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13 Feb 2014 | Dorji Drukpa | COMMENTS 0

Bhutanese students represent Bhutan at National Multicultural festival

The Australia Bhutan Association of Canberra in Australia participated in the annual three day National Multicultural Festival in Canberra

13 Feb 2014 | Administrator | COMMENTS 0

South Asia saw slowest economic growth in two decades, says UN report

World economic situation and prospects 2014 projects a moderate growth recovery in 2014-2015 for South Asia, with some current headwinds subsiding

12 Feb 2014 | Administrator | COMMENTS 0

PM meets Czech Republic’s Deputy Foreign Minister and delegation

Lyonchhen requested the Czech Republic to consider playing a bigger role in Bhutan’s development.

12 Feb 2014 | Administrator | COMMENTS 0

HM meets students and faculty of Sherubtse College

His Majesty The King granted an audience to the students of Sherubtse College in Kanglung just as they began their new academic session.

11 Feb 2014 | Administrator | COMMENTS 0

Deputy Foreign Minister of the Czech Republic on official visit to Bhutan

Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic Mr. Tomas Dub will be visiting Bhutan on February 12-15, 2014.

11 Feb 2014 | Administrator | COMMENTS 0

His Majesty grants land kidu in Tashigang

Thousands of people had gathered at the Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck Choling Lhakhang in Samkhar Khapti, Tashigang, to offer Tshogchang to HM

08 Feb 2014 | Administrator | COMMENTS 0

Royal visit to three gewogs of Mongar

The Office of The Gyalpoi Zimpon identified 29 people from the community in need of kidu

04 Feb 2014 | Administrator | COMMENTS 0

ADB President calls on PM

Lyonchhen and ADB President held a discussion on ADB’s support for eco-friendly transport system and assistance for the concept of One Village, One Product scheme Product scheme

04 Feb 2014 | Administrator | COMMENTS 0

HM awards national Order of Merit to Lhap Dorji and Yuichi Tomiyasu

His Majesty The King awarded the National Order of Merit (Gold) to Lhap Dorji and Yuichi Tomiyasu.

04 Feb 2014 | Administrator | COMMENTS 0

His Majesty The King grants land kidu to 276 in Monggar

His Majesty The King granted a total of about 103 acres of land as kidu to 276 beneficiaries in Mongar

03 Feb 2014 | Administrator | COMMENTS 0

NA Deliberates on Economic Stimulus Plan

The Economic Stimulus Plan will be proposed for endorsement by the House tomorrow

03 Feb 2014 | Administrator | COMMENTS 0

ADB President Inaugurates New Bhutan Office, Vows to Support Development

Bhutan has been a member of ADB since 1982. Since starting operations in Bhutan, ADB has provided around $340 million in loans and $140 million in grants to support development.

01 Feb 2014 | ANDREW WOOD | COMMENTS 0

Bhutan targets Thai tourists during low season - slashes daily tourist tariff to $65

Bhutan's Prime Minister Lyonchhoen Tshering Tobgay, requested earlier this week that tour operators develop special packages to attract Thai tourists, starting in June, July and August of this year, during the country's low season

01 Feb 2014 | Administrator | COMMENTS 0

Their Majesties celebrates Chunyipai Losar with the people of Gyalpoizhing

His Majesty The King granted a grand Tokha to the people, and played archery to celebrate the day.

01 Feb 2014 | Administrator | COMMENTS 0

His Majesty The King graces YEP Camp

His Majesty The King graced the closing ceremony of the Winter Youth Engagement Programme and met with the 411 girls who attended the 36-day camp.

31 Jan 2014 | Administrator | COMMENTS 0

NA passes the National Assembly (Amendment) Bill 2014

The national Assembly passed the National Assembly (Amendment) Bill 2014 after 30 Members voted ‘Yes’ and 13 Members voted ‘No’.

31 Jan 2014 | Administrator | COMMENTS 0

RTI deliberations to continue on February 3: NA

The House resolved that “A Public Service Provider shall within three months of the enactment of this Act, designate competent Information Officer to provide information to persons requesting information under this Act.

31 Jan 2014 | Administrator | COMMENTS 0

NA introduces Supplementary Budget Bill

The Finance Minister moved the motion to introduce the Supplementary Budget Appropriation Bill for the financial year 2013-2014.

29 Jan 2014 | Gyembo Namgyal | COMMENTS 0

Pemagatshel gets landfill to solve waste problem

Pemagatshel will now have a proper landfill at Tshelshing Poktor to dispose of waste from the dzongkhag.

29 Jan 2014 | Administrator | COMMENTS 0

Deliberation on the National Assembly (Amendment) Bill concludes

The House consequently resolved through show of hands that “If there is a tie vote between two nominees for the second time, it shall be decided by drawing of lots”.

29 Jan 2014 | Gyembo Namgyal | COMMENTS 0

Community forests in Pemagatshel doing well

There have been reports from others dzongkhags of serious management issues leading to temporary suspension of formation of new CFs






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