Respect rules of the visa: Australian Ambassador

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Australia’s High Commissioner to India and ambassador to Bhutan, Harinder Sidhu, who was in the capital last week spoke to Kuensel’s Tashi Dema on the Australia Awards scholarship and way forward.
Q&A: If you could tell us why the Australian government reconsidered Bhutan for this scholarship?

The ultimate expression of sustainability is GNH: PM

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Award: The German Sustainability Award (GSA) is the recognition of the wisdom and foresight of the Kings, Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay, who received the award on November 25 in Düsseldorf, Germany, said.

Chilli prices skyrocket

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Government launches ambitious plan to meet demand for import-restricted vegetables by this winter
Market: The shortage of chillies in the market have caused prices in many towns to skyrocket.

Alcohol: Killing the social malady

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We have a very complicated relation with alcohol. We accept alcohol as vital part of our culture. That’s where the real problem stems from.

Differences in Bhutan-China border dispute minimised

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…the report of the joint technical field survey helped in doing so
Assembly: Bhutan-China relations depends on how well the two countries settle the border dispute, according to the foreign minister, Damcho Dorji, who spoke on the issue during the National Council’s Question Hour session yesterday.

MPs interpret Supreme Court writ

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They also blamed each other for contradicting provisions of the Constitution
Assembly: The National Assembly’s Question and Answer session yesterday was overshadowed by members blaming and accusing each other for going against the Constitution.

Leading cause of violence against Women

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Alcohol: About 70 percent of domestic violence incidents were committed under the influence of alcohol, according to RENEW reports.

PM honorary laureate for German Sustainability Award

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Award: Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay is one of the honorary laureates for the prestigious German Sustainability Award (GSA) 2016 for his outstanding contributions in promoting sustainability in Bhutan.

Kiwifruit cultivation gaining popularity

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Agriculture: It was an unforgettable experience for 87-year-old Ap Dopey of Talo in Punakha, who attended the Kiwi Festival at Wangkha in Chukha yesterday.

No special treatment for auditors: RAA

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Awareness : Speaking to more than a hundred officials, local leaders, sector heads, school principals and regional heads, auditor general Tshering Kezang urged audited agencies to refrain from providing free facilities and VIP treatment to auditing officials.

Australia to help UNDP restore water treatment plant in Gelephu

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UNDP: Australia yesterday committed a total of AUD 100,000 to the UNDP, to support the Royal Government’s reconstruction efforts of the Gelephu thromde water treatment plant, which was severely damaged by the devastating flooding in July, according to a UN press release.