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School dropout rate high among country’s transgender community

Informal records with the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer (LGBTQ) community in the country revealed that of the 18 transgender women who came out, 17 of them dropped out of school at a very early age. LGBTQ community in Bhutan is an informal group with 87 members. The members consists of

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Royal Monetary Authority launches three facilities

The Royal Monetary Authority (RMA) launched three facilities in Phuentsholing, which will help promote better financial services among residents and businessmen alike. The Central Bank opened a facility where mutilated, soiled and burnt currency notes can be exchanged for fresh ones. All old currency notes from within the country and across the

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Mini-dry port to facilitate easier international trade

When complete, the mini-dry port at Phuentsholing will enhance producing capacity, facilitate business and promote local produce in the international market, said the Economic Affairs Minister, Lekey Dorji, at the ground breaking ceremony of the port yesterday. Lyonpo said that with the increase in the country’s trade volume from Nu 15bn

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A 171bn-debt, pitfall amidst national achievements

During the State of The Nation, Prime Minister, Dasho Tshering Tobgay said that currently, the total national debt stands at Nu 171bn, a major part of which funded hydropower construction. However, Lyonchhen assured that “while we should be concerned, hydropower debt will be paid back by hydropower earnings.” As of today, non-hydropower

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PM declares fiscal incentives “constitutional”

Lyonchhen Dasho Tshering Tobgay, responding to Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa’s (DNT) allegations that the Fiscal Incentives 2016 is unconstitutional because they were not approved by parliament, said that “it is constitutional by precedent and by law”, during  Meet The Press on Friday. Lyonchhen said as far as the government is concerned, providing

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His Majesty The King granted Dhar to two Drangpons and Dzongdags, and a Gup, at the Tashichhodzong today.

Kuenley Tshering, the former Justice of the High Court and eminent Member of the National Council, has been appointed as Justice of the Supreme Court. Norbu Tshering, who was serving as a Justice of the High Court has been appointed as Justice of the Supreme Court. Karma Galay, formerly the director of

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14th ACD held at Bangkok

The meeting with the theme “ACD – The Way Forward” discussed regional economic integration, interconnectivity, sustainable development and mechanisms on further strengthening the ACD process. Yenten Thinley from Thimphu The 14th Asia Cooperation Dialogue (ACD) held in Bangkok starting yesterday will end today. The Bhutanese delegation was led by the Minister of Foreign Affairs,

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