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Japan gifts machinery worth USD 6.948M

Japan gifted Bhutanese farmers with the largest consignment of road construction machinery so far to forge their way into future yesterday. Japan’s Ambassador to Bhutan Kenji Hiramatsu handed over 30 excavators, 20 Backhoes, and other equipment worth USD 6.948 million (M) to the agriculture minister Yeshey Dorji in a modest ceremony in Bumthang yesterday.

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Pheasant-tailed jacana sighted in Bhutan

With the discovery of pheasant-tailed jacana (Hydrophasianus chirurgus) on June 26, Bhutan’s avian biodiversity count has reached 723. Senior forester with Jigme Dorji National park (JDNP) Pema Kuenzang, photographed the bird at Dangochong, Soe range, Thimphu around 3pm when he and his friend were on cordycep duty.

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No urban tax refund for extended thromde area

The urban tax paid by residents in extended areas of Rinchending and Pekharzhing under Phuentsholing Thromde from 2011 to 2015 would not be refunded, the works and human settlement minister Dorji Choden said at the meet the press session on August 4.

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CPA launches person-to-person awareness approach

Bhutan Taxi Association (BTA) joined the ‘national drug awareness campaign’ organised by Chithuen Phendhey Association (CPA) in Thimphu yesterday. Some 40 members of BTA will provide free ride once every morning and evening to Kuenselphodrang for three days starting today.

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Vocational centre to empower women opens in Selekha

The president and founder of Respect, Educate, Nurture and Empower Women (RENEW), Her Majesty the Gyalyum Sangay Choden Wangchuck and ambassador of Japan to Bhutan, Kenji Hiramatsu inaugurated a vocational centre at the Gawailing Happy Home at Selekha in Wangsisina yesterday.

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Picture story

The annual Dorji Drolo Drupchen, which started a week ago at the Ugyen Dongag Chokhorling monastery in Yonphula, Trashingang ends today with Ngedrup Lawong or blessing to the public.

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