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KIL looks at new venture

KIL is planning to substitute import of chedder-flavoured cheese by the end of next month.

Koufuku International Limited (KIL), a dairy processing plant at Chenary in Trashigang is coming up with cheese blocks to reduce the import of dairy products in the country. KIL’s chief executive, Ugyen Dendup, said the company currently had about 10,000kg of Guoda cheese worth Nu 6million. To read more, please …

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ECB bars DPT candidate from contesting elections for life

Phub Tshering (file photo)

The Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB) has banned Druk Phuensum Tshogpa’s candidate for Paro’s Lamgong-Wangchang constituency, Phub Tshering from contesting any elections for life. Phub Tshering, who is also a former Paro Dzongkhag Tshogdu chairperson, had submitted election returns 23 days after the expiry of the deadline, which was November …

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Mongar to study the impact of Dzongkhag Common Examinations

Mongar dzongkhag education sector resolved to conduct an impact assessment on the dzongkhag common examinations, which started in 2016. The decision was taken at its 34th education conference. The conference proposed to discontinue dzongkhag common examination in line with the ministry’s plan to do away examination from class PP to …

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The idiosyncrasies of Bhutanese English 

A Member of Parliament was trolled on social media for serving “snakes” (snacks) and Facebook users usually write “congress” when they say congrats. Phrases like, “today itself,” “on top of that,” “pass out,” “bunk,” “pre-pone,” and use of redundant words like “each and every,” “I myself,” and “until and unless” …

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Fire guts house in Trongsa

A short circuit is suspected to have caused the fire (Photo: RBP Trongsa)

A one storied traditional house was razed to the ground around 1pm yesterday in in Khamaed village in Drakteng, Trongsa. Three families lost all their belongings in the fire. No causalities were reported. To read more, please subscribe by registering at

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BES to plant fruit trees in urban spaces

Bhutan Ecological Society has begun an initiative to create green urban spaces by planting fruit trees across the country. The five-year project, which started with the plantation of 82 saplings yesterday is expected to plant more than 1,000 fruit trees.

To add character, functionality and ecological value to open and green urban spaces, the Bhutan Ecological Society (BES) has begun an initiative to plant fruit trees across the country. At the launch of the initiative, DeSuups, 22 students of Ugyen Wangchuck Institute of Conservation and Research (UWICER) and volunteers planted …

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Bajo-Khuruthang road maintenance awaits budget

The Bajo-Khuruthang road is classified as a secondary national highway

The department of roads’ regional office in Wangdue is awaiting budget to begin improvement and resurfacing of the 12km road from Bajo, Wangdue to Khurthang in Punakha. The road was last blacktopped more than a decade ago. The narrow pothole jammed road has been a concern to commuters and the …

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Gelephu plans central boulevard by 2022

The 3.7km central boulevard would start from Dadgari in Assam, India until Shetikhari along the Gelephu-Zhemgang highway

Gelephu Thromde plans to turn a stretch on the Gelephu-Zhemgang highway into a boulevard for pedestrian safety. Called the central boulevard, the 3.7km project will begin from Dadgari in Assam, India until Shetikhari towards Zhemgang. To read more, please subscribe by registering at

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RMA plans big on digital payment

In pursuance to digital financing, the Royal Monetary Authority (RMA) is conducting a feasibility study on international payment gateway and e-commerce modalities. With financial sector seeing rapid technological advancement, there is a growing demand for an international payment gateway and e-commerce platform in the country. “The ability to pay for …

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2018 records lowest inflation at 3.13 percent

With an annual average of 2.69 percent last year, Bhutan recorded the lowest inflation since the National Statistics Bureau (NSB) began tracking it 15 years ago. The Consumer Price Index (CPI) or the inflation rate in December 2018, that is from December 2017 to December 2018, increased by 3.13 percent, …

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Specialised healthcare, one of 12th Plan’s priorities

The government has plans to promote Bhutan as a centre of excellence for indigenous medicine in the region in the 12th Plan. According to the 12th Plan document, the government aims to enhance access and quality of traditional medicine services in the country. To read more, please subscribe by registering …

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Trongsa’s Lhamoi Dromchoe begins

Zhana Ngacham performed on the first day of Lhamoi Dromchoe

Hundreds of people gathered to witness the Trongsa Lhamoi dromchoe, which began yesterday at the courtyard of Trongsa dzong Dromchoe in Trongsa was first introduced in 1988 during the reign of the 68th Je Khenpo. To read more, please subscribe by registering at

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