Three arrested for display of weapon

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Crime: On October 25, Thimphu police received a complaint that two men, one armed with a knife, were looking for a shop owner at the Centenary Farmers Market (CFM) and were threatening to kill the owner.

Ambassador attends UK Bhutan Society annual dinner

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Friendship: The Bhutan Society of the United Kingdom, one of the oldest friendship societies for Bhutan in Europe, organised its annual dinner at the historic Charterhouse in London on October 21, according to a foreign affairs press release.

BT introduces new feature to inform customers on data usage

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Data: Following a series of accusations on data charges by customers, Bhutan Telecom has introduced a new system whereby B-Mobile prepaid customers will now be periodically notified about their data usage.

Ambassador presents credentials to President  of Singapore

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Diplomacy: Ambassador Tshewang Chophel Dorji presented his credentials to the President of Singapore, Dr Tony Tan Keng Yam at a ceremony on October 27, accrediting him as ambassador of Bhutan to Singapore, according to a foreign affairs press release.

His Majesty The King in Lunana

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His Majesty The King is in Thanza, the largest and furthest village in Lunana. His Majesty The King visited the glaciers and glacial lakes of Thorthomi, Rapstreng, and Lugge, yesterday.

Ruling and Opposition parties fight for North Thimphu

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By-election: Both the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) candidates have stepped up their efforts to win over voters a week ahead of by-election in North Thimphu.

Enhancing rice production

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Agriculture: The agriculture department of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests yesterday signed a Partnership Project with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) to conduct a research trial to find solutions to manage weeds in rice cultivation in Bhutan without the use of synthetic herbicides.

Taking banking to our doorsteps

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While banking services of one bank is already available at all community centres, a step further has been taken. The Central Bank recently approved agent banking which allows financial institutions to offer their services outside the traditional bank premises.

Farm shop expected to benefit Uraps in Bumthang

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Business: Villagers of Ura in Bumthang, who travel almost 48km to Chamkhar to sell their farm produce, can now sell it in their Sanam Tshongkhang (farm shop).

Search for a local bus operator first task for Bumthang’s DT

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Connectivity: Bumthang’s first dzongkhag tshogdu (DT) yesterday decided to explore ways to start bus services within its gewogs as mandated by its annual performance agreement (APA) 2015-2016.

Highlanders unhappy with increasing number of wild predators

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Livestock: Highlanders say they are bearing the brunt of the country’s strict conservation rules. They claim that they have lost an increasing number of their livestock to wild predators as they live in the protected areas of the northern parts of the country.

Veteran returns to the squad

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Football: Veteran player Chencho returns to the national team after a three-year hiatus in the recently released 36-men national squad list.

Minister endorses civil servants’ response to DNT

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Education: Education minister Norbu Wangchuk has endorsed the Haa dzongkhag education office’s and Rangtse Primary School principal’s responses to Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa’s (DNT).