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Children’s Parliament to stay

NC and Opposition express reservations The National Assembly yesterday decided to continue with the Bhutan Children’s Parliament, an initiative of the Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB), although Opposition members argued in favour of scrapping it. The House was divided between the government and the Opposition when Education Minister Norbu Wangchuk ...

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Specialised construction firms to be recognised

Ministry of Works and Human Settlement (MoWHS) will soon facilitate contract specialisation to address the slacking quality of construction and give due recognition to contract firms with specialisation. Specialisation happens when some construction companies specialise in doing one part of the task and relies on other specialised firms to do ...

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Legal committee reviews thromde laws

A special committee of legal experts has been tasked to review and harmonies the conflicting laws related to thromde, according to works and human settlement minsiter Dorji Choden. At the National Assembly’s question-answer session yesterday, Drametse-Ngatshang MP Ugyen Wangdi asked the minister about the implementation of the Supreme Court Writ ...

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AUD 520,000 for WFP and people with disabilities

Representatives from agencies after the project approval event in Thimphu

The Australian government yesterday gave AUD 400,000 (about Nu 19.4 million) to promote the rights of people with disability and AUD  120,000 (Nu 5.8 million) to support the national school-feeding programme in the country. Australian ambassador to Bhutan, Harinder Sidhu, who handed over the cheques to the UN resident coordinator ...

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BCCI meets with business community of Phuentsholing

At the Bhutan Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s (BCCI) familiarization meeting yesterday, representatives from the private sector in Phuentsholing underlined several issues related to doing business. In terms of export-oriented business, Tika Sharma from RSA private limited said Country of Origin Certificate (CoC) has been the problem for some time. ...

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Approaching tshechu keeps tailors busy

With tshechu approaching, tailor shops in Trashigang town remain open until midnight ​

As tshechu draws near, tailors of Trashigang are working late into the night. It’s almost midnight and Sangay Dorji is still on his machine, sewing the third gho of the day. The 30-year-old tailor has started working overtime. During this time of the year, Sangay Dorji opens his shop at ...

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Her Majesty the Gyalyam Sangay Choden Wangchuck and HRH Princess Euphelma Choden Wangchuck met the people of Gasa on November 19 as part of a high level advocacy tour on public health and social issues. The tour ends today.

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ASAB discuss concerns

At a meeting yesterday, Automobile Sectors Association of Bhutan (ASAB) raised issues like waste management at workshops, traffic regulation, space congestion, and high tenancy rent, among others. Thrompon Kinlay Dorjee stressed on the importance of segregating dry and wet waste and community ownership to reduce waste that is sent to ...

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Potato farmers from across the country have been waiting since last month to auction their produce in Phuentsholing. Lack of space at the Food Corporation of Bhutan Limited auction yard has resulted in farmers storing their potatoes by the roadside.

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Media houses blamed for not participating in circulation audit

In six months, remote homes without network to access Bhutan Broadcasting Service (BBS) television would get the service for free, the information and communications minister DN Dhungyel said at the National Council (NC) yesterday. The minister after introducing the Bhutan Information Communications and Media Bill, 2017 was quizzed by the ...

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64-year-old arrested for molesting minor

Phuentsholing police has forwarded to the Office of Attorney General (OAG), a case involving a 64-year-old man who is accused of molesting a 13-year-old student in Pasakha. The man runs a restaurant at a settlement near the Bhalujhora Bridge in Pasakha. Officer commanding (OC) in Pasakha, Phurba Gyeltshen said the ...

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Revised fares for public transport from Dec 1

The revised fares for public transport that the Road Safety and Transport Authority (RSTA) has worked out following the drop in price of petrol and diesel will come into effect from December 1. Revised fare for taxis is less by Nu 2 a kilometre (Km) within a district and Nu ...

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