Third Bhutan-Thailand Joint Trade Committee concludes

Bhutan and Thailand came up with a work plan to collaborate more in the area of promoting export of agriculture products, handicraft, branding of SMEs (e-commerce), and assistance in developing single window during third meeting of the Joint Trade Committee (JTC) held from September 26 to 27 in Thimphu. The meeting reviewed the decisions taken […]

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99 graduates withdraw from BCSE

Ninety-nine graduates who qualified to sit for the Bhutan Civil Service Examination (BCSE) on October 12-13, withdrew from appearing the exams by failing to verify their documents last week. Of 1,259 graduates who secured above 50% in the preliminary examination, 39 have not reported for document verification and withdrawn their candidature from main examination. According […]

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Samtse-Tendu secondary highway maintenance to begin

The Department of Roads (DOR) will start maintaining Samtse-Tendu Secondary National Highway soon. The road from Samtse is in desperate need of immediate attention. The work is expected start from November, according to DOR.  The 75-km road which passes through ten gewogs of Samtse dzongkhag is currently mostly filled with potholes posing difficulties for commuters. […]

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Packaged food from India contain least nutrition: Oxford study

The next time you open a packet of imported biscuits or crisps, remember you are setting up your health to potential harm. Packaged foods and drinks in India have high levels of saturated fats, total sugars, salt as well as protein, calcium and fiber. In fact, Indian packaged foods and drinks were found the least […]

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MoAF proposes Nu 3.1bn on school and hospital feeding program

With the change in the School Feeding Program (SFP) to National School Feeding Program (NSFP), the Ministry of Agriculture and Forest (MoAF) has proposed Nu 3.1bn to school and hospital feeding program (SHFP) to supply the schools and the hospitals with domestically produced quality food. MoAF has developed strategies for schools and hospitals including livestock […]

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Govt. won’t interfere in Home Minister’s court proceedings – PM

Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering maintained that the government will not interfere in judiciary proceedings of the Home Minister’s case because the appeal system is not completed during the 30th press meet yesterday, Home Minister Dasho Sherub Gyeltshen was convicted last month by the Thimphu dzongkhag court’s criminal bench I to two months in prison […]

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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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