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graduates who secured above 50% in the preliminary examination, 39 have not reported for document verification and withdrawn their candidature from main examination.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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Food import from India increases by Nu 144mn

Bhutan’s import of food items from India increased by worth of Nu 144mn this year as compared to 2018. According to Renewable Natural Resources (RNR)statistics on import of major food items from India during January-June this year, the country imported food items worth Nu 2.9bn last year as compared to Nu 3.1bn this year. Rice, […]

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ACC finds irregularities worth Nu 340.40mn in Buddha Dordenma case

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has found out irregularities worth Nu 340.40mn in the embezzlement case of Buddha Dordenma fund involving Lam Tshering Wangdi and Anim Damcho Choden. The commission has forwarded the case to the Office of Attorney General (OAG) on September 13, appealing the OAG to prosecute Lam Tshering Wangdi and Anim Damcho Choden […]

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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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Dhamdhum Industrial Park ready for industries

Promoters who have applied for plots in Dhamdum Industrial Park can now start with their industries. Applicants who have completed the approval procedures can start in pocket A. Once the National Land Commission (NLC) completes the procedure by allotting the plots, they can start operation, according to Project Manager Sonam Zangmo. However, the Industrial Infrastructure […]

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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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Sprinkles to address childhood anemia and stunting

To address childhood anemia and stunting, the Ministry of Health, with support of UNICEF launched ‘Sprinkles’ – a micronutrient powder, which can be easily mixed at home to make food more nutritious for children. The powder will address childhood Iron Deficiency Anemia (IDA) and stunting.   Sprinkles, a blend of 15 vitamins and minerals packed in […]

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BDBL temporarily suspends MSE loans for seven dzongkhags

The Bhutan Development Bank Limited (BDBL) has temporarily suspended Micro and Small Enterprise (MSE) loan scheme for seven dzongkhags because of high Non-Performing Loans (NPL). The dzongkhags include Bumthang, Thimphu, Paro, Punakha, Trongsa and in   the areas of Gelephu and Mongar town. The highest NPL is in Bumthang. The bank has stopped giving loan from […]

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