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


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


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


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


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


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


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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A database on Waterbirds

The Annual Waterbird count initiated by Ugyen Wangchuck Institute of Conservation and Environment (UWICE) in Bumthang under the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests has captured a range of water- birds species including the most endangered species like white-bellied Heron, Black necked Crane and Pallas’s Fish Eagle. This is the institute’s …

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RBP to deploy police personnel in gewogs

The RBP is coming up with a new initiative, Gewog Based Policing, where 3 to 5 police personnel will to deployed to gewog centres to address chorten and lhakhang vandalism, the most common crime in rural areas. The initiative is also aimed at increasing security and safety in the villages. …

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