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The First-ever Women4Impact kicks off in Bhutan

The first ever Women4Impact kicked off in Bhutan on 31 October with more than 50 delegates from 15 countries. Women4Impact is a life-changing event to empower women in the pursuit of peace, democracy, sustainability and equality. Women4Impact is the combined effort of HRH Princess Sonam Dechan Wangchuck, President of JSW …

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MoE aware and helping special education need schools

Responding to the report on the shortage of specialized teachers and lack of infrastructure and appropriate teaching materials for special educational needs (SEN) program, in the story last week, the Chief Program Officer, Early Childhood Care and Development and Special Education Needs Division under the Ministry of Education (MoE), Sherab …

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Addressing the LPG shortage

The recent issue of LPG gas shortage in Motithang depot was due to transportation problems and customs related issues faced by Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) at their bottling plants in Siliguri last week. The Department of Trade (DoT) clarified that it took up this issue immediately with Indian Oil …

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JDWNRH to ban food from outside

Will provide Therapeutic diet to patients Jigme Dorji National Referral Hospital (JDWNRH) will soon be providing meals according to patients’ requirements. Medical Superintendent of JDWNRH, Dr. Gosar Pemba said it will take at least another six months. It is in the pipeline. “When we are able to do that we …

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MoU signed between ACC and BTI to prevent corruption

A Second Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between Anti-Corruption commission (ACC) and Bhutan Transparency Initiative (BTI) to further strengthen and promote cooperation to prevent corruption in the country. Recognizing the importance of alliance and cooperation, the first MoU was signed in April 2015. The MoU was signed also to …

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11 families left homeless after Thimphu fire

Eleven families lost their homes to a fire at Changgedaphu, popularly known as Kalabazar, in Thimphu. The incident took place on 5 September at around 5:30 am. A total of 6 huts were lost to the fire. In addition, parts of a building, an attic with three tenants, just next …

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Gedu police arrested two for drug trafficking

Gedu police apprehended two men, aged 27 and 26, on 30th August at around 9 am, in connection to illegal trafficking of controlled substances. The arrests were made based on a tip-off, the police claimed. The two suspects were travelling in a public transport bus from Phuentsholing towards Thimphu. Police …

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Big responsibilities on MoIC with APA

The Ministry of Information and Communications (MOIC) signed its Annual Performance Agreement (APA) with the Prime Minister (PM) today. The ministry received assurance of full support to ensure successful implementation of the programs from the PM. In the agreement, 20 success indicators has been identified from various departments of the …

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