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First credit and saving cooperative opens for eastern region in Mongar

Mongar dzongdag Ugen Sonam and the Regional Agriculture Marketing and Cooperatives Office’s chief, Dorji Rinchen, inaugurate the office

Coinciding with the international day of cooperatives, the Mongar Kuendrel Nyamley Tshogdhey (MKNT) office was inaugurated on July 7 in the dzongkhag. Mongar dzongdag Ugen Sonam and the Regional Agriculture Marketing and Cooperatives Office (RAMCO) chief, Dorji Rinchen, inaugurated the office. The cooperative comprise of members of eight vegetable farmers’ …

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White button mushroom trial a success in Chukha

Inside the farm: Chukha dzongdag inspects the mushroom

The Chukha dzongkhag initiative to try white button mushroom farming has been a success, according to agriculture officials. Four areas were identified in Darla (Tala), Chasilakha, and Tsimalakha in April this year for the trial programme. Four staff from the dzongkhag agriculture sector were also sent to Punjab Agriculture University, …

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Convict gets an additional sentence for possessing illegal arms

Chukha dzongkhag court sentenced a 47-year old inmate to another three years and six months for illegal possession of unauthorised weapon and magazines on July 3. The inmate, Karma, 47, from Talo in Punakha, was serving a 15-year imprisonment sentence for ‘Ku Sung Thukten’ case. His sentencing was supposed to …

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All 47 candidates confirmed: PDP general secretary

People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has submitted a tentative list of all 47 candidates to the Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB) although the name of the candidate from Dogar-Shaba constituency of Paro has not been revealed yet. ECB has asked for a list of tentative candidates of all four parties. “We …

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4,942 youth arrested in the last five years 

With crimes reported to police increased from 2,926 in 2013 to 4,081 in 2017, the country has seen about 40 percent increase in crime, according to the Royal Bhutan Police’s (RBP) crime statistics 2017. The crime rate increased by 94 percent to 2017 from 2016, taking the number of reported crime to 4,081 …

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Mangdechhu tariff to be finalised before November this year

Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay with the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday in New Delhi, India.

The electricity export tariff for Mangdechhu hydropower project, which is expected to complete latest by November this year, would be set before the commission of the plant, the Indian government assured Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay during his meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday in New Delhi, India. The inauguration …

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Average inflation down at 2.8 percent until May

The country experienced an average inflation of 2.80 percent until May this year. Having experienced an annual inflation of almost five percent in 2017, the price of goods and services between January last year and January this year (year-on-year inflation) saw a sluggish increase of 2.98 percent. The year-on-year inflation …

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ACC implicates six in construction of Gelephu domestic airport

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has implicated six people in connection to suspected bribery, fraudulent practices and tax evasion amounting to more than Nu 42.767 million (M) in the construction of Gelephu domestic airport in 2011-12. The investigation findings were forwarded to the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) last week …

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Police arrests escaped detainee after four years

Thimphu police re-arrested a 45-year-old man from Khasadrapchu in Thimphu on July 5, more than four years after he escaped from police custody. The man was arrested from Thimphu on December 2, 2013, for an illegal transaction of controlled substances. The suspect who is from Paro, escaped on January 27, …

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JDWNRH to start mammography service

Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital (JDWNRH) in Thimphu, for the first time, will provide mammography services to women patients. The service is expected to be in operation by the end of this month. Last week, the Japanese government gave seven medical equipment for the national and regional referral hospitals …

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Nu 102M earned in revenue from trademark registration

Revenue from trademark registration with the Department of Intellectual Property (DoIP) crossed Nu 100 Million (M) this year, a press release from DoIP states. According to a press release, the department saw an increase in the revenue collected from Nu 89.12M in 2017 to Nu 102M this year.  “As of …

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