IWP ranking process to remain same despite the reprioritisation of 12th Plan: RCSC

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A lot of planned activities in the 12th Plan has undergone changes with some forgone and other frontloaded after the reprioritisation programme. However, the Individual Work Plan (IWP), the basis to assess civil servants will not change.
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Wamrong case defendant wants court to summon Namgay Zam

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Wamrong assault case defendant, Tshering Yangki, requested Trashigang dzongkhag court to summon Namgay Zam.
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Funding window for hazelnut entrepreneurs

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Loden Foundation and Mountain Hazelnuts last week signed an agreement to set up a specific funding window dedicated to businesses along the hazelnut value chain.
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DNT woos Chhoekhor voters

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Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering although campaigning as the party president for DNT’s candidate for Chhoekhor-Tang constituency, Dawa, has made a mark going by what voters said during the two-day campaign.
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The last basket weavers of Banjar

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For many years, villagers of Banjar had been weaving cane baskets. The raw material was abundant and villagers had the skills. It was a tradition of the remote village in Tsamang gewog, Mongar.
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Waste incinerator requires EC

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Waste incinerator import will henceforth require environment clearance (EC). The National Environment Commission (NEC) last week notified the trade department that “EC is a prerequisite for any proponent or entity wishing to import incinerators. This is to curb unwarranted import of incinerators in the country.”
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Rethinking future of tourism means reopening tourism?

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What ought rethinking the future of Bhutan’s tourism to mean? If tourism must be reopened, the argument is based on perspective of sustainable tourism. From the perspective of tour guides, it is about improving quality of guides.
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Youth prepare for education and life abroad

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Transition from higher secondary to third-level education is often not so easy for many, particularly for those going abroad.
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Two men sentenced for poaching

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Bumthang court sentenced two men to three years and six months in prison for killing three musk deer at Wangchuck Centennial National Park in Bumthang in September last year.
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From Ngesem Ngesem to Yeewongma: A revolution knocking at the door

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Some say that music is one of the most effective communication tools, the strongest form of magic. Plato put it thusly: “Music is powerful. As people listen to it, they can be affected. They respond.” But then, there is more to music than meets the ears. It makes us hear the silence, even the deepest core of violence. It makes us sane. It can make us insane, too.
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Villagers appeal for better space at temporary market

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Lack of space or proper place at the temporary vegetable market to sell their farm produce has irked the villagers in Paro, some calling for proper management, as they have to compete for space with the vegetable vendors.
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Out of the frying pan into the fire?

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Considering the safety of the vendors along the Thimphu-Punakha road, the Toeb gewog administration instructed all vendors to relocate at Bjichulum, a wide space near the Penzogyem Drubchu in Thinleygang.
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Potato export in east drops

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Export of potatoes from the eastern region has plummeted with the Food Corporation of Bhutan Limited (FCBL) in Samdrupjongkhar being able to auction only about 1,119 metric tonnes (MT) as of yesterday.