As of May 31, there are 109,158 vehicles in the country which is about one vehicle for every six Bhutanesekuensel

3,386 vehicles imported during Covid-19

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The Covid-19 pandemic battered the economy, affected businesses and livelihoods to the extent that people applied for the Royal Kidu. However, if the number of vehicles bought during the pandemic is anything to go by, there is a huge group that are not at all affected.
Waste is one of the biggest problems in the country todaykuensel

What WMFP could bring in Thimphu?

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Waste continues to be a growing problem in Bhutan, especially in the bigger population centres. One year after the  Waste Management Flagship Programme (WMFP) was launched (June 2, 3019), what’s being done? What has the programme achieved?
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Two sentenced to prison in illegal trespassing case

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Sarpang dzongkhag court sentenced two men in relation to a case of illegal entry across the international border on July 6. 
Handing-taking: KOICA Bhutan World Friend Program Office’s program director Eunkyoung Koh hands the supplies at MSDD in Phuentsholingkuensel

KOICA contributes medical supplies for Covid-19 response

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Extending support to Bhutan to address the Covid-19 pandemic, the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) Bhutan World Friends Programme Office in Thimphu handed over 350 Oxygen D-Type cylinders worth USD 50,000 to the ministry of health (MoH).
Cutting new road formation at Arong is expected to take at least three dayskuensel

T/gang-S/jongkhar highway closed for four days

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The Gyalpoizhing- Nganglam highway is closed to traffic as it is blocked in several locations between 35.9km and 44km towards Gyalpoizhing from Nganglam, according to the Department of Road’s (DoR) officials.
Conical flags are now becoming popular in urban areas like Thimphukuensel

189,105 trees lost to flagpoles in six years

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When Ugyen’s father expired in 2018, family members had fallout before hoisting the mani prayers. The elders wanted to hoist 108 prayer flags while the younger members suggested the conical flag where 108 flags can be strung from a single tree.
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Govt. can save millions through gewog merger

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The government’s plan to merge many gewogs before the third local government (LG) election, which has taken serving gups by surprise will distort their 2021 election plans, but will save the government millions.
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1,067 registered with BBP in a week

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Four jobseekers with Master’s Degree and 139 university graduates are among the 1,067 jobseekers registered with the Build Bhutan Project (BBP) that was launched last week.
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Court sentences a man for illegal workers

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Phuentsholing court yesterday sentenced the construction site supervisor who brought in three foreign workers illegally to work at his site on May 26. 
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Five households in Thangrong seek land substitute

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Monsoon has become a nightmare for the five households in Daksa village in Thangrong gewog, Mongar.
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Police nab serial buglars

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The Royal Bhutan Police (RBP) arrested six men involved in a series of burglary of lhakhangs and choeten vandalism cases in Thimphu, Paro and Haa dzongkhags on July 6 and 7.  
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Khothakpa Gypsum Mine: Sharing benefits with Shumar community

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It is 8am, Khothakpa Gypsum Mine (KGM), Pemagatshel. Eight heavy earth-moving equipment (EMEs) break the silence. Then come a fleet of 20 tipper trucks.
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Autsho-Gorbaktang bypass: solution to Rodpashong?

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Travellers between Lhuentse and Mongar dread the notorious Rodpazhong area. The landslide prone area had been a nightmare for travellers every monsoon for decades.