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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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Urban E-Sakor and Land Mortgage Systems launched

Towards a faster, efficient and transparent delivery of services, the National Land Commission (NLC) launched the Urban E-Sakor and Land Mortgage Systems on November 4 in Thimphu. The services will available for the land owners in Thimphu and Gelephu thromdes and land transactions can be carried out from their own …

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Subsidy budget for Thimphu Thromde approved

The maximum budget was allocated for road resurfacing work The government has approved a total subsidy budget of Nu. 152.881mn to Thimphu Thromde on top of its internal revenue for the fiscal year (FY) 2013-14. It includes a recurrent subsidy of Nu. 41.531mn and capital subsidy of Nu. 111.350mn. This, …

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Chief Election Commissioners of South Asia calls on PM

A delegation of South Asian chief election commissioners led by Dasho Kunzang Wangdi, Chief Election Commissioner of Bhutan called on Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay at the Gyalyong Tshogkhang on October 2, 2013. Lyonchhen extended his warm welcome to the delegation and thanked them for having chosen to meet in Bhutan. Lyonchhen …

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PM meets Ambassadors of Singapore, Austria and Turkey

Prime Minister Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay met Ambassador of Singapore to Bhutan Lim Thuan Kuan, at the Gyalyong Tshogkhang on October 3, 2013. Mr. Kuan is on his first visit to Bhutan after being appointed as Singapore’s Ambassador to Bhutan. Lyonchhen expressed that he had great admiration for Singapore and said …

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A befitting festival to honor the rare and graceful bird

Just like in the past 14 years, this year too, the Royal Society for Protection of Nature (RSPN), together with Phobjikha Environment Management Committee (PEMC) will organize the 15th Annual Black-Necked Crane Festival, 2013 at the courtyard of Gangtey Gonpa in Gangtey gewog under Wangdue Phodrang. The day of festival …

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Bird diversity and distribution survey to begin in November

Ugyen Wangchuck Institute for Conservation and Environment (UWICE) will conduct a training which will focus on surveying bird diversity and distribution in the Himalayas around Yongkola, Mongar in November. The training will emphasize study design, field data collection, statistical analyses and interpretation, and effective communication of results. Explaining the reason …

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A decline in domestic violence cases

Royal Bhutan Police (RBP) records maintained with the Woman and Child Protection Unit (WCPU) shows a decline in reported domestic violence cases. In 2011, a total of 244 cases of domestic violence were reported to WCPU which decreased to 199 in 2012. The assistant superintendent of police (ASP) Major Chewang …

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GJM allows schools to reopen on Sept. 13

In a significant move, the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) decided on Thursday that schools in Darjeeling would be reopened from September 13 after more than a month, though it maintained that the on-going agitation in support of Gorkhaland would continue. The decision came after a meeting of the GJM leadership …

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