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National Order of Merit, Gold awarded

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The National order of Merit Gold was awarded to 6 educators from the Ministry of Education, Royal University of Bhutan, and Royal Institute of Management, in recognition of their exemplary service to the nation in the field of education for excellence in leadership and management. Apart from that seven individuals …

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Human settlement and farming critical to wildlife

Contrary to conventional belief that presence of human settlements, developmental activities and farming within the park areas impedes conservation of flora and fauna, a research conducted by the Department of Forest and Park Services (DoFPS) has found out that human settlement and farming practices are critical to its preservation. In …

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DeSuups volunteer and help in many fields

DeSuung (Guardian of Peace) Training Programme, started by a command from His Majesty the King, is a value-based personal development course which encourages active citizenry in the wider role of nation building. The candidates that complete the training are known as DeSuups, and they are actively engaged in various volunteer initiatives, …

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Budget and works on for Dzongkhag Thromdes

The estimated budget and the progress of developing all 16 remaining Thromdes was brought up by the Member of Parliament of Dramitse-Ngatsang constituency. Addressing this query, the works and human settlement Minister Lyonpo Dorji Choden said that all the plans for the Thromde are undergoing in full swing. The Dzongkhag …

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NC discusses 3 storey restrictions in rural areas

  National Council, in its 14th session, submitted written questions to the Minister for Works and Human Settlement on limiting rural houses to have only two-storeys outside the municipal area, leading to construction of houses horizontally, which will exert more pressure on limited land and will also force farmers to …

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NC points out local governance issues

As per the resolution passed by the National Council during its 15th session, the Good Governance Committee commissioned a local governance assessment study, to enhance efficiency and effectiveness of the local governments in bringing developmental changes in the communities. The committee’s assessment and the consolidated findings of the report are …

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The SDP gauntlet for Bhutan from 2016-30

United Nations Development Program (UNDP)  held a meeting with different Civil Society Organization and Media houses in Bhutan on Thursday. The meeting was focused mainly on fulfilling the Sustainable Development Goals and new agendas. Bhutan has been identified as one of the priority countries in helping fulfill the SDG goals. …

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