The agreement was signed in the presence of the two foreign ministers, with Indian External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar joining from India virtually, yesterday at the dusitD2 Yarkay, Thimphu.kuensel

Kholongchhu project agreement signed as first JV project

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The government and the Kholongchhu Hydro Energy Limited (KHEL) signed the first joint venture (JV) hydropower project between Bhutan and India in Thimphu yesterday, six years after the foundation stone was laid. 
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Men sentenced for “breach of public order and tranquillity”

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Bumthang district court sentenced a man from Dagana to a concurrent prison term of 27 months for violating the government’s directive to close shop at 7pm last week.
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Maokhola bridge on hold due to Covid-19 

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Given the considerable expense it could incur, the government in the reprioritisation of the 12th Plan has decided to halt the much-talked-about Maokhola bridge project in Gelephu.
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Rotavirus vaccination is not cost-effective for Bhutan

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In 2018, the government decided to introduce three vaccines—pneumococcal (PCV), flu, and rotavirus. Pneumococcal and flu vaccines have been introduced but not rotavirus. What happened?
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PHPA-I management finds L&T claims not maintainable

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The Punatsangchhu Hydroelectric Project Authority’s dispute resolution committee established that the claim of Nu 3.9 billion (B) made by the Larson & Toubro (L&T) is not maintainable.
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Thanking His Majesty for the Kidu

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As more and more people come to know the details of His Majesty’s Relief Kidu, Phase II, they are realising the magnanimity of the Royal kidu.
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Tashichholing runs short of fuel

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The Druk Petroleum Corporation Limited (DPCL) has been able to transport fuel (petrol and diesel) to Tashichholing (Sipsu) from Samtse after the oil tankers were stranded at Buduney river for four days since June 24.
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Strict vigil prevents wildlife crimes 

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Foresters in Dagana and Tsirang dzongkhags have apprehended and penalised more than 77 cases of wildlife crimes until May, this year. 

Thromde constructs overhead footbridge in Olakha 

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The long-awaited overhead footbridge along the expressway in Olakha is beginning to take shape. 
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Artificial intelligence and adaptive governance in the corporate sector of Bhutan: the new normal

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It is a strange time for all of us. Indeed, the Covid-19 has brought the entire world to its knees and truly disrupted the conventional ways of how we live our lives and function in our society.
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Labour charges at customs port in P/ling revised

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Following importers’ complaints, the rates for transhipment, loading and unloading at the customs port in Phuentsholing have been revised with effect from June 25.  
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People relieved after the announcement of relief measures phase II

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The announcement of the second phase of the Covid-19 relief measures by the prime minister on June 27 on His Majesty’s command came as a huge relief to many as the first phase of the relief measures end on June 30. 
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Hoteliers express gratitude to His Majesty

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With the fiscal measures, especially the loan interest waiver, coming to an end on June 30, hotelier Kencho Lham was worried. Her new hotel has not operated since completion on March 5.