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Gups want statutory rape laws amended

LG: Pointing out that the current statutory rape laws are unfair and unclear, local leaders asked that the state consider amending this legislation during the last day of the ninth Local Government Chairpersons’ Conference (LGCC) in Phuentsholing, yesterday.

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REDCL likely to increase rural lending

Fund: The Rural Enterprise Development Corporation Ltd (REDCL) is likely to increase its rural lending limit to Nu 500,000 from Nu 100,000. REDCL announced this on January 16 during the ongoing ninth Local Government Chairpersons’ Conference (LGCC) in Phuentsholing.

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Electoral laws to be reviewed by NLRT

Law: The National Law Review Taskforce (NLRT) will review and propose changes to harmonise the conflicting provisions of the electoral laws with the Constitution although the Supreme Court (SC) earlier said a commission should be constituted for the same.

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Govt. distributes utility vehicles to all 205 gewogs

Gups wait for their Boleros to be handed over during the ongoing Local Government conference in Phuentsholing yesterday. Besides a Bolero utility vehicle each, a gewog will also be provided with Nu 60,000 a year for expenses such as fuel, registration and renewal of vehicle documents, insurance, and maintenance.
Gups wait for their Boleros to be handed over during the ongoing Local Government conference in Phuentsholing yesterday. Besides a Bolero utility vehicle each, a gewog will also be provided with Nu 60,000 a year for expenses such as fuel, registration and renewal of vehicle documents, insurance, and maintenance.

An online portal to track development was also launched during the ongoing Local Government conference
Conference: On the first day of the ninth Local Government Chairpersons’ Conference (LGCC), 205 gups from across the country received their gewog utility vehicles in Phuentsholing yesterday.

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Teachers to receive English language training

But education minister says sustained individual initiative would be required to improve English proficiency 
Education: The education ministry will provide a five-day training for teachers across the country in an effort to improve their English skills, it was decided at the 18th National Education Conference, which ended in Phuentsholing yesterday.

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