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Villages to benefit with new improved rice varieties

The Tsirang Research Sub-Centre and the Drujegang geog extension office under Dagana Dzongkhag have introduced improved rice varieties in Drujegang on a trial basis. And 15 households in Pangserpo and Yongsibji villages are to initiate the varieties. The new varieties include Bajo Kaap 2, Bajo Maap 1 and Bajo Maap …

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New vegetable production site

The Hindustan Construction Company (HCC) and Larson and Toubro (L&T) company of the Punatsangchu Hydro-Electric Project (PHEP) have found a new source for vegetables – a cooperative which is in the making. Though it is yet to be registered, the cooperative society which comprises 23 farmer groups of Wangdue (12), …

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BNCA officials seize Tobacco products from shops

Following a tip-off from some Thimphu schools, the Bhutan Narcotic Control Agency (BNCA), the regional trade officials, and the Royal Bhutan Police went on an inspection and confirmed the sale of tobacco products to students. Two teams searched two shops at Changeddaphu and three shops at the hospital area. The …

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NHDC program will allow civil servants to own apartments

If the National Housing and Development Corporation (NHDC)’s home ownership program comes through civil servants will have the chance to become proud owners of the government quarters they occupy. The apartments for the project which targets middle and low income groups will be constructed by the corporation and sold to …

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Bhutanese teachers in exchange for Thai professionals

Around 20 University graduates will go to Thailand Vocational Training Institutes (VTI) as English teachers under a labor ministry initiative. Lyonpo Dorji Wangdi said it was a win-win initiation which was planned from 2008. However it could not take off due to the clashes between Royal Civil Service Commission (RCSC), …

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Youth Guide to ease Career and Employment issues

Youth Unemployment is a seemingly contradictory scenario although statistics boast a significant reduction of 7.3% from the prevalent 9.3%. The labor ministry’s recent decision to come-up with an exclusive ‘Career and Employment Guidebook’ is therefore a supplementary move to address this issue. Labor Minister Dorji Wangdi said majority of jobseekers …

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ADB consultant to strengthen ACC’s investigative capacity

Tay Keong, team leader of the consultants who will implement the technical assistance to strengthen Bhutan’s ACC, is on his first on-site mission to the country Tay Keong Tan from Partnership for Transparency Fund (PTF), Washington DC, USA is currently in the country interacting with the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) and …

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Battered-victim stabs man, victim becomes delinquent

Two students of Yangchenphug Higher Secondary were arrested for battering a 24-year old man in the Central Plaza building, Thimphu on June 7. The case was reported to the police by an informant who witnessed the scene at around 7pm. The incident occurred when the victim a school dropout, went …

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Wangdue Dzong reconstruction begins

About 43 security personnel deployed on-site, started works to stabilize and salvage the foundations of the Wangdue dzong. Alongside the works, the Department of Culture (DoC) continues to assess and document the damages to the dzong. The Division for Conservation of Heritage Sites (DCHS) under the DoC has completed an …

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