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PM meets the Ambassadors of EU, Austria, Poland and Ireland

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The Prime Minister Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay met with H.E. Mr. Joao Gomes Cravinho, Ambassador of European Union, along with the Polish, Austrian and Irish ambassadors at Dochula on 30th April. Welcoming the Ambassadors to Bhutan, Lyonchhen commended Ambassador Cravinho for his efforts in organizing the first ever such familiarization visit …

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Bhutan could be a role model in combating climate change

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Using electric transportation, both private and public, is expected to bring down carbon emission It is a known fact that Bhutan is highly vulnerable to climate change. The melting of Himalayan glaciers are already underway causing Glacier Lake Outburst Floods (GLOF) and affecting the water supply in Bhutan. There are …

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Gup and gang allegedly batter villager over water source

Lhakpa Tamang, 28, is recovering from the injuries inflicted on him after the Tading Gup and his four staff allegedly assaulted him on the evening of April 9 at his village in Samtse. The incident happened after he along with the parents and younger brother was called to the gewog …

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10 monks fall sick as food poisoning is suspected

Ten monks of Kharchu Dratshang in Bumthang rushed to Bumthang hospital after suffering from symptoms of food poisoning on April 15. The first case was reported at around 1 am in the morning on the day and followed by nine other cases later in the day. Bumthang hospital said, “Our …

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17-year-old kills uncle out of frustration

Afight over Nu 500 between the two cousins led to the killing of a 53-year-old man in the evening of April 16 at Dongkopji of Kazi gewog under Wangduephodrang. On that unfortunate evening, the two cousins had a verbal argument over Nu 500. The 17-year- old boy had borrowed Nu …

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PM signs performance agreements with Wangdue and trongsa dzongdags

The Prime Minister Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay signed the GPMS Performance Agreements with Wangdue Phodrang and Trongsa Dzongkhags on 7th April. Lyonchhen reiterated that the performance agreements meant that the Dzongkhags would be able to identify and evaluate their performances by the end of the fiscal yearJuly 1, 2014–June 30, 2015. …

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Lottery business to start soon

The Finance Minister, Namgay Dorji, at the press meet yesterday, said there are serious complications involved with the third countries to restart lottery business. However, the ministry is working on ways to resolve the issues. The launch of lottery business aims to gain rupee flow in country, at a time …

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Need strong policies to achieve Green Economy

Bhutan has a detailed set of laws and regulations serving as good guidelines for corporate responsibility for the environment, but panelists suggested the need for correction of the policies to attain green economy during in the Better Business Summit last week. “Keep the principle of green economy clean, part of …

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11th National Job Fair concludes

The 11th National Job Fair organized by Department of Employment under the Ministry of Labour and Human Resources (MoLHR) concluded on March 28 at the Changlimithang Stadium, Thimphu. Minister, MoLHR, Ngeema Sangay Tshempo said, “The 11th National Job fair not only exhibit different career options of your choice in various …

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