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Construction sites and labourers not safe in Bhutan

An official of the Ministry of Labour and Human Resources (MoLHR) said that construction sites and workers were not safe because the safety at construction sites is a new issue in Bhutan. According to MoLHR, more than 34, 000 foreign workers are involved with various trades in the construction sector. …

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His Majesty the King visits ACC, RAA and ECB offices

His Majesty the King visited the offices of the Election Commission of Bhutan, Royal Audit Authority, and Anti Corruption Commission, on the 17th, 16th and 15th of July respectively according to a post on the official Facebook page of His Majesty the King. His Majesty granted Audiences to the staff …

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Czech Republic Ambassador bids farewell

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The Ambassador of Czech Republic to Bhutan, H.E. Mr. Miloslav Stasek paid a farewell call on Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay at the Gyalyong Tshogkhang yesterday. Lyonchhoen congratulated the ambassador for successful completion of his tenure and thanked him for his constructive role in deepening relations between Bhutan and Czech Republic. The …

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Helicopter services saved 22 lives so far

Some 22 lives have been saved by the medical emergency helicopter service since the current government took office in 2013, according to the Ministry of Health. During the monthly meet-the-press held on July 3rd, the Health Minister, Lyonpo Tandin Wangchuk, thanked His Majesty the King for Kidu as the RBA …

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Mystery of the higher female unemployment rate

Member of Parliament (MP) of Doga-Shaba, Kezang Wangmo, raised questions on higher female unemployment rate as per the Labour Survey Report 2013 during the question-hour session of National Assembly held yesterday. The study found female unemployment rate was higher at 3.7 percent compared to the male unemployment rate of 2.2 …

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Gyaltsuen celebrates Birthday and World Environment Day

Representatives from the Dratshang, cabinet, opposition, armed forces, government, civil society organizations and private sector, offered birthday wishes to Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen for Her Majesty’s Birth Anniversary, at the Lingkana palace on 4th June 2015 Thursday. The wives of the armed force personnel presented a flower exhibition in the …

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PM in Europe on invitation of EU President

Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay completed a three day Europe tour from 2nd June 2015 to 4th June 2015 at the invitation of Mr. Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission. Yesterday Lyonchhen called on met the EU President and exchanged views on further strengthening Bhutan-EU relations and other issues of mutual …

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Govt’s central school project questioned

During the question hour of the National Assembly on May 22, the Member of Parliament, Nangnong-Shumar, Dechen Zangmo, asked the Education Minister to brief the House on the decision to provide children from outside the locality with uniforms, stationeries and boarding facilities in central schools, while the children living in …

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Power tiller for every chiwog will take time: Agriculture Minister

Providing a power tiller in every chiwog in Bhutan is not possible within one year, Minister of Agriculture and Forests, Yeshey Dorji, said while responding to a question from the Member of Parliament, Radhi Sakteng, on power tillers reaching all the chiwogs, and about management and maintenance service of power …

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Historic Chorten restored as part of 60th anniversary celebrations

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About one hundred people consisting of dzongkhag officials, monks and the people of Kawang joined Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay and Home Minister Lyonpo Damcho Dorji, to undertake restoration of the historic Mani Dangrim Chorten at Dodeyna on Sunday. The sacred chorten was built by Phajo Drugom Zhigpo’s 10th reincarnate, Penchen Tenzin …

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