Haa and Gasa need to develop tourism products and infrastructure

Dzongkhag business representatives of Bhutan Chamber for Commerce and Industry (BCCI) of Haa and Gasa raised the issue on need to develop tourism infrastructures and products for the promotion of tourists at the dzongkhags. The issue was raised during the two-day annual general meeting of BCCI September 6 and 7. Haa dzongkhag business representative Rinchen […]

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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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SAARC Development Fund disburses US$13mn loan for purchase of Drukair ATR 42-600

The SAARC Development Fund (SDF) in Thimphu disbursed loan amount of US$ 13mn (around Nu 918mn) to Drukair Corporation Limited for the purchase of Drukair ATR aircraft yesterday. This is following the agreement signed between the Ministry of Finance, SDF and Drukair on 13 August 2019. Documents were signed by Finance Minister Namgay Tshering, CEO […]

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Delegation led by Speaker attends 4th South Asian Speakers Summit

A three-member delegation led by National Assembly Speaker Wangchuk Namgyel attended the 4th South Asian Speakers Summit on September 1-2 at Male in Maldives. The Summit was aimed at achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and review the progress of declarations adopted in the previous three summits. Speaker of the National Assembly, while presenting the […]

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Media faces challenges in combating climate change

Strengthening local data on climate change, identifying environment heroes, use of info-graphics in media and need of story grants on climate change were some of the recommendations during the two-day workshop on ‘Climate Change, Solutions and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)’ on September 3-4 at Paro. The workshop also discussed on journalists facing difficulty in […]

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Only four companies ISO certified

Bhutan Standard Bureau (BSB) has certified only four companies for International Standard Organizations (ISO) certificate so far. They include Phuentsholing Thromde, Karma Feeds, Bhutan Bitumen Industries Private Limited and Bank of Bhutan (BoB). These companies got certified in 2017. The Director General of BSB, Sonam Phuntsho said that these companies were certified for meeting the […]

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More graduates likely to opt for PDGE course this year

With the government hiking up salaries and allowances of teachers, an assumption among certain observers is that there would be more graduates this year opting for Post Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) course and wanting to join the teaching profession. While there will be a deluge of students opting for PGDE course is yet to […]

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Meat import from India shoots up by 16%

Meat worth Nu 4,573.8mn was imported last year compared to Nu 3,940.24mn in 2017, according to the Department of Agricultural and Marketing Cooperatives’ annual report, 2018-2019. Meat recorded the highest increase of 16%, while rice import decreased by 5%. Import of dairy recorded 1% decline, edible oil and vegetables, including potato by 4%. The report […]

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NC’s Good Governance Committee reviewing country’s education system

NC’s Good Governance Committee reviewing country’s education system The Good Governance Committee of the Upper House is reviewing the education system for deliberation in the upcoming 24th session of the National Council. On 27th & 28th August 2019, the Good Governance Committee met with the teaching faculty of Pelkhil High School and the proprietor of […]

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