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ACC charges former labour minister of false asset declaration

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC), while forwarding the investigation report of the labour ministry’s alleged collusion and bribery of the overseas employment program in India, stated that the former minister, Ngeema Sangay Tshempo, and the incumbent director general Sherab Tenzin engaged in unethical practices that amount to corruption. The case was …

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Cardamom export to India to resume soon

Export of cardamom to India will resume after a few days. This was after the government of India officially identified an additional trade route on December 27 evening. Agriculture minister Yeshey Penjor announced this during the Friday Meet yesterday. Lyonpo Yeshey Penjor said that the issue was discussed during several bilateral talks, …

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ACC charges two for collusion and bribery in modern hatchery

Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has implicated a public servant and a businessman for corrupt practices in supply, installation of the modern hatchery in National Integrated Livestock Farm (NILF), in Samrang, Samgdrupjongkhar. The commission’s findings concerning collusion, bribery and disproportionate asset against the senior livestock production officer of Department of Livestock (DoL), …

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Two choppers operated 1,178 flights until June this year

A5-BHT chopper lands at Zomlingthang in Punakha

Since the launch of helicopter service in November 2015, the two A5 choppers have touched more than 300 destinations across the country. From Jomotshangkha in Samdrupjongkhar to Sibsoo in Samtse and to the extreme north in Lhedi and Thangza in Lunana, the two A5 choppers made 1,178 flights as of …

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Students attend dharma programme

More than 150 students are attending a dharma programme at Dungsam Academy in Samdrupjongkhar. Students of classes VIII to XII of 11 schools from Samdrupjongkhar and Pemagatshel are attending the programme, which is provided free of cost. The programme, organised by the Institute of Science of Mind in Thimphu, aims …

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Picture story

VAST Bhutan organised a youth interaction through art camp in Dagana from December 20-29.  The camp was held to encourage expression and positive youth engagement through art, enhance the use of art as therapy and nurture a culture of volunteerism amongst young adults.

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PM on a three-day state visit to India 

Indian foreign secretary Vijay K Gokhale calls on Lyonchhen Dr Lotay Tshering yesterday evening in New Delhi

Bhutan and India will set yet another milestone on the friendly relations as the leaders of the two countries meet today to deliberate and declare the electricity export tariff for Mangdechhu hydroelectric project and budgetary support for the 12th Plan. Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering arrived in New Delhi yesterday on a state visit to hold talks on these issues with the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi today.

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12th Plan period aligned with government’s tenure

The 12th Five-Year Plan period would be from November 1, 2018 to October 31, 2023 and aligned with the term of the government. All past Plans began from July, coinciding with the commencement of the fiscal year. The initial draft had covered the Plan period from July 2018 to June …

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No classes on Saturday from 2019 academic session

Schools across the country will not have classes on Saturday from the 2019 academic session. The decision was endorsed at the 19th national education conference in Phuentsholing yesterday. After a series of discussions, which also included a decision to shelve the plan for sometime, a majority of the participants raised their hands …

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