Bhutanese drivers now allowed to pay penalty closer home

Earlier, defaulters had been paying penalty to the Alipurduar Police Bhutanese drivers are pleased that they can now pay penalty for defaulting on Indian roads in Jaigaon in West Bengal instead of traveling all the way to Alipurduar. The West Bengal Police announced the facility during a sensitization workshop held this week in Phuentsholing. Till […]

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School dropout rate high among country’s transgender community

Informal records with the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer (LGBTQ) community in the country revealed that of the 18 transgender women who came out, 17 of them dropped out of school at a very early age. LGBTQ community in Bhutan is an informal group with 87 members. The members consists of two lesbian, 45 MSM […]

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Royal Monetary Authority launches three facilities

The Royal Monetary Authority (RMA) launched three facilities in Phuentsholing, which will help promote better financial services among residents and businessmen alike. The Central Bank opened a facility where mutilated, soiled and burnt currency notes can be exchanged for fresh ones. All old currency notes from within the country and across the border will be […]

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Mini-dry port to facilitate easier international trade

When complete, the mini-dry port at Phuentsholing will enhance producing capacity, facilitate business and promote local produce in the international market, said the Economic Affairs Minister, Lekey Dorji, at the ground breaking ceremony of the port yesterday. Lyonpo said that with the increase in the country’s trade volume from Nu 15bn to 102bn in 2016, […]

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