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His Majesty grants land Kidu to 11,118 beneficiaries

YEARENDER: Inequality breeds contempt. Contempt gives rise to diseases in a society – of kinds and kinds. Some sort of equality can be achieved, though. Bhutan and the Bhutanese have been singularly fortunate because it has been the vision of our peerless leaders to bring down and to ultimately eliminate …

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Media in the bird year

YEARENDER: The year that went by was an action-packed year for media. Bhutan InfoComm and Media Authority (BICMA) fined Bhutan Broadcasting Service Corporation (BBSC) Nu 224,625 for reporting on banned film Hema Hema: Sing Me a Song While I Wait. Failing to pay the fine, BICMA took BBS to court …

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ACC digs up more corruption cases

The two Tata trippers that belonged to the former Gelephu drungpa Pema Wangdi, were impounded in Samdrupjongkhar since 2014. There are more than 20 vehicles, including a bulldozer and three motorbikes the ACC has seized over the years.

YEARENDER: For the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC), the Rooster year began with an early call for awareness as the anti-graft body focuses on prevention and reducing corruption in the country. One of the major initiatives the commission has taken to reduce corruption in the 12th Plan is to incorporate the revised …

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Civil service undergoes major transformations

YEARENDER: The year of the Rooster heralded numerous major reforms in the civil service. The year began with the introduction of a new performance management system (Max) to ensure the alignment of individual civil servant’s performance with the organisation’s objectives. Royal Civil Service Commission (RCSC) also launched an initiative to …

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Branch office in Jomotshangkha

Bank of Bhutan opened a branch office in Jomotshangkha with a manager and two employees on February 15.  BOB now has 36 branches, 12 extension branches including the new one in Jomotshangkha.

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Advocacy toolkit for accurate and uniform information

Lhak-Sam, network of HIV positive people in Bhutan, will develop an advocacy toolkit for accurate and uniform HIV- and AIDS-related information and procedures for the public, media and policymakers. A consultation meeting was held on February 12 among the stakeholders. Wangda Dorji, Lhak-Sam’s executive director, said that information and procedures …

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GPMS has improved governance: PM

Four years after the government launched its performance management system (GPMS), Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay said the system has helped in the implementation of the 11th Plan. He said that despite the Plan being much larger in terms of budget than the last Plan, the system has ensured timely release …

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Bhutan collars Tendrel Zangmo

Tshering Tempa (PhD) fixes the radio-collar on three-year-old tiger, Tendrel Zangmo, while two other foresters monitor her health and vital signs (Photo: NTC)

A team of foresters and Bhutanese biologists radio-collared a tiger for the first time, a major milestone in the history of tiger conservation. The three-year-old female tiger weighing 110kgs was caught and collared on February 9 at the Royal Manas National Park (RMNP). National Tiger Centre’s (NTC) programme director, Tempa …

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Picture story

Chief Engineer for Project Dantak, Brigadier AK Ramesh called on Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay at the Gyalyong Tshogkhang yesterday morning. (Photo: PMO)

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Dairy cooperative starts nano-financing system

Nu 20,000 loan is provided to help the cooperative members grow winter ​vegetables

The decision of the dairy cooperative in Trashigang to stop supplying milk to the dairy plant at Koufuku International Limited in Chenari is paying off. Establishing its own market in the town, the cooperative recently introduced a form of nano-financing system for its members. It has started giving away Nu …

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A lawyer to contest for NC from Punakha

Dechen Thaiye Dorji

Completing Bachelor of Laws from Karnataka State Law in 2014, Dechen Thaiye Dorji, who has decided to stand as NC candidate for Punakha, believes his background in law would help to bridge the gap between the government and the people. Dechen Thaiye Dorji, 34, is from Toeb Siluna and has …

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Multi-car Park in Phuentsholing not yet ready

Three-layer parking space in Phuentsholing

The construction of a multi-car park in Phuentsholing has missed the December deadline. The parking project was initiated to address growing traffic congestion and space crunch in the town. Thromde officials said the car park would be completed in another a few months’ time. A budget of Nu 64 million …

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