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Capacity development training for CSOs

Participants at the training

A three-day capacity development training for Civil Society Oranisations (CSO) began yesterday at the UN House, Thimphu. The training will focus on three courses – the irresistible pitch, effective project management, and strategic planning for successful outcomes. A press release from UN Bhutan states that irresistible pitch will assist the …

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RCSC reviews Cabinet’s proposal to de-link health trust fund

The chairperson of the Royal Civil Service Commission (RCSC), Dasho Karma Tshiteem, said that the commission is looking into the Cabinet’s proposal to delink the Bhutan Health Trust Fund (BHTF) from the civil service. Giving BHTF full autonomy by December 2017 was one of the performance targets of the trust …

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Truck driver returns tourist’s lost wallet

A 32-year-old truck driver, Kabo, from Bongo, Chukha returned a lost wallet of an Indian tourist that he found on the way between Tshimasham and Bunagu on May 24. He was travelling to Thimphu. Tshimasham police office confirmed that the wallet belonged to Kaushik Roy, 48, from Kolkata, India. He …

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Import of cauliflower, beans, green chillies still banned

Bhutan Agriculture and Food Regulatory Authority (BAFRA) has notified that due to high content of pesticide residues, the temporary ban on import of fresh vegetables – cauliflower, beans and green chillies will continue. BAFRA first banned the import of these vegetables in May 2016. According to the notification, during the …

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Man stabbed to death, another injured

A 25-year-old man from Tsirang was stabbed to death on the night of May 25 at Phuensum Lam (lower market) in Phuentsholing. The incident occurred at 11pm after two groups were involved in a brawl following a heated argument. The deceased worked as a salesman in a store in Phuentsholing. …

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Land pooling regulation and Bhutan building rules revised

Henceforth, land would be pooled based on the size and location of the land

To ensure that people take the ownership of not only the plans but also implementation of development plans, the revised Land Pooling and Readjustments Regulations 2018 provides a provision for landowners to be involved right from the preparatory stage to the implementation of planning. Works and human settlement ministry’s chief …

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Sherubtse College celebrates golden jubilee

About 10,008 students have graduated from the college in the last 50 years

Sherubtse College turned 50 on May 26. The president of the college, Tshering Wangdi, said that this day 50 years ago, through the vision of third Druk Gyalpo, the destiny of a public school was written and named Sherubtse, the peak of learning. “It was to be a destination for …

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Electric fencing a blessing for Chudzom farmers

Farmers of Lhayul village in Chudzom gewog in Sarpang are enjoying peaceful sleep thanks to the electric fencing. Chudzom is the remotest of the dzongkhag’s 12 gewogs. Until last year, half the farmers spent nights in the field, chasing and being chased by wild animals. It was particularly wild boar, …

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Operations scaled down at Kholongchu

Work on the 33 kV sub-station in Korlung with 19 km 132 kV line near Doksum is nearing completion. The work is part of the Kholongchu Hydro Energy Limited project in Trashiyangtse

With no signs of any major civil works going on, Kholongchu Hydro Energy Limited (KHEL) in Trashiyangtse is in the grip of a stillness leading to scaling down of some of its operations. It had returned one rented office in Samdrupjongkhar and downsized a guesthouse, which had doubled as an …

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