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Opposition questions PM on politicisation of civil service

Opposition leader Pema Gyamtsho

Speaking at the question hour in the National Assembly yesterday, Opposition Leader (OL) Pema Gyamtsho (PhD) said that it was a conflict of interest for the ruling party to identify and appoint senior civil servants as candidates while they were still in the civil service. “Two to three years back, …

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MoAF promotes online potato trading

Agriculture ministry has adopted measures to help at least 30 percent of farmers sell their potatoes online this year. Agriculture Minister Yeshey Dorji was responding to a question from Chumey-Ura MP Tshewang Jurmey yesterday at the National Assembly during the question hour. The MP asked the minister what measures had …

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Ambassadors from four countries presented their credentials to His Majesty The King at the Tashichhodzong yesterday. Bhutan established formal diplomatic relations with Poland, Finland, Sweden, and Myanmar in 2012, 1986, 1985, and 2012 respectively

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Bumthang police investigating an alleged child abuse case

The National Commission for Women and Children (NCWC) is awaiting an investigation report from the Royal Bhutan Police (RBP) on an alleged child abuse case in Bumthang. NCWC director, Kunzang Lhamu, said it is too early to comment on the case, as they have to carry out many tests and …

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KGUMSB’s investiture ceremony recognises trainees and faculty members

KGUMSB’s Faculty of postgraduate Medicine releases 11 MD curricula

When the first batch of Khesar Gyalpo University of Medical Sciences of Bhutan (KGUMSB) residents graduate next month, the country will have eight more specialists. This would contribute towards addressing lack of human resources in the health sector. Health minister Tandin Wangchuk awarded khaddar to the eight specialists for successfully …

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There are enough employment opportunities: PM

Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay said in the National Assembly yesterday that there were enough jobs to employ all the unemployed individuals in the country today. Kengkhar-Weringla MP, Rinzin Jamtsho, asked the prime minister about the government’s pledge to provide jobs and stipend to the unemployed. He expressed concerns regarding the …

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Regional health disparity is the biggest gap, says DNT President

Some 40 people gathered at Manthung village in Kanglung during the familiarisation tour of DNT

From health of the patients to the health of the nation, one of the priority activities for Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) would be to revamp medical proficiency and provide better health care services to the people.     DNT President, Dr Lotay Tshering shared this during a familiarisation tour at …

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A one-storey traditional house was gutted by fire at Zhungkhar village in Maenbi gewog, Lhuntse dzongkhag on June 21. Two elderly women owned the house. When the incident happened around 12pm, there was no one in the house. Lhuentse dzongdag gave the semso of Nu. 10,000 and things to the …

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A single mother incurs debt to treat mentally unsound daughter

It was in 2014 when a class X student of Damphu Central School, Srijana, began talking to herself, laughing, crying and walking at night. Her friends in the hostel often found her asleep in the bathroom the next morning. When Srijana’s mental health worsened and out of the school’s control, …

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Court orders resident to surrender land to S/J thromde

Samdrupjongkhar dzongkhag court has ordered a resident, Thinley Dorji, to surrender a 44,072sq. ft land with a Zangdopelri and two double storied buildings to Samdrupjongkhar thromde within two months.  The June 19 judgment ordered the thromde to compensate Thinley Dorji with Nu 27,987,842.19 within two months.  The compensation was as …

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Third BIITTE focus on techno-entrepreneurship

More than 50 ICT industry players from 24 ASOCIO member countries participated in the event

The third Bhutan International IT and Training Event (BIITTE) was held from June 21 to 22 in Thimphu to promote Bhutan as an investment destination for global IT or Information Technology Enabled Services (ITES) business and to promote techno-entrepreneurship startup eco-system. Themed ‘promoting techno-entrepreneurship for digital economy’, the event’s aim …

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