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By Phurpa Wangmo His Majesty The King arrived in Thimphu on October 21 after a Royal Tour of the South, and entered quarantine. During the Royal tour of the South, which also coincided with the Hindu festival of Dassai, His Majesty visited Gelephu, Samtse, Lhamoyzhingkha and Phuentsholing, while also stopping at Tencholing and Tsirang to meet De-suups and Dzongkhag civil …

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Is Bhutan Already Under the Shadows of Climate Change?

The recent catastrophe lashed by the retreating monsoons has become a cause of concern as the country battles changing weather patterns and freak weather reports By Rinchen Dorji The recent trail of destruction left by the sudden and untimely downpour has left the country reeling as we scramble for answers to fight natural calamities that is becoming a regular phenomenon …

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HM Ensures Kidu Support to all Affected Farmers

However, some farmers have refused help stating His Majesty is already burdened by the pandemic By Phurpa Wangmo In the aftermath of the rains that has put a huge dent on the year’s paddy yields, Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering, upon Royal command, met with the affected farmers of Paro, Punakha and Wangdiphodrang this week. Lyonchhen conveyed that His Majesty …

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Mitigating Disasters: Whose Job is it Anyway?

The Weekly Editorial The recent trail of destruction wreaked by the untimely rains has left a flood of afterthoughts, as thousands of farmers across the country were caught off-guard by this freak natural calamity. Reports of hundreds of acres of paddy fields being inundated across the country reveals the vulnerability of our farmers to such freak weather conditions which, according …

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Bar license liberalization once regulation is ready

By Phurpa Wangmo Despite flak and criticisms from the general public, the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MoEA) has stated the moratorium on ban of bar licenses will be lifted once a regulation to reduce alcohol consumption is ready. The Economic Affairs Minister, Loknath Sharma, shared this during his recent visit to Sarpang dzongkhag. Members of the business community in the …

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