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Six day Royal Visit to Haa


His Majesty The King and Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen are arrived in Thimphu on 17th May evening after a 6-day Royal Visit to Haa Dzongkhag. During the visit, His Majesty The King and Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen visited schools, lhakhangs and villages across Haa dzongkhag, and were welcomed by thousands …

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First Batch of Volunteers Return Home


The first batch of medical relief team consisting of 26 volunteers arrived in the country on 12th May 2015. Cabinet Secretary Mr. Kinzang Wangdi, Secretary of Ministry of Health Dr. Dorji Wangchuk, and Zimpon Wongma Tashi Penjore, Office of the Gyalpoi Zimpon received the team at the Paro International Airport. …

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54 people come from Taiwan  to Bhutan for pilgrimage

A group of 54 pilgrims led by Dr. Shih Liao-Yi, a Taiwanese nun, arrived in the country yesterday. The group, on a nine day visit in search of Padmasambhava’s trace and heritage, plans to visit heritage sites across the western and the central regions of the country. According to the …

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Enhancing YDF’s initiative in collaboration with Youthreach

H er Majesty the Queen Mother Ashi Tshering Pem Wangchuck, President of Youth Development Fund (YDF) and Her Royal Highness Ashi Chimi Yangzom Wangchuck, Vice President of YDF, met with President, Uday Khemka of nonprofit organization Youthreach on April 28 in New Delhi, India. The discussions between Youth Development Fund …

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Bhutan and India: Evolving Ties in Changing Times (Part 2)

Significance of Modi’s Visit to Bhutan Two significant diplomatic events took place soon after the BJP-led NDA government was elected to power in 2014. Both events signaled the diplomatic intent of the new NDA government for its immediate neighbourhood. The first event was that all Heads of Governments, SAARC were …

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SARRC countries together for cultural festival


The Clock Tower Square, Thimphu, saw a huge crowd turnout for the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) cultural festival, organized by the SAARC Cultural Centre, Colombo, Sri Lanka, on April 8. The 3-day cultural festival, which ended yesterday, had on display some of the best folk dances from …

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BOIC approves 998 projects so far with most in Agriculture

Business Opportunity and Information Center (BOIC) approved 998 projects of which BOIC has approved 711 for agriculture, 200 in dairy, 60 are in poultry, 10 for piggery, one for fishery, and 16 for others which includes manufacturing. BOIC, Deputy Director Tandin Wangchuk said that BOIC was on track as 98% …

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