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Ginger – A struggling cooperative’s long shot

Agriculture: Almost two years after it was launched, Pemathang gewog’s vegetable cooperative, Tshesey Gongphel Dhetshen, is failing. The cooperative has so far been able to save only Nu 600. The 10-member cooperative is now planning on growing ginger on a six-acre land that the cooperative acquired from the government. The …

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Shedra upgrade to college begins

Construction launched with groundbreaking ceremony graced by the Gyaltshab Drametse: Construction work to build a Nyingma Peling college has begun in Thegchhog Namdrol Ugyen Chholing monastery in Drametse, Mongar, with HRH Gyaltshab Jigme Dorji Wangchuck gracing the Salang Tendrel (groundbreaking ceremony) on March 29. On the command of His Majesty …

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His Majesty attends funeral service of Lee Kuan Yew

Funeral: His Majesty the King and Her Majesty the Gyaltsuen joined world leaders and the people of Singapore in bidding farewell to the island nation’s founding Prime Minister, Lee Kuan Yew at the funeral service held in Singapore yesterday. The Prime Minister who ruled Singapore for 31 years died on …

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External debt exceeds size of economy by 12 percent

However, not counting hydropower loans, debt is at a decent 37 percent or so of GDP Economy: Bhutan’s total outstanding external debt has exceeded the size of economy by 12 percent as of December last year. The country’s debt to GDP ratio, as measured by the Royal Monetary Authority (RMA) …

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Possible areas of collaboration discussed with Google, Facebook

Other companies were also visited during the US visit Tech: While the Prime Minister’s recent visit to the USA was primarily to raise funds for the Bhutan for Life project, the Bhutanese delegation also met with a few big name technology companies to discuss possible areas of cooperation. The possibility …

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Picture story

Her Majesty Gyalyum Tshering Pem Wangchuck and Lyonchoen Tshering Tobgay inaugurate the restoration and adaptive reuse of Wangduechhoeling Palace yesterday in Bumthang.     

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Giving – the Badum way

A charitable initiative meant to inspire children to save for a good cause YDF/BoB: To encourage children to develop a habit of saving and inculcate the practice of altruism, the Bhutan Youth Development Fund (YDF) and the Bank of Bhutan (BoB) launched the Badum Giving Day at the YDF Simply …

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Great India education fair held

Exhibition: About 44 universities and two schools from India took part in the Great India education fair at Youth Development Fund hall that was attended by some 700 Bhutanese parents and students on March 28 and 29. Organised by AFAIRS exhibition and media private ltd., a company based in Kolkata, …

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TCB to be given more teeth

It’s to take over licensing of travel agencies, tourist class accommodation, and restaurants Tourism: The Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB) will take over the licensing of travel agencies, tourist class accommodation, and restaurants, as per the requirement of the revised tourism rules and regulations, 2014, that the cabinet endorsed recently. …

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Vehicle dealers’ request for time extension granted

They have an additional two weeks to invite representatives from their principal company Trade: Following written and verbal requests from some vehicle dealers, the Department of Trade (DoT) has given them additional two weeks to invite representatives from their principal company. Some dealers in their requests have citied that the …

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