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Bhutan-India trade grows

The delegations at the opening of the bilateral meeting on trade and transit meeting yesterday

While India enjoys a favourable balance of trade, Bhutan’s export to India is growing faster than the growth of imports from India, the Indian commerce and industry secretary Rita Teaotia said. “This is welcome,” she said. The secretary is leading the delegation at the two-day Bhutan-India Bilateral meeting on Trade …

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PM orders a review of IWP for teachers

Following grievances against the Individual Work Plan (IWP), a performance evaluation system for teachers, Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay has commissioned a review of the IWP for the education sector through an executive order. The executive order, signed by the education minister Norbu Wangchuk, which was released on the ministry’s Facebook …

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12 metres more for Damchu-Chukha bypass bridge

The construction of the 145-metre bridge over Tanalungchu on Damchu-Chukha bypass is expected to complete next month

It is drizzling at the bridge construction site over Tanalungchu on the Damchu-Chukha bypass road in Chukha. On one side of the site, about 10 Project DANTAK workers, some with raincoats on feed stone chips and sand into a mixing machine. This machine is connected to the bridge towards the …

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Schools to have enhanced internet connectivity in 12th Plan

The purchase of computers would be decentralised To equip schools with better computer labs and ICT facilities, the education ministry has prioritised enhancing internet connectivity in schools in the 12th Plan. The ministry is already discussing with the department of information technology and telecom to increase the megabits per second …

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We are ready: DNT

Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa President Dr Lotay Tshering casts his vote at the party’s general assembly yesterday in Thimphu

… will focus on narrowing the gap between the rich and the poor  Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa party presidents said that the party has secured candidates for all the constituencies and that it is ready for the third round of parliamentary elections this year at the party’s general assembly in Thimphu …

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OAG drops most child molestation cases

Proving child molestation beyond reasonable doubt is challenging, say prosecutors When the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) dropped a molestation case against a child who was less than three years old for lack of evidence last year, the distressed father questioned the officials why they did not prosecute the …

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His Majesty inaugurates Gyalpoizhing-Nganglam highway

His Majesty The King graces the inauguration of the 77 km Gyalpoizhing-Nganglam Highway yesterday in Mongar. His Majesty was accompanied by His Royal Highness the Gyaltshab Jigme Dorji Wangchuck. The highway connects Mongar to Nganglam in Pemagatshel bypassing Samdrupjongkhar, and is expected to reduce travel time to Phuentsholing.

His Majesty the King inaugurated the 77kms Gyalpoizhing-Nganglam highway yesterday at Nuchhi, few kilometres away from Gyalpoizhing town. His Majesty also granted tokha and in the evening, His Majesty granted an audience to the participants of the four-day works and human settlement conference in Mongar. The construction of the highway …

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National Council to elect chairpersons today

All five eminent members have been reappointed   In what will mark the completion of a decade of constitutional democracy in Bhutan, the third National Council (NC) will be constituted today with the election of the Chairperson and Deputy Chairperson. Members of the second NC relinquished their blue kabney and patang with the …

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Second National Council completes term today

Today is the last day in office for members of the second National Council (NC). The house will be re-constituted tomorrow with elections for a new Chairperson and Deputy Chairperson. Deputy chair and spokesperson, Tshering Dorji said that the house has been able to fulfill its mandate in the last …

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