• DHI to ride on the wings of technology

    The Druk Holding and Investments (DHI), the commercial arm of the government has recently instituted a new department called the innovation and technology department to collaborate, build programmes and invest in relevant technologies.To embrace technologies such as machine learning, artificial intelligence, data analytics and block chain that are changing the landscape of business, governance, and societies, DHI also plans to establish a research and development (R&D) and technology centre of excellence through the new department.

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ECB gears up for 2016 LG elections

Election: In the build up to the local government elections 2016, the Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB) will conduct the functional literacy and possession of skills test (FLT) for Thimphu, Phuentsholing and Gelephu dzongkhag thromdes in the first week of December.

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DSA for mask and folk dancers to be revised

MoHCA: A revision in the daily subsistence allowance (DSA) for dzongkhag mask and folk dancers should come through soon with a proposal in support of it completed and ready to be submitted to the Cabinet.

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“I am inspired to re-contest”

Q&A: 1. Would you re-contest in the upcoming thromde elections?  Why? I take this opportunity to thank everyone for their overwhelming support in enabling me to complete my tenure successfully.

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“I still have some unfinished business”

Q&A: 1. Would you re-contest in the upcoming thromde elections?  Why? Yes, I’m planning to re-contest. The people from my constituency have asked me to re-contest and also because of the encouragement and support of not only the voters but also other residents of the Thromde who feel that I should go for one more term.

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First forest fire in Thimphu

Fire: A forest fire that began around 2:30pm near the Semtokha dzong in Thimphu yesterday destroyed about an acre of land before it was completely contained.

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Bhutan expresses solidarity with Europe

Cooperation: The government expressed its sympathy and solidarity with Europe in regard to the recent terrorist attacks in France, at the sixth biennial consultations between Bhutan and the European Union held in Thimphu, yesterday.

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