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Hue and cry over parking fee charges at Paro airport

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The recently implemented parking fee collection system at the Paro airport has sparked much debate regarding the charges levied on the drivers. Many took to social media to outpour their grievances and disagreement of such charges with many terming the existing rates as ridiculous, open daylight robbery and a very …

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Bhutan to import five tons of rice seeds from Bangladesh

The ministry of agriculture will be import five metric tonnes (MT) of rice seeds from Bangladesh to promote double cropping of paddy and reduce import of the staple diet. “The seeds will be used to cultivate spring rice from February to June in the mid and low altitude areas between …

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Nu 15 bn in 12th FYP for ‘Flagship Programs’

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A unique feature of the 12th Fine Year Plan (FYP) are Flagship programmes for which Nu 15 bn has been allocated. This is there in the 12 FYP guidelines approved by the Cabinet. Flagship programmes are high priority multi-sector interventions to address national issues. The programmes will undertake end to …

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Sertog installation during HRH The Gyalsey’s Birth anniversary

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Coinciding with His Royal Highness The Gyalsey’s first birthday, His Majesty The King on 5th February  installed the Sertog on the Drukgyal Dzong’s Utse early in the morning. The reconstruction project for the Drukgyal Dzong was announced last year to commemorate the Royal Birth. His Majesty granted Tokha to the …

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Home Ministry looking into Lhatshog Masks on T-shirts

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The Ministry of Home and Cultural Affairs (MoHCA) will be looking into the issue of Lhatshog mask images on a brand of T-shirts being sold by a company named Karmakora. The matter came to the attention of the ministry after Karmakora’s new T-shirts with the Lhatshog Zhelbab printed on it …

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Bhutanese herbal medicine helps to give up drinking and smoking

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A pure indigenous herbal medicine could help alcoholics and smokers give up drinking and smoking, according to Dungtsho Tandin Phurba, chief Traditional Physician from the Department of Traditional Medicine Services, Kawajangsa, Ministry of Health. People in large numbers queued outside Dungtsho’s chamber to get medicine for giving up drinking and …

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Tiger prowling near lamai Goempa

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A remotely activated camera trap has captured a tiger prowling near Lamai Goempa Dzong in Bumthang valley reconfirming that high altitude areas of Bhutan are potential tiger habitat. Researchers of the Ugyen Wangchuck Institute for Conservation and Environment (UWICE) in Bumthang set up the traps in its research preserve near …

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His Majesty in Borangmo, Pemagatshel

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His Majesty The King visited Borangmo village, which is the second village in Pemagatshel built under His Majesty’s national resettlement project. The village is populated by 51 households from the most remote regions of Nganglam gewog in Pemagatshel. As part of the project, which commenced in 2012, the people were …

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Bhutan Immediate Payment service Launched

Instant online fund transfers amongst domestic banks through mobile, Internet and ATMS (automatic teller machines) is now possible with the launch of the BIPS (Bhutan Immediate Payment Service) system yesterday in Thimphu. Seen as an important step towards promoting the use of digital payments within the country, BIPS offers interbank …

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