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Ten-fold increase in size of FDI inflow

The country recorded Nu 5.7B worth of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) projects in 2018 alone, recording a 10-fold increase from 2017. From seven projects in 2017 worth Nu 597M, FDI inflow in terms of the number of projects increased to 16 in 2018. This takes the total number of FDI projects in country to 73 as of 2018, an increase from 57 in 2017.

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His Majesty inaugurates fifth flower exhibition 

His Majesty The King, His Majesty The Fourth Druk Gyalpo and members of the royal family grace the opening of the 5th Royal Bhutan Flower Exhibition at the Tendrelthang in Samdrupjongkhar on February 21.

Hundreds of people are visiting the fifth Royal Bhutan Flower Exhibition, which His Majesty The King  inaugurated on February 21 at the Tendrelthang in Samdrupjongkhar. His Majesty The Fourth Druk Gyalpo and members of the royal family also graced the exhibition. The Prime Minister, cabinet ministers, senior government officials and representatives …

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Thimphu celebrates HM’s birthday

Dawa Zam won a power tiller in a lottery

For Dawa Zam, His Majesty’s birth anniversary on February 21 was a blessed day. She was among the thousands who had gathered at the Changlingmithang stadium to celebrate the day. The colourful chairs at the stadium with row of national flags swaying in the wind against a blue sky started …

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BAFRA seizes 585kgs of chillies and beans in Tsirang

Officials dump the seized vegetables in a pit

Bhutan Agriculture and Food Regulatory Authority (BAFRA) officials in collaboration with the police seized about 385kg chillies and 200kg beans in Tsirang yesterday. A bolero pickup truck carrying the vegetables was on its way to Thimphu from Gelephu. To read more, please subscribe by registering at www.ekuensel.com

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Two arrested after an obscene ritual clip goes viral

Thimphu police arrested two men after a video clip showing a man in robes touching women inappropriately during a ritual went viral. The men, both dressed as monks, were arrested on February 20 as a suo moto case (on its own motion) after public outrage on social media. To read more, please …

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Chukha celebrates HM’s birth anniversary

A young scout watches the march-past

The sky was cloudless in Tsimalakha, Chukha on February 21. Hundreds had gathered to celebrate the 39th birth anniversary of His Majesty The King at the Chukha Central School (CCS) ground. Among the crowd of students, 60-year-old Kancha Dorji from Getana watched the cultural programmes alone. He was waiting to see …

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Trashigang and T/yangste celebrates HM’s birth anniversary

Students take part in His Majesty’s birthday celebration in Trashigang

With national flags flying through the streets in Trashigang town, about 300 people had gathered at the football ground of Trashigang Middle Secondary School on February 21 to celebrate His Majesty The King’s birth anniversary. Trashigang dzongdag, Chekey Gyeltshen briefed the gathering on the significance of the occasion and said …

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ACC exposes state land encroachment 

Through deceit, a woman allegedly measured her plot of land that was actually in Hongtsho Trashigang, a village in Thimphu dzongkhag, in the core Thimphu city during the resurvey in 2000, an Anti-Corruption Commission’s (ACC) investigation report states. The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) is currently reviewing the report …

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OAG appeals on Samtse rape case

Samtse court last month convicted a 34-year-old man from Pemaling, Samtse for rape of a minor above 12 years and sentenced him to nine years in prison. He was also found guilty of child abuse and sentenced to a month in prison. To read more, please subscribe by registering at …

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Picture story

Commemorating the birth anniversary of His Majesty The King, Kuensel Corporation Ltd distributed about 3,000 library books to schools of Chhukha dzongkhag and other parts of the country on February 21. Since the start of the programme in 2012, Kuensel has distributed more than 15,000 library books to over 100 …

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Wangdue vendors ask for taxi parking near the vegetable shed

About 20 vegetable vendors from across Wangdue sell their products everyday at the shed

While the new taxi parking in Bajo has eased traffic congestion in the town, farmers selling farm produces at the vegetable shed say they are affected after the taxi parking was relocated. The vegetable shed accommodates 32 vendors selling imported vegetables and seven selling dry goods. The space adjacent to …

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Wangdue dzongkhag is meatless during auspicious months

There are about 15 meat shops in Wangdue

While the 15 meat shops at Bajo town remained closed during the Chomthruel Dawa and Saga Dawa (first and fourth months of Bhutanese calendar), meat was sold through various edible products at restaurants and bars in the past. This, however, has changed since last year after more than 90 bars …

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