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His Majesty grants Tashi Khadar to newly-appointed post holders

His Majesty the King granted Tashi Khadar to the new constitutional post holders and the new Home and Cultural Affairs Minister at the Tashichhodzong, today.

Bhutan’s consumer inflation at its lowest

Since October last year, Bhutan’s consumer inflation has been on a continuous drop reaching an all time low at 4.7 percent in June, last month. Prices of both domestic and imported goods and services did not increase much since October.

Number of tigers increases in Bhutan

Nationwide tiger survey in the country, conducted entirely by a team of Bhutanese nationals, found an increase in the number of tigers in the country. From the previous estimated 75, the number has risen to 103.

Man dies after friend hits him with a stone

A 36-year-old man from Darla died after his friend allegedly struck him with a stone on the head. The incident occurred in Chong-Geykha under Phuentshogling Gewog, on Tuesday.

Q and A with Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche

Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche is not your quintessential Buddhist spiritual master. He has “certainly raised eyebrows by making films”. In our Q and A, Rinpoche talks about his pursuit until his ‘big one’ on the life of Buddha to films being clubbed together in the negative list of Foreign Direct Investment.

His Majesty interacts with people of Wochu

It was a special day for the people of Wochu and other villages in Paro’s Lungnyi Gewog, who welcomed His Majesty The King to their homes and fields, before enjoying a Public Tokha granted by His Majesty, together with their friends, neighbours, and their King.

Fire destroys three houses in Bumthang

Three double storied traditional houses at Dhur village in Bumthang were completely razed to the ground by a fire, today.

Million worth flood protection wall to solve the monsoon woes

From next monsoon season, people living near the border gate in Gelegphu will not have to worry about the flash floods.

Bhutan ranks 166th in the latest FIFA rankings

Bhutan slipped seven places to be ranked 166th in the latest FIFA rankings. The drop in the rankings comes after the two consecutive losses in the second round World Cup qualifier.

To reduce the import of bricks for construction activities, a new bricks manufacturing unit was established in Lhuentse. Phayul Bricks Manufacturing Unit will manufacture about ten thousand bricks in a day. The Proprietor, Tshering Phuntsho said the cost of bricks is expected to go down making it affordable to all. The unit was established with funds from the BOiC.
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