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Agriculture to support central school initiative

The ambitious program aims at no less a lofty goal than food self sufficiency SAP: The school agriculture program (SAP) has been identified as one of the means to sustain the central and autonomous schools, agriculture ministry officials said. The SAP task force, including officials from education ministry, will soon ...

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Dharmik yatra: Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay began his spiritual pilgrimage in Varanasi yesterday. Lyonchhoen visited the Bodhivrisksha, Kashi Vishwanath temple, Chaukhandi stupa, Dharmarajika stupa, Dhameka stupa and the Mulagandhakuti Vihara temple.       

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Bhutan to source 2,000 cows from India

Amul’s expertise is being sought to make the country self-sufficient in milk and milk products Dairy: Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay, during his official visit to Gujarat, sought Amul Dairy’s expertise to source 2,000 cows from India. Minister of economic affairs, Norbu Wangchuk, confirmed this, saying, Bhutan needs more cows, since ...

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Bhutan GDP growth bound to rebound

The govt. though can’t claim credit for this projection; it’s mainly due to Dagachu WB Report: The World Bank (WB) has projected Bhutan’s economic growth at 7.9 percent for the current fiscal year – higher than the government’s 6.8 percent target, and is further estimated to increase for the next ...

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All health products have to be registered hence

The move has been prompted by the unregulated sale and use of various supplements Guidelines: All health products that claim to have medicinal properties to cure or treat various illnesses will have to be registered with the Drug Regulatory Authority (DRA), as required by the recently released health supplement guidelines. ...

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Charity donates equipment for physically challenged Bhutanese

Disability: The Disabled Persons’ Association of Bhutan (DPAB) yesterday received assistive devices worth about Nu 800,000 from a United Kingdom based charity, Physio Net. British Honorary Consul to Bhutan, Michael Rutland on behalf of Physio Net, handed over the equipment- hospital and physiotherapy equipment, wheelchairs, mobility items and ancillary supplies ...

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Six outdoor gyms to be set up by March

The health ministry initiative is to promote a healthy lifestyle among the people Fitness: The six open-air gymnasiums, which the health ministry announced to open in the capital to promote a healthy lifestyle, are planned to be in place by March this year. Health minister Tandin Wangchuk had announced last ...

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Chumey mini hydel closed

A project is in the pipeline to give the plant a complete overhaul Hydropower: After generating power for 25 years, the Chumey mini hydel project in Bumthang has remained closed for more than a year now following a major mechanical break down due to dilapidation of crucial operational machines like ...

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No amenities in Dagana town

This is two years after residents moved to the new location Development: Dagana dzongkhag has a fairly new town. But two years after businesspeople moved to the new township, amenities of a town like proper drainage system, internal road networks and proper connected drinking water are still missing. Shopkeepers of ...

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GEP temp experiment provides useful experience

Internship: A total of 122 interns, 109 from the pre-employment engagement programme (PEEP), and 13 from the university graduate internship programme (UGIP) were employed under the guaranteed employment programme last year. According to labour ministry officials, about 84 graduates register themselves for the UGIP in a month.  The ministry’s target ...

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