• Lyonchhen Dr Lotay Tshering receives Prime Minister Modi at Paro

    Bhutan-India ties: An example of bilateral relations

    The state visit of Indian Prime Minster Narendra Modi, who left the country yesterday afternoon, is an example of bilateral relations between nations in the entire world. Dowsed in emotions, the Indian Prime Minister said that his two-day visit to Bhutan is an unforgettable moment and even more is the warm gesture and compassionate hearts of the Bhutanese.

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Trongsa dzongdag graced the inauguration of day meal in Bjeezam  primary school (PS). The school has 38 students and it is among the five school in the dzongkhag that would provide day meal. Baling PS, Yudrungcholing PS, Samcholing PS, and Langthel LSS are the other schools.

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TCB to ready and implement national tourism policy

Having reviewed the APA for Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB) on July 22, Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering signs the APA with the director general Dorji Dhradhul yesterday.

Bhutan is expected to have a national tourism policy and have it implemented by July next year. The Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB)’s director-general, Dorji Dhradhul, during the signing of the TCB’s annual performance agreement (APA) with Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering yesterday, said that the final draft of the …

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RCSC offers more PGDE slots this year

It is not sure if the generous salary revision for teachers or the rising unemployment is attracting more university graduates to the teaching profession, but the number surely has increased. About 846 graduates will compete for the 265 slots in the Post Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) this year in …

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Works underway to clear Tsirang-Wangdue highway

Tsirang-Wangdue highway would be closed for traffic for another 4-5 days (Photo: Facebook)

As of yesterday, desuups, police and seven excavators were deployed along the Tsirang-Wangdue highway to clear debris and search for the closed body truck carrying four labourers of Punatsangchhu II Hydroelectric Project Authority (PHPA-II), washed away by flashflood on August 7. The flashflood from Phandurongchu in Jarigang, Wangduephodrang left debris …

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PM asks MoIC to look beyond subsidies to help media sustain

PM has asked the ministry to sharpen its APA targets

Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering has asked the information and communications ministry (MoIC) and the media fraternity to suggest ways to make the media industry in the country more sustainable. During the ministry’s annual performance agreement (APA) review on August 7, Lyonchhen said that as the focal ministry, MoIC should …

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Think out of the box: PM

One of the targets in APA is to enhance sustainability of human settlement

Given the need for resilient roads and green and quality infrastructures in the country, the Ministry of Works and Human Settlement (MoWHS) was encouraged to think out of the box and realign its annual performance agreement (APA) with broad policies. Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering, while reviewing the ministry’s APA …

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RBP and health officials rescue unconscious workers

Fire and rescue team of the Royal Bhutan Police and the emergency response team of JDWNRH rescued two Indian labourers and a supervisor from dusitD2 Yarkay’s underground in Thimphu yesterday. The labourers, who were building water tank underground, had fallen unconscious due to lack of oxygen at hotel’s extended construction …

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PM signs first APA for current fiscal year

Starting this fiscal year, PM has been personally reviewing the APA components

Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering signed the first annual performance agreement (APA) for the current fiscal year with the agriculture ministry (MoAF) yesterday. A tripartite signing of the APA between the Prime Minister, MoAF minister and the secretary of the ministry was followed by six other signings on the APA …

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His Majesty The King offers prayers for late Shrimati Sushma Swaraj

His Majesty The King offered prayers and a thousand butterlamps at Simtokha Dzong yesterday in memory of Her Excellency Sushma Swaraj, the former External Affairs Minister of India. Her Excellency passed away in Delhi on Tuesday evening. Upon the Royal Command of His Majesty The King, special prayers were performed …

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314 dengue cases in Doksum

The number of people affected by the dengue outbreak in Doksum in Trashiyangtse has increased fourfold since the outbreak was reported on July 26 with 76 cases. A total of 314 cases were reported from Doksum as of yesterday evening. Most cases presented fever, joint pain, headache and generalised body pain …

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His Majesty The King granted Dhar to Kinga Singye appointing him as the new Secretary for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs today. Kinga Singye was serving as the Ambassador, Permanent Representative to the United Nations Office in Geneva prior to his appointment. He joined as a trainee officer in the …

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TVET yet to be made fourth stream

Earlier this year, the government announced that Vocation Education and Training (TVET) would be made the fourth stream for Class XI and XII from 2020 academic session. However, for the past nine months the education and labour ministries have not been able finalise the plan. Both the ministries had met …

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