Japan provides Yen 2.16B for bridge reconstruction

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Aid: Ambassador of Bhutan to Japan, V Namgyel and Ambassador of Japan to Bhutan, Kenji Hiramatsu, signed the Exchange of Notes under the Japanese Grant Aid ‘The Project for Reconstruction of Bridges on Primary National Highway No 4’ on December 16 in New Delhi, according to a foreign affairs ministry press release.

Bangladesh embassy observes its 45th Victory Day

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Event: The Bangladeshi embassy in Bhutan observed the Victory Day of Bangladesh at the chancery in Thimphu yesterday.

Dragon Kings – The Great Beings on the Golden Throne

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1907. December 17. When the people’s representatives signed the historic ‘Gyenja’, little did they imagine the future that they were creating for Bhutan. The journey of nation building subsequently assumed a heightened sense of purpose and clarity.

Cardamom replaces flowers and vegetables in Dagana

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Agriculture: Flower and kitchen gardens in the south are being overrun, not by weeds or pests, but by cardamom plantations.

National Day: the Story of Bhutan

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The Trongsa valley, steeped in rich spiritual and political history, has been home to momentous events as Bhutan emerged from a mythological past, overcame an era of medieval intrigue, and evolved into a modern nation state. But the spirit of the 109th National Day of Bhutan is magical even by the standards of the Kingdom’s enchanted past.

The significance of observing National Day in Trongsa

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His Majesty The King accompanied by Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen and His Royal Highness The Gyalsey will celebrate the 109th National Day with the people of Mangde Tshozhi at the Sherubling High School ground in Trongsa today.

RENEW’s micro finance project reaches out to rural women

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Savings: It’s the 13th day of the month and it’s the day women in the villages of Pang and Bemji of Nub Chutoe valley come together in a nearby shop with the little money they have saved from selling farm produces.

Farmers, FCBL agree on new potato prices

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Exports: After refusing to accept the low prices offered at the Food Corporation of Bhutan Limited (FCBL) auction yard in Phuentsholing for two days, some 20 farmers agreed yesterday to sell more than 500 metric tonnes (MT) of potatoes at negotiated rates.

Police apprehend 7 for possessing controlled substances

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Crime: Tshimasham police apprehended a 24-year-old man for possessing 582 Spasmo-proxyvon (SP) capsules and 209 Nitrosun 10 (N10) tablets during a surprise check on December 13.

ACC looking into BDFL case

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Update: The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) is looking into the Bhutan Duty Free Ltd (BDFL) case involving the alleged termination of three sales executives without prior notice and a number of other allegations related to the recruitment of a sales executive.

Dagana: Township development makes headway

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Urban: The Dagana Dzongdag and officials from the dzongkhag and Ministry of Works and Human Settlement (MoWHS) visited Tsendagang gewog yesterday to make the people aware about land identification for the new town.

Bhutan slides down gender gap index

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Bhutan’s Constitution treats men and women equally
Gender: Gender gap has never been officially recognised as an issue in the country. However, time may have come to do so.

Bare feet trumps boots

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Football: Playing football barefoot might be a distant past for…