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DHI and Co. contribute Nu 6.3B to govt. coffer

Druk Holding and Investments (DHI) and its subsidiaries have contributed more than 30 percent of the total domestic revenue of the country in the last fiscal year through taxes and dividend. During the annual press conference yesterday, chief executive officer of DHI, Dasho Karma Yezer Raydi said that this year …

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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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