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With more than 50 percent of the reconstruction work complete, the Wangduephodrang dzong is rising from the June 2012 fire mishap stronger and more resilient.

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Trade deficit at Nu 29.7B in 2017

Bhutan’s trade deficit last year was at Nu 29.7B, down from Nu 32B in the previous two years, according to Bhutan Trade statistics. The country in 2017 exported goods worth Nu 37.3B and imported Nu 67B worth of goods, meaning that the country’s import value exceeded the value of its …

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DoC develops operational guideline to manage heritage sites

Recognising the vulnerability of heritage sites to disasters, the Department of Culture (DoC) in collaboration with relevant stakeholders will develop an operational guideline to manage heritage sites. A four-day workshop with the objective to develop guidelines for pre-disaster monitoring and preparedness plan for heritage sites and post-disaster response mechanism for …

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Paro conducts SIA on MR vaccination

More than 200 people were given Measles-Rubella (MR) vaccine in Paro yesterday. Paro’s health sector will conduct Supplementary Immunisation Activity (SIA) on MR vaccination in identified areas from April 9 to 13 as per the directives from the health ministry. A health official said SIA is intended to complement routine …

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Know Your NC Candidate: Zhemgang

Dorji Cheten Age: 38  years Village: Pantang Gewog: Phangkhar   Qualification B.Com (Hons) Masters degree in International Economics & Finance RIGSS Alumni Work experience Credit Officer Director of a private company Co-Founder of a Supermarket Why should the people vote for you? With profound commitment and optimism, I am in constant …

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Of changing values and the urgent need to look inward

Dhaari Nhaaba is a film about modern Bhutan, of a changing society and Bhutanese parents struggling to balance their time between work and family. Because the film is about parents, it is also significantly about children and the challenges they face at a time when traditional values are fast flying …

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Prices of electronic goods decrease after GST

For Pema Wangchuk, a grocery owner in Phuentsholing, the introduction of Goods and Services Tax (GST) since July 1 last year does not hold any meaning. According to him, this is because Bhutanese consumers do not benefit from GST. He said he did not understand anything about GST until now. …

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MoH plans female GNMs for 52 BHU II

Merak residents attend World Health Day celebration in Trashigang on April 7

Said the health secretary in Merak while observing the World Health Day  Sherub Dema looks nervous. She is almost shivering. The 49-year-old is literally being dragged by one of her friends to the gewog basic health unit (BHU) in Merak. After almost an hour of explanation on the benefits of …

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Thousands of devotees queued for hours at the Pangrizampa College of Astrology in Thimphu yesterday where the Zhung Dratshang is performing a nine-day Jana Chidoe kurim for the wellbeing of all sentient beings

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PM to leave for Japan tomorrow

On the invitation of the Government of Japan, Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay will be on a four-day official visit to Japan from April 10 – 13. A press release from the foreign ministry states that the prime minister’s delegation will include foreign minister Damcho Dorji, Ambassador of Bhutan to Japan …

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Know Your NC Candidate: Wangdue

Dawa Tshering  Age: 30 years Village: Rukubji Gewog: Sephu Qualification BA in Language and Culture Studies Work experience Protocol Officer Programme Producer and presenter, BBS Radio Tourism Marketing, Malaysia and Singapore (2016-2017) Why should the people vote for you? I have decided to contest for National Council primarily to ensure …

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