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Penjore calls for face-off with AG

The defendant seeks to fight the accuser one-on-one in the court of law By Tashi Namgyal In his latest rebuttal, the defendant in the โ€œOAGโ€™s AG Vs Penjoreโ€ case, Penjore seeks to openly challenge the Attorney General (AG) Lungten Dubjur in the court of law, but through a โ€œfair groundโ€. Notwithstanding the nature of the case, Penjore claims that since …

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SDF hands over Nu 73 million as COVID-19 grant

Staff Reporter The SAARC Development Fund (SDF) today handed over the USD 1 million (Nu 73.31 million) to the Ministry of Health as COVID-19 emergency grant. Officer-in-Charge of SDF, Mr. Anuj Goel, presented a cheque of USD 0.5 million (Nu 36.66 million), the first tranche/50 percent of the grant amount, to Health Secretary Dr. Pandup Tshering. The remaining amount would …

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Holy smokes: Govt. mulls over exploring medical marijuana

By Sonam Choki In a recent change of stance against the much-debated uses of the weed, Foreign Affairs minister Dr Tandi Dorji said the government is exploring ways to legalise marijuana for medicinal use in the country. The Foreign Affairs Minister said this when the Member of Parliament (MP) from Dramedtse-Ngatshang constituency quizzed him as to when the Narcotic Drugs, …

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Improving mother and child health

By Chimi Wangmo The Ministry of Health (MoH) in partnership with UNDP and JICA, and fund support from the Government of Japan, launched mobile cardiotocography devices, or iCTG this week. The introduction of mobile iCTG is a part of the Health Ministryโ€™s initiative, โ€œReaching every pregnant woman with quality gynaecological and obstetric servicesโ€, which is a gift and blessing from …

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NCGS creating regional imbalance

The Economic and Finance Committee calls for a balance in the pendulum swing By Tashi Namgyal The much touted National Credit Guarantee Scheme (NCGS) has invited criticism from the lower house of the parliament, with members widely pointing out the imbalance in the distribution of NCGS projects across the country. From a total of 81 business projects which were approved …

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