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BMF launches Apps, websites

The Bhutan Media Foundation (BMF) has launched two free apps that will bring local print and radio into in the palm of the user and boost online presence of the Bhutanese media. The Bhutan News app will allow subscribers to download the digital edition of each day’s newspaper and the …

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SOTN highlights significant changes in the agricultural sector

The agriculture sector has witnessed a significant transformation from subsistence to commercial farming prompted by the government’s focus on food self-sufficiency. This, according to the Prime Minister, Lyonchhen Dasho Tshering Tobgay, is apparent from the vegetables and cereals for sale at the centenary farmer’s market in Thimphu and along the …

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Establishment of Thromde and Yenlag Thromde questioned

At the NA’s question hour this week the works and human settlement minister was asked when the government would establish the 20 Yenlag Thromdes and Thromdes and how it would be institutionalized in alignment with the Constitution. Works and human settlement minister Lyonpo Dorji Choden said “It is the responsibility …

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Bus services to all gewogs?

Opposition members questioned the government on its pledge to provide bus services in all gewogs with road access. Dremetse Ngatshang MP Ugyen Wangdi said 200 gewogs now have road access and are in need of public transport, as private operators have not stepped in.  “Four years of the government’s term …

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A female common leopard rescued

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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