Government to fund World Cup qualifying matches

The government is set to sponsor the second round of World Cup qualifying match after the fund release has been included in the national budget. In response to a question from the writer, the Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay, during the 16th Meet-the-Press on Thursday, said that the draft budget is …

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Appeal for employment the highest during meet-the-people program

The records maintained with the Public Grievances Redressal Division, as of March 28, show that there have been 77 Meet-the-People program with about 770 people having attended the meetings. The program sees the highest number of appeal for employment search at 205 cases, and it is followed by the census …

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Strengthening sport and youth related programs

His Royal Highness Prince Jigyel Ugyen Wangchuck, Representative of His Majesty the King, President of the Bhutan Olympic Committee and the Director of Board of the Tarayana Foundation met with chairman of the Public Authority for Youth and Sports, Kuwait, Sheikh Ahmad Mansour Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, at the Changlinemethang Stadium on …

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In first ever bridges to be constructed by Bhutanese youth

A lot has been said on how the construction work sites are dominated by migrant workers from neighboring countries, like India and Bangladesh, while many of the Bhutanese youth remain without jobs. Many feel the youth workforce is not keen on taking up construction work in the booming construction industry, …

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Home Minister leads govt delegation in UN Disaster conference

Leading RGoB’s delegation to the Third United Nations World Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction (14-18 March, Sendai), Lyonpo Damcho Dorji, Minister of Home and Cultural Affairs during the Plenary session (16 March) highlighted the vulnerabilities, priorities, achievements, and the challenges faced by Bhutan in the field of disaster risk reduction. …

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Western Dzongkhags achieve most targets


Paro, Haa, Wangdue, Punakha and Gasadzongdags presented their mid-year evaluations of the annual performance agreements (APAs) signed between the Prime Minister and the dzongdags last year. In lieu of the Prime Minister, Lyonpo Dorji Choden, Minister for Works and Human Settlement chaired the meeting in Paro today. Commending the dzongkhags …

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544 Black Necked Cranes recorded this year


The annual Black-necked crane count, in their prime habitat across the country till 18 January this year, is about 544 cranes, as per records maintained by the Royal Society of Protection of Nature (RSPN). The cranes arrive in the country, their winter habitat, in October every year. They depart for …

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