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KHEL starts constructing colony in Doksum

The first phase of the construction that began towards the end of November is expected to be competed by 2020 

The first phase of Kholongchu Hydro Energy Limited (KHEL) colony in Doksum, Trashiyangtse, has begun. Although there are no signs of any major civil works, the commencement of the colony’s construction is one of the latest developments at the project since it began the pre-construction works in September 2015. The …

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Bhutan Employment Overseas was illegally licensed: ACC

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has called for the cancellation of trade licence of Bhutan Employment Overseas (BEO), the agent for the controversial overseas employment programme in Japan. The commission’s investigation report has implicated former labour minister, Ngeema Sangay Tshempo, director general (DG) of the department of employment and human resources, …

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Class X cut-off point stays

The national education conference in Phuentsholing decided not to do away with the Class X cut off point but to include a fourth stream for classes XI and XII from 2020 academic session. The fourth stream would be Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) streams, which would be equivalent …

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Parents of youth in Japan seek action from government

A group of about 30 parents of youth sent to Japan through the “learn and earn programme” have alleged that Bhutan Employment Overseas (BEO) programme deceived the youth and that the labour ministry failed to monitor the programme. Urging the government to act with urgency, the parents’ committee said that …

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Ura-Lingmithang widening to depend on Shingkhar-Gorgan fate

Mired in a political and environmental quagmire, the much talked about Shingkhar- Gorgan highway is back on the agenda again. With the hope that the National Environment Commission (NEC) would give the green signal to construct the highway that will cut the distance to Lhuentse by 100 kilometres (km), the …

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Cabinet to discuss overseas programme in Japan

Labour Minister Ugyen Dorji said that the labour ministry was in the process of reviewing the earn and learn programme in Japan. “We have managed to talk to parents, the agent, and students. We have managed to gather the facts and have put it up to the Cabinet,” said the …

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Cabinet approves Nu 47B budget for 2018-19

The Cabinet in its last meeting endorsed Nu 47B budget for the first fiscal year of the 12th Plan (2018-19) against Nu 43.7B interim budget approved by the last Parliament despite the loss of six months’ time in the electoral process. The first fiscal year of the 12 Plan is …

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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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