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Zilnon school’s students going the extra mile

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The students of Zilnon Namgeylling Primary School in Thimphu will have to come back to school by 4 PM for study hours, starting 1 November.

Automobile workshop razed in Paro


An automobile workshop in Paro town caught fire, this morning. Police report states the incident occurred at around 7:30 AM from a probable electric short circuit.

Bumthang Tshechu begins


The five-day long annual Jakar Tshechu in Bumthang began yesterday. Hundreds of people, including tourists and locals, came to witness the Tshechu in Jakar Dzong. Various cultural programmes and mask dances are being performed.

Bhutan ranks 125th in ease of doing business

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The ease of doing business in Bhutan has upped by 16 places. A report by the World Bank called, ‘Doing Business 2015’, places Bhutan at 125th position of the 189 countries. Bhutan ranked 141 last year.

PM meets Brazil’s Ambassador to Bhutan

PM meets Brazil's Ambassador to Bhutan

The Prime Minister, Tshering Tobgay, met with the Ambassador of Brazil to Bhutan, H.E. Mr. Carlos Duarte this afternoon.

JDWNRH’s Cashier still at large


The Cashier of Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital is still at large, according to the health officials. She went missing since September, this year, after she apparently embezzled over Nu.5 MN.

Health Minister commits more doctors for Monggar Regional Hospital

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The Health Minister, Tandin Wangchuk, has committed that the Monggar Regional Hospital will have enough doctors. Even though the Monggar Regional Hospital has 13 Specialists and two doctors, it is difficult for the team to cope up with increasing referrals from eastern dzongkhags.

Man of Indian origin sentenced for attempting to smuggle gold


Paro Disctrict Court sentenced an Indian man to six months imprisonment for attempting to smuggle gold, yesterday. He was arrested in May, this year, by customs officials at Paro Airport.

Debt from hydropower construction projected to triple by 2018

Debt from hydropower construction projected to triple by 2018-

The debt from hydropower construction is projected to triple by the end of 2018, says the Secretary of the Ministry of Economic Affairs. Dasho Sonam Tshering was speaking at the opening of the Energy, Economy and Environment Conference, today.

Weather forecast to get accurate

Weather forecast to get accurate

The Department of Hydro-Met Services’ weather forecast is all set to get more accurate. Instead of 24 hour reading of weather, it is now possible to do hourly reading.



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