• Issues that render LGs ineffective

    Limited understanding of the roles of local governments (LGs) at the local level and lack of LG administrations’ capacity to implement decisions have affected the effective functioning of Dzongkhag Tshogdus (DTs) and Gewog Tshogdes (GTs), a study has revealed.

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Bumthang farmers ask for a potato auction yard

Farmers take their potatoes to Phuentsholing

Farmers in Bumthang are busy harvesting potatoes. The harvest comes after five months of hard work and guarding against wild boars, pest and unfavourable weather. As the farthest dzongkhag from the auction yard in Phuentsholing, most of them say there is a need for an auction yard in the locality. …

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FCBL employees surrender their subsidised LPG

FCBL staff in Phuentsholing surrender their subsidised LPG

In line with the “Citizen’s Initiative: Our Genkhur,” employees of Food Corporation of Bhutan Limited (FCBL) in Phuentsholing voluntarily surrendered their subsidised Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) cylinders for non-subsided cylinders on August 16. A total of 46 subsidised LGP cylinders was surrendered and officials availed 64 non-subsidised LPG cylinders. To …

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In honour of the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi’s visit to Bhutan, a Royal Luncheon was hosted at the Grand Kuenrey of the Tashichhodzong.  His Majesty The King, His Majesty The Fourth Druk Gyalpo, and Members of the Royal Family graced the event, at which the Prime Minister, government …

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Find your real calling: PM Modi calls

PM Modi addresses students at the RUB convention hall in Thimphu

Of the several milestone undertakings that commenced during the Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi’s two-day state visit, Bhutanese youth was a major focus of the visit. Addressing the students of the Royal University of Bhutan (RUB) yesterday, Prime Minister Modi said, “There is no better time to be young than …

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India assures support to Bhutan’s five-year Plans

The two prime ministers delivered their press statements at Simtokha Dzong

The two-day state visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the country not only reinforced the strong and unique relationship but also India’s continued support to Bhutan’s development aspirations. As one of the closest friends and recipient of support, Bhutan assured India her unwavering support to the nation’s leadership …

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Opposition leader calls on Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi

The two leaders meet at Hotel Taj Tashi yesterday

Opposition Leader Pema Gyamtsho (PhD) called on Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Hotel Taj Tashi in Thimphu yesterday. The two leaders discussed various issues of mutual interest ranging from renewable energy, environmental conservation and tourism to thriving bilateral relations and cooperation between the two nations. Pema Gyamtsho said that …

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MHPA team celebrates inauguration of project

The celebration began with marchang ceremony

As Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering inaugurated the 720 megawatt (MW) Mangdechu Hydroelectric Project Authority (MHPA) in Semtokha dzong, residents of Trongsa and MHPA staff watched it live in the powerhouse. Residents of Drakteng and Langthel gewog, the business community and civil servants of …

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Tsirang-Wangdue highway opens to traffic

With about 600 meters of an alternate road constructed between Zawakha and Kamichu, the Tsirang-Wangdue highway has opened to traffic since the evening of August 16. The road remained closed to traffic for almost 10 days after a flash flood from Phangdurongchu in Jarigang created an artificial lake in Punatsangchhu …

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OAG reviews a separate 19kg gold smuggling case

The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) is reviewing a separate gold smuggling case involving 11 men and 19 kilogrammes (kg) of gold worth Nu 57 million. Nine farmers from Paro, Wangduephodrang and Chukha, one businessman from Thimphu and an unemployed man based in Phuentsholing are accused in the case. …

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Man sentenced for attempt to rape

Samdrupjongkhar court sentenced a 20-year-old man to one year and six months in prison for criminal attempt to rape of a married person. Tashi Penjor from Rantsam in Dewathang followed a woman on the night of December 30 last year on her way home from a restaurant and tried to …

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