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“I have to put the nation’s need first” Speaker

After serving in the education ministry for more than two decades, educationist Wangchuk Namgyel was recently elected and appointed as the National Assembly Speaker. The Speaker said he wants to get acquainted with the staff and understand the working system in the National Assembly Secretariat. The current position, he said, …

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Lyonpo Dorji Tshering, the first minister from Sakteng 

The works and human settlement’s minister Dorji Tshering remains hopeful to benefit from his 12 years experience at the ministry and the expert teams working in the ministry. While Lyonpo Dorji Tshering hoped to contribute from day one of his office with his experience, he said that decision-making and priorities …

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Lack of awareness and resources hinder intellectual property growth 

Considering the use and application of Intellectual Property (IP) assets in the country, the growth and awareness on IP system remains at a nascent stage to date. According to the department of intellectual property’s annual magazine, 2018, a total of 16,938 trademark applications were filed with the department out of …

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Towards better policy and visioning

About 28 officials are attending the training in Serbithang (Photo: MoAF)

To achieve food and nutrition security and to enhance rural livelihood, a workshop on agriculture vision and policy is underway at Serbithang in Thimphu. Agriculture secretary, Rinzin Dorji, said that enhancing food and nutrition security, improving rural livelihood and environment management were the primary mandates of the ministry. “The ministry …

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Conjoined twins ready for separation surgery

Conjoined twins Nima and Dawa with letters from well-wishers, mostly from students across Australia. The surgery to separate the twins will take place at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne, Australia today. (Photo: Dr Karma Sherub)

A surgery to separate the conjoined twins Nima and Dawa will take place at the Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) in Melbourne, Australia today. Dr Karma Sherub, a pediatric surgeon with JDWNRH, who is currently in Melbourne said that the twins look good and have become strong and healthy. “They are …

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Open water canal raises safety concerns in S/jongkhar town

The canal left uncovered runs through Samdrupjongkhar town

With the water canal, which runs through the Samdrupjongkhar town left uncovered, residents are raising concerns on safety issues. Jeewan, a taxi driver, said his daughter who was playing with her friends almost drowned two years ago. He said although the water canal that runs through the town benefits the …

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“I want to give my best” MoIC minister

Lyonpo Karma Donnen Wangdi, the new minister for information and communications, is ready to roll on whatever challenges there may be on the way. Soon after assuming the office, the 47-year-old minister plans to sit through an orientation programme of a sort with the senior officials of the ministry to …

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