• 10 men charged for smuggling 52kg gold

    The chase for gold smugglers from the northern borders has finally resulted in police seizing more than 77 kilogrammes (kg) of gold and arresting several men in the smuggling racket.Police handed over the case to the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) who has charged 10 men, in Paro court on June 13, for smuggling 52kg of gold biscuits amounting to Nu 151.664 million into the country from northern border.

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IFAD invests in linking farmers to commercial markets

The UN’s International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) signed a financial agreement with the government of Bhutan recently that will reduce rural poverty and sustainably increase the incomes of over 28,000 smallholder farming households.

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HM confers red scarf to Dasho Karma Tshiteem

Recognition: The best was saved for the last.

His Majesty The King conferred the coveted bura marp to the chairperson of Royal Civil Service Commission, Dasho Karma Tshiteem yesterday, making him the sole red scarf recipient at the 108th National Day celebrations in Paro yesterday.

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Four master craftsmen awarded Gold

As a Buddhist country, we have many sacred sites in Bhutan, which are part of our valuable cultural heritage, His Majesty The King said yesterday while recognizing the works of the country’s craftsmen during the National Day celebrations in Paro.

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Friends of Bhutan recognized

Harald N Nestroy In recognition of his services to Bhutan, His Majesty The King awarded the Executive Chairman of Pro Bhutan, Germany and Bhutan’s longstanding friend, Harald N Nestroy the National Order of Merit, Gold. Harald Nestroy, 77, is a retired German diplomat, who has been a longstanding friend of …

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50 educators recognized

In recognition of their exemplary service to the nation in the field of education, His Majesty The King awarded 50 educators with the National Order of Merit yesterday.

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Lifetime Service Award to retired civil servants

In recognition of their distinguished and meritorious service to the nation, His Majesty The King awarded the Lifetime Service Award to 45 retired civil servants, who have served in the civil service between 1985 and 2011.

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AMC guard wins tractor

Fifty-four-year old Tshechula knew something good could happen on the National Day yesterday.  Like most Bhutanese, he did believe in dreams and he had dreamt of climbing uphill carrying something.

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Bhutan ranks 132nd on HDI

Ranking: Bhutan’s ranking in human development index is up by four places at 132 out of 187 countries, according to the human development report, 2015, which was released on December 15.

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Drukair flies first scheduled flight to Gelephu

Aviation: More than three years after it was inaugurated, Gelephu domestic airport received its first scheduled flight, yesterday.

The national airline, Drukair, flew seven revenue paying local passengers and four government guests, including the information and communications secretary to Gelephu from Paro. From Gelephu, the airline picked up the information and communications minister and other government officials on its return flight to Paro via Bumthang.

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Mumps outbreak escalates

Health officials say they do not know why the number of cases shot up by 10 folds in the last two years 

Health: With at least two persons infected with the mumps virus every day in the last 11 months, mumps remains the most infectious disease reported in schools across the country this year.

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