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Not too hot for apples in Dagana

Dagana, a district in the sub tropical region in Bhutan, is known for its oranges and cardamoms, but now, for the first time in Dagana, around ten household in Goshi Gewog have started growing apples since early 2014. The move was inspired by a farmer who planted an apple seed …

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Market shed built on His Majesty’s command to benefit farmers

A farmer’s market shed, constructed upon the Royal Command of His Majesty The King, was inaugurated at Gangola in Mongar. The farmer’s market will immensely benefit the farmers of Chali, Tsakaling, and Mongar gewogs, who market their produce at the strategic location, situated at the junction of the Mongar-Bumthang and …

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Earthquake leaves minor cracks and small damages in the East

The 6.7 magnitude earthquake that hit Imphal, Manipur last Monday not only damaged the concerned area but also woke Bhutan with a shake early in the morning. According to the data from the Disaster Management Division most of the damages caused were in the eastern region of Bhutan with some …

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Govt says main achievement of 2015 is a revived economy

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Minister for Economic Affairs Lyonpo Norbu Wangchuk said that the main achievement of the government so far is reviving and strengthening the economy. He said, “If we reflect, 2015 has been a very productive year for the economic sector looking at all the indicator of the economy.” “We are not …

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Forest officials rescue a bear cub in Sarpang

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Forest officials in Sarpang, after being alerted by villagers, rescued a Himalayan bear cub found abandoned in the bushes nearby the villagers’ fields in Pemathang village under Sarpang earlier this week. According to the Chief Forestry Officer in Sarpang, Phub Dendhup, the bear cub was rescued safely using a net …

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Thimphu police arrests four people for drug possession

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Royal Bhutan Police (RBP) has arrested four people including one woman in connection with drug possession in September. All the four arrested are their mid 20s. In total, Thimphu police has seized 2880 Sulphadoxine-Pyrimethamine (SP) capsules from the woman from her house on September 19. According to RBP, from the …

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Another financing window for entrepreneurs

Druk Holding and Investments (DHI) and Loden Foundation have collaborated to jointly promote entrepreneurship in Bhutan by providing a new business financing window “Loden-DHI Fund” to aspiring entrepreneurs. It was launched on September 2, in commemoration of the 60th Birth Anniversary of His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo Jigme Singye …

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