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5 agencies sign APA for 2017-2018

Apart from 41 agencies that signed APAs with Prime Minister in 2016, five new agencies signed APAs with the government for 2017-18. They are Khesar Gyalpo University of Medical Sciences (KGUMS), Drug Regulatory Authority, Bhutan Narcotics Control Authority (BNCA), Bhutan Health Trust Fund (BHTF) and Bhutan Medical and Health Council …

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Foreign Minister in BIMSTEC summit

The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Lyonpo Damcho Dorji led the Bhutanese delegation to the 15th Ministerial Meeting of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) in Kathmandu, Nepal, held on 11 August, 2017. The Ministerial meeting was preceded by the 18th Session of the BIMSTEC Senior …

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Damchu-Chukha bypass by June 2018

After missing numerous deadlines for completion the Minister for Works and Human Settlement Lyonpo Dorji Wangdi said she had been assured by project DANTAK that the bypass would be completed by June 2018. She said currently the formation cutting was done but the ‘full formation cutting’ had to be done …

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BLDCL to reduce livestock import

To accelerate the production of agriculture and livestock, the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests (MoAF) launched the Bhutan Livestock Development Corporation Limited (BLDCL) on the 3rd of August 2, 2017 as the first State Owned livestock corporation of Bhutan under the initiative of the Ministry. The Agriculture Minister said that …

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400 to 500 possible sex workers in Bhutan


Commercial sex is illegal in Bhutan. But there are many who do the business undercover. The executive director of Lhaksam, Wangda Dorji, said that the definition of sex worker in the country is all mixed and so it does not have a proper definition. He said, as per a presentation …

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Man arrested following rape complaint by a minor

A 33-year-old man from Mongar was arrested by Thimphu police on 22 July following a complaint by 16 year old school girl a day earlier. The man owns a private business while the girl is a class X student who was temporarily working in a hotel during her summer vacation. …

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Thromde appoints waste inspectors


The Thimphu Thromde has appointed eight waste inspectors who will patrol the city on their mountain bikes and penalize defaulters breaking city rules. The uniformed inspectors will waste patrol South, North and Central Thimphu on a shift system and keep a close eye on illegal hawkers and dumping of garbage. …

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