• USD hits record high at Nu 73

    Indian rupee (INR) has been sliding against the USD in recent months and Bhutanese ngultrum, because it is pegged to INR, is under pressure. Losing 12 percent this year, INR is labelled by the Bloomberg as Asia’s worst performing currency.

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Bobsar chiwog forced to leave paddy fields fallow

A decade ago, people of Bobsar chiwog in Goshing, Zhemgang had to walk for a day to reach the nearest road head in Panbang and Gomphu. With the opening of the Gomphu-Panbang highway, people only take about 25 minutes to reach Panbang. The highway also opened up developmental activities and …

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Chief Advisor to the Interim Government, Chief Justice Tshering Wangchuk and his wife Chhimi Wangmo with US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump in New York yesterday. The Chief Advisor is attending the UN General Assembly in New York. The chief advisor will address the UNGA today on …

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Bhutan Sustainable Tourism Society launched

GNHC secretary Thinley Namgyel launches BSTS at in Thimphu yesterday

To create a platform for all tourism sector agencies to come together in a common forum to share, inspire and support the growth of sustainable tourism in Bhutan,  Bhutan Sustainable Tourism Society (BSTS) was launched in Thimphu yesterday, coinciding with World Tourism Day. The platform was conceptualised by an eco-tourism …

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DNT promises two ministers and a speaker from Pemagatshel

DNT president interacts with voters in Shumar gewog, Pemagatshel

Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) president Lotay Tshering, during his campaign in Pemagatshel on September 26, pledged to provide a gynaecologist and a surgeon to the dzongkhag hospital. He also promised to blacktop all the farm roads in the dzongkhag if they form the government. The president said DNT securing more …

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Construction for the first steel plant in the east begins

Salhang Tendrel (groundbreaking) ceremony for the construction of a steel manufacturing plant at Motanga Industrial Park, Samdrupjongkhar was held yesterday. The plant will be set up under Druk Metallurgy Limited, a new foreign direct investment joint venture between Druk Holding and Investments Ltd. and its Indian partner Dilip Kumar Goenka, …

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Know your candidate: Dagana

Lhamoidzingkha – Tashiding DNT Hemant Gurung Age: 60 Experience:  Former parliamentarian Education: Bachelors in Arts Describe yourself in three words Honest, sincere, loyal. Your priority for the constituency  My priority is to ensure that Dagana does not remain the poorest dzongkhag. At least in five years I will try to …

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Candidates start campaigning in Trashigang

After recording the highest number of votes during the primary round of the national assembly elections earlier this month, residents of Trashigang have put themselves in a discreet mode. There is not much hype about the elections and no one is talking about the possible outcomes, at least publicly. Many …

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Bangladesh hands over first consignment of medicines

A total of 258 types of essential medicines will be delivered to Bhutan by the end of the year

Official from the Bhutanese embassy in Dhaka, Bangladesh and the health ministry received the first consignment of essential medicines weighing 35 metric tons from the Government of Bangladesh at the Burimari Land Port on September 27. The remaining consignments will be delivered in the same manner in two phases in …

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Three graduates felicitated 

Three undergraduate scholarship students were recognised by the Department of Adult and Higher Education (DAHE), Ministry of Education for their excellence and recognition at two international university and institute. At the felicitation programme held yesterday, Advisor of the Interim Government to the Ministry of Education, Ugyen Chewang, felicitated the three …

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DNT’s Nubi-Tangsibji candidate warned and fined

The election dispute settlement body of Trongsa yesterday issued a written warning and slapped a penalty of Nu 12,900 to Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa’s (DNT) candidate from Nubi-Tangsibji constituency, Yeshey Penjor, for violation of the election code of conduct. Yeshey Penjor in a WeChat group consisting of DNT members had said …

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Two anaesthesia machines break down in Mongar hospital

Of the three anaesthesia machines at Mongar Regional Referral Hospital (MRRH), two have broken down while the third one, a semi-functional machine is for now still working, health officials said. The anaesthesia machine is used to support the administration of anaesthesia during surgeries. Medical superintendent Dr Pelden Wangchuk said that …

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DPT president urges voters to choose wisely

The president explains that the party has experience and capable candidates to form the government

The Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) president Pema Gyamtsho during his campaign in Tsirang yesterday, said people should not leave it up to the political parties to decide where to take the country. “Instead people should think carefully and decide by voting for the right party. Leaving it up to the …

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