Headline Stories

13 new HIV cases detected from July to September 2017

The Immuno-serology laboratory has confirmed 13 new HIV positive sera from 29 samples received from districts hospitals for HIV confirmation between July and September this year. The overall reported cases of this year will be out by December. Today, there are an estimated 500 reported cases of Bhutanese living with …

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Royal Visit to India

On the invitation of the Prime Minister of India, His Majesty The King, accompanied by Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen, and His Royal Highness The Gyalsey will travel to New Delhi, India, for a 4-day visit from 31 October – 3 November 2017. During the Royal visit, His Majesty will grant …

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The Legacy of King Bhumibol Adulyadej


The Late King, His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej served as Thailand’s longest reigning Monarch for a record 70 years since His Late Majesty’s enthronement on 5th December 1927. In this remarkable 70 year rule, despite evolving times with periods of volatile international and domestic circumstances, the institution of the Thai …

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Land Kidu granted in Gasa

As part of His Majesty’s land reform exercise, His Majesty The King granted land kidu to 1,157 thram holders from 4 gewogs in Gasa Dzongkhag. The beneficiaries received a total of 433.58 acres of land as Kidu, as well as excess cost exemption and refund of Nu. 3.368 million on …

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3 arrested for 15 kg of gold smuggling

RBA arrested three suspects, all from Tsento, Paro on September 30 from Paro. The case was then forwarded to Royal Bhutan Police on 5 October for further investigation. RBA  seized 15 kgs of gold from the three suspects. The15 kgs of gold were later handed over to Royal Monetary Authority …

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