Cost of public infrastructure

The construction of public office buildings during the10th and 11th Five Year Plan (FYP) involved huge investment. The offices are Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB), Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC), Office of Attorney General (OAG), Supreme Court and Center for Bhutan Studies (CBS) which are located in the capital. Most of the office constructions were funded by […]

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NOFP targets 200 youth to create 1,571 jobs

The National Organic Flagship Programme (NOFP) will engage more than 200 youth as entrepreneurs and create 1,571 job opportunities this year. The NOFP will be implemented in a mission mode program through cluster or focused village approach under the Department of Agriculture (DoA) with an approved budget of Nu 1bn. NOFP’s Program Director Kelzang Tshomo […]

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Need for better coverage of climate change by media

Lack of reporting by the mainstream media to report on the overarching effects of climate change and how it could go about was one of the discussion in a two-day workshop on “Climate Change, Solutions and the SDGs” which was organized by the UN in partnership with Journalists’ Association of Bhutan (JAB) , WWF Bhutan and ICIMOD at Paro earlier this […]

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Dengue cases cross 2,500 in Phuentsholing

Dengue fever has refused to subside in Phuentsholing as the cases detected have crossed over 2,500 till now. The Phuentsholing General Hospital has recorded more than 2,000 cases so far. 468 cases were detected in July and 931 in August. Cases are still being detected in Phuentsholing General Hospital  (PGH). Private diagnostic centers have also […]

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Construction & deconstruction of the other

Ishista Prasher Ayodhya, Palestine, Uri, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka and Yemen – what was behind the sustained and continuous conflict and clashes? What transforms humans into harbingers of death and destruction? What induces hatred so powerful that the embrace of death becomes the sweet touch of divinity? While answering such questions, in favour of specific political […]

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