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20 women and children cases registered with NCWC so far this year

The National Commission for Women and Children (NCWC) has received 20 cases this year so far pertaining to violence against women and children under difficult circumstances. Six cases are registered under Violence Against Women (VAW) and 14 under Children-In Difficult Circumstances (CIDC). Last year the commission received 61 cases of …

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Strengthening Vocational Education in Bhutan

The one year capacity building programme on ‘strengthening Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in Bhutan’, which ends this month, developed innovative capacity of TVET instructors and introduce then to key elements of quality and industry-driven training models. Implemented in three phases, by the labour ministry in collaboration with …

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Bhutan Cardamom inferior due to poor drying practices

A recent study by the department of agriculture marketing and cooperatives (DAMC) says the quality of cardamom from Bhutan is inferior to those produced in India and Nepal because of poor drying practices. The study stated that poor drying practices result in further quality deterioration during storage and transportation, inferior …

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Out-door gym well received in Shedra

Monks of the Lekshey Juney Shedra in Punakha say that the recently installed open-air gym is helping them lead more healthy and physically active lifestyles. For Lopen Namgay Dorji, 60, the facility has proved a good remedy to control his Blood Pressure (BP). For him, regular exercise at the out-door …

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Free Kidu guest house for retired armed forces personnel

The Office of the Gyaltshab started the operation of the Guesthouse of His Majesty’s Retired Armed Force Society at Mongar yesterday. Although the 31 bedded Guesthouse was inaugurated on 9th December 2016 by His Royal Highness The Gyaltshab, the operation was delayed as a major maintenance had to be undertaken. …

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New water source for Dagapela means new town can make headway

Dagapela’s new township, which is still being finalized, will source its water supply from Lamechhu under Karna gewog, 31 kms away, according to Dagana dzongkhag officials. “The only option for the long term water supply is to source it from Lammechhu,” said Dzongkhag engineer Jamyang Dorji. “The other option is …

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Medical Certificates to be made uniform

The health ministry is planning to standardize the format and fee for issuing medical certificate, a required document when applying for driving license, employment and employment or study abroad. As of now there is disparity in fee and format of the Medical Certificate (MC) issued by different hospitals in the …

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USD 4 mn grant to strengthen Management of Public Funds

The Royal Government of Bhutan (RGOB) and the World Bank signed a USD 4 million grant today to help Bhutan manage public funds more effectively and improve procurement and budgetary systems, with the over reaching goal of strengthening delivery of Public services and enhancing governance. “Sound public financial management is …

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