Four SOE corporations to be under DHI

Four State Owed Enterprises or Ministry of Finance Corporations will be taken over by the Druk Holding and Investment (DHI). This was announced by the DHI chairman during the annual press conference held on 2nd July in Thimphu. The four corporations that the DHI would take are Bhutan Development Bank …

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The challenge of achieving Food Self Sufficiency

The agriculture sector, through farming and livestock, contributes 14% to the country’s economy and 69% of the country’s population is dependent on agriculture for their livelihood. The government’s policy and objective is geared towards transforming traditional subsistence farming practices to producing beyond household needs through the strengthening of chab-ney-sum, the …

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The nation’s health card

The Prime Minister presented the State of the Nation report to the joint sitting in the National Assembly, a day before the closing session, wherein he talked about the status of health services and facilities and the activities planned for the future in health services. Lyonchhen said health care in …

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An update on BOIC

After the concern and doubts expressed by the National Council on the establishment of the Business Opportunity and Information Centre (BOIC) during the Question Hour session with the Prime Minister in National Council, the same concern was raised in the National Assembly to the Economic Affairs Minister. The Member of …

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UWICE tagged a Griffon for the first time


The Ugyen Wangchuck Institute for Conservation and Environment (UWICE) in collaboration with the Max-Planck Institute for Ornithology in Germany has tagged a Himalayan Griffon for the first time. The Himalayan Griffon vulture was feeding on a carcass of a cow when sighted by a group by the villagers at Wamsis …

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73-year-old man arrested for child molestation

A formal complaint has been lodged with the Wangduephodrang police station against a 73-year-old man accused of molesting a 10-year-old girl since last year. This has also raised the issue on what defines molestation as the Penal Code of Bhutan merely states the crime as “the offence of molestation.” According …

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