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His Majesty visits Goensho Tshamkhang

His Majesty The King visits the Goensho Tshamkhang, a retreat for elderly people in Wangsisina, Thimphu yesterday

His Majesty The King yesterday visited the Goensho Tshamkhang, a retreat for elderly people built under His Majesty’s People’s Project in Wangsisina, Thimphu. The retreat, completed in June, currently accommodates 19 inhabitants who are recipients of His Majesty’s Gensho Zhabto Kidu. The recipients of the Gensho Zhabto Kidu are senior …

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Your trust and our courage are weapons enough: BKP

BKP President Dasho Neten Zangmo interacts with villagers from Samdrupjongkhar who had come to attend the party convention on July 21 at Semtokha, Thimphu.

Bhutan Kuen-Nyam Party (BKP) delayed the start of its convention for nearly an hour as people poured in and the Royal Institute of Management hall in Semtokha ran out of chairs. The party’s candidates sacrificed their chairs and quickly arranged for more. Some of them apologised for the lack of …

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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

Farmers transplant paddy in Lobesa, Punakha

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 grants an audience to Thai Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha and his wife Associate Professor Naraporn Chan-o-cha at the Tashichhodzong yesterday.

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

Indian Ambassador to Bhutan Jaideep Sarkar, Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay, Director General of Border Roads Organisation, Lt Gen Harpal Singh, and Works and Human Settlement minister Dorji Choden inaugurate the 29.2km Damchu-Chukha bypass road yesterday

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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