Chillies being sold at higher prices then fixed rates

People line up at YBC for cheaper chilli

After Bhutan saw chemical free chilies being airlifted from the India to solve the rising demand and the high domestic prices, The Food Corporation of Bhutan Limited (FCBL) has now started importing more chillies from Kolkata which are fit for consumption. The chillies are being transported in trucks from Kolkata, …

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Tendu cardamom hit by fungal infection

This season cardamom yields have fallen dramatically in Tendu, Samtse, where a fungal infection threatens this lucrative cash crop that sells for Nu 1400 a kg and is mainstay income for villagers of this region. Cardamom growers said Chirkey and Furkey are the main diseases affecting cardamom plantations. According to …

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7 nabbed with banned substances

Gelephu police have apprehended four high school students for possession of cannabis and its derivatives. Two of the students had in their possession 56.34 grams of cannabis derivative and almost 4 kgs of marijuana leaves. The leaves were in a black plastic bag inside a school bag. They were apprehended …

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Long Live the King!


I remember the first Parliament that His Majesty attended as King. When His Majesty prostrated before the Golden Throne, it was a powerful moment and message. No words were necessary to mark the importance of the sacred institution of Monarchy to Bhutan’s future as a Democratic Constitutional Monarchy, and the …

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The well being of troops and their families


“I pledge today that I will look after your wellbeing more than my own children for all time to come,” His Majesty the King said during the Army Raising Day on April 24, 2009 in Wangduephodrang. King’s day and Camp Raven are among the various initiatives under royal command for …

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DeSuung: Guardians of Peace


Of many initiatives by His Majesty the King is the DeSuung, which directly translates to Guardians of Peace. The orange uniforms of the DeSuung have become synonymous with solidarity and assistance. In the past five years, 2,516 volunteers have been trained under the DeSuung programme and the 22nd batch is …

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PM awarded prestigious German Sustainability Award

Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay was awarded the prestigious German Sustainability Award (GSA) for 2016 for his outstanding contributions in promoting sustainability at an event organized by the German Sustainability Award Foundation in Dusseldorf, Germany on 25th November 2016. The other honorary laureates for GSA 2016 include UN Secretary General Mr. Bank …

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Road quality and safety raised in NA

A number of questions on road construction, blacktopping and widening works were raised yesterday during the National Assembly’s question hour session. Tading-Dophuchen MP Tek Bahadur Subba questioned the minister for works and housing, Lyonpo Dorji Choden, on the how the government considered effectively using the limited dry seasonal months in …

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