DEMOCRACY IN ACTION

Move for Health Walk 2013 flags off today

A picture from the ‘Move for Health Walk 2002’ led by ex-health minister Sangay Ngedup (2)

A shorter version of the ‘Move for Health Walk 2002’ led by ex-Health Minister Sangay Ngedup With the aim to promote healthy life styles and to raise fund for the Bhutan Health Trust Fund (BHTF), ‘Move for Health Walk 2013’ led by Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay, Minister of Health Tandin …

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PM meets the graduates

For the first time, Members of Parliament from both houses and political parties among others also addressed the NGOP this year The Prime Minister, Labour Minister, President of Bhutan Kuen-Nyan Party, Vice President of Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa and other senior government official yesterday met the graduates, who are currently attending …

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Empowering youth for climate change research in Bhutan

To raise awareness and promote better understanding of the country’s climate change issues and potential strategies of adaptation a five-day SERVIR Himalaya Youth Forum on ‘Empowering Youth for Climate Research in Bhutan’ is in progress at Sherubtse College, Trashigang which concludes today. The event is conducted in line with the …

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NA ratifies the Double Tax Avoidance Agreement

The National Assembly (NA) endorsed the Double Tax Avoidance Agreement (DTAA) between the Royal Government of Bhutan and Government of India (GoI) during its session on Thursday. The Royal Government of Bhutan has signed the agreement with GoI for the avoidance of double taxation and prevention of fiscal evasion with …

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NC’s proposal brings mines under the scanner

The National Council (NC) that has again taken up the issue of mining and natural resources conservation has passed three recommendations with regards to the sector’s activities and future direction during its session on Thursday. Councilor Jigme Rinzin, chairperson of the council’s natural resources and environment committee said that it …

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Shigkhar-Gorgan debate still on

The 67 kilometer Shingkhar -Gorgan highway construction that runs through a core tiger habitat at Thrumshingla Park, which is said to have been stranded because the previous government faced a budget shortage, is now underway. The agriculture and forests ministry’s minister Yeshey Dorji said for the last ten years there …

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Housewives attend free literacy class

36 enthusiast housewives from the Changjiji community in Thimphu have enrolled themselves in the free literacy classes provided by Read Model Center under Read Bhutan in Changjiji. The center provides one hour class, four times a week. The class has been divided into basic and advance categories with 24 and …

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