40 yrs of Bhutan-Helvetas partnership


Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay attended the 40 Years of Bhutan-Helvetas Partnership celebration in Thimphu yesterday. On behalf of His Majesty the King and the people of Bhutan, Lyonchhen extended a warm welcome to Mr. Elmar Ledergerber, President of HELVETAS and his delegation, who have traveled all the way from Zurich to celebrate 40 …

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Cardamom replacing paddy in drought areas


Many farmers in cardamom producing dzongkhags, like Sarpang, Chukha, Tsirang, Samtse and Dagana are reaping the benefits from their cardamom plantations. The profit is considerably huge compared to other cash crops. The steady source of revenue from cardamom business has helped the farmers to live a relatively comfortable life. Farmers …

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Thimphu police arrests four people for drug possession


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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Central school in Dagana sees an increasing number of dropouts

The Central School system has started from this year in every district with the ultimate aim being to provide the best facilities including good food, education and every other requirement of students. However, the Central school in Dagana called the Geserling Middle Secondary School has had a bumpy start with …

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RTC & Khesar Gyalpo University to work together


The Royal Thimphu College and Khesar Gyalpo University of Medical Sciences of Bhutan (KGUMSB) signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Tuesday, 8 September, 2015. The MoU will focus on promotion of education and academic exchanges, direct contact and research cooperation between their faculty members, departments, and research institutes etc. Speaking …

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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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