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Trade and Transit agreement with India comes through in NC

The National Council ratified the Agreement on Trade, Commerce and Transit between the Kingdom of Bhutan and Government of India in yesterday’s session, which was last revised in 2006. Economic Affairs Minister Lekey Dorji, who presented the renewed agreement to the council, said the first trade agreement was signed in …

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Second parliament discussions to be more than just about BBIN

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The Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Bill 2017, Bhutan Information, Communication and Media Bill 2016, Marriage Bill of Bhutan and Report of the Anti-Corruption Commission will be deliberated during the ninth session of second parliament, which began on May 3 in Thimphu. The session will also deliberate on …

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Autsho goes for commercial vegetable production on fallow land

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The village of Autsho in the eastern district of Lhuentse is the latest rural community that is using fallow lands to take up commercial vegetable production. Autsho’s vegetable programme has engaged about 17 households in an eight-acre area to practice commercial vegetable production. They have been provided with vegetable seeds, …

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27 year old vacant BHU to be used as ECCD center

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An old Basic Health Unit (BHU) in Langchenphu gewog, Jomotshangkha dungkhag, in Samdrup Jongkhar, which remained vacant for close to three decades is being repaired to be used as Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD) center. Langchenphu Gup, after drawing guidance and support from the villagers, proposed upgrading the old …

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Community forests strengthen community bonds

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Community Forest has not only helped people effectively protect and manage forests and other natural resources within proximity of villages but has also brought communities together. In the recent fire in Paro where a house was gutted, community forest members of Druk Thuenpa Puenzhi in Dogar gewog came together in …

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Supreme Court Judge Honoured

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The Shri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi conferred the most distinguished Alumni Award 2017 on Supreme Court Justice Rinzin Penjor coinciding  with the 90th Annual Function Day. It was conferred by India’s Union Minister for Human Resource Development, Prakash Javdekar.

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3 arrested for drug trafficking

Police at Tshimasham, on the Thimphu–Phuentsholing highway, arrested three men in their 20s, with illegal substances last week. On April 6, police arrested a 25-year-old employee of a private firm at around 9:30 pm. He was travelling in a taxi to Thimphu. Police seized 117 grams of Cannabis and 17 …

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Tendu School Principal transferred after investigation

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The Prime Minister met with the teachers of  Tendu Central School on 1st April 2017  to talk about the recent incident involving alcohol and tobacco during a party that was organized in the school campus. The PM informed the teachers that the principal is being transferred because of this unfortunate …

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