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Her Majesty Gyalyum Sangay Choden Wangchuck, who is in Lucerne, Switzerland on the invitation of the World Tourism Forum delivered the keynote address at the opening of the forum on April 23.     

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RICBL completes insurance payments in nine districts

Claims for 873 houses across 11 districts have been estimated at about Nu 15 million  Windstorm:  Save for Tsirang and Dagana, the Royal Insurance Corporation of Bhutan (RICBL) has completed paying rural insurance claims for all houses that reported minor to major damages from the April 4 windstorm. The windstorm, ...

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No taxi and bus fare revision: RSTA

But the laws of demand and supply have already forced fares down Fares: Despite a recent study finding that existing taxi and bus fares need to be decreased due to fuel price fluctuations in the past 16 months, there will be no revision. A recent assessment by the Ministry of ...

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BOiC takes flak during tshogdu

Loan seekers are irate at receiving no word on, let alone funds from, their applications Loans: Local government leaders in Bumthang asked the Business Opportunity and Information Center (BOiC) to clarify if loans the villagers had applied for months ago will ever be released during a recent dzongkhag tshogdu (DT) ...

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A three-day Volunteers for Voter Information, Communication and Education training of trainers (ToT) workshop in Thimphu for 20 volunteers ends today. The participants will be sent to the communities in Trashiyangtse dzongkhag to conduct voter awareness on electoral democracy and participation. The programme will be replicated in other dzongkhags. The ...

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DPT seeks to withdraw case against Dasho Benji

Breaking News: Druk Phuensum Tshogpa today submitted to court that it wants to withdraw the defamation case it had filed against a former deputy minister, Dasho Paljor J Dorji, following comments he made on social media regarding the party, almost eight months ago.       

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Need for independent roads policy

Roads: The road transport sector needs an independent policy to cover maintenance and other aspects, Department of Roads (DoR) director Karma Galay said at a daylong seminar on road construction, yesterday. There is no separate or independent policy document for the road sector in Bhutan at present. The sector is ...

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Two Bhutanese arrested for smuggling

Two Bhutanese men from Bhangtar in Samdrupjongkhar were produced before the  Jalpaiguri court in West Bengal on April 20, for an alleged wildlife smuggling case. Kuensel learnt that the forest officials in Baikunthapur district of Jalpaiguri in West Bengal had arrested the duo on April 19.

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More flights to Singapore in the offing

Tashi Air plans to fly via Myanmar and may concentrate on the market there Aviation: Despite concerns raised that the market may not be large enough for two airlines, Tashi Air will join Drukair in connecting Singapore to Bhutan. “Survival of the fittest,” Tashi Air CEO Phala Dorji said in ...

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Murdered man identified

Crime: The man, who was found murdered near a stream on the way to Royal Thimphu College on the morning of April 21 was identified as Khanku, 50, from Dophoogchen gewog, Dorokha in Samtse. Police also found the taxi a Maruti Suzuki EECO belonging to the man parked near hotel ...

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BMF conducts leadership training for women journalists

Media: Although progress has been made in terms of providing education and professional development for women, only a small percentage of women are in senior leadership roles in the newsrooms. In any newsroom, male outnumber female in managerial positions. Some 18 female journalists attended a three-day leadership training held in ...

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Inflation reaches 6.27

The drop is attributed to the falling fuel price Economy: The price of goods and services increased by 6.27 percent last month as compared to March last year. The increase was 0.05 percent lower than the annual inflation for February. The falling fuel price has caused inflation to decline since ...

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