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5 lives lost within a week due to monsoon landslides

Royal Bhutan Police (RBP) has issued a travel advisory to commuters and labourers working at road construction sites. The monsoon causes the soil to become loose and makes it for a dangerous time to travel. Just within a week’s time, five lives were lost in two different landslides. All five …

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15 Dengue fever cases in Phuentsholing so far

More than 15 cases of dengue fever were reported in Phuentsholing regional hospital since the beginning of this month. A health official said that a patient with a severe case of dengue has been referred to the Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital (JDWNRH) due to inter abdominal bleeding. Although …

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Her Majesty addresses Annual Environmental Officers’ Conference

Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen addressed the Annual Environmental Officers’ Conference during its opening ceremony in Thimphu on 3rd July. The conference marks the culmination of a number of events, activities and initiatives commemorating World Environment Day, from June 5. Her Majesty, in the Keynote Address, expressed concerns over the growing …

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60.4 percent of households own land

The Population and Housing Census of Bhutan (PHCB) 2017 reveals that of the 158,513 regular Bhutanese households in the country, 60.4 percent of the households are land holders. The types of land include dry land, wet land, orchard, cardamom, khimsa (housing plot) in urban area, khimsa in rural area and …

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