Zhabtog app provides goods and services at doorsteps

Aspiring to become the country’s biggest ever all-in-one online market platform, Dragon Coders Private Limited (DCPL), a team of Bhutanese developers launched a user-friendly app called Zhabtog a week ago. “It is an Indian Amazon version of Bhutanese made and provides different choices with variable price range,” said DCPL’s Chief Executive Officer, Leki Choden adding […]

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12 more gewogs recognized for achieving 100% improved sanitation coverage

An additional 12 gewogs in seven dzongkhags were recognized for achieving the status of Open Defecation Free (ODF) and 100 percent improved sanitation coverage during the celebration of the World Toilet in Sarpang on Tuesday. This takes the total number of gewogs with ODF status and 100 percent improved sanitation coverage in the country to […]

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Water woes at NHDCL colony in Toribari come to an end

The absence of drinking water problem at the housing colony of the National Housing Development Corporation Limited (NHDCL) in Toribari, which has been going on for more than a month now, has been finally solved. The Phuentsholing Thromde has replaced the water pump which was installed in Pekarzhing reservoir tank this week which supplies water […]

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Bhutan celebrates 30 years of Child Rights

Marking the 30th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of Child, which was celebrated on Wednesday, Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering signed the voluntary global pledge, renewing the government’s commitment to the full implementation of the Convention. The signing of the global pledge expresses the government’s renewed commitment to the wellbeing of children of […]

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Tourists unable to withdraw money from local ATMs

While the tourist season for the fall has begun, some tourists and international travelers are busy frequenting the banks, hotels and local handicraft shops with many of them unable to withdraw money from the local AutomatedTeller Machines (ATMs) with their cards. Many tourists have complained about not being able to withdraw money from the ATMs […]

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FCBL introduces four new rice variants

The Food Corporation of Bhutan Limited (FCBL) introduced its first ever rice brand named “Zheychum” with four different rice variants for the Bhutanese consumers. The four rice variants – Zheychum Chogjur, Zheychum Gongma, Zheychum Dangpa and Zheychum Kuenga– have been designed and packaged with local Bhutanese aesthetics, making it appealing and distinct from other rice […]

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RSTA starts advocacy program on road safety for civil servants

With traffic congestion and accidents getting to be an issue on the express way from Babisa to town areas, the Road Safety and Transport Authority (RSTA) has started to conduct a Road Safety course for civil servants in Thimphu. The course aims to familiarize civil servants with the updated road safety rules and regulations in […]

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Toorsa River dredging contractors appeal to MoAF minister

Three companies who have ventured into dredging works in the Amochhu (Toorsa) River bank are have appealed to the minister of agriculture and forests to allow them to sell their stocked river bed materials (pebbles) after Phuentsholing Thromde gave a deadline to the companies earlier to clear the materials. This was to avoid affecting ongoing […]

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All industries in P/ling to be relocated to Pekarzhing

Phuentsholing Thromde will relocate all the service centers, industries and workshops to Pekarzhing which is around seven kilometers away from the core town.   Industries not only on the state land but workshops, factories, cement go downs and scrap yards operating on private land must be relocated from the main city area. The Pekarzhing Local Area […]

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