Mineral resources belong to the state - DHI

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All mineral resources should be with the state, the same way hydro energy is harvested according to Druk Holding and Investments (DHI).

Dasho Neten Zangmo is BKP President

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Bhutan Kuen-Nyam Party’s (BKP) incumbent president Sonam Tobgay handed over the party presidentship to Dasho Neten Zangmo, the former chairperson of the Anti-Corruption Commission yesterday at the party office in Thimphu.

Reconstruction work on bridge halted in Denchukha

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Ongoing reconstruction work on the 400-feet (122 metre) bailey suspension bridge over Amochhu at Pultar in Denchukha, Samtse is suspended since May 14.

Education is our future

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Play not with education. Our future is shaped by our education. How far have we come?

NC endorses 26 recommendations to preserve and promote culture

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The National Council (NC) unanimously voted to adopt the social and cultural affairs committee’s recommendations for preservation and promotion of cultural heritage yesterday. All 21 members present during the deliberation voted ‘Yes.’

Assembly deliberates media bill

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The government has introduced a new bill that seeks to repeal the Bhutan Information Communications and Media Authority (BICMA) Act 2006, in the National Assembly.

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To support nutritious mid-day meal each school day for 35 students who come from underprivileged families, the Bank of Bhutan’s CEO Pema Nadik handed a cheque of Nu 350,000 to the Principal of Jigme Losel Primary School in Thimphu, Choki Dukpa yesterday.

Issues in non-central schools are getting attention – education minister

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To resolve most of the schools related problems in non-central schools, establishment of another 60 central schools has become important, education minister Norbu Wangchuk said, during the question hour session at the National Assembly on May 26.

Fortified rice to supplement school meals

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Starting October this year, the of education ministry will supply fortified rice to all schools under the government’s feeding programme.

Widening works disconnect Tangsibji mini hydel

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Tangsibji mini hydel, that lit some 43 houses in Tangsibji village in Trongsa in the 80s remain defunct today.

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The Director General of the Department of Livestock, Dr Tashi Samdup was elected as Vice President of the Regional Commission of the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) for Asia, the Far East and Oceania during the 85th Session of the World Animal Health Assembly in Paris, France from May 21-26.

Highlanders asked to return home for census

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On the eve of the Population and Housing Census of Bhutan (PHCB), enumerators in Merak gewog in Trashigang learnt that most of the highlanders were away with their cattle in the pastures.

Hydro debt servicing manageable -DGPC

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Bhutan will need to assess the risk associated with huge upfront investment and evolving energy market condition so that investment in hydropower remains attractive.