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Harvesting of Hazelnut started

Farmers look forward to a good future By Phurpa Wangmo After years of anticipating, famers who partnered with the Mountain Hazelnut have started harvesting the nuts. Officials said the results (harvest) are positive and that they are looking forward to having their first largest commercial harvest soon. Although the price is not fixed as of now, officials said MH will …

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Parking on the roadside will be penalized, warns city

Parking space rule not followed and monitored strictly By Tshering Thimphu city and its periphery are finding it an uphill task to adjust the increasing number of vehicles. Parking space is the biggest problem and this is congesting the already congested road. Without building owners providing parking space, most vehicle owners are parking on the roadsides risking their vehicle to …

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Olakha and Babesa roads to get facelift by October

By Tshering Roads in the extended town of Olakha and Babesa will see a major facelift soon. The Thimphu thromde has finalized the plan and will begin repairing roads from next month, October. The thromde is in the midst of repairing footpaths. For over a year people of Olakha and Babesa had been experiencing or living with the damaged roads …

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Religious leader’s platform to promote children’s rights

By Staff Reporter UNICEF South Asia on September 5 launched the first South Asia Religious Leaders’ Platform for Children in Kathmandu. The launch brought together more than 30 influential leaders and distinguished representatives from various religious communities across South Asia to underline the critical role they can play in promoting the fulfilment of child rights and also to harness regional …

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Official credit card launched

By Staff Reporter Finance Minister, Namgay Dorji launched the Official Credit Card for the budgetary bodies on Friday at the Tashichhodzong. The introduction of Official Credit Card for budgetary bodies is one of the many new initiatives undertaken by the Ministry of Finance to digitalize the payment systems. The objective of the Official Credit Card is to make the government …

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Mongolia and Bhutan willing to develop cooperation

By Staff Reporter As per Mongolia’s national news agency, Montsame, Ts. Munkh-Orgil, Foreign Minister of Mongolia, and Foreign Minister, Damcho Dorji held an official talks in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Wednesday in Mongolia. During the talks, the Foreign Ministers said the two countries have common shares on history, religion and culture, and affirmed that the two nations as …

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When the wild comes to town

Displacement of wild animal by stray dogs highest By Bharat Youngyang Naakar plays gleefully on the hanging tire and the hollow trunk at the Wildlife Rescue and Animal Health Section (WRAHS) enclosure at Taba. The three-year- old male Himalayan black bear feels at home. Naakar was rescued from Sama, Haa in 2015 and after the rehabilitation, he released back to …

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What next after NGOP?

University graduates worried about finding jobs By Tshering Its 7am in the morning, Tashi Wangchuk is all set for the day. The young graduate is attending the 16th National Graduates Orientation Programme (NGOP) held in RIM, Semtokha. The institute is a crowded place. Besides the holiday mood at RIM, there is a concern in every graduate’s mind. A total of …

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Are cars a luxury or necessity?

By Tshering As modernization and economic developments are speeding in our country like never before, imports of vehicles are taking the same trend. For instance, in 1980, there were only 700 vehicles but after five years, it shot to 3,980, indicating an increase of 468 percent. Today, there are 88,227 vehicles in the country and in the first six months …

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Fuel card for government pool vehicles launched

By Tshering The introduction of fuel card /debit card for Government pool vehicles is one of the many initiatives undertaken by the Ministry of Finance to digitalize the systems with the broad objectives to better manage the Government cash flows and to support the Government’s initiative of moving towards cashless economy. Finance Minister, Namgay Dorji launched the use of fuel …

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