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Late blight affects potato yield in Chukha

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‘Late Blight’, a fungus disease has seriously affected the quality and yield of potato in the western district of Chukha, where the tuber is the main cash crop. The agriculture department confirmed the reason for poor yield due to ‘Late Blight’ that is caused due to decay of stems, leaves, …

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Bolero thief in Phuentsholing still at large

As of August 31, Phuentsholing police were still looking for a suspect who stole a single cabin Bolero camper vehicle, parked by the road near the RICBL housing colony in Phuentsholing town. A 40-year-old driver from Lhuentse lodged a police complaint on 27 August that his bolero was missing when …

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His Majesty concludes tour to Southern Dzongkhags

His Majesty offering prayers at the Samtse Shivalaya mandir. (story on page 08)

His Majesty The King arrived in Thimphu on 24th August, following a 10 day Royal Tour of the Southern Dzongkhags of Chukha and Samtse. His Majesty granted an Audience to the retired armed force personnel at the Chukha Dzong this afternoon, and to the students of the Gaeddu College of …

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“When I speak and think of Zhabdrung, I feel blessed.”

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The eighth edition of Mountain Echoes began yesterday in the capital with the liberating Drametse Ngacham (dance of the drums), where twelve men who represents Guru Rinpoche’s entourage, celebrate the victory of religion. Students of Royal Academy of Performing Arts performed the dance. Her Majesty the Queen Mother, Ashi Dorji …

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Tourist entry fees not to discourage visitors claims TCB

The introduction of entry fees for regional tourists visiting places of historical and cultural interest in 2016 has not reduced the numbers visiting Bhutan say officials of the Tourism Council of Bhutan. According to Bhutan Tourism Monitor (BTM) in 2015, when entrance fee system was not implemented, total regional arrivals …

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Ear Surgery camp in Bumthang

The 7th voluntary ear surgery camp by the team from Japan and JDWNRH will be carried out in Bumthang in Wangduecholing hospital from 26th August till 3rd of September. Drawing inspiration from His Majesty the King’s visit to Japan in 2011 to pay respect to the tsunami victims, Dr. Yuasa …

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5 agencies sign APA for 2017-2018

Apart from 41 agencies that signed APAs with Prime Minister in 2016, five new agencies signed APAs with the government for 2017-18. They are Khesar Gyalpo University of Medical Sciences (KGUMS), Drug Regulatory Authority, Bhutan Narcotics Control Authority (BNCA), Bhutan Health Trust Fund (BHTF) and Bhutan Medical and Health Council …

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Foreign Minister in BIMSTEC summit

The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Lyonpo Damcho Dorji led the Bhutanese delegation to the 15th Ministerial Meeting of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) in Kathmandu, Nepal, held on 11 August, 2017. The Ministerial meeting was preceded by the 18th Session of the BIMSTEC Senior …

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