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Exhibitors blame trade fair timing for loss

Save for occasional visitors, most of the stalls at the exhibition remained deserted even on the final day of the trade fair

Exhibitors of the 9th Bhutan India Regional Friendship Trade Fair (BIRFTF) say they suffered loss this year. One of the Indian exhibitors, Ladla, 22, managed to sell only two carpets during the five-day exhibition organised by the Bhutan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI). Another exhibitor from West Bengal, Vinod …

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Police to forward Paro battery and libel case to court

Paro police has completed investigating the battery and libel case involving three women. The case will be forwarded to the court soon. The court granted the women bail on February 25 after being detained for 12 days. The police arrested the women aged 36, 31, and 29 on February 13, a week …

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“Responsibility has changed, lifestyle has not”

Lyonchhen Dr Lotay Tshering

How has life changed in four months? Nothing has changed because my number of work hours, 15-16 hours a day has not changed. Instead of spending at the OT, I spend at the PMO. And twice a week, I always go to the hospital and most Thursdays, unless it is …

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HRH the Gyaltshab inaugurates T’yangtse court

The court was constructed at a cost of Nu 29 million

His Royal Highness the Gyaltshab, Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, inaugurated the Trashiyangtse dzongkhag court yesterday. The Gyelsay truelku Jigme Tenzin Wongpo consecrated the court. To read more, please subscribe by registering at

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Nima and Dawa Palden to reach home tomorrow

The twins were separated four months ago (Photo: Dr Karma Sherub)

Nima and Dawa Palden, the first conjoined twins from Bhutan will return home today, five months after they arrived in Melbourne, Australia for a separation surgery. The girls who are now 19-months old and their mother Bumchu Zangmo will land at the Paro International Airport tomorrow. To read more, please …

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KMMU camp saw 4,455 people in Samdrupjongkhar

His Majesty’s Kidu Mobile Medical Unit, which set up camps in four gewogs of Samdrupjongkhar last month successfully helped deliver twins via C-Section in Jomotshangkha. The mother and babies are healthy.

His Majesty’s Kidu Mobile Medical Unit (KMMU) saw 4,455 people in 12 days last month in a series of medical camps held in Samdrupjongkhar. The medical camps were held in the BHUs of Gomdar, Lauri, Jomotshangkha and Phuntshothang from February 9 -24. The KMMU offers specialised clinical services in places …

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His Majesty’s Representative and the President of the Bhutan Olympic Committee, His Royal Highness Prince Jigyel Ugyen Wangchuck was reappointed as the Chairman of the International Relations Committee (2019-2023) of the Olympic Council of Asia during its 38th General Assembly in Bangkok, Thailand on March 2 and 3. HRH was …

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Committee terminates contract for poor progress on EW highway works

Of the 14 packages on the Northern East-West highway widening works from Chuserbu to Nangar in Bumthang, works are ongoing for four packages.

The Department of Roads’ (DOR) regional office in Trongsa would terminate the contract works of Druk Lhayul Construction in Trongsa tomorrow. The construction company was executing a package of the Northern East-West Highway widening works from Viewpoint to Bjeezam in Trongsa. It was learnt that a ministerial-level committee decided to …

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Mongar aims 100 percent egg sufficiency this year

There are about 20 commercial and semi commercial farms in Mongar today

With about Nu 5.17 million (M) worth of eggs produced in Mongar last year, the dzongkhag was 87 percent egg sufficient. The dzongkhag is estimated to have produced 7.27 million eggs. The dzongkhag livestock sector plans to increase its egg production by 13 percent this year and become 100 percent egg sufficient. The number of commercial …

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IHPP encourages raising persimmon nursery

Other varieties of fruits such as peach and plum were also grafted at Menchuna

To encourage and provide farmers with enough seedlings to grow persimmon, a team of staff from Agriculture Research and Development Centre (ARDC) at Bajo in Wangdue visited farms in Dagana last week to help raise nursery. Dagana’s focal person with the Integrated Horticulture Promotion Project (IHPP), Phuntsho Wangdi, said that …

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