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Japan provides Yen 2.16B for bridge reconstruction

Aid: Ambassador of Bhutan to Japan, V Namgyel and Ambassador of Japan to Bhutan, Kenji Hiramatsu, signed the Exchange of Notes under the Japanese Grant Aid ‘The Project for Reconstruction of Bridges on Primary National Highway No 4’ on December 16 in New Delhi, according to a foreign affairs ministry press release.

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National Day: the Story of Bhutan

The Trongsa valley, steeped in rich spiritual and political history, has been home to momentous events as Bhutan emerged from a mythological past, overcame an era of medieval intrigue, and evolved into a modern nation state. But the spirit of the 109th National Day of Bhutan is magical even by the standards of the Kingdom’s enchanted past.

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Farmers, FCBL agree on new potato prices

Exports: After refusing to accept the low prices offered at the Food Corporation of Bhutan Limited (FCBL) auction yard in Phuentsholing for two days, some 20 farmers agreed yesterday to sell more than 500 metric tonnes (MT) of potatoes at negotiated rates.

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ACC looking into BDFL case

Update: The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) is looking into the Bhutan Duty Free Ltd (BDFL) case involving the alleged termination of three sales executives without prior notice and a number of other allegations related to the recruitment of a sales executive.

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Dagana: Township development makes headway

Urban: The Dagana Dzongdag and officials from the dzongkhag and Ministry of Works and Human Settlement (MoWHS) visited Tsendagang gewog yesterday to make the people aware about land identification for the new town.

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Bare feet trumps boots

Football: Playing football barefoot might be a distant past for most Bhutanese. With the rapid modernisation the country is undergoing, the younger generations of today might not fanthom the experience of playing barefoot. A few decades ago, when football was first introduced in the country, not many would have had …

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