Sadumadu villagers dismayed at lack of road connectivity

The villagers of Sadumadu are discontent without a farm road connecting to their village. The village, under Phuentsholing gewog, which is around two hours’ walk from the main town currently uses the gewog connectivity road and it takes around half an hour walk to reach the village. The villagers had hoped their village would get […]

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Farmers disappointed with throwaway prices at auction yard

The vegetable season has begun but farmers who sold their first produce – peas – at the Food Corporation Limited (FCBL) auction yard in Phuentsholing were disappointed at the throwaway prices. A sack containing up to 40 kilogram of peas was auctioned at Nu 500 which comes to over Nu 12 per kilo. Farmers regretted […]

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Bhutan presents its third national report to UNHRC

Bhutan presented its third national report to the UN Human Rights Council (UNHCR) under the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) mechanism on Wednesday in Geneva, Switzerland. The Bhutanese delegation was led by foreign affairs minister Dr. Tandi Dorji and included senior officials from various agencies of the government, including a representative of the Civil Society Organization. […]

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Bhutan reaffirms commitment to ACD’s goals and aspirations

Ambassador of Bhutan to Kuwait Tshering Gyaltshen Penjor reaffirmed Bhutan’s commitment to the shared goals and aspirations of Asia Cooperation Dialogue (ACD) during his statement in the 16th Ministerial Meeting of the ACD held in Doha, Qatar on Wednesday. The ACD Ministerial Meeting was preceded by the Senior Officials Meeting on April 30 and a […]

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Premium bus service in the offing

Two private public transport companies will start luxurious bus service to and from Phuentsholing to Thimphu Within this month, commuters along the Phuentsholing-Thimphu National Highway will have better choice to travel as premium buses are expected to hit the road. Two private public transport companies will start luxurious bus service unlike the normal bus service […]

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Schools participate in ‘We Innovation’ exhibition

From biodegradable bags to crafting fashion from waste, students from eight schools in Thimphu showcased their innovation in the two-day ‘We Innovation’ exhibition at the clock tower that concluded yesterday. Among many innovative ideas, a few included the remote control car and an equipment to regulate soil temperature and boost agriculture yield. The theme of […]

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