Her Majesty Gyalyum Sangay Choden Wangchuck honoured with UNFPA award

Her Majesty Gyalyum Sangay Choden Wangchuck was presented an award in recognition of Her Majesty’s role in helping advance the rights of women and girls in Bhutan as the Goodwill Ambassador of UNFPA for the last 20 years In Thimphu on Thursday, coinciding with the UN Day celebrations. Dr. Natalia Kanem, Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director […]

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Drukair gets latest generation ATR 42-600

Airline renews fleet with turboprop featuring cutting-edge avionics for performance in challenging conditions   The country’s national flag-carrier, Drukair, took delivery of its brand new ATR 42-600 aircraft on Tuesday. The latest-generation turboprop aircraft, which will be used on the airline’s domestic and international routes, was chosen for its outstanding operational performance in challenging conditions, according […]

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Agriculture minister emphasizes on food self-sufficiency in Sakteng

Agriculture and Forests Minister Yeshey Penjor emphasized on the need for the country to become food self-sufficient in the wake of the World Food Programme (WFP) withdrawing their support during the World Food Day, which was observed at the Sakteng Lower School in Tashigang last week. Addressing the gathering, the minister stressed on the importance […]

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188 graduates receive joint diploma certificate during RITH’s 2nd Convocation ceremony

The Royal Institute for Tourism and Hospitality (RITH) hosted its Second Convocation ceremony in Thimphu, coinciding with its foundation day, on October 15. The occasion was graced by the Minister for Foreign Affairs and was attended by officials and relevant representatives from both governmental and private organizations, including representatives from Bhutan and Austria. During the […]

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Druna Ghu Cookies wins the best sales pitch at entrepreneurship festival

Druna GhuCookies won the best sales pitch with a cash prize of Nu 25,000 at The Druk Tshongrig Gatoen (DTG). DTG is a celebration of different ideas and outlooks and a festival of innovation and enterprise. DTG festival started on October 17 and will end tomorrow. It is being held in Thimphu as well as […]

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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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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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SAARC Development Fund disburses US$13mn loan for purchase of Drukair ATR 42-600

The SAARC Development Fund (SDF) in Thimphu disbursed loan amount of US$ 13mn (around Nu 918mn) to Drukair Corporation Limited for the purchase of Drukair ATR aircraft yesterday. This is following the agreement signed between the Ministry of Finance, SDF and Drukair on 13 August 2019. Documents were signed by Finance Minister Namgay Tshering, CEO […]

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Delegation led by Speaker attends 4th South Asian Speakers Summit

A three-member delegation led by National Assembly Speaker Wangchuk Namgyel attended the 4th South Asian Speakers Summit on September 1-2 at Male in Maldives. The Summit was aimed at achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and review the progress of declarations adopted in the previous three summits. Speaker of the National Assembly, while presenting the […]

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