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PM,Cabinet, Speaker meet ex-CJ to thank him for 43 yrs service

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In a touching gesture the Prime Minister Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay, Cabinet Ministers and Speaker Jigme Zangpo met the former Chief Justice of Bhutan Lyonpo Sonam Tobgye to thank him. The PM in facebook post said, “With Lyonpo Sonam Tobgye, the outgoing Chief Justice of Bhutan. My colleagues and I got …

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Energy agreement is highlight of 18th SAARC Summit

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The Eighteen South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) summit was held in Kathmandu, Nepal for two days from 26th to 27th November 2014. The theme of the 18th SAARC Summit was “Deeper Integration for Peace and Prosperity.” In the press conference held yesterday in Thimphu, Minister for Foreign Affair, …

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NA agrees to most NC recommendations on the OAG Bill

The chairperson of the Good Governance Committee presented the Office of the Attorney General Bill 2014, for the third reading, in the National Assembly on November 19. The deliberation concluded yesterday and the Bill is proposed to be passed on November 24 in the National Assembly (NA). The chairperson of …

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Leopard caught in a trap and rescued

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Many wildlife species in the country are increasingly reported to be coming in direct confrontation with humans and their pets. This has led to wildlife getting either killed or injured. According to experts, the growing human population, disintegration of habitat, animals fleeing from predators, etc., are causing the rise in …

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PM meets EU Commissioner

Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay was called on by H.E. Mr. Andris Piebalgs, European Union Commissioner for Development Cooperation at the Gyalyong Tshogkhang yesterday afternoon. Lyonchhen conveyed that RGoB accorded high importance to the relationship with the European Union (EU) and stated that it was an honor to receive the Commissioner and …

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Biggest vegetable marketing hurdle to be resolved

One of the components of the ‘Three Windows Shop’, an initiative of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests, is to link the marketing of locally produced vegetables from farms in remote areas to potential markets. The Director, Department of Agriculture and Marketing Cooperatives (DAMC), Dorji Dhradhul, said the ‘Three Windows …

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Queens Cup basket ball tournament underway

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he Queens Cup basket ball tournament which started on 11 October is dedicated to 3rd anniversary of the Royal Wedding of the Fifth Druk Gyalpo Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck and Her Majesty the Gyaltsuen Jetsun Pema Wangchuck. There are 22 teams participating from Thimphu and out of 22 teams three …

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Mutual Visa exemption agreement signed between Bhutan and Switzerland

A mutual visa exemption agreement for holders of diplomatic and official passports was signed on 8th October 2014 by Foreign Secretary Yeshey Dorji and Linus von Castelmur, Ambassador of Switzerland to Bhutan. This arrangement will greatly facilitate official travel between the two countries and strengthen contacts and cooperation. Holders of …

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