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NC rejects BBIN agreement

Council: Foreign minister Damcho Dorji yesterday spent one and a half hours in the National Council session explaining the merits of the Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Nepal (BBIN) trade agreement, but to no avail. The House rejected the agreement.

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Import of seaweed banned

But shops continue sales of the product
Food: Citing toxic levels of heavy metals in seaweed products, the Bhutan Agriculture and Food Regulatory Authority (BAFRA) banned the import and sale of all forms of seaweed through a public notification on November 14.

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Picture story

The USD 0.8 million project to illuminate Rinpung and Ta dzongs with the Bazam that connects to Paro Tshongdue was inaugurated on  November 11. It was dedicated to the 61st birth anniversary of  His Majesty The Fourth Druk Gyalpo. Korea Electric Power Corporation, Woosun Energy and Construction Company, and Hyesung …

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BDBL employee arrested for embezzling Nu 15.5M

More employees could be involved and the total amount could exceed Nu 370M
Crime: Thimphu police arrested a project officer with the Bhutan Development Bank Ltd (BDBL) in Thimphu for forgery and tampering of public records on November 10.

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NC could table Mines and Minerals Management Act

The House will also ask the OAG and RMA to table the law on owning assets abroad in the next session
Council: The National Council (NC) will table the Mines and Minerals Management Act (MMMA) 1995 in its next session if the economic affairs minister Lekey Dorji cannot explain and convince why review of the Act is taking so long during his question hour, which is scheduled to take place in a few days.

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ADC and UNDP join hands to ensure equal justice for the vulnerable

Collaboration: The Austrian Development Cooperation (ADC) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Bhutan have signed an agreement to enhance equal access to justice for vulnerable groups by supporting the development of an enabling legal and policy environment in Bhutan, according to a UNDP press release.

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Tshorwa – The Inner Call

Review: Revolving around the existence or the non-existence of black magic practitioners in the country and the intermediate state after death known as bardo, a romantic horror movie returns to the silver screen.

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Testing times have come

It is exam time. Children are busy revising the lessons. Parents are worried and so are our teachers. For some students, this is a crucial time. This exam will determine their future.

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