Tuesday , August 22 2017

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Farmers happy with the opening of an ECCD

When Krishna Maya Saru sent her eldest daughter to school, the child was nine years old. There was no school in the locality then and she could not afford to send the child to schools far from her home.

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JDWNRH to become a corporation

Work to change the status of Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital (JDWNRH) into a corporation has begun, health minister Tandin Wangchuk said at the meet the press session yesterday.

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Students advised against travelling to Kalimpong

More than 50 Bhutanese college students studying in Kalimpong, West Bengal are still stuck and are unable to return to their colleges because of the ongoing Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) agitation in the hills. About 57 Bhutanese students studying in Kalimpong’s Government College (GC) and seven in Rockvale were escorted to Phuentsholing in June following the GJM agitation. Another group was escorted later.

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We are not hiding any numbers: PM

Prime Minister, Tshering Tobgay, said, the 14th labour force survey report (LFSR) for 2016-2017 would not be published to avoid having three different employment figures. Instead, the government would wait for the Bhutan Living Standard Survey (BLSS) 2017 report to consider the employment figures, the prime minister said at the meet the press session yesterday.

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Govt. to hold GST on vehicle import

Prime Minister speaks on the GST at the meet-the-press session yesterday

Streamlining the country’s tax regulation with the goods and services tax (GST) regime in India will need another sitting of the Cabinet with the finance ministry. While several consultations have been conducted with the private sector representatives and industrialists, Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay has asked for a final consultative meeting.

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Picture story

His Holiness the Je khenpo, Truelku Jigme Chhoeda awarded khadar and certificates to the first batch of Buddhist philosophy graduates of the Institute of Science of Mind at the Kuenselphodrang yesterday.

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eCitizen portal to improve public service delivery

Dasho Karma Tshiteem launchs the portal yesterday

Bhutanese citizens can now get their property titles transferred online through eCitizen portal. eCitizen portal is an online system which includes the initiation of property transfer application by the parties, internal processes at thromde and approval processes at the National Land Commission (NLC).

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BLDCL to enhance self-sufficiency of livestock products

Agriculture Minister Yeshey Dorji and CEO of BLDCL, Jigme Wangchuk at the inauguration (Photo courtesy: MoAF)

The Bhutan Livestock Development Corporation Limited (BLDCL), which formally opened on August 3 will complement the development needs of livestock sector in the country and help create employment opportunities for youth and farmers in livestock enterprises.

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