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Thailand PM arrives today

The Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Thailand, General Prayut Chan-o-cha (Retd) arrives in the country today. He is on a two-day official visit at the invitation of Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay and is accompanied by his spouse, Associate professor Naraporn Chan-o-cha, Thailand foreign minister Don Pramudwinai and other senior …

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Baypam residents unhappy with closure of community school 

The community PS in Baypam village has been closed since 2016 ​

You can almost hear the wind screeching through the broken windowpanes of an abandoned school in Baypam village in Udzorong, Trashigang. The once bustling corridors and classrooms are silent today. Located amid tall pine trees, the overgrowth covering the structure gives the place an eerie ambiance. It was in 2004 …

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His Majesty The King yesterday granted Dhar to the new Secretary of Cabinet Secretariat and the new dzongdags for Trongsa, Tsirang and Zhemgang dzongkhags. (From left) Director General of Bilateral Affairs Kesang Wangdi is appointed as the Cabinet Secretary. Secretary of Bhutan Council for School Examinations & Assessment, Tenzin Dorji, …

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ECB notifies postal voters to register

As part of their preparation for the third National Assembly elections, dzongkhag election offices have started inviting eligible postal ballot voters for registration. Registration of postal voters is completed before the election period, as per the postal ballot rules and regulations. Any registration after the announcement of the elections is …

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Bhutan presents voluntary national review at UN

Bhutan presented its voluntary national review (VNR) on the implementation of the 2030 agenda and Sustainable Development Goals on July 17. Bhutan was among 47 other UN member states that presented their VNR to the high-level political forum (HLPF) under the auspices of ECOSOC at the United Nations in New …

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Supreme Court Chief Justice, Tshering Wangchuk opened the two-day workshop on environmental adjudication for the judiciary of Bhutan yesterday evening in Thimphu. The workshop will discuss climate change adjudication, environmental cases, and environmental law among others. Representatives from ADB, UN Environment, US Environmental Protection Agency, National Environment Commission, judges, lawyers, …

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13 schools linked with farmers’ groups

Thirteen schools—ten from Chukha, two from Samtse and one from Thimphu signed an agreement to buy produce from 10 farmers’ groups (FGs) and a cooperative last month. Apart from two schools in Samtse, the 11 schools will implement the contract from next month. Dorkha Central School and Tendruk Central School …

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BKP declares last two candidates

Second from left: Dorji Tshering and Karma Wangzom Dorji with party president

Bhutan Kuen-Nyam Party (BKP) declared its last two candidates yesterday. In a post on its social media page, BKP introduced former culture director general and Sherubtse college Principal, Dorji Tshering as its candidate from Nubi-Tangsibji constituency, Trongsa. Dorji Tshering has a Masters Degree in Educational Management and Planning from the …

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Former Gelephu drungpa sentenced to 41 years in prison

Sarpang dzongkhag court on July 13 upheld Gelephu drungkhag court’s judgment in the case involving former Gelephu drungpa and sentenced him to 41 years in prison. However, the dzongkhag court partially altered the sentencing allowing the former drungpa to pay thrimthue in lieu of prison terms for 33 years amounting …

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The Director General of Border Roads Organisation, Lt Gen Harpal Singh calls on Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay yesterday in Thimphu. The director general is in the country to witness the inauguration of Damchu-Chukha highway, which will be held today.  (Photo: PMO)

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Thai PM arrives tomorrow 

Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha of Thailand will discuss trade, investment, public health, agriculture and the sufficiency economy philosophy during his two-day visit to Bhutan from July 19, according to a daily in Thailand, The Nation. According to a joint press statement draft that the Nation received from the Cabinet …

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