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Govt building housing units for low income families.

In an effort to minimize Bhutanese citizens living in the bordering areas, the government has now started a project to build more than 300 housing units for the people. The Minister of Works and Human Settlement, Lyonpo Dorji Choden said that 3 different areas have been identified to build those …

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Two men in Phuntsholing arrested for possession of drugs

Phuentsholing police arrested two men from Centennial Hotel, Phuentsholing on 16th February at around 10:30 pm. They were arrested based upon the information given by the informer. The two men were arrested in possession of 1,414 capsules of Spasmoproxyvon (Sp), 119 tablets of N10, 9 bottles of Corex and 9 …

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People shares their happiness on Royal Birth of Gyalsey

The atmosphere is charged with happiness. There are visible signs of sheer joy and excitement in the faces of people. A sense of national unity and pride radiates, Bhutan is ready to celebrate the Royal Birth of the Nation’s Son, His Royal Highness The Gyalsey. The focus of the significant …

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Chubu Tshachu losing its heat

Tshachu (hot spring) are known for its curative properties are spread across many dzongkhags, like Gasa, Punakha, Gelephu, Zhemgang, etc. One such tshachu where hundreds of people flock to is the Chubu Tshachu in Toewang gewog in Punakha. With no road access to the tshachu, people use horses and mules …

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678 girls from six eastern dzongkhags benefit from Winter Youth Engagement Programme in Gyelpozhing


The 678 girls attending the 3rd Winter Youth Engagement Programme (WYEP) at Gyelpozhing Higher Secondary School, received a specially-recorded video-message from His Majesty The King, during an emotional closing ceremony held on 20thJanuary. The closing ceremony was graced by His Royal Highness Gyaltshab Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, His Majesty’s Representative in the …

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Australian Ambassador bids farewell


Patrick Suckling, Ambassador of Australia to Bhutan paid a farewell call on Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay at the Gyalyong Tshogkhang on 19th January. The Prime Minister congratulated Ambassador Suckling for successfully completing his tenure and said that Bhutan has seen a lot more interaction with Australia during his tenure. Lyonchhen thanked …

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A better way to engage rural students during vacations


Students working in the RNR field. (picture courtesy RNR Wengkhar) Students in the east are having a better recreation option than just sitting around in the house playing videos games or indulging themselves in illegal activities. The students from around the community of Wengkhar Renewable Natural Resources, Research and Development …

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