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BTFEC accredited as a national implementing entity

The Adaptation Fund, with committed US$ 462 million to support 73 countries, has accredited the Bhutan Trust Fund for Environment Conservation (BTFEC) as Bhutan’s first national implementing entity (NIE) under direct access in January this year. BTFEC is the Fund’s 28th NIE to become accredited around the world with the …

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As part of the celebrations of Bangladesh Independence and National Day, the Embassy of Bangladesh in Bhutan launched a three-day photo exhibition at the VAST Gallery in Thimphu yesterday

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Drukair starts chartered flights to Hong Kong

Apart from chartered flights to the existing scheduled sectors, the national airline, Drukair has started providing chartered flights to Hong Kong starting this year. Between February 12 and 24, Drukair made three chartered cycles (to and from) to Hong Kong. Four more chartered cycles to Hong Kong are expected between …

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Almost a year after the standard road signage, ‘Road Safety Signs and Symbols’  was implemented, DANTAK signboard still welcomes visitors to Eastern Bhutan

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Bhutanese in Kuwait share their experience

Wednesday, March 14, The Avenues mall in Kuwait, the largest shopping mall in the country is bustling with shopaholics from across the world. Of the total 800 stores, Starbucks and H&M are some of the busiest joints at the mall. Here at these stores many Bhutanese have made their mark by gaining much appreciation …

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British government looks forward to further collaboration

Gross National Happiness Commission (GNHC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the British Council on March 21 for the preparation of a master plan and blueprint, design of the buildings and site, and the exhibition spaces for Bhutan Development History Museum in the country. British Council has granted an …

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Bird flu in Kalapani under control

Officials at work

The outbreak of bird flu, Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (H5N1), Kalapani village in Gomtu, Samtse is now under control with no new cases. The outbreak was reported on March 17. Department of Livestock’s  (DoL) spokesperson, Kinzang Dukpa (PhD), who is the programme director with NCAH, said the Incident Operation Centre …

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NC common forum begins in Thimphu

Only 63 voters turned up for the common forum in Chang Gewog

Of more than 800 eligible voters in Chang gewog in Thimphu, only 63 voters showed up for the first common forum held at the gewog office on March 24. The common forum for Thimphu began from Chang gewog. There are five candidates running for the post of National Council (NC). …

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Porous border and congestion cause TB in P’ling

Health secretary Dr Ugen Dophu addresses the crowd at CST

Phuentsholing has recorded about 20 percent of the multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (TB) cases in the country. This was highlighted while observing the World TB Day on March 24 at the College of Science and Technology (CST) in Phuentsholing. Bhutan recorded 55 MDR-TB cases in 2016. It increased to 70 in …

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DoC to decide where to preserve the vandalised relics

OAG handed over more than 1,000 relics recovered from choeten vandalism convicts to the DoC on March 19

The home ministry’s Department of Culture (DoC) is yet to decide where the relics recovered from choeten vandalism convicts of Mongar would be handed over. The department’s division heads would meet on March 27 to decide about it. Office of Attorney General (OAG) handed over more than 1,000 relics recovered …

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Cases forwarded by the PM won’t be prioritised: ACC, RAA

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has confirmed that it has received a letter from the cabinet secretary requesting the commission to investigate corruption allegations in the construction of a compound wall at the prime minister’s residence in Taba, Thimphu. ACC officials however, said that the complaint management system would take the …

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MoEA launches National Intellectual Property Policy 2018

The policy provides a way forward to amend the existing IP legislation

Almost three years after the formulation, the National Intellectual Property Policy (NIPP) 2018 was launched yesterday in Thimphu to provide intellectual property (IP) rights to promote creativity and innovation for social, cultural and economic development. The policy was approved during the 151st session of the Cabinet held on February 13 …

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