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Bhutan presents voluntary national review at UN

Bhutan presented its voluntary national review (VNR) on the implementation of the 2030 agenda and Sustainable Development Goals on July 17. Bhutan was among 47 other UN member states that presented their VNR to the high-level political forum (HLPF) under the auspices of ECOSOC at the United Nations in New …

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Supreme Court Chief Justice, Tshering Wangchuk opened the two-day workshop on environmental adjudication for the judiciary of Bhutan yesterday evening in Thimphu. The workshop will discuss climate change adjudication, environmental cases, and environmental law among others. Representatives from ADB, UN Environment, US Environmental Protection Agency, National Environment Commission, judges, lawyers, …

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13 schools linked with farmers’ groups

Thirteen schools—ten from Chukha, two from Samtse and one from Thimphu signed an agreement to buy produce from 10 farmers’ groups (FGs) and a cooperative last month. Apart from two schools in Samtse, the 11 schools will implement the contract from next month. Dorkha Central School and Tendruk Central School …

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BKP declares last two candidates

Second from left: Dorji Tshering and Karma Wangzom Dorji with party president

Bhutan Kuen-Nyam Party (BKP) declared its last two candidates yesterday. In a post on its social media page, BKP introduced former culture director general and Sherubtse college Principal, Dorji Tshering as its candidate from Nubi-Tangsibji constituency, Trongsa. Dorji Tshering has a Masters Degree in Educational Management and Planning from the …

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Affirmative growth but likely trade imbalance, projects RMA

The Royal Monetary Authority has projected the country’s economy to grow by 8.2 percent in the next  three years. In financial terms long-term is above three years, medium-term to a period between one and three years, and short-term below a year. This is taking into consideration the full commissioning of Mangdechhu Hydropower Project …

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Former Gelephu drungpa sentenced to 41 years in prison

Sarpang dzongkhag court on July 13 upheld Gelephu drungkhag court’s judgment in the case involving former Gelephu drungpa and sentenced him to 41 years in prison. However, the dzongkhag court partially altered the sentencing allowing the former drungpa to pay thrimthue in lieu of prison terms for 33 years amounting …

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The Director General of Border Roads Organisation, Lt Gen Harpal Singh calls on Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay yesterday in Thimphu. The director general is in the country to witness the inauguration of Damchu-Chukha highway, which will be held today.  (Photo: PMO)

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Thai PM arrives tomorrow 

Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha of Thailand will discuss trade, investment, public health, agriculture and the sufficiency economy philosophy during his two-day visit to Bhutan from July 19, according to a daily in Thailand, The Nation. According to a joint press statement draft that the Nation received from the Cabinet …

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Gyalyum Sangay Choden Wangchuck gifts high-end beds to MoH

The health ministry will distribute the beds to health centres across the country

Her Majesty the Gyalyum Sangay Choden Wangchuck donated 25 high-end hospital beds to the health ministry yesterday. During the handing-taking ceremony at the Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital in Thimphu, health secretary Dr Ugen Dophu said Her Majesty has always been the guiding light of the health ministry and …

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