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Accidents Kills one and seriously injures two others

Aman in his late twenties died on the spot yesterday and left his wife, two children and the deceased’s sister injured when the Alto car they were travelling in met with an accident. The incident took place at around 10 am yesterday while they were travelling back home to Samdrup …

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8 thieves caught stealing rods

Thimphu police last week arrested eight people who were involved in stealing 25 bundles of rods from a construction site at Begana. The incident was reported to police on 21st August 2015 by the proprietor, and it took place at around 2 AM in the morning and the thieves where …

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15th AGM of ABTO discusses tourism problems and solutions

The 15th Annual General Meeting for the Association of Bhutanese Tour Operators (ABTO) was held yesterday among member tour operators. The annual progress reports, concerns and issues faced by the tour operators were the main agenda. Drukair also introduced its improvised fares and services during the event.  Drukair announced that …

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An online web-based photo campaign for Bhutan

An online web-based promotional campaign, initiated by the Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB), will allow everyone across the globe to define happiness through photographs and taglines. Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay launched the Bhutan Photo Campaign website at the TCB’s conference hall on July 30. The website received its first photograph with …

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Climate smart pig farms to reduce LPG import

The largest-ever installed biogas plant in Bhutan in the National Piggery Development Centre (NPiDC), Gelephu aims to supply bio fuel, enough to replace 30 Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) gas cylinders annually, that would otherwise cost about Nu 15000 per year if imported. According to the NPiDC, as of now, the …

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First workshop on protecting disabled children

A workshop on protecting disabled children was conducted by Ability Bhutan Society (ABS) on 8th of July. Ten teachers who work at schools for students with special needs as well as 35 teachers from all over the country participated the training held at Changzamtog Lower Secondary School in Thimphu with …

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MoEA minister turns down NC’s plea to nationalize all mines

The Upper House quizzed the Minister of Economic Affairs on the State Mining Corporation (SMC) not taking up the primary mining and quarrying activities, on taxation and existing mining lease during the question and answer session last week. Earlier in the 14th session of National Council (NC), the house recommended …

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