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Chief Advisor attends BIMSTEC summit

Chief Justice Tshering Wangchuk, Chief Advisor of the Interim Government arrived at Kathmandu, Nepal on 29th August for the 4th BIMSTEC Summit. The Chief Advisor was received by H.E. Ishwor Pokhrel, Duputy Prime Minister of Nepal. The Chief Advisor was also presented with the Guard of Honor. After landing in …

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BKP: Sound political and economic leadership

If elected, Bhutan Kuen-Nyam Party (BKP) wants to provide sound political and economic leadership and work with all the Bhutanese, including those in the Opposition party, in a spirit of political tolerance, understanding and reconciliation, thereby consolidating peace, harmony, security and stability as the basis for the prosperity of the …

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No formalin in imported fruits and vegetables so far

While there are reports on the use of formalin in fruits and vegetables, the Bhutan Agriculture and Food Regulatory Authority (BAFRA) said that there is no possibility of contaminating fruits and vegetables by mixing formalin, a health hazardous chemical. BAFRA official Kubir said, “There is no scope of using formalin …

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Acute Gastroenteritis outbreak in Kunzangling Central School

After a group of students in Kunzangling Central School in Tashiyangtse complained of diarrhoea, vomiting and abdominal cramps this week, eleven of the students were admitted to the Tashiyangtse hospital at once, after which three were referred out the next day. Identifying the similarity in the symptoms, the hospital confirmed, …

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A 5 year report card of the Education sector

The Education Minister, Lyonpo Norbu Wangchuk, presented the milestones achieved in the field of education from 2013 to 2018. He also revealed the key challenges by the ministry within the five years. From counting 172, 391 students in the 10th Five Year Plan (FYP), the number of students decreased to …

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Lyonchhen and Agriculture Minister launch Bhutan for Life Office

Lyonchhen Dasho Tshering Tobgay and Lyonpo Yeshey Dorji launched the secretariat office for the Bhutan for Life project at the WWF Bhutan office today. Lyonchhen awarded certificates of recognition to representatives from the MoAF, MoF, MFA , GNHC, Bhutan Trust Fund, PM’s office, and WWF Bhutan for their contributions to …

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Former Auditor General appointed as new DHI Chairman

His Majesty the King today appointed Dasho Ugen Chewang as the new Chairman of Druk Holding and Investments Limited. A DHI release said that Dasho Ugen Chewang brings in a wealth of leadership experience and proven ability to lead DHI and its companies forward. He started his career in the …

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