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Navaratri, the annual Durga Puja, began at the makeshift Durga mandir in Motithang, Thimphu yesterday. Department of Culture’s Director General, Karma Weezir, attended the opening of the nine-day puja. Members of the Hindu community will visit the mandir to offer prayers to Durga, the goddess of power and celebrate Dassain on September 30.

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Food security project to benefit 10,000 households

Agriculture minister and World Bank country director launch the project

A food security and agricultural productivity project launched yesterday is expected to benefit 10,000 households in five dzongkhags. Should the project prove successful, rice, vegetables, potatoes, cardamom, ginger and citrus production in these five dzongkhags would increase by 20 percent by 2022.

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We are committed to eradicating poverty: PM

At the general debate of the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly, Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay said Bhutan has approached development from a holistic perspective based on the concept of Gross National Happiness.

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Foreign Minister Damcho Dorji deposited the Instrument of Ratification to the Paris Agreement to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change on September 19 during the UN Annual Treaty Event at the UN headquarters in New York. Bhutan became the 161st country to deposit its Instrument of Ratification.

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