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Zhemgang residents ask for a permanent solution to their road problems

The road block near Reutala

Frequent roadblocks in an area in Reutala, which is 35kms away from Zhemgang town towards Trongsa, cause inconvenience to commuters plying the Trongsa-Zhemgang-Gelephu highway. Falling boulders and landslide keep blocking about 100ms stretch of the road. Many people travelling to Trongsa, Zhemgang and Gelephu had to return and stay in …

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Bhutan enters preparatory period to shed LDC status 

Foreign minister Dr Tandi Dorji

Come December 2023, and Bhutan would graduate from the least developed countries (LDC) category and become a lower middle-income country. The country has officially entered into the preparatory period of five-years to graduate from the LDC category that will end on December 13, 2023. Foreign minister Dr Tandi Dorji announced …

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Maternity allowance for eligible mothers only

Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering

The government will frame rules to provide maternity allowance for rural women during the initial months of childbirth to ensure that only those who fulfill the prescribed criteria are eligible. Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering reiterated the government’s commitment to fulfill the campaign pledge while interacting with journalists at Friday …

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Samtse residents excited to celebrate National Day  

About 220 students from Samtse College and schools rehearse the Thuenpa puenzhi show, which tells the story of a dragon boy uniting people from four directions.

Be it the colours, the mood or the emotions, every day in the journey to December 17 is a National Day in Samtse. The excited spectators who come to see the dress rehearsals show that the upcoming 111th National Day celebrations in Samtse is both historic and significant. At the …

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Prime Minister assures water problems would be solved

Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering yesterday replied to a question on water issues by asking two of his cabinet ministers, who had come to attend the Friday Meet, whether they had brushed their teeth in the morning. Both the ministers said water was available and that they did wash at …

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Delayed hostel construction case now with ACC

The temporary hostels in the upper campus of Dungtse CS has about 18 students cramped in a room

With no signs of progress with the construction of the two 96-bed hostels for Dungtse Central School in Phongmey, Trashigang, residents are growing impatient. The two structures, which were scheduled to complete by June last year, remains covered in thick undergrowth today. The dzongkhag’s tender committee (DCT) had terminated the …

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Picture story

Bhutan Kidney Foundation won an award for the ‘Best World Kidney Day Activities’ during the 18th International Federation of Kidney Foundations (IFKF) conference in Chennai, India. This is the first time that the foundation represented Bhutan in IFKF, which was held from December 10 to 12. The founder Trustee of …

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Jab-Chor—a platform for young entrepreneurs

Jab-Chor—a platform for young Bhutanese entrepreneurs to nurture and grow their business ideas through access to financing was launched yesterday in Thimphu. This was also to commemorate 12 years of His Majesty’s benevolent reign. Jab-Chor is an initiative to encourage successful venture based on trust and confidence supported by legally …

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Developing uniformity in cancer management in SAARC 

Stomach cancer is the most common cancer in the country today, according to data with the cancer society. Cervical cancer, head and neck (ear, nose, mouth) cancer, and lungs and thyroid cancer follow. Researchers, faculty, oncology-related practitioners and bio-engineers from the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) countries are …

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