Monday , June 27 2016
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    His Majesty The King with the people of Jomotshangkha, Samdrupjongkhar. His Majesty spent the day ...

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Rising multi-drug resistant TB cases

Despite Bhutan’s laudable progress in the TB control programme

WHO: Despite Bhutan’s laudable progress in the Tuberculosis (TB) control programme over the years, the increasing number of multi-drug resistant TB (MDR-TB) poses a threat to the achievements made so far.

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Economic minister quizzed again

Assembly: As if the National Council (NC) calling the economic affairs minister Lekey Dorji for a second time to the house was not enough, National Assembly (NA) members, both from the government and the opposition, chose to ask him most of the questions during the question-hour session, yesterday.

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USD 4.26M for improvement of city roads

However the grant will be released only if ADB’s requirements are met

Infrastructure: Residents in Lungtenphu, Thimphu will soon have improved and broader roads with road widening work from Semtokha (manidungkhor area) to the Yangchenphug Higher Secondary School (YHSS) parking expected to start in October this year.

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Efforts to boost mushroom farming


Partnership: The University of the Ryukyus, Japan and the National Mushroom Centre (NMC) signed a memorandum of understanding yesterday to boost commercial mushroom farming in five dzongkhags.

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APA evaluation to begin soon

Development: The government Performance Management Division (GPMD) will evaluate the 2015-16 annual performance of the dzongkhags and some 36 government agencies next month.

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EIB agreement will bring investment support to Bhutan: EU


Q&A: The European Union’s head of South Asia external affairs, Maria Castillo, spoke with  Kuensel’s Thinley Zangmo, during her visit to the country

What is the purpose of your visit?
This is my third visit to the country. I have been dealing with Bhutan since 2012. This time I’m going a bit out of Thimphu to other dzongkhags to see the countryside,

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Hungarian fish being reared in Gelephu


Aquaculture: As part of its regular programme of breeding and rearing fish fingerlings for fish farmers in the country, the National Centre for Aquaculture in Gelephu is currently incubating fish brought from Hungary.

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Conflict over archery ground


Owner claims he obtained “temporary approval” to use Govt. land for an archery ground

Disagreement: Locals in Thedtsho gewog of Wangdue suspect a discrepancy in the system for the government’s inability to close the archery range below Bajothangu village in the gewog.

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NC recommends Govt. table mining Act

Council: The National Council (NC) has recommended the government to urgently table the Mines and Minerals Management Act 1995 (Amendment Bill) to enhance transparency, curb corruption, and prevent tax evasion and other business malpractices in the mining sector.

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My Country, My Town

  • Powerful wishes: Did these footballs hung from a tree have anything to do with the Leicester City victory? Photo by Tshering Doma, ICS
    Powerful wishes: Did these footballs hung from a tree have anything to do with the Leicester City victory? Photo by Tshering Doma, ICS
  • Dancing goat: Sometimes one just gets the urge to get up and shake a leg Photo by Kelzang Wangchuk, Kuensel, Thimphu
  • Tempting the foots: While recycling is all very well, these might revive long dormant soccer skills Photo by Ugyen Kencho
  • About to be pole-axed: With the ground beneath about to give away, it may not have long to stand Photo by Phuntsho Tenzin
  • From head to bed: A helmet finds an afterlife as a pot for a flowering plant. Photo by Sonam Wangdi, GAO, Dewathang