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YBC criticized for selling rotten chillies to customers


Youth Business Cooperative (YBC) in Thimphu supplies chillies at Nu 55 per kg which many considered to be quite reasonable during the chilli crisis but recently consumers have started complaining that over 50 per cent of the chillies that YBC supplies are rotten and unusable, consumer says. What makes it …

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Rotarians stress on Responsible Entrepreneurship towards Sustainable Development  

PM addresses the Rotarians from 10 different countries

Rotarians from 10 different countries participated inthe maiden club conference organized by Rotary Club of Thimphu titled-‘Responsible Entrepreneurship towards Sustainable Development’. The three day long conference commenced from Friday with overwhelming number of Rotarians turn out to deliberate on the knowledge and experience of Rotary and Rotarians around the world. …

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Amochhu being dredged for Phuentsholing’s safety


The Phuentsholing Thromde is carrying out major river training works at the base of Kailashwor hill as protection from the Amochhu river that spates every monsoon and wreaks havoc to settlements on the Amochhu banks. The training works include dredging the river channel for 3 km with a width of …

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Betrayal of people’s trust by the elected members

The Prime Minister during the Meet the Press yesterday said that the elected members, be it in their individual  capacity or as a political party who is resigning on petty grounds without completing their term, is a betrayal to the sacred trust of the people who have elected to serve …

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Indian MRP not applicable in Bhutan says OCP

The maximum retail price (MRP) marked on commodities imported from India cannot be applied to shops in Bhutan according to the Office of Consumer protection (OCP), Ministry of Economic Affairs. “MRP is originally adopted and implemented in India to maintain uniformity of price of a product in India considering the …

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A Commercial watermelon boom

Following the successful commercial plantation of watermelon in Mongar and Trashiyangtse, more farmers in the east are taking up large-scale plantation of this healthy fruit. A team from the ARDC sub-centers in Lingmethang and Khangma, have also introduced the program in a 4 acre area in Phuntshothang, Samdrupjongkhar dzongkhag, cultivated …

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A creative craft program to address plastic waste


Plastic waste will be given a major transformation through a creative craft program that will turn waste into useful items such as mats and baskets. Clean Bhutan Organization (CBO) initiated the program in collaboration with the Samdrup Jongkhar Initiative (SJI) to approach plastic waste management through a creative slant and …

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