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HM plants Jangchub Shing at Damphu CS in Tsirang

In 1985, the Coronation Day of His Majesty The Fourth Druk Gyalpo was declared as Social Forestry Day. Thousands of trees are planted on this day every year throughout the country. To mark the occasion, His Majesty The King planted a Jangchub Shing (Ficus Religiosa) at Damphu Central School in …

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Parliament session will not deliberate 12th Plan: Speaker

After an intensive discussion among members from the ruling party and the opposition, the plenary held at the National Assembly conference hall yesterday decided to table an interim budget for the fiscal year 2018-19 in the 11th upcoming parliament session. Speaker Jigme Zangpo, who chaired the meeting, told Kuensel that …

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44.7 percent of girls skip school during menstruation

About 7.1 percent of nuns said menstruation is a curse; about 5.4 percent said it was a disease More than 60 percent of the adolescent schoolgirls stated that a woman must not enter a shrine or temple during menstruation, according to a recent study on Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) of adolescent schoolgirls and nuns. 

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Fuel prices record 13 revisions since last November

With fuel prices seeing 13 revisions since last November, the price of fuel has today reached the amount that existed before the government announced the reduction. In the last six months, there have been nine increases and three reductions in the price of petrol, resulting in an increase of petrol …

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Parties’ membership drive picks pace

With declaration of political candidates gaining momentum and their supporters registering with parties, political parties are seeing an increase in their membership numbers. Except in special cases, the political parties rule 2015 prohibits parties from registering new members once the Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB) releases the election schedule. According …

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Bhutan approves 64 FDIs in 15 years

Bhutan has to date approved 64 foreign direct investment (FDI) projects worth Nu 34 billion since the country allowed foreign investment in 2002. According to the FDI annual report 2017, the country approved five projects in 2016. This means that since then, in a span of about a year and half, 10 FDI projects were approved.

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Mangdechhu project deadline pushed to November 

Project authority cites short of cement supply; Dungsam cement says it has been meeting about 95 percent of the supply order A short supply of cement during the last one and half months has affected the work progress at the Mangdechhu hydropower project in Trongsa, the project’s managing director, AK Mishra …

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