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PM calls for stronger intra-regional trade at 5th BIMSTEC Summit

Puran Gurung Pointing at the negligible intra-regional trade and investment sector developments within the Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) member states since the inception of the body, promoting it for the seven South Asian and Southeast Asian nations will be BIMTSEC’s ‘success story’. At the 5th BIMSTEC Summit hosted in virtual mode, the Summit’s theme “Towards …

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34 tourists to arrive in April

… The first large group to arrive in the country Puran Gurung On April 2, a group of 34 tourists will arrive in the country. This will be the first large group of tourists visiting the country after the lone 71-year-old Frances H Bak visited the country in August 2021. In this group of tourists, they are mostly American, and …

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Fuel price – Negative Shock That Must be Nullified at The Earliest

A picture of two men carrying a barrel of fuel is side-splitting and altogether a scene of remote land, however, it is not a distant land. Sadly, this comedy is happening in Bhutan. The rise in fuel price will have a disastrous ripple-effect on the economy, and the ensuing condition will create a lasting void, and bridging these losses will …

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PDP urges government to institute a fuel price stabilisation measure

… Unprecedented fuel price rise will further spur inflation adversely impacting economy Puran Gurung As fuel prices went over the roof in the country – setting a record-high, People’s Democratic Party (PDP) is urging the government to institute a fuel price stabilisation measure through a press release. Costing Nu 10 and NU 17 a litre for petrol and diesel respectively, …

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Punakha Tshechu Observed

The annual Punakha Tshechu which started on March 12, despite observing extreme caution, was celebrated with equal gusto according to dzongkhag officials. However, the festival which is one of the biggest events in the dzongkhag’s annual calendar was performed without any public participation and only selective dances like the Zhana chham and the dance of the Pazaps were staged in …

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Four COVID hospitals begins to operate

… the COVID hospitals will prevent cross transmission and ensure delivery of normal healthcare services Puran Gurung To offer better COVID healthcare services during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, to prepare for possible arrivals of patients with COVID-19, and to better segregate COVID management from normal healthcare services – four COVID hospitals has been established in Thimphu, Chhukha, Mongar and Sarpang. …

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Cricket Stadium in the offing for Bhutan

Puran Gurung A sprawling six-acre cricket stadium in Gelephu, the first of its kind, is in the offing for the country. Located in Sarpang, the yet-to-be-completed new International Cricket Stadium will house six pitches and will be able to host 300 spectators at any given time. Of the six acres, about four and a half acres will consist of the …

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His Majesty’s loud and clear message, ‘save lives’: PM

… Prime Minister retraces His Majesty’s directions on His Majesty’s Birth Anniversary Puran Gurung Underscoring the messages from His Majesty The King’s Royal Tour in the South and areas most affected by the COVID-19 outbreak, Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering conveyed that His Majesty’s loud and clear message was to ‘save lives’ during the pandemic. At all times, His Majesty …

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34-year-old woman succumbs to COVID-19, Bhutan records fourth death

Puran Gurung In the early hours of January 28, a 34-year-old woman hospitalized at the Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital (JDWNRH) for COVID-19 passed away. This is the fourth death in the country so far with over 4,430 individuals contracting the virus since the detection of the virus since March 5, 2020 in the country. According to the Ministry …

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