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Works are now underway to clear the debris the flash flood from Rangshikhar deposited at the bridge in Trashigang town.  

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Just in: The canal that runs through Trashigang town has swollen and left the bridge over it covered in muck following a flash flood from Rangshikhar. 

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Weak monsoon hits farmers

A dry spell has halted farming activities for farmers in several gewogs of eastern, western and central parts of the country. Although some farmers had already begun paddy transplantation, others are still awaiting rain. Paro Dogar gup, Lhab Tshering said that only one chiwog in the gewog has transplanted paddy …

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Bhutan and Thailand fostering closer ties

His Majesty The King and Her Majesty the Gyaltsuen granted an audience to the Prime Minister of Thailand General Prayut Chan-o-cha and his wife Naraporn Chan-o-cha at the Tashichhodzong yesterday. Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay and his wife Tashi Doma along with representatives from regional and international organisations in the country and …

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Damchu-Chukha road opens to traffic

After eight years of construction, the 29.2km Damchu-Chukha bypass road was inaugurated and opened to traffic yesterday. Residents from different villages joined the officials who had come to witness the inauguration at Damchu. A farmer from Bunagu, Phub Thinley, 48 said he left all his work to witness the event. …

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Affirmative growth but likely trade imbalance, projects RMA

The Royal Monetary Authority has projected the country’s economy to grow by 8.2 percent in the next  three years. In financial terms long-term is above three years, medium-term to a period between one and three years, and short-term below a year. This is taking into consideration the full commissioning of Mangdechhu Hydropower Project …

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 The High Court today ruled Druk Gaki Tshogpa cannot be registered as a political party because the party doesn’t have members from all 20 dzongkhags. Its founder, Chheku Dukpa, also known as Jackson Dukpa, had moved court on March 23, stating that the Election Commission of Bhutan had denied registration despite his party fulfilling all the requirements.  

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