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HM appoints RCSC Chairperson & Commissioners

His Majesty The King on 17 April 2019 granted Dhar to appoint the new Chairperson and Commissioners of the Royal Civil Service Commission. Karma Hamu Dorjee, one of the Commissioners of the previous Commission, has been appointed as the new Chairperson of the RCSC. The four Commissioners are Dr. Ugyen …

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Subsidized gas cylinders handed back

A press release said that in view of the concerns raised regarding the shortage of subsidized LPG in the media and the problems that people are facing, the government would like to support the noble ‘Citizen’s Initiative: Our Gyenkhu’. Led by Lyonchhen, the Opposition leader, NC Chairperson, Cabinet Minister and …

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Phuentsholing Thromde focuses on local economy, creating gainful employment and promoting gender equality in 12th FYP

Phuentsholing Thromde has included employment generation and Local Economy enhancement program in the 12th FYP with the objective to enhance the local economy and create gainful employment. For the program, the collaborating agencies are Ministry of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Labour and Human Resources, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Ministry …

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Students monitor climate change with support from HEROES

Himalayan Environmental Rhythms Observation and Evaluation System (HEROES) project, implemented by the Ugyen Wangchuck Institute for Conservation and Environmental Research (UWICER) is the first nationwide school-based initiative to monitor climate change and its impact on the mountain ecosystem in Bhutan. Almost six years into the project after its first establishment …

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Friendship association for Bhutan in France holds meeting

The Annual General Meeting of Les Amis du Bhoutan, the Friendship Association for Bhutan in France was held in Paris on 15th February 2019. Ambassador Pema Choden attended the event at the invitation of the Association. Speaking at the event, Ambassador Choden thanked the President and the members of Les …

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Working to eliminate a preventable cancer

Cervical cancer ranks as the top-most common cancer among women in Bhutan. In an effort to address this, the Ministry of Health is working towards eliminating this cancer. Lyonpo Dechen Wangmo who is the member of the Executive Board (EB) of the World Health Organisation (WHO) representing South East Asia …

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