Chhoekhor-Tang constituency bye-election: weighing the odds

The Chhoekhor-Tang bye-election in Bumthang could be a tightly contested race, with the Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) hopefully having to do a tremendous level of footwork, if the current ground realities in the constituency are any indication. Since the parties declared their respective candidates, Tenzin Norbu of DPT and Dawa of DNT, there has been […]

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Import registration process improved

With the easing of lockdown restrictions in Phuentsholing, the import of all hardware and construction materials resumed last month along with full compliance with COVID-19 containment protocols. However, the system had some flaws, and this week the Southern COVID-19 task force (SC9TF) issued a new system on the registration of import. As per the notification […]

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273 at DANTAK area tested for COVID-19

Two hundred and seventy three people in the DANTAK area in Phuentsholing were tested for COVID-19 yesterday after completing their 35 days of cordoning off. Last month the COVID-19 technical task force team identified DANTAK area as red zone after detecting more number of positive cases from the area. The cordoning off started from September […]

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Winter vegetable production to meet domestic vegetable demand; substitute import

With most of the vegetables in Bhutan produced during summer-autumn period and the winter-spring season largely dependent on imported vegetables, the agriculture ministry is focusing on seven southern Dzongkhags with Farm Machinery and Corporation Limited to grow winter vegetables to substitute import. The amount of vegetables imported has decreased due to the local transmission of […]

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Crypto currency not a legal tender in the country

Recently, crypto currency has been the buzz word in the world of finance and Bhutanese seem to be getting fast interested in the concept of cashless transactions as well. They are using various mobile apps and sharing the chain and network.  However, according to Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Thimphu Techpark, Dr Tshering Cigay Dorji, […]

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CSI bank comes up with friendly loan scheme for farmers

The National Cottage and Small Industry Development (NCSID) bank as an investor has developed a client friendly investment scheme, which targets end to end support to plug the gap of inadequacies in farming business. As a pilot this year the bank aims to focus on selected winter vegetables mainly chili, onion, tomato and garlic to […]

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Lyonchhen meets taskforce members of 21st roadmap century

Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering met with the national taskforce members who will work on the 21st century economic roadmap for the country on Thursday. The taskforce members are from different backgrounds like business, economy, lectures, hoteliers and IT working beyond civil services. Taskforce members met for the first time with the Lyonchhen, though they […]

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Measures in place to combat possible corona virus outbreak: MoH

With the corona-virus scare in the region, the Ministry of Health has put up a contingency plan in place to cope up with the disease by setting up isolation rooms in Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital (JDWNRH), the Old Mother and Child Health Unit and Gidagom hospital. The authorities concerned have assured that they […]

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