Celebrating 50 years of Bhutan-Japan cooperation


Bhutan and Japan commemorated the milestone event of the 50th anniversary of Japanese assistance to Bhutan at the Taj Tashi Hotel on June 18. During the event, the President of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Akihito Tanaka, said, “The development is a continuum. There is no beginning or an end. …

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2015 is the Visit Bhutan year: PM

The importance of promoting tourism was stressed on during The State of the Tsa-Wa-Sum report presented to the joint sitting of the Parliament on June 18 by the Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay. The PM said, “Tourists are very important. Last year, we had 116,200 tourists visiting Bhutan, around 63,500 came …

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The preliminary examination, off or on?

With the Preliminary Examination (PE) just around the corner, many university graduates are left anxious and wondering whether the PE is still on or done away with as promised by the government. The Member of Parliament,Panbang, Zhemgang, Dorji Wangdi, said one of the popular pledges among the 100 days pledges …

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Status on opening three colleges in the east questioned

Question and answer session The Member of Parliament of Bartsam-Shongphu asked for an update and the progress made so far on opening more colleges in the country, out of which three colleges are to be opened in the east. To which the Education Minister, Lyonpo Mingbo Dukpa, said the Constitution …

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NA discusses National Debt which is at 92% of GDP

The Nganlam MP, Choida Jamtsho, raised concerns on the increasing National Debt in the National Assembly on May 27, which is to reach 121% of GDP in the 11FYP as reported in the Annual Audit Report 2014. He said the debt to GDP (Gross Domestic Product) ratio must be maintained …

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A tribute to skilled workers


In support and honor those who work with their hands, the “National Zorig Day” was observed on May 14 at the National Institute of Zorig Chusum (NIZC), Thimphu. The day also makes the public aware of the skilled workers in the country. “Our country’s identity is demonstrated by our traditional …

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No price revision for meat in Thimphu

The meat vendors’ tshogpa in Thimphu is disappointed with the outcome of the meeting conducted last Tuesday with the Bhutan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) as their proposal to revise the meat prices by 25-30 percent was not approved. The meat vendors are now planning to take the matter …

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