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Foreign ministry to be relocated in 12th Plan

The MPs are currently functioning from a private building

MPs are expected to move into the NA building after the relocation Since he took office, Speaker Jigme Zangpo has said that the foreign ministry and the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) should be relocated so that Members of Parliament can move into the National Assembly (NA) building. The ...

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ACC to auction confiscated goods

18 importers and two truck drivers were convicted and imposed a fine of Nu 0.968M The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) on December 28 wrote to Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) to auction confiscated goods worth Nu 1.571 million in connection with the sales tax evaded by 18 importers. The letter ...

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400KV GIS substation to boost local industries in Jigmeling

Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay inaugurated the 400KV Gas Insulated Substation in Jigmeling, Gelephu on December 30.

In what could boost the local industries by retaining power before exporting to India, the 400 KV Gas Insulated Substation (GIS) in Jigmeling, Gelephu was inaugurated on December 30. The GIS substation is first of its kind in the country. One of the main functions will be to connect power ...

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Three sentenced for trafficking of 64 SP+

Chukha dzongkhag court sentenced a 31-year-old man to five years in prison for illicit trafficking of narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances earlier this month. Kinga Sithar from Dangdung in Langthel, Trongsa, was found guilty of violating section 139.2 of the Narcotic Drugs Psychotropic Substances and Substance Abuse (NDPSSA) Act of ...

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Curbing substance use problem from the source

Major Dr Sonam Tobgay sensitises family members of armed force personnel on substance use disorder

Bhutan Narcotic Control Authority (BNCA) launched the first family support group with the armed families in Lungtenphug, Thimphu on Thursday to empower and enable the community to collaborate and develop strategic intervention programs to prevent substance use issues from the source. The initiative is aimed at promoting the drug-free society. ...

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Former teacher to contest for NC

Sonam Pelzom

With former teacher Sonam Pelzom registering with Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB), Mongar has the dzongkhag’s first woman candidate for National Council. Sonam Pelzom, 31, is from Drangmaling, Tsamang. “I have to strengthen visibility and voice of women. I do not feel any less than my male counterpart,” said Sonam ...

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Putting waste to use

About 92 waste plastic packets go into making a bag

Every Thursday, Dechen Choden and her colleagues collect plastics from Clean Bhutan’s donation boxes in Thimphu. They have been collecting plastics for about eight months now. After gathering sturdier plastic packagings like everyday milk powder, amulya, crematop, pedigree, atta, and nupur, the 44-year-old Dechen Choden washes them with detergent. Using ...

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Multidimensional poverty halved, but highest among children

Inaction would be dangerous cautions report   Multidimensional poverty is highest among children between 0-9 years, the Bhutan Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) 2017 finds. The report, which the National Statistic Bureau (NSB) released yesterday, states that among the 13 MPI indicators, the largest contributors to national poverty in are deprivations ...

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Thromde to reconstruct damaged road in Babesa

The damaged road has closed traffic since November 22

Says the road was damaged due to poor geological and soil conditions Thimphu thromde would take the responsibility to rebuild the damaged road that runs above the Olakha automobile workshop area leading to project DANTAK office, the thrompon said. About 20 meters of the road and the roadside drain towards ...

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407 Tsirang farmers await agro-cooperative loan

The papers to process the loans were allegedly distributed from PDP office in Damphu More than a year after farmers in Tsirang signed forms and paid registration fees to avail ‘agro-cooperative’ loan from an office in Damphu, farmers are still awaiting a response. The office in Damphu had allegedly distributed ...

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