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Supreme Court Judge Honoured by Law College in Delhi

Supreme Court Judge, Justice Rinzin Penjor of the Maja (Peacock) bench was honoured by the Campus Law Center in Delhi University with the Distinguished Alumnus award on 12th August. The function was attended by the Bhutanese Ambassador in Delhi V. Namgyal, professors, students and dignitaries from other Universities. Campus Law …

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Trashigang police nabs woman for abandoning her newborn child

A woman was arrested by the police in Trashigang yesterday morning in connection to the abandonment of her newborn baby boy near Trashigang town.  It is reported that the woman has confessed to the crime. The newborn was found abandoned in a bush, few metres away from Trashigang town towards the …

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Electric Vehicles are the future of transport in Bhutan: PM

During the Meet-the- Press session held yesterday, the Prime Minister said the electric vehicles (EVs) are the future of transportation in Bhutan. He said even leading experts around the world share the same conviction. “We have a wonderful opportunity to use cheap, renewable resources that we produce in Bhutan by …

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PM unconvinced about the power tariff cry from industries

Druk Iron and Steel Private Limited and Bhutan Steel Industries Limited have been shut since January this year. In a letter written to the Association of Bhutan Industries (ABI) they claimed this was due to the unavailability of business due to the increase in power tariff. The Prime Minister Lyonchhen …

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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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