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Leopard caught in a trap and rescued

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Many wildlife species in the country are increasingly reported to be coming in direct confrontation with humans and their pets. This has led to wildlife getting either killed or injured. According to experts, the growing human population, disintegration of habitat, animals fleeing from predators, etc., are causing the rise in …

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PM meets EU Commissioner

Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay was called on by H.E. Mr. Andris Piebalgs, European Union Commissioner for Development Cooperation at the Gyalyong Tshogkhang yesterday afternoon. Lyonchhen conveyed that RGoB accorded high importance to the relationship with the European Union (EU) and stated that it was an honor to receive the Commissioner and …

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Biggest vegetable marketing hurdle to be resolved

One of the components of the ‘Three Windows Shop’, an initiative of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests, is to link the marketing of locally produced vegetables from farms in remote areas to potential markets. The Director, Department of Agriculture and Marketing Cooperatives (DAMC), Dorji Dhradhul, said the ‘Three Windows …

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Queens Cup basket ball tournament underway

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he Queens Cup basket ball tournament which started on 11 October is dedicated to 3rd anniversary of the Royal Wedding of the Fifth Druk Gyalpo Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck and Her Majesty the Gyaltsuen Jetsun Pema Wangchuck. There are 22 teams participating from Thimphu and out of 22 teams three …

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Mutual Visa exemption agreement signed between Bhutan and Switzerland

A mutual visa exemption agreement for holders of diplomatic and official passports was signed on 8th October 2014 by Foreign Secretary Yeshey Dorji and Linus von Castelmur, Ambassador of Switzerland to Bhutan. This arrangement will greatly facilitate official travel between the two countries and strengthen contacts and cooperation. Holders of …

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Home Ministry working on safety rules for archery ranges

In response to a question at the monthly ‘Meet the Press,’ the Home Minister, Lyonpo Damcho Dorji said that his ministry is working on some safety guidelines and rules for archery ranges. The Prime Minister, Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay said that while archery was a national sport and in the ‘DNA’ …

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Status on issuing diplomatic passports

The Foreign Minister, Rinzin Dorje, has asserted that the Passport Manual 2006 would be looked into closely to determine the effect of issuing too many diplomatic passports. This comes after concerns were raised on the increasing number of diplomatic passport holders in the country and the high chances of misuse …

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Thimphu to have multi-storey car parking buildings

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Finding a parking space for your car in Thimphu is not easy, especially in the core town areas. It is stressful to have to drive round and round until you can finally squeeze into a designated parking space, and by the time, you are sapped out of your energy to …

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