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Hoteliers must use BIG, says trade office

Some hotels in Trashigang used the green gas in absence of the BIG cylinder 

Hoteliers in Trashigang would avail the commercial liquid petroleum gas (LPG) supplied by Bhutan Industrial Gas (BIG) from November 26, according to a letter the regional trade office in Mongar sent to the Trashigang thromde thuemi. Trade officials said that a truckload of BIG cylinders containing 180 cylinders would arrive in …

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Chudzom farmers learn to go organic

A least 137 farmers attended the two day training

Farmers of Chudzom gewog in Sarpang are learning the basic and rightful implementation of the technique of organic farming. Chudzom is one of the most remote gewogs in Sarpang, where most of the farmers have been emphasising on cardamom as the main cash crop. Many farmers have even converted their …

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Migration affecting community revitalisation

Hygiene dairy shed constructed as part of small scale industry in Nanong, Pemagathsel (Photo: Karma Wangdi)

While major thromdes and western dzongkhags saw the increase in population, the eastern and central dzongkhags suffered huge population loss over the years. Of the total 334,185 migrants, 39.8 percent migrated from one dzongkhag to another, out of which 40.8 percent were male and 38.9 percent female according to PHCB …

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Picture story

His Holiness the Je Khenpo presided over the 100,000 recitations of Buddha Maiteriya (Jow Jampa) prayer, which began yesterday at the Kabji Choeten Nyingpo, Punakha. Thousands of devotees are attending the recitation. Photo: Sonam Zangmo

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PM expected to visit India next month

Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering is expected to visit New Delhi, India before the end of this year or the first Parliament session. The date government has proposed to the Indian government is sometime towards the end of next month. Foreign Minister Dr Tandi Dorji said the proposal was conveyed …

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Fifth session of CED held in Bangkok

The fifth session of the Committee on Environment and Development (CED) was held at the United Nations Conference Centre in Bangkok from November 21-23.  It was organised by UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and Pacific (UNESCAP). Secretary of the National Environment Commission (NEC), Sonam P. Wangdi and Chief of Policy and …

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Thromde taskforce to monitor sale of controlled substances

After the signing: The thromde taskforce

A multi-sectorial taskforce has been formed under Phuentsholing thromde to collectively enhance efforts to monitor and inspect illicit sale and distribution of controlled substances in the border town. The taskforce include members from the thromde office, the Royal Bhutan Police (RBP), customs, immigration, Bhutan Agriculture and Food Regulatory Authority (BAFRA), …

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Justice sector’s strategic plan highlights challenges

As Bhutan’s justice sector grows in size, complexity and relevance, the need for it to evolve to meet the emerging challenges grew too, according to the justice sector strategic plan 2018-2023. The plan, launched earlier this month in Thimphu, stated that it is expected to improve coordination between justice service …

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