• Govt. calls for dialogue with opposition on Zhemgang

    With the government and the opposition remaining adamant on their respective stands, the political fallout from the government’s decision to replace Zhemgang with Sarpang in the tourism flagship programme is showing no signs of going away anytime soon.

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Strengthening the child justice system

Workshop: Two guidelines to strengthen the child justice system in the country are in the making. Once finalised, these guidelines will ensure that children in conflict with the law are dealt with in a child-friendly manner.

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Credit Information Bureau upgrades its system

Finance: To augment the dissemination of credit information to financial institutions, individuals and commercial entities, the Credit Information Bureau (CIB) has upgraded its system to Silver Blade 2.0, which was launched yesterday.

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PM assures support for youth interested in farming

Visit: The government will provide training and other kinds of support to those who have dropped out of school and remain in the villages, and are interested in farming, it was announced by Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay during his meetings with the people of Decheling, Choekhorling and Norbugang gewogs in Pemagatshel on January 11.

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Gasa to sell organic potatoes and garlic to high-end hotels

Agriculture: For the first time, two vegetables from Khatoed gewog in Gasa, garlic and potatoes have been certified organic by the Bhutan Agriculture and Food Regulatory Authority (BAFRA) in accordance with the Bhutan Organic Certification System (BOCS) guidelines 2013, according to an agriculture ministry press release.

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Bhutan to participate in its first IRENA session

Energy: Economic affairs minister Lekey Dorji will lead Bhutan’s delegation to the 7th session of the assembly of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) from January 14-15 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, according to a foreign affairs press release.

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Hema Hema cannot be screened in Bhutan: BICMA

Use of various religious masks cited as reason
Film: Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche’s fourth feature film Hema Hema: Sing Me a Song While I Wait will not be screened in the country. The decision comes after the National Films Review Board (NFRB) and the Department of Culture (DoC) of the Ministry of Home and Cultural Affairs reviewed the film.

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