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His Majesty visits Haa and Samtse

His Majesty at the Bebji Rehabilitation Project in Sangbaykha, Haa. The project was initiated on His Majesty’s command to alleviate poverty and improve livelihoods of the landless and socioeconomically disadvantaged people. About 68 families have benefitted from the project. His Majesty arrives in the capital today.

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ACC points out rampant corruption in road construction

Study finds corruption as one of the causes for the poor quality of roads Wrongdoings and corruption in public road construction between 2010 – 2015 had a financial implication of Nu 467.67 million (M). This is an average loss of Nu 77.95M annually, according to the recent Anti-Corruption Commission report, …

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Tracksuits only for health and physical education class

The education ministry has notified schools about the dress code since November 16 Students across the country are allowed to wear tracksuits only during health and physical education (HPE) class, a notification from the education ministry states. The November 16 notification comes after the Pemagatshel dzongkhag tshogdu’s resolution was forwarded …

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No govt. interference in REDCL: CEO

Even as debates over its legality continues, the Rural Enterprise Development Corporation Limited (REDCL) has disbursed a total of Nu 204 million (M) from Revolving Fund (RF) II until November 2017. After the Opposition and the National Council repeatedly questioned the legality of Business Opportunity and Information Centre (BOiC), it …

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The mental health patients of Darchhargang

The 30-year-old schizophrenic patient, Bir Bahadur Tamang in Darchhargang,  Tsirang is now receiving treatment. Each month, he takes a shot of fluphenazine decanoate. Days after his health condition was reported in the media, several volunteers approached the family to help rehabilitate him. But, his father, Sonam Tshering Tamang refused. The …

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His Majesty’s National Day Address in Haa

I offer my warm Tashi Delek to all the people in the 20 dzongkhags who are gathered to celebrate this most auspicious occassion, our National Day, to all the people who are offering prayers at home and at lhakhangs, and to all the Bhutanese working and studying around the world who …

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Haa ready to host National Day celebrations

Performers attend the final rehearsal at Lhakhang Karpo in Haa, the venue for the National Day celebrations

About 8,000 spectators are expected to attend the celebrations at Lhakhang Karpo  The stage is set for the 110th National Day celebrations in Haa. The pride of Haa is draped intricately in colourful scarves. Flagpoles and eight lucky signs adorn the road. Streets are swept clean and the people are …

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44MT of local chillies to hit market soon

A  farmer in Tsirang, Indira Thapa, never grew so much chilli in his life. He did not earn so much either from selling vegetables. On December 11, the farmer from Pemathang chiwog in Gosarling gewog sold 15 kilogrammes (kg) of chilli at Nu 200 a kg. He has so far earned Nu …

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Water, roads and jobs top priorities for govt. action

Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay releases the Bhutan Living Standards Survey, 2017 report with the NSB director and World Bank resident representative in Thimphu yesterday

Unemployment rate is 2 percent down from 2.7 percent in 2012, finds BLSS, 2017 The consumption power of Bhutanese has increased by 82 percent in the last five years, according to the Bhutan Living Standards Survey (BLSS) 2017, which was released yesterday. This means the monthly household expenditure has increased …

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