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Bhutan Kidney Foundation won an award for the ‘Best World Kidney Day Activities’ during the 18th International Federation of Kidney Foundations (IFKF) conference in Chennai, India. This is the first time that the foundation represented Bhutan in IFKF, which was held from December 10 to 12. The founder Trustee of …

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Jab-Chor—a platform for young entrepreneurs

Jab-Chor—a platform for young Bhutanese entrepreneurs to nurture and grow their business ideas through access to financing was launched yesterday in Thimphu. This was also to commemorate 12 years of His Majesty’s benevolent reign. Jab-Chor is an initiative to encourage successful venture based on trust and confidence supported by legally …

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Developing uniformity in cancer management in SAARC 

Stomach cancer is the most common cancer in the country today, according to data with the cancer society. Cervical cancer, head and neck (ear, nose, mouth) cancer, and lungs and thyroid cancer follow. Researchers, faculty, oncology-related practitioners and bio-engineers from the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) countries are …

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The annual Druk Wangyel Tshechu, which was held yesterday at Dochula celebrates the continuous efforts of the Royal Bhutan Army in protecting the sovereignty and the stability of the country. Unlike other festivals, the tshechu is performed by the soldiers of the Royal Bhutan Army.

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Govt. to buy back about 380MT of cardamom 

The agriculture ministry would buy the remaining cardamom stock with the farmers within this month, agriculture minister said yesterday. The ministry estimates that about 380 metric tons of cardamom are still with the farmers. Agriculture minister Yeshey Penjor said the ministry would export after buying the spice from the farmers.

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Tsirang DT not keen on relocating abattoir

Tsirang dratshang yesterday proposed the Dzongkhag Tshogdu (DT) to relocate the abattoir and to minimise animal slaughter. Tsirang’s Namgyal Choling Rabdey’s secretary, Lhab Tshering, said that the current abattoir was in the middle of settlement in Gosarling gewog. Although closure might not be possible, relocation and minimising killings was what the …

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Ruling party and Opposition share committee chairs

Deviating from past practice, five of the nine National Assembly committees have elected their chairpersons from the Opposition party, while three have elected from the ruling party. The committees chaired by members from the Opposition are the house committee; good governance; environment and climate change; women, children and youth; and …

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Bhutan – Canada sign MoU

The MoU establishes a bilateral consultation mechanism between the two foreign ministries

The foreign ministry and the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development of Canada signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on December 12 in Thimphu to establish a bilateral consultation mechanism between the two ministries. Ambassador of Bhutan to Canada Doma Tshering, and Ambassador of Canada to Bhutan, Nadir Patel, …

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