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Big biogas plans after project’s success

Bhutan will have at least 4,600 homes running on biogas for cooking or lighting by the end of next year. Department of Renewable energy (DRE) officials said the success of the current biogas programme has raised their hopes and have proposed to establish another 5,000 plants in the 12th Plan. ...

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Assessment identifies 14 vulnerable groups for intervention

The assessment maps policies and programmes for vulnerable groups across agencies

With more than 70 percent of young men and women spending more than a year searching for employment, the Bhutan Vulnerability Baseline Assessment 2016 recommends Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) to enhance its existing set of courses to address vulnerabilities faced by unemployed youth. This is among the five ...

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No lead in allegation of Bhutanese exploited in Samoa islands

Inquiries by the department of adult and higher education (DAHE) and the labour ministry into an allegation of Bhutanese being exploited in the Independent State of Samoa did not lead anywhere. The labour ministry investigated after it received an anonymous email early this month alleging that Sergyel Consultancy sent Bhutanese ...

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Bhutan to host third Joint Working Group of Customs meeting

The third Joint Working Group of Customs meeting between Bhutan and Bangladesh will be held in Thimphu on November 7. According to a press release from the Department of Revenue and Customs (DRC), the two-day meeting will discuss and resolve customs related issues to facilitate trade, commerce and investment and ...

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Kanjyur oral transmission ends on November 3

Patrons and organisers will offer Khandro Tenzhu to His Holiness the Je Khenpo on November 4

The Kanjyur that contains Buddha’s teachings on Vinaya, Sutra and Abhidharma started on August 2 The oral transmission of Kanjyur, which is being administered by His Holiness the Je Khenpo at Kuenselphodrang in Thimphu, will end on November 3. Khandro Tenzhu will be offered to His Holiness the Je Khenpo ...

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Weavers, artists recognised for promoting arts and crafts

Her Royal Highness Princess Euphelma Choden Wangchuck with the winners of the 16th NDAC

Tashi Yuden’s lungserma, which took her about a year to complete, bagged the first prize in Gho category during the 16th National Design and Art Competition (NDAC) at the Royal Textile Academy (RTA) in Thimphu yesterday. The 44-year-old housewife has been weaving since she was 15. She said that creating ...

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His Holiness the Je Khenpo consecrates Kagyu Ngoendro Tshogzhing thongdroel yesterday at Kuenselphodrang in Thimphu. Constructed at a cost of more than Nu 7 million, the 47x34ft tall thongdrel, will be installed as one of the main relics of Drupkhang Lhakhang in Wamrong, Trashigang.

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Harmonise laws to facilitate cross-border electricity trade: ADB

According to Asian Development Bank (ADB), energy shortage in member states of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) is holding back the countries’ socioeconomic development. Petroleum and natural gas are among the largest import items among the member states, resulting in foreign currency outflow. The region has surplus ...

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His Holiness the Je Khenpo consecrates statues of Guru Tsokhor Sum at Kuenselphodrang in Thimphu yesterday. The 6-foot statue of Guru Rinpoche and 3-foot statues of Yeshe Tsogyal and Mandavara were built as part of the construction of Guru Tongku or one thousand Guru statues. The Guru Tsokhor Sum statues ...

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Light snowfall in western and central Bhutan

High altitude isolated places in western and central Bhutan is expected to receive light snowfall in the next 12 hours, according to the National Center for Hydrology and Meteorology (NCHM). The rest of the country is expected to receive light rain. This is due to the persistent cloudy weather condition. ...

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Enhancing sustainability and climate resilience

The six-year project begins from next month this year (Photo: GNHC)

UNDP and Gross National Happiness Commission (GNHC) yesterday signed UNDP Global Environment Facility (GEF)-Least Developed Countries Fund (LDCF) project called Enhancing Sustainability and Climate Resilience of Forest and Agriculture Landscape and Community Livelihood in Bhutan. The six-year project until 2023 will focus on creating climate-resilient livelihoods for the communities, effective ...

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Entire workforce to be covered under new NPPF policy

According to a draft National Pension and Provident Fund  (NPPF) Policy, less than one in five of the country’s working population is covered under retirement benefits scheme such as pension and provident fund schemes, exposing most of our workforce to social vulnerabilities after retirement. However, things are expected to change ...

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