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Several natural resource initiatives launched

… to mark the first birth anniversary of HRH The Gyalsey
Celebration: The first birth anniversary of His Royal Highness The Gyalsey Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck was marked with a large number of launching ceremonies across the country as ministries, dzongkhags, agencies, and communities celebrated the joyous occasion in their own best possible ways.

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Six-day carnival fair begins in Gyalpoizhing

Celebration: The Office of the Gyaltshab is organising a carnival fair for the six eastern dzongkhags in Gyalpoizhing, Mongar from February 5-9 to commemorate the first birth anniversary of His Royal Highness the Gyalsey Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck.

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RMA to print 1M Nu 100 commemorative notes

The design of the note was launched yesterday
Currency: To celebrate the first birth anniversary of His Royal Highness The Gyalsey, Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck, the Royal Monetary Authority (RMA) will be printing 1 million commemorative notes of Nu 100 denomination this year.

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BT launches 4G in five dzongkhags

Also doubles data quota for its internet packages
Internet: With significant increase in demand for mobile data, telecommunications company Bhutan Telecom (BT) launched its 4G service in five dzongkhags yesterday. It also launched new data plans/packages to meet the varying needs of its customers.

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Quota for women pledge dropped

Legislation: While the government desired to introduce a 20 percent quota for women in all elected offices, consultative meetings with stakeholders have resulted in the government dropping this pledge.

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My conscience is clear: Foreign minister Damcho Dorji

Investigation: Foreign minister Damcho Dorji, responding to a media report that accused him of altering a judgment on a choeten vandalism case, where a convict, who was given life imprisonment was later changed to 10 years imprisonment, said he takes responsibility for the oversight and takes accountability.

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No immediate pay raise: PM

Salary: The government does not have any plans to raise the salaries for civil servants for now, said Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay at the Meetthe-Press session in Thimphu yesterday.

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