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Prime Minister leaves for USA today

Visit: Prime minister Tshering Tobgay leaves the country today for a nine-day visit to the United States of America (USA). Lyonchoen will be in the USA to raise awareness for the Bhutan for Life initiative. The initiative is a funding approach created by the agriculture ministry and the World Wide ...

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Data literacy for better planning

Its absence has caused unrealistic targets to be set for the annual performance agreement NSB: Lack of evidence-based data, its storage and ad hoc usage for planning developmental activities has muddled planning in setting targets for the annual performance agreement. This issue was raised in most of the mid-year reviews ...

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New MoU fails to clear muddied waters

Students are no less confused by fresh agreement between college and consultancy Education: Confusion among the 195 Bhutanese students studying at the Indo Asian Academy is yet to be resolved. In an attempt to clear the confusion, a new memorandum of understanding (MoU) was drawn between Careerinfo Bhutan, a consultancy ...

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132 years sentence for real estate developer

However, a fine of Nu 5.973 million in lieu of the imprisonment term was allowed Fraud: The Thimphu district court’s bench V yesterday convicted and sentenced a 40-year old real estate developer to 132 years and nine months in prison for committing various offenses, including tax evasion, fraudulent insolvency, forgery ...

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Lapon denies embezzlement, admits tampering with witnesses

LHAKHANG KARPO: Of the two charges the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) framed against the site supervisor (lapon) of the Lhakhang Karpo conservation project, Lhab Dorji denied embezzling Nu 126,305 for 19 labourers. Rebutting the charges, lapon Lhab Dorji submitted at the Haa district court that he issued receipts ...

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Nu 508 million remitted in 2014

Remittence: There was a small but increasing flow of remittances to Bhutan from Bhutanese working abroad, particularly in the US and Australia. Non-resident Bhutanese remitted various currencies worth Nu 508 million (M) from January to December, 2014, according to the Royal Monetary Authority’s monthly bulletin of February. This was an ...

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Online scholarship application saves time and money

The DAHE facility serves as an example for other online services in its ease of access and use  G2C: Now into its third year, the Department of Adult and Higher Education’s (DAHE) online scholarship application service continues to save students and the department, time and money, and serves as an ...

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Reflections on the De-Suug Program

The De-Suung training has reinforced my respect and admiration for the dedicated services our military is providing in the service of our motherland. With just the basic remuneration, our military men and women appear to be a highly motivated unit, taking pride and equipped to perform at their peak within ...

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Looking ahead to home advantage

Football: Team Bhutan will be returning home with a major advantage following a momentous victory in their first World Cup qualifier campaign in Sri Lanka. Coach Chokey Nima and his boys will be entering the second leg of the qualifiers with one away-goal advantage. A win or draw should comfortably ...

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Picture story

His Majesty the King granted promotion to eight officers of the Royal Bhutan Army and the Royal Body Guards. The officers were promoted from the rank of Colonel to the rank of Brigadier. L-R: Brigadiers Sonam Tenzin, Dorji Wangchuk, Thinlay Dorji, Sangay Thinlay, Tenzin Dorjee, Gembo Tshering, Dorji Gyeltshen and ...

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Meeting the chopper promise

A helicopter service next year was the highlight of plans in place over the next few years APA Meeting: Bhutan will have its first domestic helicopter services by the end of the next fiscal year. This was one of the major decisions taken at the finalisation of the annual performance ...

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Mangdechhu HP cost revised

The increase, though substantial, is still much lower than that of other hydropower projects  Hydropower: Completing the 720MW Mangdechhu hydropower project will cost Nu 45 Billion (B), an amount equal to the government of India’s commitment for the 11th Plan. The Trongsa-based project’s cost has already shot up by Nu ...

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