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Bumper orange harvest in Zhemgang

Agriculture: With yields unusually high, orange orchard owners in Zhemgang enjoyed a bumper harvest this year.

Rinzin, 58, from Tshanglajong, said incomes from oranges tripled this year.

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Opposition questions Govt. on Code of Conduct

Following the signing of MoUs with local shoe and socks manufacturing firms

Assembly: The opposition party questioned the government on if the education minister Norbu Wangchuk had breached the Code of Conduct by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with local shoe and socks manufacturers in September this year.

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INR 827M deposited as of Nov 15

Shift of deadline to November 30 will leave less room for misuse: RMA
Currency: Since the demonitisation of INR 500 and 1,000 notes by the Indian government, as of November 15, a total of INR 827M high-denomination notes have been collected from the Bhutanese public.

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Exports hit by demonitisation

Trade: Farmers and exporters in Phuentsholing are taking a hit as a result of the demonitisation of INR 500 and 1,000 notes which has led to cardamom and potato sales dropping drastically.

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Rape, suicide and abortion, a national concern: NA

Separate postings of married civil servant couples also discussed
Assembly: Deeming rape, suicide and abortion a growing national concern, the National Assembly (NA) recommended that the government initiate a comprehensive research pertaining to these social ills.

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Design thinking for public sector innovation

Workshop: ‘Design thinking’ a concept that emphasises a human-centred way of solving problems within an office, across agencies and ministries will soon be introduced in the civil service and later, in various agencies.

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Ambassador Sonam T Rabgye presented his credentials to President of Sri Lanka, Maithripala Sirisena on November 14. The ambassador conveyed the warm wishes of His Majesty The King, His Majesty The Fourth Druk Gyalpo, and the Prime Minister to the president and the people of Sri Lanka. He reiterated the …

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The State Trading Corporation of Bhutan launched the Toyota Prius, a hybrid technology vehicle in Thimphu yesterday

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