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Bhutan Cardamom inferior due to poor drying practices

A recent study by the department of agriculture marketing and cooperatives (DAMC) says the quality of cardamom from Bhutan is inferior to those produced in India and Nepal because of poor drying practices. The study stated that poor drying practices result in further quality deterioration during storage and transportation, inferior …

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Out-door gym well received in Shedra

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Monks of the Lekshey Juney Shedra in Punakha say that the recently installed open-air gym is helping them lead more healthy and physically active lifestyles. For Lopen Namgay Dorji, 60, the facility has proved a good remedy to control his Blood Pressure (BP). For him, regular exercise at the out-door …

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Free Kidu guest house for retired armed forces personnel

Retired Armed Force Guesthouse, Mongar

The Office of the Gyaltshab started the operation of the Guesthouse of His Majesty’s Retired Armed Force Society at Mongar yesterday. Although the 31 bedded Guesthouse was inaugurated on 9th December 2016 by His Royal Highness The Gyaltshab, the operation was delayed as a major maintenance had to be undertaken. …

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New water source for Dagapela means new town can make headway

Dagapela’s new township, which is still being finalized, will source its water supply from Lamechhu under Karna gewog, 31 kms away, according to Dagana dzongkhag officials. “The only option for the long term water supply is to source it from Lammechhu,” said Dzongkhag engineer Jamyang Dorji. “The other option is …

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Medical Certificates to be made uniform

The health ministry is planning to standardize the format and fee for issuing medical certificate, a required document when applying for driving license, employment and employment or study abroad. As of now there is disparity in fee and format of the Medical Certificate (MC) issued by different hospitals in the …

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USD 4 mn grant to strengthen Management of Public Funds

The Royal Government of Bhutan (RGOB) and the World Bank signed a USD 4 million grant today to help Bhutan manage public funds more effectively and improve procurement and budgetary systems, with the over reaching goal of strengthening delivery of Public services and enhancing governance. “Sound public financial management is …

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Uncle arrested for raping and impregnating niece

Thimphu police arrested a 47 year old man from Shaba, Paro for impregnating his 14 year old niece. The case was initially forwarded to the police by the Forensic Department, JDWNRH on 5th September stating that a minor school going girl was found to be pregnant while doing a medical …

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Consumers in Bhutan protected by consumer law

Are Bhutanese protected as consumers in case of products with defects and the producer incurs a legal liability for producing unsafe products? Yes say officials of the Office of Consumer Protection (OCP). “According to the Consumer Protection Act of Bhutan 2012, in determining what a person is generally entitled to …

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