Dairy farming provides major boost to economy in Trashigang

With more than 36 dairy farmers group including one cooperative in Trashigang today, the dzongkhag is more than self-sufficient in milk production. Excess milk production has also led farmers to exporting milk to other nearby dzongkhags. The dairy groups comprise of more than 1,000 households from 11 gewogs. Among them Samkhar gewog has seven dairy […]

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PM reaffirms Bhutan’s commitment to BIMSTEC

The Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) Day 2019 was observed with a thousand butter lamp lighting ceremony at Dechenphodrang monastery in Thimphu on Thursday. Foreign minister Dr Tandi Dorji graced the event as the Chief Guest and other participants comprised members of the diplomatic corps, international organizations and regional […]

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Kanglung BHU road in need of maintenance

Kanglung residents are desperately waiting to see the Kanglung Basic Health Unit (BHU) road repaired and maintained on a timely basis. With multiple potholes and steep gradient along the road leading to the BHU in Kanglung, Trashigang people visiting the BHU are unhappy. The road, less than a kilometer, that connects the BHU from Trashigang-Samdrupjongkhar […]

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ACC restitutes Nu 28.96mn last year

Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) restituted only Nu 28.96mn of the supposed total monetary restitution of Nu.186.93mn ordered by various courts last year, according to ACC annual report, 2018. It includes restitution amount of Nu. 15.62mn related to judgments rendered and 15 decimal land. Currently, the ACC’s total monetary restitution ordered by courts stands at Nu. 377.44mn […]

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Essilor delivers first 10,000 pairs of glasses

Bhutan-Essilor partnership to reduce poor vision in the country was launched last Tuesday with Her Majesty Gyalyum Kesang Choeden Wangchuck presenting eyeglasses to Bhutanese citizens in Thimphu. Through Her Majesty’s effort, Essilor International had pledged to donate 400,000 pairs of eyeglasses that will benefit the Bhutanese population. The donation of eyeglasses consists of glasses for […]

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Lemongrass oil business dying in Bartsham

Lemongrass oil business was once a thriving business in the eastern part of the country. However, as the yield dwindled and labor costs shot up, farmers in Bartsham, Trashigang involved in lemongrass oil extraction, decided to discontinue with the trade resulting in the disappearance of the decades-old practice. Today many households in Bartsham gewog in […]

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