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Addressing Thimphu’s water woes

A resident in Changjiji, Thimphu, Tshering Dema, has been facing water shortage in her home for quite some time now. She said that the water supply comes only once or twice in a month. And when the water does flow in through the taps, it comes only in trickles. “We …

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Financial safety of drayang workers of high priority

Ministry of Labour and Human Resources (MoLHR) met with the employers and employees, mostly women, of eleven drayangs across Thimphu. Director, MoLHR, Jigme Thinley briefed them on the Labour Act 2007. He said that MoLHR is enforcing the provident fund (PF) scheme in drayangs, where 5 percent of amount is …

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The capital city of potholes

The numerous potholes found on the busy roads in Thimphu is a major concern for motorists and pedestrians alike. The potholes, some as wide as half the road itself and deep, are challenging to drive and walk on. Not to mention, the damage that the vehicles suffer from hitting the …

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His Majesty in Paro Wochu

It was a special day for the people of Wochu and other villages in Paro’s Lungnyi Gewog, who welcomed His Majesty The King to their homes and fields, before enjoying a Public Tokha granted by His Majesty, together with their friends, neighbours, and their King. His Majesty on 29th July …

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Maggi: First test shows safe but govt cautious

The Maggi noodle samples that were sent for lead and monosodium glutamate content testing from Bhutan to India and Thailand have been found safe and acceptable. This was revealed by the Agriculture and Forests Minister during the 17th Meet-the-Press on July 3. On June 5, Bhutan Agriculture and Food Regulatory …

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BOiC on track to fulfilling objectives: MoEA Minister

During the question-hour session of the National Assembly on May 26, Economic Affairs Minister, Norbu Wangchuk, said the Business Opportunity and Information Centre (BOiC), within its nine months of operation, has been beneficial to the people and the economy. He said the BOiC goal is to establish cottage and small …

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Keeping a tab on government pledges

The government was questioned on the fulfillment of its pledges, especially the pledge on providing service utility vans and power tillers to each sub-block (chiwog) in the dzongkhags, in the National Assembly session on May 21. The Opposition Party also questioned the government pledge on the blacktopping the gewog centre …

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DCT says any plan to start slaughter house is a slap on GNH

The Druk Chirwang Tshogpa in a press release opposed any plans to establish a slaughterhouse in Bhutan. DCT economic self-reliance is an important national objective and that as a developing nation, Bhutan must strive harder to promote equitable and sustainable socioeconomic development, through people centric policies and programs. The party …

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