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BAFRA seizes banned vegetables

Bhutan Agriculture and Food Regulatory Authority (BAFRA) in Phuentsholing intercepted five vehicles yesterday and seized banned vegetables at the Rinchending check post.

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War of words between NC Chairperson and OL over cut-off point

The issue of constitutionality of the government’s decision to do away with the cut-off point for Class X continues to be the subject of hot debate. National Council’s (NC) chairperson, Tashi Dorji, has accused the opposition party of trying to drag the House of Review into a political difference between the ruling and opposition parties.

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Golden jubilee celebrations wrap up

Golden Jubilee celebrations of Indo-Bhutan relations concluded with a grand finale yesterday in Thimphu

Coinciding with the day the Indo-Bhutan Treaty of 2007 was signed, the celebrations of the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between Bhutan and India ended yesterday with as much grandeur as it began in January last year.

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Deferment of loan repayment not implemented yet

More than three weeks after labour minister Ugyen Dorji announced that the government had decided to defer the loan repayment to help youth in Japan, the decision is not yet implemented. The Bhutan Development Bank Limited (BDBL) is yet to receive the notification from the government to implement its decision …

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Woman sentenced to two months for threatening ACC official

Thimphu district court’s bench I on February 4 sentenced a 42-year-old woman from Phangyul, Wangduephodrang to two months for harassing and threatening an Anti-Corruption Commission’s (ACC) investigating official. The court however, allowed Kezang Deki to pay thrimthue in lieu of imprisonment as per the Penal Code of Bhutan. Section 13 …

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 Schools across the country reopened for the new academic session yesterday. This session will not have classes on Saturday and with the cut off point removed, a total of 12,033 students can now avail free education until class XII

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