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HM Grants Audience to Scholarship Students

His Majesty The King granted an Audience to the recipients of the undergraduate scholarships administered by the ministry of education, at the Kuenrey of the Tashichhodzong on 14 March 2019. The 144 students, who have completed class 12, will undertake full-time undergraduate studies in different parts of the world, in …

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Bhutan’s positive developments within 10 years of democracy

The ‘National Human Development Report (NHDR): Ten Years of Democracy in Bhutan’ report launched by Prime Minister (Dr.) Lotay Tshering and UNDP Administrator and the UN Under-Secretary-General Achim Steiner on 12 March in Thimphu says that Bhutan’s growing democracy has helped advance development, with an independent judiciary, a vigorous parliamentary …

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Opposition Party says govt fulfilled only 1 out of 25 pledges

The Opposition party in a press release said that the government in its own assessment, claimed to have fulfilled most of its pledges but that these claims should be subjected to proper scrutiny and interpretation by the public. “The government has provided a feel-good, flattering assessment of its performance in …

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Nima and Dawa enjoy their time back home

Four months after the successful surgery of the country’s first conjoined twins in Melbourne, Australia, Nima and Dawa Pelden returned home on Thursday. The 19-months old girls have learned to walk normally and also picked up a few English words during their stay overseas. The family along with the two …

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Govt aiming for an inclusive Round Table Meeting this year

The 14th Round Table Meeting (RTM) will take place from 12-14 March in the capital next week. The foreign minister, Lyonpo Tandin Dorji shared that the RTM is the highest forum for policy dialogue between Bhutan and its development partners, donors, bilateral and multilateral agencies to come together and the …

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APAs to be reviewed through the APA-Quality Assurance Framework

Monthly ministers’ management agreement also to be signed with the PM The Annual Performance Agreement (APA) for the fiscal year 2018-2019 was signed between the Prime Minister and ministers of nine ministries, heads of ten autonomous agencies, Dzongdag of Thimphu Dzongkhag administration, and Thimphu Thrompon in the capital on Wednesday, …

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‘Biodegradable plastic’ bags not as safe as widely presumed

The National Environment Commission (NEC) in consultation with the relevant stakeholders recently notified the general public on the nationwide reinforcement of the plastic ban with effect from April this year. Although there has been a general acknowledgment of the decision given that the country is currently grappling with waste management …

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