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Dhar granted to four new Drangpons

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His Majesty The King granted dhar to four new dzongkhag Drangpons on 12 October 2017 in the Tashichhodzong. Gelephu Dungkhag Drangpon Karma Dorji is appointed as the drangpon of Tsirang Dzongkhag. Drangpon Ramjam Pema Choden of Thimphu Public Notary Office is appointed as the drangpon of Thimphu Commercial Bench. Phuentsholing …

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In-country MBBS course underway

Following the strike in medical colleges in Sri Lanka and India, which lead to the disruption of classes of 127 Bhutanese medical students studying there, the government is looking at instituting an in-country MBBS degree. Based on reports the Education Minister Lyonpo Norbu Wangchuk said the colleges, which were shut …

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Gyalpozhing College of Information Technology (GCIT) inaugurated

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With the vision to be the ‘center of Excellence in information Technology steeped in GNH values’, the Gyalpozhing College of Information Technology (GCIT) was formally inaugurated on Friday morning. Lyonchhen Dasho Tshering Tobgay, National Council Member from Mongar Sonam Wangchuk,; Vice Chancellor of the Royal University of Bhutan Nidup Dorji, and …

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4 of 5 houses claims insurance

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Of the five households of Kabri village in Haa, whose homes were razed by a fire on 29th September four households were insured with the Royal Insurance Corporation of Bhutan while one house, which did not have a gung, was not insured. This shows the importance of having a gung …

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PM meets acting Ambassador of US Embassy

Lyonchhen Dasho Tshering Tobgay met Ms. MaryKay L. Carlson, Charge d’Affaires (CDA), or acting Ambassador of the Embassy of the United States in Thimphu on 4th October. Lyonchhen offered condolences for the Las Vagas shooting. Ms. Carlson commended Lyonchhen for his excellent speech at the recent United Nations General Assembly …

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Big Cola in Big trouble due to GST

The new Big Cola plant

With the implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) in India, the promising beverage company Big Cola at Norbugang, Samtse has been directly impacted by the GST rules. The company, popularly known in the domestic market as Big Cola is a Joint Venture that produces all beverage products under …

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