Home Minister’s case: will the govt. walk the talk?

The High Court upheld the lower court’s verdict on the fake insurance claim, convicting the home minister and three insurance officials of the Royal Insurance Corporation of Bhutan Limited (RICBL) on October 9. The home minister’s conviction has in particular raised a lot of questions on whether the ruling government would take action to remove […]

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MoE waits for govt. directive to open ECCD centers

As an interim measure to fight local transmission of COVID-19, the government has closed all ECCD centers and parents have been informed to hold on for the time being. However, due to the closure of ECCD centers, most of the parents are facing difficulty in going about their regular schedule. Deki, a concerned parent said […]

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Paradigm shift required to take up available jobs: Labor Minister

With the livelihood of 30,000 to 40,000 people affected by the pandemic, the labor ministry is brainstorming ideas and consulting stakeholders to employ them in various engagement initiatives, said Labor Minister Ugyen Dorji. “It is an engagement option now where they earn but are not necessarily employed,” said Lyonpo. Additionally, he said the ministry has […]

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Organic potatoes surpass yield expected

The National Center for Organic Agriculture (NCOA) has demonstrated that a new potato variety Yusimaap under the organic crop management yielded comparatively good to the conventional method of growing defying findings from studies that it would be drastically low. The National Potato Program (NPP) under NCOA carried out the Yusimaap cultivation under organic management at […]

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Bhutanese willing to go back to work in the Middle East

But they must sign an undertaking issued by the MoFA The corona-virus pandemic has been devastating for Bhutanese workers abroad. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues worldwide, Bhutanese workers have returned to the country. As of September 29, 2020, there were 9,111 Bhutanese workers who had returned to the country. Due to the pandemic, most Bhutanese […]

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Hydropower constructions challenge Bhutan’s forest cover goals?

Hydropower is a major economic sector and revenue generator for Bhutan. In fact, over the years, the country has made huge investments in mega hydropower projects along its river basins, which have had obvious tangible impacts on the environment and habitat of both wildlife and human settlements. According to a report ‘Drivers of Deforestation and […]

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BICMA asks PDP to stop publishing e-newsletter

Bhutan InfoComm and Media Authority (BICMA) wrote to the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to stop publishing and circulating their e-newsletter on June 10, the day the inaugural edition of its quarterly e-newsletter was launched. PDP published its e-newsletter titled PDP Today on PDP party official Facebook page. Accoring to BICMA, as per the section 202 […]

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