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Cross border electricity trade issues under review

GoI’s guidelines on cross border electricity trade has affected Dagachhu and Khonlongchhu projects The government of India has formed a committee to review issues arising from its guidelines  cross border electricity trade, economic affairs minister Lekey Dorji said at the meet the press session yesterday. He said that the Indian …

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26 truckers denied permit to transport sand

The supply of sand has not been interrupted according to NRDCL

Twenty-six truckers have been suspended from carrying sand after they stopped ferrying sand after the introduction of the new sand supply system. The Natural Resources Development Corporation Limited (NRDCL) introduced the system on January 1. According to NRDCL officials, the office would issue the permit only on production of security …

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Govt. assures support to promote Dzongkha

Survey finds only 10 percent of the 43 government offices use Dzongkha in official correspondence The government will re-enforce the resolution of the 84th session of the National Assembly 2005, which resolved that all conferences and public meetings must be conducted in the national language, Dzongkha, even if there are …

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BHUTAN-1 ready to be delivered for launch

From left - Four space engineers from Bhutan - Pooja Lepcha, Cheki Dorji, Yeshey Choden, and Kiran Kumar Pradhan assembled the nanosat in Japan

Hitting a milestone in the history of space science and technology in Bhutan, the country’s first cubesat BHUTAN-1 is ready for delivery to the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) for launch. The news was shared during a press conference via video conferencing for cubesat Flight Model (FM) delivery organised by …

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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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