Third Bhutan-Thailand Joint Trade Committee concludes

Bhutan and Thailand came up with a work plan to collaborate more in the area of promoting export of agriculture products, handicraft, branding of SMEs (e-commerce), and assistance in developing single window during third meeting of the Joint Trade Committee (JTC) held from September 26 to 27 in Thimphu. The meeting reviewed the decisions taken […]

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WFP’s Menu Optimizer Tool (PLUS) selected for World Expo 2020

A menu optimizer tool called PLUS initiated by the World Food Programme (WFP) as part of the nutrition programme is one of the Global Best Practice projects selected to be showcased for the World Expo 2020 to be held in Dubai in October 2020. Bhutan is the country of implementation of the tool. The Expo’s […]

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Haa and Gasa need to develop tourism products and infrastructure

Dzongkhag business representatives of Bhutan Chamber for Commerce and Industry (BCCI) of Haa and Gasa raised the issue on need to develop tourism infrastructures and products for the promotion of tourists at the dzongkhags. The issue was raised during the two-day annual general meeting of BCCI September 6 and 7. Haa dzongkhag business representative Rinchen […]

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99 graduates withdraw from BCSE

Ninety-nine graduates who qualified to sit for the Bhutan Civil Service Examination (BCSE) on October 12-13, withdrew from appearing the exams by failing to verify their documents last week. Of 1,259 graduates who secured above 50% in the preliminary examination, 39 have not reported for document verification and withdrawn their candidature from main examination. According […]

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Samtse-Tendu secondary highway maintenance to begin

The Department of Roads (DOR) will start maintaining Samtse-Tendu Secondary National Highway soon. The road from Samtse is in desperate need of immediate attention. The work is expected start from November, according to DOR.  The 75-km road which passes through ten gewogs of Samtse dzongkhag is currently mostly filled with potholes posing difficulties for commuters. […]

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Himalayan Food raises Nu 4.5mn through crowdfunding

Himalayan Food is the second enterprise to successfully raise Nu 4.5mn through Royal Bhutan Securities Exchange’s  (RSEB)crowdfunding platform in two months. Himalayan Food produces varieties of agri-based snacks by adding value to raw materials collected from locally grown fruits and vegetables which are certainly nutritious and healthful. Himalayan Food currently produces potato crispy with unique […]

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Packaged food from India contain least nutrition: Oxford study

The next time you open a packet of imported biscuits or crisps, remember you are setting up your health to potential harm. Packaged foods and drinks in India have high levels of saturated fats, total sugars, salt as well as protein, calcium and fiber. In fact, Indian packaged foods and drinks were found the least […]

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Dengue cases resurface in P/ling

Dengue fever cases have resurfaced in Phuentsholing since September 16. After decline since September, the cases have again increased from September 16 after continuous downpour for three days. Eighty-nine cases were detected on September 16 followed by 42 on 17. Eighty and 54 cases were detected on September 18 and 19 respectively which means the […]

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