BUSINESS

Drones being used to construct power lines

The professional grade drone model A6-plus hexacopter ​which is currently being used by BPC

The Bhutan Power Corporation (BPC) has been using drones (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) since last December to draw sections of power lines after the Bhutan Civil Aviation Authority (BCAA) permitted its use, under strict interim measures, since official regulations is still being drafted. BCAA has earlier authorised hydropower projects to operate …

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MoLHR looking to send job seekers to Japan and Australia

With Bhutanese jobseekers already being placed in India, Dubai, Kuwait, Qatar and Thailand, the labour ministry is now looking at Japan and Australia, as the next destinations of the overseas employment programme. The ministry will help job seekers secure loans required for visa processing, training fees, institutional cost and air …

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2 arrested for auto stripping

Phuentsholing police have detained two men for stealing a spare tyre and fuel from a parked vehicle in Phuentsholing on 30th January. Police arrested both the suspects after receiving a complaint about a 31-year-old man from Trashigang stealing fuel from a vehicle parked near the new truck parking area. The …

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Shiitake mushroom: an alternative for Cardamom

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With cardamom, a high value cash crop in the southern districts, plagued by a drop in yield because of fungal infections such as Chirke and Furkey and wildlife invasion, farmers are exploring Shiitake mushroom cultivation as an alternative source of income. Shiitake mushroom fetches around Nu700 – 800 per kg …

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Now waste dumped near Changangkha lhakhang

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Residents of Changangkha and Motithang in Thimphu are infuriated and embarrassed that garbage is being dumped near the 12th century Changangkha lhakhang, one of the landmarks of the capital and a popular tourist site. “This blatant disrespect is beyond acceptable; it is shameful,” said one resident. Sonam Tshering, a tour …

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Several arrested for possession of substances

In a span of two days Thimphu police apprehended five people in connection with possession of controlled substances. Police seized from them 123 capsules of SP, 23 tablets of N10 and 2.77 grams of hashish. On 24 January at around 9:50 pm police apprehended two men in their early 30s …

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DGPC to come up with Research and Development Centre

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The country’s power generating company, Druk Green Power Corporation (DGPC) proposes establishing a Research and Development Centre (R&D Centre) to keep up with the evolving modern technologies and changing environment in the hydropower sector that is undergoing a huge expansion. “It would essentially be an investment in future capabilities and …

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Two Bhutanese beaten in Jaigaon

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Jaigaon Police intervened in the beating of two Bhutanese youth in Bhaw Bazeer, Jaigaon, on January 8 who were believed to be intoxicated on substances and were punching people on the street. The two youth siblings, aged 20 and 17, were handed over to the Phuentsholing police and a medical …

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MoA proposes priority loans for farmers and youth to RMA

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Following the National Day address by His Majesty The King in Trongsa all Financial Institutions in a meeting with the Royal Monetary Authority (RMA) voluntarily pledged to enhance credit and support to agricultural projects as a priority sector. However, the only condition of the banks was that the Ministry of …

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Regional tourists turn into litterbugs in Bhutan

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Come winter and busloads of picnickers from the neighboring state of Assam pour into the bordering areas of Gelephu, Sarpang and Jomotshangkha that offer clean and quiet spots by the foothills and the riverside to revel and make merry. The revelers bring with them either packed food or utensils to …

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