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Koufuku goes for premium dairy products

The dairy plant plans to produce some 10,000 cups of pro-biotic yoghurt a day

Plans to produce four different types of premium pro-biotic yoghurt With milk quality improving, Koufuku International Limited (KIL), a dairy processing plant at Chenary in Trashigang is now focusing on producing premium dairy products. The plant’s stirred Swiss-style yoghurt produced for the first time this month has received positive feedback …

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Enhancing access to help the victims of the domestic violence

At the Consensus Building Programme workshop in Thimphu yesterday, participants deliberated on what might be discouraging victims of domestic violence from availing the services of the formal justice system. Jigme Singye Wangchuck School of Law’s clinical legal expert, Stephan Sonnenberg, said that the Royal Bhutan Police (RBP) has the full …

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13th youth centre opens in Kabesa

The centre has a small library, indoor games, internet, printing, binding and lamination facilities

To support opportunities for youth to develop their physical, social, emotional and cognitive abilities, a youth centre was opened yesterday in Kabesa, Thimphu.  The youth centre would provide opportunities for youth to experience achievements, leadership, friendship, and recognition to become productive and responsible, respecting and resilient citizens.  The centre established …

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Bhutan approves 64 FDIs in 15 years

Bhutan has to date approved 64 foreign direct investment (FDI) projects worth Nu 34 billion since the country allowed foreign investment in 2002. According to the FDI annual report 2017, the country approved five projects in 2016. This means that since then, in a span of about a year and half, 10 FDI projects were approved.

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Scan Café’s retrenchment as per law, says labour ministry 

Scan Café employs about 400 Bhutanese

The company won’t lay off another nine employees  The labour ministry confirmed that Scan Café has relieved its 67 employees as per the Labour and Employment Act 2007. The ministry had earlier sought clarification from the company for relieving the employees after they submitted a petition to the ministry. Labour …

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Woman raped while returning home from work

The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) has filed a case in the Thimphu dzongkhag court against a 34-year-old man from Dorokha, Samtse for the alleged rape of a married woman earlier this month. The woman, who works in a hotel, was returning home from work around 11:30pm on March …

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Students recognised for returning lost cash 

Two students from two different schools in Phuentsholing, who returned Nu 49,000 they found in the street received recognition from their respective schools yesterday. Pema Choki, 18, of Phuentsholing Higher Secondary School (PHSS) and Tandin Wangchuk, 19, of Norbu Academy, both Class XII (commerce) students had found a plastic bag …

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Mangdechhu project deadline pushed to November 

Project authority cites short of cement supply; Dungsam cement says it has been meeting about 95 percent of the supply order A short supply of cement during the last one and half months has affected the work progress at the Mangdechhu hydropower project in Trongsa, the project’s managing director, AK Mishra …

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Picture story

Renovation works at the 385-year-old Trashigang dzong is expected to complete next month. The division for conservation of heritage site is carrying out the renovation works worth Nu 260.9 million since February 2014.

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12 people charged in BDBL embezzlement and fraud case

After reviewing the embezzlement and fraud case of the Bhutan Development Bank Limited (BDBL) for 11 months, the Office of the Attorney General (OAG), charged 12 people to Thimphu dzongkhag court yesterday. The case, involving a BDBL official and 55 clients, amounts to Nu 576.469 million (M), where the BDBL …

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