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Japan provides Nu 334.2M for four grant projects

The ambassador of Bhutan to Japan, V Namgyel and the ambassador of Japan to Bhutan, Kenji Hiramatsu signed the Exchange of Notes for the Japanese grant aid ‘The Project for Improvement of Medical Equipment’ at the national and regional referral hospitals on March 3 in New Delhi, India, according to a press release issued by the Japanese embassy in New Delhi.

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A fuel depot for Tingtibi by March

Residents of Tingtibi will no longer have to drive all the way to Zhemgang to fuel their cars as a fuel depot will soon be available in the town. The Druk Petroleum Corporation Ltd (DPCL) is currently constructing a fuel depot in Tingtibi.

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The year of the Fire Female Bird

As the year of the Monkey gave us His Royal Highness The Gyalsey, ensuring the continuity of the Wangchuck Dynasty, the bird will see the birth of more boys.

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A productive year for agriculture

Yearender | Agriculture: The agriculture sector, that 58 percent of the population depends on for their livelihood, experienced some major milestones in the year of the Monkey.

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Contemporary Bhutnaese artists carve out a niche

Yearender | ARTS & Culture: The Fire Male Monkey Year saw development of art and culture in the country. Art exhibitions and some of the memorable art and literary festivals such as the Mountain Echoes brought together talented artists from both within and outside the country.

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CCTVs watch over Thimphu

… in a bid to further reduce crime
Yearender |  Crime: The past five years saw a drastic drop in crime rates in the country from 4,697 cases in 2011 to 2,055 in 2015. Battery and assault remained the top crimes committed in the country in 2015, followed by larceny, and then crimes related to drugs.

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