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“I am blessed to work at the agriculture ministry” 

Readied with 31 years of experience in the civil service with focus on environment conservation and climate change, Yeshey Penjor, 54, was officially appointed the agriculture minister yesterday. Lyonpo Yeshey Penjor, who was elected from Nubi Tangsibji constituency in Trongsa claims he is aware of the impact of climate change …

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I am super excited: Health Minister

With vast experience in the public health up her sleeve, Lyonpo Dechen Wangmo, the new health minister, is confident of uplifting health services and to improve the health system of the country. The 42-year-old and a mother of one said that with a background in health, she understood the health …

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To better understand people with disabilities

Local leaders from 15 gewogs in Trashigang attend the workshop organised by Draktsho

Disability can be prevented but not cured. And, contrary to the widespread belief in the society, it has nothing whatsoever to do with karma. This was among the many things shares as part of awareness during a workshop on disability in Trashigang yesterday. Local leaders of the 15 gewogs took …

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BNCA and BTF collaborate on drug control 

The MoU was signed on November 6

A Memorandum of Understanding for a collaborative effort on drug control programme was signed between Bhutan Narcotics Control Authority (BNCA) and Bhutan Taekwondo Federation (BTF) on November 6. With the signing of this MoU, the two offices agree to cooperate in their efforts to reduce drug problems among the youth …

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Led by the Venerable Dorji Lopon, the Central Monastic Body left for Punakha, their winter residence yesterday. The monastic body will spend the next six months in Punakha.

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Finance minister to prioritise self-sufficiency 

This week will be a hectic week for the new finance minister Namgay Tshering – one of sitting and listening for long hours – orienting about the six departments. The moment he joins the ministry, he would set up the flagship programmes the government wants to achieve for the wellbeing …

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BKP requests Dasho Neten to reconsider resignation 

Bhutan Kuen-Nyam Party (BKP) founder and spokesperson Sonam Tobgay yesterday said the party has requested Dasho Neten Zangmo to reconsider her decision to step down as the party president. The spokesperson in an interview with BBS said it was difficult for his party to find a person like Dasho Neten …

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Surgery date to separate conjoined twins not yet confirmed 

While the date of surgery to separate Bhutan’s conjoined twins who are currently in Melbourne, Australia, is yet to be confirmed, a pediatric surgeon with JDWNRH, Dr Karma Sherub, said the twin sisters are doing good. Dr Karma Sherub said the surgeons at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne said …

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ACC implicates former land record officer for encroachment of government land

The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) is yet to review the investigation findings the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) forwarded for probable prosecution in connection with encroachment of government land in Hejo, Thimphu. OAG officials confirmed they received the report about two weeks ago. The commission charged a 65-year-old man, who …

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Man detained for alleged rape of a minor

Gelephu police on November 3 detained a farmer from Gongsekha in Sarpang for allegedly raping and molesting a 13-year-old girl, a class five student. The parents first reported the case to a teacher of a school on November 1. The teacher advised the parents to take the girl to the …

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Cultural festival to celebrate GNH day

Celebrating the national Gross National Happiness (GHN) day on November 11, the GNH Centre Bhutan (GHNCB) will organise a daylong international cultural festival at the centenary park in Thimphu. A press release from GHNCB stated that the celebration would begin with offering of prayers at the sanctum of Semtokha dzong. …

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First pair of cranes arrives in Bumdeling 

The first pair of black-necked cranes arrived in Bumdeling, Trashiyangtse, on November 5, signaling the return of the endangered birds to one of its winter habitats in Bhutan. According to officials of Bumdeling Wildlife Sanctuary (BWS), the pair landed in Bumdeling valley around 11:30am on November 5. Park manager, Karma …

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