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Route permit for regional tourists to go online

The government is studying the possibility of issuing route permits online as a means to make it more convenient for regional tourists visiting Bhutan. This response came up to a query by the Dremetse-Ngatsang MP to the home minister  on  the huge backlog of route permit applications  at the immigration …

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Road quality and safety raised in NA

A number of questions on road construction, blacktopping and widening works were raised yesterday during the National Assembly’s question hour session. Tading-Dophuchen MP Tek Bahadur Subba questioned the minister for works and housing, Lyonpo Dorji Choden, on the how the government considered effectively using the limited dry seasonal months in …

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85 teachers on maternity leave but managing well

Member of Parliament of Kengkhar-Weringla, Rinzin Jamtsho, asked the education minister to update the House on the number of teachers that are on maternity leave. Lyonpo Norbu Wangchuk said that ever since the extension of maternity leave from three to six months, 193 teachers have received the extended maternity leave, …

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Chilli import ban on but no sight of local winter chillies yet

Vegetable vendors and consumers are yet to see the supply of green chilies flood the market from the sub tropical areas, like Sarpang, Tsirang,  Dagana, etc. Chillies are consumed by the kilograms in Bhutan as all the dishes require a large quantity of the essential chilly ingredient. The Agriculture ministry …

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New butterfly species sighted in JSWN Park

The Khaki Silverline, a rare butterfly species, has been spotted in Tongtophey, Trongsa dzongkhag, within the Jigme Singye Wangchuck National Park. The Khaki Silverline was spotted last month by senior forester, Kado Rinchen of the Langthel Park Range office, while surveying and exploring the butterfly diversity in the park. The …

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Local and national issues in North Thimphu debate

The public debate at the Zulikha Lower Secondary School yesterday saw candidates wooing voters by voicing pledges and highlighting party achievements. Kezang Wangmo, 26,of DPT said that having worked for three years in a management post she knew the real challenges people faced. Kesang Wangmo said she joined DPT because …

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