Nganglam MP dies after consuming a wild plant

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Druk Phuensum Tshogpa’s Member of Parliament from Nganglam, Choida Jamtsho, died on the night of April 18 after consuming a curry made of some wild plant in Baelangdra, Wangduephodrang. 

MoIC implementing activities under Digital Drukyul Project

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Lyonchhen Dr Lotay Tshering said Ministry of Information and Communications (MoIC) should redefine its role in governance.

New system helps companies register faster 

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Almost a year after the launch of the Single Window Company Registry System, 86 companies have registered with the company registry division under the Ministry of Economic Affairs ( MoEA).

Involving parliamentarians to prepare for CRC report

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The Human Right’s Committee of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) recommended parliamentarians to amend the Child Care and Protection Act 2011 to include all rights enshrined in the Convention of the Rights of a Child  (CRC).

TVET reform plan to be ready by June  

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The Technical and Vocational Education Training (TVET) reforms which are part of the government’s overhauling of the sector will be ready by June, according to Labour Secretary Sonam Wangchuk.  

Nub Tshonapata visitors to seek permit from JKSNR

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Visitors to Nub Tshonapata in Haa should seek a route permit from Jigme Khesar Strict Nature Reserve (JKSNR) since the area falls under the reserve. It also set the number of visitors to the lake to 25 at a time.

Enforcing civil judgments difficult in gewogs

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Gewog leaders in Thimphu, who have been enforcing some judgments of civil cases, said they face challenges. Gups said that courts ask them to enforce judgments related to family dispute, marriage, property distribution, and water issue in their gewog but many litigants do not agree while enforcing it.

Bhutan pilots caring for the caregiver programme

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Bhutan became the first country in Asia to pilot the Caring for the Caregiver (CFC) Programme, which began in Trashigang on April 17. 

Best Class X results in eight years

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Class X students who appeared in the Bhutan Certificate of Secondary Education (BCSE) examinations last year had outperformed the previous batches to set the highest pass percentage in eight years. 

Labour ministry seeks to half job creation target

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The ministry of labour and human resources sought to reduce its target for job creation from 52,930 to 26,609 jobs during the 12th Plan mid-term review on April 16. 

Two bank employees sentenced for embezzling

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Tsirang dzongkhag court sentenced two former Bhutan Development Bank Ltd (BDBL) employees to over 11 years in prison for embezzlement of more than Nu 17 million (M). 

Fortified rice for the public too

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Besides the government schools with a feeding programme, to meet the nutrition requirements private schools give fortified rice to students, the Food Fortification Taskforce (FFT) has recommended. 

Close to 600 samples collected in Sarpang

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The contact tracing and surveillance, which includes testing of high-risk population and incoming travellers, in Sarpang dzongkhag after the recent lockdown is expected to complete today.