Thimphu records 55,791 vehicles as of December last yearKuensel

NC recommends doing away with vehicle import quota

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Vehicle import quota availed to “privileged public officials” should be done away with the aim to control import of vehicles.
Chairman of the economic and finance committee, Kinley WangchukKuensel

Shingkhar-Gorgan road discussion is stale: minister

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Unless the Parliament amends the Forest and Nature Conservation Act 1995, works and human settlement minister Dorji Tshering said Shingkhar-Gorgan road won’t materialise.  National Council (NC) member from Lhuentse, Tempa Dorji, during the question-answer session at NC yesterday enquired on the status of the pledged national highway. 
Chairman of the economic and finance committee, Kinley WangchukKuensel

How Bhutan is looking at tackling coronavirus

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The prime minister yesterday met with the representatives from…
UNICEF’s Regional Director for South Asia, Jean GoughKuensel

“Children need to be protected and not abused”

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Welcome to Bhutan again. We understand this is your sixth visit to Bhutan? I keep coming to Bhutan, at least twice a year, and we admire the work that the government is doing in terms of improving child wellbeing.
Not much demand for Pema Feed Mill in Kanglung, TrashigangKuensel

No demand for animal feed in Trashigang

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Pema Feed Mill (PFM) in Kanglung, Trashigang, which has the capacity produces to produce 32 metric tonnes (MT) of animal feed a day, it has been able to produce only about 6MT of feed a day.
Teammate congratulate man of the match, Chencho Gyeltshen, after he scores the opening goalKuensel

Away goal advantage takes Paro FC to next round

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Paro FC (PFC) narrowly qualified to the next round of the South Asian Zone Qualifiers for the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Cup 2020 beating Defenders FC on the away goal rule.
Precaution: Health officials monitor body temperature of people crossing into Bhutan from India at the Phuentsholing entry gate as a measure to prevent the spread of coronavirusKuensel

Health minister assures all in place to tackle coronavirus 

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As the outbreak of the Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) spreads to 14 countries as of yesterday since the outbreak was first reported, Bhutan prepares to prevent the virus from entering the country.    
MP for Tashichhoeling, Dil Maya Rai reported of parents contributing money to hire teachersKuensel

School and parents resort to hiring teachers

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In a desperate move to solve acute shortage of teachers in Gayshingoan Primary School in Samtse, the school and gewog administration and parents collected voluntary contributions to hire volunteer teachers last year. 
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Vehicle accident claims life 

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A 28-year-old man died when the bolero pickup he was travelling in fell 13 metres off the road at around 8:30pm at Bayu in Wangphu, Samdrupjongkhar on January 27.
Health Minister Dechen WangmoKuensel

PM pledges to address shortage of doctors

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All 23 grade I Basic Health Units (BHU I), which will henceforth be called 10-bed hospital, will have a doctor each soon.
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Religious leaders in South Asia commit to protect and promote children’s rights

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At the two-day meeting on South Asia Religious Leaders’ Platform for Children in Paro yesterday, 45 religious leaders of various faiths from the region committed to working with United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to protect and promote children’s rights.
Chairman of the economic and finance committee, Kinley WangchukKuensel

Minding the mines and mineral Bill

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The Mines and Minerals Bill 2020, being discussed at the Assembly…
Chairman of the economic and finance committee, Kinley WangchukKuensel

Assembly proposes reserving 30% mining job to communities

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The National Assembly adopted a new clause in the Mines and Minerals Bill 2020, which states that at least 30 percent of the employment opportunities should be provided to members of the local community.