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Fiscal deficit could go above Nu 40 bn

The Nu 310 bn 12th plan has a shortfall of Nu 29 bn. However, the Prime Minister, Lyonchhen (Dr) Lotay Tshering said that given that some pledges were not yet in the plan the fiscal deficit could go as high as Nu 40 bn in the 12th plan. Lyonchhen said …

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400,000 free eye glasses from Essilor International

The Ministry of Health (MoH) and Essilor International will launch a partnership to provide quality eye care services in the country with an objective to eradicate poor vision. This partnership has been possible due to the guidance of Her Majesty the Royal Grandmother Ashi Kesang Choeden Wangchuck. Essilor will be …

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Gedu Police forwards money laundering case to OAG

Gedu police is done with an investigation on money laundering where three suspects were involved and the case has been forwarded to OAG on 30 November 2018. Police said that, for now, police have charged them for money laundering, however, the nature of crime may defer with an investigation by …

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Bhutan’s Ambassador to Brussels thanks Bhutan Society of UK

At the invitation of the Bhutan Society of the United Kingdom, Ambassador Pema Choden of the Royal Bhutanese Embassy in Brussels attended the traditional annual dinner in London on 26th November 2018. Speaking at the event, Ambassador Pema Choden conveyed the deep appreciation of the Royal Government and people of …

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30 New HIV cases in last six months

A press release from the Ministry of Health said that in the last six months from June-November 2018 the Ministry of Health has detected 30 new HIV cases (14 male and 16 female). The majority (73%) of the reported cases are between the ages of 25-49 years. Among the new …

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Foreign minister to strengthen existing ties

Dr Tandi Dorji, 50, from Lingmukha_Toedwang, Punakha is the new foreign minister. He served in the health sector for more than 20 years. Lyonpo (Dr) Tandi Dorji said, “Our whole manifesto,itself, is to narrow the gap between the poor and rich. If we are able to fulfill all our pledges …

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Adequate and consistent water for all by 2021

The access to improved drinking water has increased to 98.6 percent in 2017 as compared to 84.5 percent in 2005. The access, however, does not mean assurance to safe drinking water as some 2,231 households still depend on unreliable and unimproved drinking water sources, such as unprotected well, spring, rivers, …

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