A children’s book was launched on the International Tiger Daykuensel

A solution to end the illegal tobacco trade

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With increasing cases of illegal trade of tobacco products along the border, the government has formally asked the Bhutan Duty Free Limited to be the main vendor of tobacco products in the country. 
A children’s book was launched on the International Tiger Daykuensel

Digital payments on the rise

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Digital payment transactions have seen a significant jump amid the Covid-19 pandemic, according to the Royal Monetary Authority’s (RMA) report on the Covid-19 impact on Payments in Bhutan.
From left: BES’s Executive Director, Dr Nawang Norbu (PhD) and Director of DRE, Phuntsho Namgyalkuensel

MoU to widen the energy supply

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To promote renewable energy (RE) and energy efficiency (EE), Bhutan Ecological Society (BES) and Department of Renewable Energy (DRE) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) in Thimphu yesterday.
Foresters in Samtse on Covid-19. More than 140 foresters are placed along the borders as they observe the International Rangers Day todaykuensel

Guarding the porous border in Sarpang

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In Umling, Gelephu, an irrigation channel separates officials from Royal Manas National Park (RMNP) on Covid-19 duty from nearby Indian settlement in the State of Assam.
A children’s book was launched on the International Tiger Daykuensel

Court dismisses Merak road case

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Trashigang dzongkhag court dismissed the case the representatives of Chaling and Shongphu villagers filed regarding the Merak gewog centre road blacktopping case yesterday. 
A children’s book was launched on the International Tiger Daykuensel

A bold and practical decision

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The government has risked getting bashed from all corners in taking a decision to allow the sale of tobacco in the country even with a law that says sale and distribution of tobacco is not allowed.
Matsutake is the chief source of income for the people of Genekhakuensel

Matsutake export takes a dip

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Tricholoma Matsutake, locally known as Sangay Shamu, is the economic lifeline of the people of Genekha in Thimphu. Sangay Shamu from Bhutan goes to Japan, Singapore and other countries.
A children’s book was launched on the International Tiger Daykuensel

Local tailors learn western dressmaking 

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The ongoing training on western garment tailoring has inspired Cheten Norbu, one of the two tailors in Dagapela, Dagana to explore his new skills.  
A children’s book was launched on the International Tiger Daykuensel

PM initiates Healthy Drukyul campaign

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In an attempt to inculcate healthy dietary habits among the Bhutanese, Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering launched a social media campaign ‘Healthy Drukyul’ yesterday.  
A children’s book was launched on the International Tiger Daykuensel

Farmers receive semso for cattle lost to tiger 

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Farmers in Trongsa received semso for the cattle killed by tigers on the 10th International Tiger Day observed in the dzongkhag yesterday.  Tigers killed 177 cattle in the past seven months.  
A children’s book was launched on the International Tiger Daykuensel

210 Classes X and XII students dropped out

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The education ministry has found out that 114 Class X students and 96 Class XII students had not returned to school after schools reopened on July 1. Together, 210 students have dropped out of school so far this year.
A children’s book was launched on the International Tiger Daykuensel

15 students in Mongar drop out

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A class XII student of Sherub Reldri HSS in Mongar, Ugyen Yangzom chose to discontinue her study and remain home to look after her ailing grandmother. There was none to take care of her grandmother who raised her after her parents died. 
A children’s book was launched on the International Tiger Daykuensel

NES 2020 promises some teeth to deal with environmental issues

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Experts say that the level of pollution is directly proportional to urbanisation and population density. In urban Bhutan, especially, waste and pollution are a growing problem.