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Bhutanese working abroad donate medical equipment

A group of Bhutanese working with various United Nation agencies abroad as international staff and volunteers, as well as those who have had the opportunity to work abroad, have collectively donated 24 units of Haemodialysis Machine chairs to the health ministry. The chairs worth Nu 1.285 million (inclusive of freight) …

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Mineral Development Policy finally here

The cabinet has approved the draft Mineral Development Policy (MDP) 2017 that has undergone a number of redrafting over a number of years. The Rationale for the Policy, highlighting the importance of policy to guide mining and related activities in the Country. It also includes the Vision, Mission and Objectives …

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House Committees find a way out on BBIN issue

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A small issue on the language remains The House Committee’s of the National Assembly (NA) and National Council (NC) have managed to come up with an important recommendation to amend the Legislative Rules of Procedure (LRoP) which would avoid a vote on the BBIN and instead lead to its ‘dismissal’ …

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Real problems are in non-central schools: Education Minister

At the NA’s question hour session yesterday, education minister Norbu Wangchuk defended the government’s central school policy, which a opposition MP described as a failure that was affecting students’ wellbeing and education quality. Panbang MP Dorji Wangdi said the re-introduction of central schools was done in a hasty and haphazard …

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RAA Bill in NC

The Royal Audit Bill 2017 is the only new legislative Bill the National Council (NC) will deliberate this session. It will be deliberated at the National Assembly in the next session. Presenting a brief background on the bill the NC’s legislative committee chairman, Tashi Phuntsho, said the Audit Bill was …

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ICT is not an option: MoIC Minister

On April 27, 36 girl students from six schools cut a cake and then went on a tour to meet with women working in the IT divisions of various offices with the department of information technology and telecom (DITT). The tour was part of the Girls in ICT Day celebrations, …

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Bangladesh media asks about BBIN and hydropower cooperation

The Bangladesh media contingent was most interested about talks on the BBIN agreement and the trilateral cooperation on hydropower. In response to questions on the issues form the Bangladeshi press contingent Foreign Minister Lyonpo Damchoe Dorji said BBIN motor vehicle agreement and the trilateral Hydropower Project MoU were among the …

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