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The Ambassador of the Kingdom of Belgium to Bhutan, His Excellency Jan Luykx, presented credentials to His Majesty King. The Ambassador also met with Lyonchoen Tshering Tobgay and other senior government officials.    

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All involved in leaking exam paper will be charged: PM

RBP is currently looking into the case on the instructions of OAG BCSEA: The Royal Bhutan Police is currently investigating the English II paper leak that nearly jeopardised the board examination results, last year. The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) called for the investigation after receiving the preliminary findings …

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The mystery of the missing father

A convoluted paternity suit has at stake the antecedents of a 24-year-old son Census: Serbu Maya Rai, a Gakiling farmer in Sarpang is bearing the brunt of an extra marital affair she had with a neighbour more than two decades ago.  She claims him to be the father of her …

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Electric fence guard does Guyum good

Wildlife: The past year was a good one for the people of Guyum in Pemagatshel.  The village had the best potato yield in recent memory.  Guyum farmers are expecting the same this year when they harvest the crop in June and July. Farmers say that the crop yield increased after …

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Overseas employment programme makes slow progress

Only about two percent of the total 30,000 jobseekers have been sent abroad so far MoLHR: One and a half years since the launch of overseas employment programme, the labour ministry and overseas employment agencies have sent 715 jobseekers out of the country for training. This works out to about …

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Potato leads 2014 production chart

Last year saw new highs, both in terms of yield and income generated Agriculture: Following good price at the auction yard, Bhutanese farmers sold more than 26,345 metric tonnes (MT) of potatoes, worth Nu 684.10 million in 2014. This was one of the highest, both in terms of amount and …

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SC dismisses Nima Construction’s writ petition

Five-year old twin cases that have moved up the judicial system come to a conclusion Suspension: The Supreme Court (SC), the highest appellate authority, has denied Nima Construction’s petition to issue a stay order against its contract license suspension order and upheld the High Court’s (HC) verdict.

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Yurung’s cardamom makeover

Four years ago a pioneer farmer started plantation and it’s caught on like wildfire since Agriculture: Four years ago, 59-year-old Tandin Tshewang was the lone farmer in Yurung, Pemagatshel, who decided to grow cardamom. Tandin Tshewang did well.  He made Nu 35,000 after selling about 50kg dried cardamom for Nu …

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Protective clothing donated to forest fire fighters

AID: Australia’s New South Wales (NSW) National Parks and Wildlife Services yesterday donated protective clothing to Bhutan’s Department of Forest and Park Services (DoFPS). DoFPS received 145 jackets, 264 pants and 36 fireproof undershirts for Bhutanese forest fire fighters. The fireproof uniforms will be distributed to relevant officials and individuals …

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