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Achieving leadership in the codex process

By Chimi Wangmo Around forty participants from various ministries and focal agencies attended a three-day advocacy workshop on a theme “Achieving leadership in the codex process” at Punakha this week. The participants include representatives from the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Agriculture and Forests, Bhutan Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Health, Khesar Gyalpo University …

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BPC suspends Director accused for sexual harassment

However, if the allegations labeled against him are found untrue, the Director could counter-charge the accuser for defamation By Tashi Namgyal/Thimphu The Director accused of sexual harassment of a female employee under Bhutan Power Corporation (BPC) has been suspended by the company after the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the company issued a suspension order late last Friday. According to …

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Bhutan-Bangladesh Trade Sees Major Boost

Staff Reporter According to latest media reports in Bangladesh, exports from Bangladesh to Bhutan could rise rapidly, on the back of the bilateral trade pact signed last year, after shipment between the two southasian nations saw a significant upward trend.  The two countries struck their maiden preferential trade agreement (PTA) on December 6 last year. The deal, albeit only 10 …

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Bhutan-India Cooperation in Space Technology

By Tandin Wangchuk On September 24 this week, a virtual signing ceremony for the Implementing Arrangement between Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and Department of Information Technology and Telecom on the Joint Development of a Small Satellite for Bhutan was held at the Ministry of Information and Communication premises in Thimphu. The ceremony was attended by Ambassador of India to …

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A golden era in Bhutan’s modern history

This year marks 50 years of Bhutan’s admission to the United Nations By Tashi Dendup On September 21, 1971 His late Majesty Druk Gyalpo Jigme Dorji Wangchuck remained up late into the night on excitedly waiting for the news from New York and giving instructions for the celebrations in the following days after the formal announcement of admission into the …

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