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The Second Winter Youth Engagement Programme in Mongar

The month-long 2nd Winter Youth Engagement Programme (WYEP), which was held at Gyalpozhing Higher Secondary School, Mongar from 29th December 2014 – 29th January 2015 in accordance with the command of His Majesty The King, concluded on 29th January 2015. The WYEP was organized to engage the socio-economically disadvantaged students …

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PM says green light for OAG to file Lhakhang Karpo case

During the 14th Meet-the-Press session held yesterday in Thimphu, Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay said that he had asked the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) to fulfill their mandate for quite some time on the Lhakhang Karpo case by prosecuting it. “I have made it very clear to them that …

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BAFRA provides hygiene training to street food sellers

The next time you eat the popular street foods in Thimphu, especially thukpa (noodles) and momos (dumplings), sold by street vendors, chances are that the foods are certified by the Bhutan Agriculture and Food Regularity Authority (BAFRA). An important mandate of BAFRA is to function as the national food quality …

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YES trains its first batch of youth

The objective of the Youth Employment Skills (YES) program, supported by the Ministry of Labour and Human Resources (MoLHR) and in partnership with various registered local training providers in the country, is to train the youth in skills for gainful employment and sustainable livelihood. YES program awarded certificates to its …

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Lack of irrigation water hurts farmers in Paro

The farmers in Tsento-Shari village under Tsento gewog in Paro have been waiting for irrigation water for paddy cultivation. The long wait is discouraging the farmers from working on the land. They are now thinking to leaving their farmland fallow rather than to toil day and night, and have nothing …

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Chhukha-Damchhu highway would be operational by the end of 2015

The Member of Parliament from Bongo-Chapchha, Dawa Gyaltshen, said that the hotels and business at Tsimasham will run out of business with the new opening of the Chhukha-Damchhu highway. Therefore, he asked how the government will revive the business at Tsimasham, to enhance the economic development of Tsimasham. Responding to …

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KRC Private Limited to construct multilevel car parks in Thimphu

To reduce the increased levels of traffic congestion and unorganized parking on city streets, the Thimphu Thromde will implement an integrated parking system project for the exclusive area of Thimphu City through a public-private partnership (“PPP”) concession model using private finance. There are approximately 900 on-street surface parking spaces in …

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Online game platform for Youth launched

The UN Resident Coordinator/ UNDP Resident Representative, Christina Carlson, launched an online game platform ‘Youth@Work Bhutan’ yesterday in Thimphu. The aim of the online game is to engage the Bhutanese youth to enter into productive dialogues that create solutions to the problems of youth unemployment. The Ministry of Labour and …

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Amul teaches dealers and retailers how business is done

India’s largest farmers’ organization, Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation Ltd., with more than 3.5 mn members, owning the brand Amul launched the dairy cream tea maker, Amulya, measuring 750 gm with a lesser price of Nu 292, especially packaged for the Bhutanese market. Amulya is set to compete with Nestle, …

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