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Improving food safety

Workshop: In an effort to create awareness on the importance of Codex and the International Food Safety Authorities Network (INFOSAN) activities in the area of food safety, trade and public health, the Bhutan Agriculture and Food Regularity Authority (BAFRA) organised a high-level advocacy meeting on Codex and INFOSAN networking in Paro.

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Report on judiciary calls for improvements


However, most issues are being addressed by an ongoing reform

Judiciary: The first judicial integrity scan report which provides a host of recommendations to improve the judiciary was launched yesterday.

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Thruebab celebrations should be low profile: ECB

Large public gatherings will not be allowed 

Elections: The Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB) has advised people to keep celebrations of the upcoming Thruebab (Blessed Rainy Day) low profile in view of the ongoing local government (LG) elections.

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A second face-off for S/J thrompon candidates


A solution to solve the water shortage in the thromde will be a key determining factor

LG: The common forums for the Samdrupjongkhar thromde election, which ended yesterday, saw low turnout from the thromde’s six constituencies.

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Nahi school re-connected


Concerns raised over school’s proximity to flood prone stream

Update: After more than six hours, army personnel, Desuups, Wangdue dzongkhag officials and other volunteers managed to construct a temporary bridge over the Henirongchhu at Nachuzampa, re-connecting Nahi Primary School.

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Bhutan condemns Uri attack

Indo-Bhutan: The government condemned the terrorist attack on the Uri Army base in Kashmir, India on September 18. “Bhutan is deeply concerned by the despicable terrorist attack,” the foreign ministry stated in a press release yesterday.

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My Country, My Town

  • Spice and safe: While garlic keeps vampires away, one wonders what chilis will do Photo by Karma Dupchu, Kuensel, Thimphu
  • Back-up security: Just the sheer number of locks on this gate, it is hoped, will dissuade any would-be burglar/s Photo by Tshering Doma, ICS, MoAF
  • Ominous sign: If such is the state of the instructions, one shudders to countenance the shape of the equipment Photo by Dawa Yoezer
  • The perils of alcoholism: Wonder how much the sleeper will get charged for parking Photo by Tshewang Chogyel, DBCW, Khasadrapchu, Thimphu
  • Nothing is safe nowadays: Still it’s hard to figure out what exactly is under lock and key here Photo by Tshering Doma, ICS, MoAF
  • Crate expectations: Either a bumper apple crop is expected or the harvest turned out to be below par Photo by Pema Tshering, RBG, Thimphu
  • Plastic in place of plants: The presence of this manmade material is all-pervasive on the planet Photo by Pema Tshering, RBG, Thimphu