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PM on three day State visit to Singapore

Lyonchhen was on a three-day visit to Singapore from 27th to 29th November 2016. During the visit, Hon’ble Lyonchhen called on Mr. J.Y. Pillay, Acting President of Singapore, and met H.E. Mr. Lee Hsien Loong, Prime Minister of Singapore. Lyonchhen was received at The Istana, the official residence of the …

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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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Highland economies in crisis as Cordycep yields plunge

Having immediately asserted itself as the primary, and most lucrative, source of income in the highlands since harvest legalization in 2004, Cordyceps (Ophiocordycepssinensis)has since been on the decline but the steepness of the recent plunge in yield has become serious cause for concern to both highlanders and the government as …

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Waste mounting on private land

In the absence of a proper garbage disposal system Dagapela bazaar has been grappling with waste being dumped all over the settlement. Now the situation has gotten worse with residents targeting private vacant plots to dump waste say frustrated land owners. “There are plastic bottles, batteries, and used computer equipment, …

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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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Lyonchhen meets Modi

On the sideline of the BRICS – BIMSTEC Outreach Summit in Goa, India, Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay on 17th October called on to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and conveyed the greetings and warm wishes of His Majesty the King. Lyonchhen informed PM Modi that Bhutanese fondly recalls PM Modi’s visit to …

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Lyonchhen meets Nepal PM

Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay met with Puspa Kamal Dahal, Prime Minister of Nepal and congratulated him on his election as the Prime Minister of Nepal. Lyonchhen also wished the Prime Minister and his delegates “belated happy dashain” and shared that on the command of His Majesty the King, Hindu Mandir for …

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Tackling traffic congestion during Thimphu Tshechu

Traffic Police urge people to carpool or use just one car per family   Thimphu Traffic Division, Royal Bhutan Police (RBP) expects an increase in traffic flow during the festive occasion of Thimphu Tshechu this year. RBP stated there is 11 percent increase in vehicle numbers compared to 2015. Therefore, …

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