ICT is not an option: MoIC Minister

On April 27, 36 girl students from six schools cut a cake and then went on a tour to meet with women working in the IT divisions of various offices with the department of information technology and telecom (DITT). The tour was part of the Girls in ICT Day celebrations, …

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Bangladesh media asks about BBIN and hydropower cooperation

The Bangladesh media contingent was most interested about talks on the BBIN agreement and the trilateral cooperation on hydropower. In response to questions on the issues form the Bangladeshi press contingent Foreign Minister Lyonpo Damchoe Dorji said BBIN motor vehicle agreement and the trilateral Hydropower Project MoU were among the …

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Establishment of three colleges in the East to start this year

The establishment of three colleges in the eastern part of country pledged by the present government will begin in July or August this year according to officials of the Royal University of Bhutan (RUB). One college will be established in Gyelposhing Central School where the school and college will co-exist …

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Be ready to pay Nu 5000 for speeding


Increased fines for traffic offences are a key addition to the new Road Safety and Transport Bill, which is being drafted to replace the RSTA Act of 1999. “There is a need to increase traffic fines because the current amount has lost their deterrent effect,” a RSTA official said. The …

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Off-season chillies hit the market at Nu 700 per kg

Kinley Dendup’s chilli farm

Kinley Dendup, who took an interest free loan from the Loden Foundation to start off-season chilli cultivation in Punakha a few months ago, has started selling his first harvest in the Punakha market. As the sole vendor with local chilli produce, Kinley is selling a kilogram of chilli for Nu …

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BOB launches 2 deposit schemes

The Bank of Bhutan has launched two new deposit schemes, the Flexi Recurring Deposit and Simple Recurring Deposit, offering clients greater convenience and flexibility to make savings. Flexi Recurring Deposit allows customers to deposit flexible amounts of money at any time. Depositors can deposit from Nu 100 to Nu 20,000 …

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Three apprehended with drugs

Thimphu police have arrested two men, aged 26 and 29 years, who had in their possession a stash of prescription drugs and a quantity of hashish. The men were arrested from Dechencholing on 16 March following a tip off. Police seized from then 720 capsules of SP and 49.06 grams …

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