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Bhutan’s National Disability Policy to be submitted to the Cabinet

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Gross National Happiness Commission (GNHC) have jointly conducted a vulnerability assessment of people with disabilities, and recommend that legislation should be in place to ensure the wellbeing and dignity of the vulnerable group. A five-day training to formulate Bhutan’s National Disability Policy (NDP) was …

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Lone Thimphu Thrompon candidate shares his plans

During Thimphu Thrompon debate, former Thimphu Thrompon, Kinlay Dorjee shared with the crowd about his future plans and projects if he gets elected. He said, “First of all I will improve the public services, secondly tackle water challenges, thirdly manage waste disposal to keep the city clean, fourthly upgrade the …

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Not too hot for apples in Dagana

Dagana, a district in the sub tropical region in Bhutan, is known for its oranges and cardamoms, but now, for the first time in Dagana, around ten household in Goshi Gewog have started growing apples since early 2014. The move was inspired by a farmer who planted an apple seed …

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Market shed built on His Majesty’s command to benefit farmers

A farmer’s market shed, constructed upon the Royal Command of His Majesty The King, was inaugurated at Gangola in Mongar. The farmer’s market will immensely benefit the farmers of Chali, Tsakaling, and Mongar gewogs, who market their produce at the strategic location, situated at the junction of the Mongar-Bumthang and …

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Earthquake leaves minor cracks and small damages in the East

The 6.7 magnitude earthquake that hit Imphal, Manipur last Monday not only damaged the concerned area but also woke Bhutan with a shake early in the morning. According to the data from the Disaster Management Division most of the damages caused were in the eastern region of Bhutan with some …

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Govt says main achievement of 2015 is a revived economy

Minister for Economic Affairs Lyonpo Norbu Wangchuk said that the main achievement of the government so far is reviving and strengthening the economy. He said, “If we reflect, 2015 has been a very productive year for the economic sector looking at all the indicator of the economy.” “We are not …

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