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Political rhetoric on corruption must translate into actions: ACC

Bhutan has a long way to go to fight corruption although it has made some headway, the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) stated in the annual report 2017. The recently released report states that corruption offences such as embezzlement of public funds and abuse of power continue to take place. The report will be deliberated in the ongoing parliament session.

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His Majesty on tour of Wangduephodrang

His Majesty The King and officials join the farmers working in their paddy fields in Changkha, Gasetsho Gom gewog in Wangdue yesterday. Their Majesties are on a tour of Wangduephodrang dzongkhag.The onset of monsoon, when paddy saplings must be transplanted, is the most important time of the year for Bhutanese …

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Policy, budget, and HR to be decentralised in 12th Plan

Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay with the home minister, secretary, and the dzongdags, who are attending a three-day closed door annual conference in Thimphu

Decentralisation policy will get a new boost in the 12th Plan, Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay told the dzongdags during the inauguration of their annual three-day conference yesterday in Thimphu. The conference is themed “role of dzongdag in local governance and decentralisation”. Decentralisation process will unfold mainly in three areas of …

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Mangdechhu project completes 97 percent of work 

The diversion tunnel of the 720MW Mangdechhu hydropower project will be plugged between September 15 and October 15. This entails filling the dam with the water and is usually the last activity in hydropower projects. As of May 31 this year, 96.5 percent of the works have been completed including …

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Parties raise concerns over politicisation of civil service

The decision of some of the senior civil servants to join the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) as candidates for the upcoming National Assembly election has raised questions on the civil service being politicised. PDP has officially declared 11 senior former civil servants as its candidate for the upcoming election. The party …

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44 farm machinery centres to open this month

More than 35 of these power tillers at the FMCL compound, Paro will be moved to Gelephu, Sarpang

Lack of timber and state land, among others has forced the Farm Machinery Corporation Ltd (FMCL) to reduce its target of setting up 65 centres to 44 by June 25. FMCL has completed constructing seven centres while 13 others are complete but not activated. The remaining would be completed this …

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Cordycep collectors return to Wangdue from Lunana

About 10 police personnel and five foresters are deployed at Gangchenphu in Lunana to keep a strict watch on intruders from other dzongkhags and illegal collection of cordyceps. The deployment was made following a dispute last week where about 1,000 cordycep collectors from four gewogs of Kazhi, Sephu, Dangchu and …

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