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Tsirang to plant 40,000 trees in two years

To begin with, 3,200 saplings were planted in Semjong’s Dangregang Community forest

To commemorate the 28th birth anniversary of Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen and coinciding with World Environment Day, Tsirang forest division launched a project to plant 40,000 trees on a 50-hectare land on June 4. The project, PHPA II compensatory plantation, was launched on June 4 in Dangregang community forest in …

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Three vaccines introduced 

MoH will administer the vaccines through the routine immunisation service from January 2019

Coinciding with the birth anniversary of Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen, the health ministry yesterday launched three new vaccines – pneumococcal, rotavirus, and flu vaccines. Pneumococcal vaccine prevents transmission of pneumococcal bacterial diseases such as pneumonia, otitis media, bacteraemia, and meningitis in children under five years. Pneumonia is one of the …

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Increased vehicle numbers and adverse effects

Ugyen Zangmo can catch her daily assembly at 7am if she wakes up at 6:30am. But she chooses to get up at 5am. By 7am she would be facing her commander with her colleagues. At 7:30am people in Thimphu will witness Chuma Ugyen Zangmo and 38 traffic police deployed at …

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Defendants refute false insurance claim case

The six accused in false insurance claim amounting to Nu 226,546 yesterday submitted their responses to the charges the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) filed at the Thimphu dzongkhag court on May 14. Among the charged are the former Dzongkha Development Commission secretary Dasho Sherub Gyeltshen and former Royal …

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School in Gelephu initiates sexual abuse awareness programmes

Almost a year after the issue of a teacher in a lower secondary school in Gelephu molested five girls surfaced, the school authority claim that they initiated programmes to make the environment conducive for the students. Teachers, students and the local community say it took almost a month for them …

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BKP declares 14 candidates

Bhutan Kuen-Nyam Party (BKP) yesterday introduced Dorji Gyaltshen to contest the National Assembly elections from Khamdang-Ramjar constituency, Trashiyangtse. He has five years of experience running a legal firm based in Phuentsholing. He has a BBLLB Degree from Bengaluru University in India. On June 2, BKP introduced Sangay Tenzin to contest …

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Samdrupjongkhar plans to become the first plastic-free town

With the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the Samdrupjongkhar thromde and regional offices yesterday, the thromde will now work towards making Samdrupjongkhar a plastic free city in the country. The MoU is based on an inter-agency coordination meeting held on May 15, 2017, where all the regional …

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BAFRA fines vendor for importing banned chillies in Trashigang

The price of local chillies has dropped to Nu 100 from Nu 250

The ban on the import of green chillies from India has created a growing black market in Trashigang. Last month a vegetable wholesale dealer in Trashigang was imposed a fine of Nu 90,000 for illegal possession of about 60kg of Indian green chillies at Nganglam check post. He was imposed …

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66,000 jobseekers expected in 12th Plan

About 66,000 jobseekers will enter the labour market in the 12th Plan, according to the 12th Plan human resource development master plan published by the labour ministry. A budget of about Nu 1.9B will be required for the implementation of the master plan, which will focus on entrepreneurship programmes, industry …

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High Court moves to Supreme Court complex

The new court has three large courtrooms and nine chambers for the justices

Amid an elaborate show of cultural performances and display of traditional grandeur, Her Royal Highness (HRH) Princess Sonam Dechan Wangchuck consecrated the new High Court building at the Supreme Court Complex (Lhadrong) in Hejo, Thimphu on June 2. The event marked a significant milestone in the history of Bhutan’s judiciary. …

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More than 6,400 tree saplings planted at Chang Debsi

To ensure successful growth, the NRDCL will monitor and maintain the trees for five years (Photo: BoB)

More than 6,400 tree saplings were planted on four hectares of land at Chang Debsi in Thimphu on June 2. The land had remained barren following a fire in the past. The plantation was done under a Druk Holding and Investments (DHI) initiative – supporting green compensatory plantation (SGCP) programme, …

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