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Second Jumolhari festival to attract more visitors


Tanden Zangmo/Thimphu A mountain festival will be celebrated by local communities and visitors for the second time at the base of Bhutan’s prominent mountain, Jumolhari, for two full days starting from October 8. The festival aims to promote ecotourism opportunities in the Jumolhari region, showcase local culture and tradition and …

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Nehru-Wangchuck Cultural Centre celebrates its 4th anniversary


Her Royal Highness Princess Chimi Yangzom Wangchuck graced the fourth anniversary of Nehru-Wangchuck Cultural Centre (NWCC) and an exhibition of paintings “Puducherry Blue” was also inaugurated yesterday at NWCC in Thimphu. During the event, Indian Ambassador to Bhutan, Gautam Bambawale, said NWCC will expand its activities beyond Thimphu and to …

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Bhutan to start participating in UN Peacekeeping Missions


A release from the Foreign Ministry said that Royal Government of Bhutan has decided to participate in UN Peacekeeping missions. It says that as a long standing and responsible member of the United Nations, the Royal Government of Bhutan attaches high importance to the principles and purposes enshrined in the …

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Mega fish farm to supply local wet fish

A mega fish farm, measuring 60 acres in Samrang under Samdrupjonkhar, is the latest in efforts to increase the output of livestock products in the country. This goes in line with the targets of the 11th Five Year Plan, to increase domestic livestock products and reduce the import. As per …

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BOiC formally starts its activities

The Business Opportunity and Information Centre (BOiC) officially launched its activities on August 27. BOiC has an access to revolving funds and a business information centre, a one-stop centre for all information. The primary purpose of BOiC is to promote the growth of cottage and small manufacturing units and formal …

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Clearing the air on performance agreement

The Prime Minister, Tshering Tobgay, said that the very purpose of the Performance Agreement is to make it a participatory process focused on achieving goals and service delivery. “If LGs (local governments) have signed Performance Agreement with respective dzongkhags and if LGs feel that what are there in the performance …

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Potholed Lungtenphu Road to be widened after the monsoon


The motorists plying along the Thimphu-Semtokha highway, especially the Lungtenphu area, will be relieved to know that the Thimphu District Municipality (TDM) will start the road widening works after the monsoon season. As of now, TDM has deployed workers to maintain the road, to repair the numerous potholes and to …

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