Local News

New DHI Chairman appointed

Dasho Sangay Khandu who previously served as the Secretary of National Land Commission is appointed as the Chairman of Druk Holding & Investments Ltd in accordance with the Royal Kasho issued on 5th March 2014. In the career spanning more than 36 yrs, Dasho Sangay Khandu served both in the …

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Prevention of Wildlife Trade

Launch with HE Minister of Agriculture and Forests and
Tom Derksen SNV Managing Director Agriculture Feb 10
2013

Despite increased surveillance and deploying qualified and experienced staff in combating wildlife crime, the trade of wildlife, both flora and fauna, is on the rise. Experts in the wildlife field are meeting to discuss ways to prevent wildlife trade in Bhutan. A four-day long workshop saw delegates from the Department …

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More than 3 months, drowned body not found

The search for the body of a 23-year-old woman, who drowned in the Punatsangchhu on the morning of October 24, is still ongoing. Sources in contact with this paper said police personnel and army soldiers volunteered to search for the body along the Punatsangchhu and nearby areas including check-post in …

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Education minister concludes eastern tour

The Prime focus of the tour was on quality education After winning the general elections this year and following the first session of the second Parliament, Education Minister Mingbo Dukpa made his first trip to the east as part of his constituency visit which included stops at various schools across …

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Anti-Corruption Day celebrated

The International Anti-Corruption Day (IACD) was celebrated in Thimphu on December 9 with the launch of a report titled “Integrity and Value Education in Schools” and a debate competition on “The Present Generation Upholds Better Values than the Earlier Generation” within four higher secondary schools in the capital. This year, …

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Cabinet approves BOIC establishment

The 16th cabinet meeting held earlier this week on December 4, at the Tashichhodzong approved the establishment of Business Opportunity and Information Centre (BOIC) in the Ministry of Economic Affairs as a time bound autonomous agency for implementation of the Revolving Fund created as part of Economic Stimulus Program. The …

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Climate change and human health

A high-level advocacy meeting on climate change and protecting human health from its impact was conducted in the capital yesterday. During the event, representatives from the World Health Organization (WHO), National Environment Commission (NEC) and Department of Public Health (DoPH) made presentations on various topics. Climate change leads to change …

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The second episode of the Gyelpoizhing drama begins

The Gyelpoizhing land allotment case takes center stage yet again, as hearings on 70 pending civil cases for land recipients began on November 26 at the Mongar District Court. The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) filed restitution case against 71 land recipients following the Gyalpoizhing land case that ended early this year …

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Not too late to correct errors in Thrams

The new lag-thrams issued has many limitations or errors, but can be corrected within five years’ time, the Secretary of National Land Commission (NLC) said during the handing-taking of the land title certificate (thram) of Punakha on November 19. Secretary Dasho Sangay Khandu mentioned that the new thrams might have …

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BOEAs to implement overseas employment program

Aimed at achieving full employment, as pledged by the government, its scheme of overseas employment for Bhutanese jobseekers may soon materialize as interested local private agencies obtain licenses to export workers. Besides easing unemployment problem, the program is expected to help the country earn foreign currency, encourage transfer of knowledge …

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