Trade Dept announces formation of committee to review LPG prices

In a press conference, the Joint Secretary, MoEA, Sonam P Wangdi said, “MoEA has initiated the formation of multi-task force to review the entire Petroleum Products PoL pricing structure and other elements associated with the PoL sectors.” The formation of multi-task force is under process involving officials from different sectors …

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Local farm vendors complain about lack of facilities in cFm

Farmers from around the country are motivated to grow local farm produce to meet the domestic demand, which falls in line with the government initiatives toward food self-reliance. Vegetable vendors buy the freshly harvested vegetables, in large and small scale, from the farmers at the Centenary Farmers Market (CFM). However, …

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Avoiding flooding in the capital

The story is same every monsoon in the capital and for that matter in towns across Bhutan like Phuentsholing, Gelephu, Paro etc with clogged and overflowing drains and roads filled with water. Thimphu also has the special charm of overloaded sewage pipes bursting out of manhole covers to cover entire …

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E-cars charging stations to be installed soon

Ministry of Information and Communications (MoIC), having faced a lot of difficulties and criticism about e-cars as well as e-taxis, is soon to oversee the installation of five charging stations in three different dzongkhags. MoIC Minister, Lyonpo DN Dhungyel, during meet the Meet-the-Press session held yesterday said the location identified …

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Bhutan has 103 Tigers

Department of Forest and Park, Services

The Global Tiger Day saw Bhutan announcing it has 103 tigers. This is up from 74 tigers in 1998. The tigers were painstakingly counted using 1129 camera traps throughout the country during the past two years. Tigers have been caught in these cameras from the plains, at 150 meters, to …

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Drukair introduces new discount fares


In steps to further promote travel and tourism in the country, the national airline, Drukair, is offering new fares and schemes with higher flexibility and lower rates to suit the tour operators. The scheme was revealed at the 15th Annual General Meeting of the Association of Bhutanese Tour Operators on …

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Chinese Ambassador calls on Prime Minister


Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay was called on by the Ambassador of People’s Republic of China, Mr. Le Yucheng at the Gyalyong Tshogkhang this morning. Lyonchhen extended a warm welcome to the Ambassador on his first visit to Bhutan and conveyed that such high level visits provide an opportunity for Bhutan and …

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