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HIH Princess Mako on Bhutan visit

His Majesty The King, Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen, and His Royal Highness The Gyalsey with HIH Princess Mako of Akishino, at the Lingkana Palace. (The Nation will be celebrating the 27th Birth Anniversary of Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen on 4th June.)

His Majesty The King and Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen granted an audience to Her Imperial Highness (HIH) Princess Mako of Japan, at the Tashichhodzong on Friday. This was followed by a private lunchoeon hosted by His Majesty The King and Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen at Lingkana Palace.Princess Mako, is the …

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Dasho Neten joins BKP as President


The rumors had been flying thick and fast in the last few months, but it got finally confirmed on Friday when Dasho Neten Zangmo, the former Chairperson of the Anti Corruption Commission, joined the Bhutan Kuen-Nyam Party (BKP) on Friday. The ceremony occurred below a mango tree planted by the …

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4 Corporations and 166 private entities agree to extend maternity leave so far


Four government-owned corporations have voluntarily agreed to extend paid maternity leave to six months from the mandatory two months according to labour minister Ngeema Sangay Tshempo. The four entities are the National Housing Development Corporation Limited, the Rural Enterprise Development Corporation Limited, the Bhutan Agro Industries and the Construction Development …

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Govt says no to WTO for now

The cabinet around a month ago decided that Bhutan will not join the World Trade Organization (WTO) for now. This is after a joint committee of officials from the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MoEA) and Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA), set up around two years ago to study the matter …

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