Phuentsholing turns into a ghost town as border is sealed for Indian elections

The trade office in Phuentsholing has listed around 98 suspicious business establishments Phuentsholing town has been eerily quite and empty in the past two days with shutters down on as many as hundred shops possibly run by Indian businessmen. The Department of Trade office in Phuentsholing is on high alert, monitoring the closed business establishments […]

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Gender inequality – the greatest obstacle to women’s equality and empowerment

It is emphasized that more works need to be done for women’s equality and empowerment While a lot is being done to empower women and narrow down the gender inequality gap both within Bhutan and globally, more emphasis and efforts have been called for women’s equality and empowerment during the launch of the State of […]

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Rabies outbreak in Rongthong and Kanglung contained

A rabies outbreak in Rongthong and Kanglung in Trashigang are under control, officials from the Regional Livestock Department Center (RLDC) in Kanglung confirmed. The outbreak in Kanglung, considered a major disease outbreak in recent times, has been brought under control. However, the veterinary doctors in Kanglung are still monitoring the situation since the outbreak of […]

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Residents gearing up to build three-storied structures in new Denchi town

Residents of Pemagatshel are busy preparing drawings and getting their designs through after the government approved them to construct higher than two-storied buildings in new Denchi town. The requisition was submitted to the government by the residents after the Ministry of Works and Human Settlement (MoWHS) declared that residents can construct only double-storied buildings.  The […]

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Residents find alternative in bio-degradable carry bags

The bags come in varied colors and sizes with prices ranging from Nu 5 to 10 per piece Many residents in Phuentsholing have already begun using bio-degradable carry bags to carry their goods although the ban on plastics is yet to be affective from April 1. The non-woven bags, believed to be bio-degradable, have also […]

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CST students come up with three new projects

As part of their assignments, the teams have developed a solar powered vehicle, solar powered water heating system, and paver blocks from plastic waste The undergraduate students of civil and electrical departments of the College of Science and Technology (CST) at Rinchending in Phuentsholing have come up with three projects, which are new in the […]

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Youth help manage traffic and inspect entry of plastics

They say they receive both appreciation and abhorrence while carrying out their duties More than 20 youths are engaged by the Phuentsholing Thromde in managing traffic and monitoring people carrying plastic bags in the border town of Phuentsholing. Their duties begin from 6 a.m. till 2 p.m. or from 2 p.m. till 8 p.m. and […]

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