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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

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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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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