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Tsirang hails first as independent CF manager

In sync with the government’s vision to have Community Forests managed independently, three Community Forests (CF) in Tsirang recently made the successful transition . Community Forests Management group members of Dangraybu CF under Doonglagang gewog, Chirphen CF under Mendrelgang gewog, Darjeling CF under Rangthangling gewog in Tsirang not only personally …

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Bigger buses on the way

The Road Safety and Transport Authority (RSTA) has planned a grand project for Thimphu and Phuentsholing bus services. Under this plan bigger buses as compared to the current ones will be employed. The plan is not yet implemented but it remains on top of RSTA’s agenda. Under the plan more …

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New Route Map for city buses for improved services

The Road Safety and Transport Authority (RSTA) with the Bhutan Post has come-up with eight new route maps for city buses since new and bigger buses would join the current group of buses. New routes are introduced also because people are unaware of the city bus stops and terminals for …

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Ministry makes progress for giant pool in unemployment

Around 140 youth were employed this year through entrepreneurship courses conducted by the labor ministry. The ministry through its Entrepreneurship Promotion Division (EPD) conducted training and workshops for a week with all the financial institutes, regional offices and beneficiaries to minimize defaults for the supported entrepreneurs and those in the …

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READ-Bhutan Grows within 5 Years

Aurbay Sher Shong Payzothkhang (ASSP) the first READ supported community Library and resource center in Ura, commemorated its Second Anniversary on 26 May. Rural Education and Development (READ) Bhutan in partnership with Ura Middle Secondary School organized a cleanup campaign and created awareness in the community. Principal in the Function …

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JAB steps up

The Journalist Association of Bhutan (JAB) has moved up a notch to achieve its goals after signing a MoU with department of information and media (DOIM), last Thursday. This comes as a result of JAB’s proposal to both DOIM and BMF for assistance in establishing its office and a press …

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GoI released INR 5.51bn in one week for Bhutan

The Indian Ambassador Pavan K Varma, on behalf of the Government of India (GoI) handed over to Finance Minister Wangdi Norbu INR 2.5bn meant for the ongoing 10th plan on June 6 along with INR 1.11bn as excise duty refund for goods imported during the year 2009. Earlier this week, …

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PDP on an optimistic path

Despite the increase in the registration fee, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) continues to register members, and has reached about 250 members. The registration fee has increased to Nu 100 and annual membership to 1200. Even with this, the PDP still has many old members renewing their memberships, including the …

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