agricultural sector

The agriculture sector has witnessed a significant transformation from subsistence to commercial farming prompted by the government’s focus on food self-sufficiency. This, according to the Prime Minister, Lyonchhen Dasho Tshering Tobgay, is apparent from the vegetables and cereals for sale at the centenary farmer’s market in Thimphu and along the …

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Accomplishments and issues of GDG in performance audit report

GDG is aimed at strengthening good governance and decentralization at the grass root level and has an annual budget allocation of Nu 2 million for each gewog, over and above the regular budget. A Royal Audit Authority performance audit report states highlights significant accomplishments and initiatives, as well as shortcomings …

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RAA points the loop hole in nutrition supply in schools

The Royal Audit Authority has pointed out some major shortcomings and deficiencies in the management of the school feeding program (SFP) which was failing to meet the dietary needs of the school children as developed and prescribed by the education ministry. “Poor nutrition and nutrient deficiencies among children particularly school …

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