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Conference on ‘Promoting Research and Innovation in Bhutan’

To promote and strengthen the research activities in the country, a conference is being organised on 8 th February at the Convention hall of the Royal University of Bhutan. Through plenary and group discussion sessions, the conference attendees will have an opportunity to better understand the research information on research …

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Committee of Secretaries is back

The Committee of Secretaries has been reinstituted with its inaugural session held today at Gyalyong Tshogkhang. The inaugural event was presided over by Tshulag Lopen, and attended by the Prime Minister and  Foreign Minister. On 11th December 2018, the Cabinet decided to reinstitute the Committee of Secretaries (COS) with a …

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His Majesty graced the closing ceremony of Parliament

His Majesty the Druk Gyalpo graced the closing ceremony of the first session of the third Parliament on Thursday. Her Majesty the Gyaltsuen, members of the Royal Family, representatives of the Central Monastic Body, senior government officials, and foreign dignitaries, among others also attended the closing ceremony. The Speaker of …

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RMA transfers record 1.5 bn in profits to govt for 2018

The Royal Monetary Authority has had a good financial year for itself in 2018 as per its annual report released last week. The RMA Governor Dasho Penjore in the annual report said, “On the operational front, the RMA successfully closed its accounts for the 2018, and submitted a net surplus …

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Fourth pay commission instituted

As provided under Article 30 of the Constitution of the Kingdom of Bhutan and as approved by His Majesty the King on the recommendation of the Lhengye Zhungtshog, the Royal Government is pleased to establish a time-bound autonomous pay commission with immediate effect. The taskforce members for the Fourth Pay …

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6 Ambassadors present credentials

On 4th January, 2018 the ambassadors of Azerbaijan, Belgium, Brazil, Republic of Korea, The Netherlands, and Viet Nam to Bhutan, presented their credentials to His Majesty The King at the Tashichhodzong today. They then met the Prime Minister Lyonchhen (Dr) Lotay Tshering. The Ambassadors are Mr. Ashraf Farhad Shikhaliyev, Ambassador …

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Modest growth of 5.1 percent projected for 12th plan

According to the current assessment of the baseline growth forecast, modest growth of 5.4 percent in the medium term and 5.1 percent on an average for the 12th FYP has been projected. Slowdown in growth is projected mainly on account of shifting of commercial operation date of Punatsangchu- I and …

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