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Foreseeing sub-regional economic cooperation

Meet: Bhutan, Nepal, India and Bangladesh opted for a quadrilateral meet for the first time on January 30 to discuss areas of cooperation in water resources including hydropower, transit and connectivity. Although the meeting reached no concrete decision, the director general of department of hydropower and power systems, Dasho Yeshi …

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Three ‘gifts’ per gewog

All 205 gewogs to get power tillers, electric fencing and centres with a farm shop each this year MoA: All 205 gewogs in the country will be provided with power tillers, electric fencing and gewog centres with a farm shop each by this year, agriculture minister Yeshey Dorji said. Lyonpo …

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Halfway there

The country is well on track to meet its annual vegetable export target of 7500MT Agriculture: Bhutan is halfway to meeting its annual vegetable export target of 7,500 metric tonnes (MT) by 2018. Agriculture department records show, vegetable exports have almost doubled in the past three years from 2,088MT in …

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Picture story

This earth moving equipment broke down and blocked traffic for over two hours at Pelzomlum, near Thinleygang on the Wangdue-Thimphu highway yesterday morning.     

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First wildlife clinic inaugurated at Taba

Four more, at Gelephu, Trashigang, Trongsa and Samtse, are in the pipeline WCD: To provide timely and reliable health care to injured wild animals, agriculture ministry’s wildlife conservation division opened a wildlife clinic and laboratory at Taba on January 30. While the clinic will treat injured and diseased wild animals, …

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APA integrity success indicators to be revised

Institutional delivery will also be a target in the next annual performance agreement Midterm: Success indicators for national integrity and anti-corruption strategy in the annual performance agreement (APA) will be revised, Lyonchhoen Tshering Tobgay told dzongdas during the mid-year review. “I’ll sit with anti-corruption commission (ACC) to work out an …

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More security called for around sewerage tank neighbourhood

Residents have grown nervous after a recent vicious mugging incident Border: The border belt close to the sewerage tank neighbourhood in Phuentsholing has started to become unsafe, with residents calling for some security for the safety of both locals and those across the border. On the evening of January 21, …

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Lucky Ali to feature on music fest bill

BhIF: Lucky Ali, a popular Indian artist among Bhutanese, and some Indian musical bands like The Vinyl Records and The Koniac Net will perform live during the Bhutan international music festival. Maqsood Mahmood Ali, popularly known as Lucky Ali, a singer, composer and actor, will perform live at the Changlimithang …

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BhIF + BIFF – Music plus the food of life

The upcoming music fest is to be accompanied by a Bhutanese banquet of sorts Festival: To complement the upcoming music festival, the Bhutan International Food Festival (BIFF), will take place at the clock tower square in Thimphu from February 19 to 22 this year. The food fest, an event running …

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