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Slight increase in vehicle accidents

Motor Vehicle Accidents (MVA) in Thimphu increased by 15 cases in 2016 compared with the previous year according to records of the traffic division of the Royal Bhutan Police. There were 34 registered cases in 2015. This went up to 49 cases last year, which resulted in 15 deaths (12 …

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Cleaning Bhutan one toilet at a time

Bhutan Toilet Organization (BTO) was founded in 2014 to flush out the dirty toilets in the country by advocating and acting individually with the quest to provide improved toilet facilities. Passang Tshering, the founder of Bhutantoilet.org and a famous blogger, in the midst of bringing various issues to the forefront …

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Chillies being sold at higher prices then fixed rates

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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