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Progress in road connectivity and ICT in the country

Presenting the progress on connectivity and ICT in the country Lyonchhen Dasho Tshering Tobgay said that Bhutan now has air service agreements (ASA) with eight countries, with United Arab Emirates being the most recent, and the next month the country’s first-ever ICT College will begin at Gyelposhing with 81 students. …

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Yonphula Airport to have test flight by June


The Yonphula domestic airport in the eastern district of Trashigang, closed since 2013 for realignment of its runway and compliance with international standards, is expected to re-open in June according to air transport officials. “We are having a test flight by the first week of June and the certification of …

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A female common leopard rescued

Picture courtesy Tshencho Tshering, Senior Forester

A female common leopard weighing about 30 kilograms and  measuring100 centimetres in length was rescued from a snare it had entangled itself into near the Phobjikha Central School in Wangdue district on May 23. The snare had been set up by the caretaker of the school to guard his potato …

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