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Stakeholders attend training to intercept money laundering

The fourth training on ‘Financial Investigation and Asset Recovery’ began on November 13 in Thimphu to enhance capacity of enforcement agencies to investigate and prosecute corruption. Senior Asset Recovery Specialist at the International Centre for Asset Recovery, Thierry Ravalomanda, said when a criminal receives the proceeds of the crime, questions ...

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Recitation of the seven-line prayer concludes at Memorial Choeten

The recitation of 100,000 Tsikduen Seldoep or the seven-line prayer is being presided over by His Eminence Drubwang Namkhai Nyinpo Rinpoche at the Memorial Choeten in Thimphu. The seven-line prayer is considered the most scared supplication to Guru Rinpoche. It is considered that reciting the seven-line prayer is the best ...

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Space crunch at auction yard delays potato auction

Farmers segregate rotten potatoes as they wait for their turns to auction the produce at the Food Corporation of Bhutan Limited auction yard in Phuentsholing yesterday.

Farmers have taken to the roadsides to store their produce Space crunch at the Food Corporation of Bhutan Limited (FCBL) auction yard has resulted in sacks of potatoes being stacked along the road near the yard and other places. Farmers claim that left exposed to the sun, the potatoes are ...

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Workshop to understand LDC graduation

A three-day regional capacity building workshop on Least Developed Country (LDC) graduation begins today in Thimphu. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) is organising the workshop to help countries understand the technicalities concerning graduation criteria, potential costs ...

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Council to discuss review report on G2C services

The National Council will present its review report on Government to Citizen services (G2C) in the upcoming session of the house that begins from November 16. Council’s ad hoc committee met on November 2 to discuss their assessment on access and use of G2C services. It was found that firewood ...

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In recognition of his service and outstanding technical contribution to the nation, the Managing Director of Bhutan Power Corporation Ltd, Gem Tshering, was awarded the Asian Institute of Technology Alumni Association Distinguished Alumni Award in the Rural and Community Development category. The award was presented during the 46th Governing Board ...

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Female labour more productive in export-oriented industries: Study

Women empowerment is key to national happiness, according to a professor of Royal Thimphu College, Sanjeev Mehta. Presenting his paper ‘link between export orientation, female employment and higher productivity: a case study of Bhutanese Industries’ at the International Conference on Gross National Happiness (GNH) on November 9, he said that ...

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Students share Bhutan’s conservation efforts

November 13, 2017 To The General Manager (Operations) Kuensel Corporations Thimphu Sub: Vehicle loan Respected Sir, This is to request sir to kindly process and grant a vehicle loan, as I am buying a Brezza. Thanking you Yours sincerely Tashi Dema Bureau Chief English Editorial

Two students, Wangdrak Dorji from Dr Tobgyal School and Abhishek Ghalley from Drugyal Higher Secondary School represented Bhutan at a forum “WWF one planet youth leadership forum” from November 9-13 in Hong Kong. According to a press release from the WWF Bhutan office, the students jointly presented a paper on ...

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Kidney Foundation’s New York members donate dialysis machine

Gelephu hospital has 23 kidney patients who require dialysis

Members of the Bhutan Kidney Foundation in New York donated a dialysis machine and a water filter to the Gelephu Central Regional Referral Hospital (GCRRH) on November 11. The members also donated three more water filters, one to the Kidu guesthouse in Thimphu and two to Mongar Regional Referral Hospital. ...

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SDF project inception meetings begin today

A four-day project inception meeting begins today in Thimphu for the implementing agencies of the SAARC Development Fund (SDF) funded projects – Promoting Integrated Bamboo Based Enterprise Development among SAARC Countries, and Toll-Free Helpline for Women and Children in SAARC member states. According to SDF, the meetings will brief implementing ...

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Her Majesty the Gyalyum Sangay Choden Wangchuck and Her Royal Highness Princess Euphelma Choden Wangchuck visited Punakha Central School yesterday. Her Majesty is on a high-level advocacy tour to Punakha, Wangdue and Gasa to promote awareness on priority public health and social issues.

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More than 70% of schools have water for hand washing

About 86.7 percent of schools in the country, including extended classrooms (ECRs) have access to improved water source such as piped water supply and protected spring. This is according to the Annual Education Statistics 2017. In some schools (7.2 percent), however, water is drawn from unprotected spring. 6.1 percent of ...

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