Import of essential food items spirals

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INR earnings from electricity is not enough to meet the import of essential items including fuel

Trade: If the import of essential items is anything to go by, then Bhutan is far from achieving its target of food self-sufficiency.

Ailing passenger de-boarded for safety reasons: Drukair

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The passenger was de-boarded following complaints about his smell as a result of medical conditions

Aviation: The national airline, Drukair, has challenged the version of events concerning the offloading of an ailing passenger who because of medical conditions caused a smell that some passengers in the aircraft found offensive.

Bhutan celebrates World Tourism Day

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Tourism: Some 34 students from 14 schools in Thimphu participated in the on-the-spot painting competition organised by Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB) to celebrate World Tourism Day at Tarayana conference hall yesterday.

Bhutan calls for reform of UN

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In his address in New York, the Prime Minister supported India's bid for a permanent seat on the UN security council  UN: Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay called for the UN to be reformed and supported India's bid for a permanent seat on the organisation's security council during his address to the UN Sustainable Development Summit on Saturday in New York.

A good beginning?

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That the Ministry of Education will establish a Teacher Professional Support Division (TPSD) to ensure that every teacher in the country receives need-based professional development is good news. It is a most relevant re-organisation that should have come a long time ago.

Bumdra campsite removed, issues persist

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Some local government leaders insist they can prove that a permanent camp was set up and rules violated

Tourism: Despite the dzongkhag verification team ruling out a permanent campsite at Bumdra, above Taktshang in Paro, some local leaders still insist that there existed a permanent campsite that could have been dismantled prior to the team’s visit.

Abducted student and drivers yet to return home

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Crime: Almost a year after he was abducted, parents of the 14-year-old student in Chuzargang, Gelephu are still waiting for their son to return home.

Phuentsholing reports cases of canine distemper

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Disease: Phuentsholing’s veterinary officials are suspecting canine distemper outbreak in the border town. Although it does not pose much threat to the general public, pet owners are advised to correspond with officials.

Mongar renovates 480 choetens

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Heritage: The Mongar dzongkhag administration formally launched the renovation of more than 480 choetens with the installation of the Ku-Sung-Thukten (zungs) at Kedheykhar Choeten recently. The renovation is taken up to commemorate the 60th birth anniversary of His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo.