Bumthang sees drop in tourists

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Tourism: Hotels, resorts and guesthouse owners in Bumthang did not see many tourists this year.

City to play Club Valencia in the AFC Cup preliminary round

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Football: There is no denying that if a national team wants to improve, the local leagues must improve as well. The recent success of the Bhutanese national team can be credited to the revamped leagues in the country.

BIMSTEC must produce more food

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Food security: Experts from the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) member countries have gathered in Thimphu to discuss ways to boost food production and work on a long term plan to achieve food security in the region.

Picture story29 2016

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Around eight shops in Chamkhar town in Bumthang were razed…

DLG notification costs local leaders a month’s salary

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LG: A notification that was issued to dzongkhag administrations by the Department of Local Governance (DLG) is in violation of the election Act and local leaders’ entitlement Act Kuensel has found, and has cost the newly elected leaders of Tsirang a month’s salary.

ACC freezes land transactions in Debsi

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Land: The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has frozen transactions and developmental activities of 19 plots of land, measuring about 2.867 acres in Debsi in Chang gewog in Thimphu.

Return of Zhabdrung’s statue

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The yearlong commemoration of 400 years of Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel’s arrival in the country is winding up with a historically significant aura.

ABI asks RMA to unfreeze Rupee accounts

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Trade: The Association of Bhutanese Industries (ABI) has submitted recommendations to the Royal Monetary Authority (RMA) that could help industries in Pasakha.

Trongsa extends Chunjapang waste disposal site

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Waste: The extended waste disposal site at Chunjapang in Trongsa is expected to accommodate wastes for another 30 years. The old disposal site, which is about four kilometres away from Trongsa towards Zhemgang, was extended after it was filled a few years ago.

S/J initiates campaign for rabies-free society

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Rabies: A two-week sterilisation and vaccination campaign is underway in Samdrupjongkhar to control and prevent rabies in domestic and stray dogs and also avert human-rabies transmission.

Man sentenced to 15 years for murder

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Verdict: The Gelephu dungkhag court yesterday sentenced a 23-year-old man to 15 years imprisonment for murdering a 25-year-old man on May 27.

PP teachers trained in ECCD approaches

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Education: The division for Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD) and Special Educational Needs (SEN) with the Department of School Education coordinated a workshop on ECCD pedagogy based on “Step by Step Approaches” (SbS) in three regions, Trashigang, Gelephu and Phuentsholing from December 20-24, according to press release from the department.

Disgruntled sawmill owners meet with PM

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Timber: Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay, while meeting with 50 members of the Association of Wood Based Industries (AWBI) yesterday, asked if the sawmill owners were trying to intimidate or scare him by coming in a large group and for informing the media about the meet.