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RIM to offer CPA programmes next year

Royal Institute of Management (RIM) will start Certified Practising Accountant (CPA) programme starting October this year. RIM was declared CPA programme contact centre for CPA Australia in Thimphu yesterday along with signing of an agreement between RIM and CPA Australia. CPA Australia is one of the world’s largest accounting bodies …

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Skills training for drayang workers

RENEW in collaboration with culture department and health ministry organised a three-day skills training workshop to the drayangs employees that began July 19. RENEW’s director of community outreach department, Meenakshi Rai (PhD), said that drayangs mostly employ youth. “There are numerous social issues in drayangs. As drayangs play a crucial …

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Saving the environment

Haa What activities were carried out to address waste management issues? Conducted mass clean up campaigns in all the six gewogs as well as in Haa town. Essay-writing competition amongst schools in upper four gewogs on the theme Beat Plastic Pollution To sustain the initiative/cleanliness in the dzongkhag, all six …

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Jangchub choeten stands unscathed in the flash flood

The Jangchub Choeten was built to protect the town from disasters

A 21-year-old Jangchub choeten, which lies close to the reinforced cement concrete (RCC) wall and the bridge in Trashigang town, remained untouched in the recent flood. The areas around the choeten were covered with muck and debris. The flash flood of July 22 in Trashigang, residents say is one of …

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Political parties aligning manifesto with ideology

With only a week to go for the government to dissolve, political parties are giving final touches to their manifestos. The parties will unveil their manifestos detailing the programmes and policies they would implement after the election commission issues a notification calling the election.  Manifestos are one of the most important …

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Nganglam CS’s admission committee members reprimanded

Pemagatshel dzongkhag administration revoked the admission of eight students, who were admitted in class PP to Nganglam Central School (CS) by manipulating the date of birth certificates for the academic year of 2018. The action was taken on June 29 after the education ministry’s human resource committee (HRC) wrote to …

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China’s vice foreign minister visits Bhutan

Vice foreign minister of the People’s Republic of China, Kong Xuanyou, accompanied by officials visited Bhutan from July 22-24. During the visit, the vice foreign minister received an audience with His Majesty The King, called on Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay and met with foreign minister Damcho Dorji, a press release …

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FCBL’ makes arrangements to resolve potato auction problems

At the auction yard in Phuentsholing: An FCBL auctioneer calls for bids from traders

The Food Corporation of Bhutan Limited (FCBL) has started a new system known as “queuing” to help potato farmers across the country get better and timely deal. In this system, farmers can contact FCBL representatives, provide details of their harvest, and wait for the right time to bring the produce …

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Bangladesh to supply essential medicine to Bhutan

Ambassador Sonam T Rabgye receives the symbolic gift yesterday

Bhutan’s Ambassador to Bangladesh Sonam T Rabgye, on behalf of the government, received a package of essential medicine from the People’s Republic of Bangladesh ‘s Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Mohammed Nasim in Bangladesh yesterday. A press release from the Bhutan Embassy in Dhaka states that the receiving of …

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Improve customs process to enhance regional trade and transport

Various stakeholders, who met in Samdrupjongkhar on July 20, to discuss issues on trade, transport and transit facilitation in the sub-region recommended the simplification of export procedures, waterways and to improve the customs process. A representative from Druk Satair, Lethro, Chief Executive Officer,  said there is a need to focus …

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Flood protection wall saves Trashigang town’s lower market

Volunteers began clearing the muck early yesterday

A flash flood from Rangshikhar in Trashigang on the evening of July 22 caused the Mithimdrang stream to swell and wash away a wooden cantilever bridge near the archery range. The flash flood started around 7:13pm. The bridge over the flood protection wall was covered in muck cutting off traffic …

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Youtube helps a farmer in Tsirang to manage kiwi farm

Kalyan and his father in the farm

Farmers wanting to try kiwi farming should visit Doonglagang in Tsirang where farmer Kalyan Mahat has an orchard of the high-end cash crop. It’s a lush green farm. Kiwi, both red and Hayward is planted among oranges and cardamom. The farmer planted about 300 saplings in three acres of land …

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