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Saving the environment

Samdrupjongkhar Thromde What activities were carried out to address waste management issues? MoU Signing with regional heads on the ban of single use plastic products. The MoU signing was to formalise the minutes of the Inter-agency Coordination meeting which was held in May, 2017 where by all regional offices under …

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Women politicians share their challenges

Women politicians share challenges they face at a workshop organised by JAB, BNEW and BMF at Paro yesterday.

Of the 188 people who will represent the 47 constituencies from four political parties in the primary election for the National Assembly, only 19 are women, taking the women candidate percentage to 10.1 percent. This was revealed yesterday when 11 aspiring women politicians from three political parties met with journalists in …

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Gaseb Construction wins compensation case against MoWHS

The Supreme Court in a judgment on July 25 gave a construction company, Gaseb Construction, more than double the compensation decided by the arbitration tribunal in the case between the company the works and human settlement ministry. One of the contractors of Dalbari-Dagapela secondary national highway in Dagana, Gaseb Construction, …

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Flash flood causes drinking water shortage in Trashigang town

The water tanker has delivered some 60,000 litres of water to the residents until July 25

The flash flood of July 22 in Trashigang washed away water pipelines in three different locations at the source near Rangshikhar, affecting about 5,000 residents. Drinking water supply for the town, hospital and Melphey area has remained disrupted since the flooding. The same water source is also channeled to the …

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PDP declares its 47th candidate

Gem Tshering with PM and Dokar_Sharpa MP Kesang Wangmo

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) declared its 47th and the last candidate, the former managing director of Bhutan Power Corporation (BPC), Gem Tshering yesterday. With this the party has declared 29 new candidates contesting the elections this year. The party has also replaced 15 serving MPs, two replacing the speaker …

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DHI implements six months maternity leave

Druk Holding and Investments (DHI) implemented the extended six-month maternity leave in DHI and DHI owned companies from July 1, more than two years after the Royal Civil Service Commission (RCSC) implemented the revised maternity leave. The decision is expected to benefit more than 2,000 female employees of DHI and …

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YiAP takes over community orchid centre at Chasilakha

Community orchid centre

Youth in Agriculture Program (YiAP), a commercial agriculture group based in Chukha has taken over the Community Orchid Centre (COC) of Chasilakha under Bongo gewog. The centre that was opned in August 2015 did not bear much fruit under the community and YiAP took it over early this year on …

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FCBL to take measures to address auction yard problems

Farmers requested FCBL to address space crunch at the auction yard in Samdrupjongkhar

The Food Corporation of Bhutan Ltd (FCBL) will vacate the warehouse at the auction yard in Samdrupjongkhar, which it is occupying and build metallic structure for the trucks so that farmers will not have to keep their produce in the sun and rain. FCBL’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Naiten Wangchuk …

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National Assembly to dissolve on August 1

The National Assembly has less than a week to complete its five-year term. The house will dissolve on August 1 with an offering of Tashi Menlam and Zhabten, according to the secretariat. The second National Assembly was constituted on August 2, 2013. Secretary general of the house, Sangay Duba, told …

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