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BBIN motor vehicle agreement faces roadblock

The agreement is expected to face resistance from the opposition party  BBIN: The government’s fight for ratification of the Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Nepal (BBIN) motor vehicle agreement will hit a major roadblock in the upcoming Parliament session.

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Thimphu thromde proposes revision of land taxes

Along with allocation of some percentage of the vehicle registration fees Thromde:  Having proposed a revision of the existing urban land taxes to achieve financial sustainability, the Thimphu thromde is now working out the amount that would be submitted to the government.

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I want to write a book about Japan-Bhutan cooperation

Interview: Japan International Cooperation Agency’s (JICA) new Chief Representative, Koji Yamada, a Sustainable Development Goals specialist. Kuensel’s Tshering Palden asks him about his priorities, programmes, and views about his new posting. 

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Cooperative dream bursts

Cattle: Two years ago, villagers of Dezama in Choekhorling gewog purchased Jersey cattle with the hope to form a milk cooperative and earn an income.

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Improving mobility for the disabled

Health workers are being trained on how to custom build wheel chairs based on individual needs 
Service: In an effort to provide better services to persons with disabilities in the country, health professionals are receiving training on wheelchair service training in Thimphu.

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Man cons couple on social media

Promising the couple an employment opportunity in California, USA
Update: Thimphu police detained a 30-year-old man for larceny by deception and forgery after he allegedly promised a married couple an employment opportunity in California, USA.

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Stabilising the Reutala slide

Roads: Works to stabilise the Reutala slide, which is infamous for perennial roadblocks began recently. Works and human settlement (MoWHS) minister Dorji Choden visited the area in September last year, following which the Department of Roads (DoR) and Department of Geology and Mines conducted a study following directions from the ministry. The report was submitted recently with recommendations on short-term measures to contain the slides.

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Parliamentarians discuss their role on SDG

Governance: Parliament plays its role in giving impetus towards domestication, implementation and monitoring of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), for which parliamentarians need to be familiar with the Goals.

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