Govt quizzed on media harassment and appointment of press secretary

The Member of Parliament (MP) from Panbang constituency in Zhemgang, MP Dorji Wangdi, asked the government about the Prime Minister Office (PMO) harassing the media and rationale behind the appointment of the press secretary during the Question and Answer session yesterday. On the harassment issue, according to MP Dorji Wangdi, the opposition had received information […]

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Two SASEC road connectivity projects completed

Of three mega South Asia Sub-regional Economic Cooperation (SASEC) projects, two packages are complete in Pasakha. The Department of Roads (DoR) has contracted the entire project which is split into three packages. The first package was the construction of the Bhalujhora bridge. The second package was to construct the multicellular box culvert across Bahunijhora, and […]

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Boulder export comes to halt after ACC notification

Truckers question relevant government agencies for not constructing weigh bridge at Gelephu After the Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) issued a notice on the restriction of overload carried by trucks which was enforced from last Friday, exporters and truckers ferrying boulders to Bangladesh are reportedly affected.  Not a single truck has moved to Bangladesh after the […]

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More power to LGs calls for addressing HR capacity of LGS

Most LGs don’t have an accountant and engineer as required by the LG Act The Local Governments (LGs) have been empowered. In the 12th Plan, 50% of the total budget is allocated to the LGs, thus providing them greater financial autonomy and powers. This is expected to promote ownership and quality delivery of local plan […]

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Pay Commission’s recommendations to be tabled as a report

The Ministry of Finance will present the Pay Commission’s recommendation as a report during the upcoming summer session of the Parliament next week. The Fourth Pay Commission also recommends presenting the recommendations as a report and not as a Money Bill in the Parliament. The chief planning officer of the Planning and Policy Department of […]

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Bhutan Telecom launches three new products

One of the products is BTTV, a mobile TV application that will keep customers updated and entertained with news, movies, videos and music Bhutan Telecom Limited (BTL) launched three new products for its customers as it observed the World Telecommunication and Information Society Day in Phuentsholing yesterday. The occasion was graced by information and communications […]

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FCBL explores markets for cardamom export

The products are currently stored in a warehouse in Phuentsholing The Food Corporation of Bhutan Limited (FCBL) is currently exploring markets for export after having bought 50MT (Metric Tons) of cardamom through a buyback scheme from farmers of eight dzongkhags this year. The highest quantity of cardamom was bought from Dagana Dzongkhag with 20.66MT, followed […]

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Four-year Bachelor of Arts program in social work planned in July next year

The UNICEF Bhutan, together with the Samtse College of Education (SCE), is looking forward to launch a four-year Bachelor of Arts program in social work starting in July 2019. This was divulged by the UNICEF Deputy Representative, Juliette Haenni, at the first-ever international conference on ‘emerging social work practices and education’ that concluded today in […]

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