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A monk turned entrepreneur manufactures egg trays in Sarpang

At least 86,400 trays were manufactured since establishment last month

Poultry farmers and egg suppliers of Sarpang, Tsirang and Dagana need not travel to India to buy egg trays now. This is because a former monk, Thinley Phuntsho opened an egg tray-manufacturing unit last month in Chokorling, Sarpang. He said he started the business to ease the import of egg …

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Bhutan partners with sanitation and water for all

Executive chair of SWA, Catarina de Albuquerque with the works and human settlement minister Dorji Choden

The executive chair of the UN-hosted Sanitation and Water for All (SWA) global partnership, Catarina de Albuquerque was in Bhutan recently to meet key ministries and development partners, and to be a speaker at the Third B-WASH Cluster Meeting. A press release from SWA states that Bhutan recently became a …

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New parking in Babesa to accommodate about 100 trucks

The new parking was completed about three months ago

The truck parking in Babesa, Thimphu, which was constructed recently, will accommodate about 100 trucks. Thimphu Thromde’s chief engineer, Karma Jamtsho, said that the thromde needed a bigger truck parking out of the city area. “We had an area in Babesa. We don’t want the trucks coming into the city …

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Bangladesh bound trucks complain of problems along the highway

More than 150 trucks ferrying boulders to Bangladesh were held at Fulbari, Indian border to Bangladesh after locals stopped the trucks without any specific reasons. This comes when the export of boulders to Bangladesh has increased by more than 500 percent in the last one year. Trucks were stranded for …

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Art exhibition held to celebrate Bhutan – India relations

The live painting workshop saw eleven artists

To celebrate the 50 years of diplomatic relations between Bhutan and India, 35 artworks are exhibited at the Nehru-Wangchuk cultural centre in Thimphu. The exhibition called ‘An art expedition to the land of the Thunder dragon’ started from June 1 and ends tomorrow. The artworks are from 16 Indian and …

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Former BKK Chancery head appeals to HC

The former head of chancery of Bhutan’s embassy in Bangkok has appealed to the High Court on June 5. An official from the High Court said that while the individual has appealed against the dzongkhag court’s judgment, the grounds of the appeal have not been submitted yet. The court is …

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Chukha court sends businessman to prison for five years for SP+

The Chukha dzongkhag court altered the charges against a businessman and sentenced him to five years in prison for trafficking 352 capsules of Spasmoproxyvon Plus (SP+) and sent him to rehabilitation for three months for 18 tables of Nitrosun 10 (N10) last month. The May 22 judgment stated that Ugyen …

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PDP replaces three serving MPs

The People’s Democratic Party introduced two former dzongdags and a former member of National Council as party candidates yesterday. They replace current MPs of Chummig-Ura in Bumthang, Gelephu, and Kilkhorthang-Mendrelgang in Tsirang. Former Trongsa Dzongdag Sonam Rinchen, who has been in the civil service for the last 33 year, will …

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Fuel prices hiked

Following a fuel price hike in India last month, the cost of petrol has increased by Nu 3.2 a litre and diesel by Nu 2.5 a litre in Bhutan. Petrol in Thimphu now costs Nu 65.39 a litre and Nu 63.05 a litre in Phuentsholing. A litre of diesel in …

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Recycled plastic waste exhibited in S/jongkhar throm

The exhibition was held to create awareness among students and the public on the impact of plastic waste on the environment

To make Samdupjongkhar thromde a plastic-free town and to celebrate the environment day coinciding with Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen’s birthday, the thromde organised a recycled plastic waste exhibition on June 4. About 90 students from Samdrupjongkhar PS, Samdrupjonkhar MSS, Dewathang PS and members of the youth centre participated in the …

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Sarpang police to forward minor rape case to OAG today

Sarpang police will forward the case of the soldier, who allegedly raped a nine-year-old student in Gelephu to the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) today. Police officials say the case was registered as  ‘statutory rape’ although the medical report stated that there was no redness or sign of penetration …

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Chief Justice Tshering Wangchuk yesterday delivered a lecture at the Royal Thimphu College on Constitution, Monarchy and Rule of Law as part of Legacy of the Monarchy Lecture series. Organised by Bhutan National Legal Institute, the lecture series was initiated by Her Royal Highness Princess Sonam Dechan Wangchuck, President of …

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