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All BHUs to have periodic access to female health workers

Last year, the health ministry committed to provide at least one female health worker in all the 184 Basic Health Unit (BHU) by January 2018. To fulfill the commitment the ministry issued a transfer order for Health Assistants (HA) to go to BHUs lacking female health assistants. The ministry initially …

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Bailey Bridge to help Pasakha during monsoon

A temporary Bailey bridge has been placed over a section of the severely damaged Balujora Bridge in Pasakha to ensure smooth traffic flow when the rainy season starts. This is while a new bridge is being built nearby to be completed by May 2019. “We thought it was necessary for …

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Govt denies political motivation in Le Meridien FI case

On the heels of a detailed Opposition party release accusing the government of political motivation and timing among other things over the Le Meridien FI case, the government in a recent counter release said that the government has full confidence in the ACC and would the leave the matter to …

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Fire fighting PM

The Prime Minister Lyonchhen Dasho Tshering Tobgay, joined the armed forces, police personnel, Punatsangchhu  project staff, Desuups, locals and WangduePhodrang Dzongkhag officials in battling the forest fire in Nahi on 11th February.

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Opposition defends Le Meridien FI case and attacks govt

At the press conference this week in Thimphu, the opposition party described the government’s charges against former DPT minister Yeshey Zimba of policy corruption and official misconduct, as ‘malicious political vendetta’. The government has alleged that the fiscal incentives approved by then DPT Government in April 2013 was granted to …

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Chharo mobile e-wallet launched

In line with the national goal to encourage a cashless economy and promoting financial inclusion, the Bank of Bhutan launched mobile e-wallet “Chharo” on February 9 in Thimphu. Chharo is the first e-wallet to be introduced in the Kingdom. It is an e-wallet application available for free download on both …

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