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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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A man in 70s arrested for trying to rape a minor

A man in his early 70s has been arrested and detained by police in Paro last week after a complaint was made against him by the family members of a 12-year-old girl, whom he tried to rape. The minor, a student studying in one of the schools in Paro, was …

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RTC students in Wheaton from 2015

The Royal Thimphu College and Wheaton College of Massachusetts, USA strengthened their academic partnership on 11th March 2014 with the renewal of their Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The academic association between the two colleges was established in 2010 with the signing of the initial agreement and has been a very …

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Who is to be blamed for the Lanjophakha fire?

The police are still investigating the case of the forest fire that destroyed 437.81 acres of blue pine forest in Langjophakha in the capital, in the afternoon of February 23. The forest fire was contained after four days with more than 700 people fighting the fire. The dzongkhag forest officer, …

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Unbridled habitat destruction threatens Ruddy Shelduck in Punatsangchu

The lack of conservation effort, both from the government and non-governmental organizations, and the unbridled and indiscriminate excavation and alteration of Punatsangchu river banks for its resources has exacerbated the disruption of the primary habitat of the currently healthy breeding population of Ruddy Shelduck (Tadorna ferruginea). To fulfill the huge …

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Book on late Gayum Ashi Phuntsho Choden Wangchuck launched

Her Majesty the Queen Mother Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck launched a dzongkha biography book of Her Majesty the late Gayum, Ashi Phuntsho Choden Wangchuck at the Convention Centre in Thimphu yesterday. The launch was attended by members of parliaments, senior officials, monk body and drangpons. The 370-page book was compiled and …

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