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Actions taken to improve school feeding

The government spends Nu 1,000 a student a month on school meals (Photo: Kuenzang Deki, MoE)

Following the Royal Audit Authority’s (RAA) recommendations on the school-feeding programme in 16 schools last year, the education ministry has begun the management of an action plan. The report stated that students in boarding schools are not eating the right or good food and observed lack of standard dietary requirement …

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Their Majesties offer prayers at Taktsang

To mark the 38th Birth Anniversary of His Majesty The King, Their Majesties and His Royal Highness The Gyalsey visited Paro Taktsang yesterday morning to offer prayers. This is His Royal Highness The Gyalsey’s first visit to Taktsang. Considered one of the most sacred Buddhist sites in the country, the …

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No media coverage on NC aspirants until fund release: ECB

Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB) has notified that all media houses should refrain from running any news stories on the National Council (NC) aspirants until the “Application for Election Campaign Fund” is released. The Application for Election Campaign Fund will be released on March 20, following the scrutiny of nominations …

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14 NC members to recontest

Six members including the Chairperson have decided not to recontest  Fourteen incumbent National Council (NC) members are heading to their dzongkhags to recontest the upcoming elections slated for April 20. A plenary was held in Thimphu yesterday. The incumbent members who are recontesting will have to attend gewog zomdu, which …

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18 cancer patients on radiotherapy at JDWNRH

Linear accelerator (LINAC) in one of the bunkers at JDWNRH

Eighteen cancer patients are availing radiation therapy service at the national referral hospital since the service began on January 1. Radiotherapy In-charge Dilliram Adhikari said that of the various cancer patients availing the services, a majority are rectal cancer patients. “Unless it is a complicated case, we can now provide …

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The year that was

When we look back to the year gone by, Bhutanese will remember the year of the rooster for the country’s diplomacy. Peace prevailed amid geo-political tensions in the neighbourhood and Bhutan, under the guidance of its leaders, remained unscathed. His Majesty The King, Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen and His Royal …

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National Council poll day on April 20

The nation will head to the polls on April 20 for the third National Council (NC) elections. Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB) announced the date to put the election process in motion in obedience to the Royal Decree issued yesterday calling elections in pursuance of Section 191 of the Election …

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GST issues for Bhutan to be resolved with urgency

GST commissioner of India, Upender Gupta presents an overview of GST

Assured a high level delegation from India  The Indian government is undertaking a project to enhance and install infrastructures related to trade and customs along the northeast frontier including trading points with Bhutan. The commissioner of GST, who is behind the GST legislation and policy, Upender Gupta is in the …

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OAG asks trade dept. to penalise loan promoters in Tsirang

PM asked the OAG to investigate into the alleged loan scam The Office of the Attorney General’s (OAG) investigation into the alleged loan scam in Tsirang found that the two People’s Democratic Party (PDP) workers violated trade rules in offering their services to obtain loans from REDCL. The promoters did …

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Don’t threaten, take us to court: Govt.

The government has asked the finance ministry to compile the details of fiscal incentives granted to business firms since 2008 so that they can be released for public review. Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay said this yesterday at a press conference in response to the Opposition’s demand that the latter wanted …

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