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21 new Hepatitis Cases

The total number of hepatitis cases in the country has increased during the past two years. From 313 in 2012, last year, the figure has now increased to 369.

Rules for Atsara

Rules for Druk Gi Atsara.

Atsara, celebrated as the entertainer in annual Tshechu, brings life and colours to the celebration but they can also be a source of embarrassment.

State funding for democratic development

State funding for democratic development.

The politicians of the five political parties, who recently visited Denmark, said providing state funding to political parties is pivotal in strengthening democratic development in the country.

The Youth Initiative- Small steps for a gaint leap


The Youth Initiative (YI) was started by a group of youth, who say they are concerned about the country and feel a need for a bridge between the policy makers and the youth of Bhutan.

His Majesty grants an audience to the outgoing Indian Ambassador


His Majesty the King granted an audience to the Indian Ambassador to Bhutan, V.P. Haran yesterday. V.P. Haran, who served as India’s Ambassador to Bhutan from January 2013, will be completing his tenure this month.

Pre-financing system will continue

Pre-financing system will continue

“In order to enjoy the benefits of a sound economic system, it is of utmost importance to build quality roads,” says Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay.

Bhutan and Nepal to seek mutual benefits in tourism

Bhutan and Nepal to seek mutual benefits in tourism

On the sidelines of the South Asian Free Trade Area Ministerial Council meeting yesterday, the Economic Affairs Minister Norbu Wangchuk met the Nepal’s Minister for Commerce and Supplies, Sunil Bahadur Thapa.

Community centres in Trashigang underutilised

Community centres in Trashigang underutilised

Most community centers in Trashigang lack internet and other facilities to provide services to the people, says the local leaders. This issue was raised during the Trashigang DzongkhagTshogdue, yesterday.

Post scenario after vehicle ban lift


After two years of temporary ban, the government officially lifted the ban on the import of vehicles on July 19- but the lift comes with revised taxations.

SAFTA members agree to reduce tariff barrier on trade of goods


Majority of the South Asian Free Trade Area (SAFTA) members agreed to reduce the tariff barrier on import and export of goods between the SAARC member countries.



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