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Bhutan: Exploring the happiest place on Earth.

The Bhutanese are not happy. After having been in the so-called land of "gross national happiness" for a little less than 24 hours, this is a surprising discovery. But, as I lunch in a restaurant in Thimphu, where the bumper-to-bumper traffic outside is beginning to challenge the city's status as the only world capital ...

- Stuff - NZ

Two dead and one injured in an accident.

Two men, aged 27, died and another 27-year-old man was injured when a Maruti 800 they were travelling in veered off the road yesterday at Pekharzhing in Phuentsholing.

- Kuensel Newspaper - BT

MoWHS minister answers thromde question.

Responding to the question from the representative from South Thimphu, Works and Human Settlement minister Dorji Choden said that the establishment of thromde in remaining dzongkhags depends on elections.

- Kuensel Newspaper - BT

FCBL to restock rice supply at Sakteng after roadblock clears.

The Food Corporation of Bhutan Limited will be able to send supplies to their outlet in Sakteng, Sanam Tshongkhang only when the farm road opens to traffic.

- Kuensel Newspaper - BT

We cannot dawdle when tackling drug abuse issue.

The High Court's bench one upheld four lower court judgments involving five people and increased sentences for two others for the illicit transaction of Spasmoproxyvon Plus .

- Kuensel Newspaper - BT

DHI and Co. contribute 30 percent to domestic revenue.

Taxes and dividends from Druk Holding and Investments and its subsidiaries contributed more than 30 percent to the total domestic revenue of in the last fiscal year.

- Kuensel Newspaper - BT

Road block interrupts food supplies to FCB outlet in Sakteng.

It's been more than two weeks since the last stock of rice and other essential items was delivered to the Sanam Tshongkhang, the Food Corporation of Bhutan Ltd outlet in Sakteng, Trashigang. As of yesterday, only three bags of rice remained.

- Kuensel Newspaper - BT

I hope I made a right decision: Dasho Neten Zangmo.

The former chairperson of the Anti-Corruption Commission, Dasho Neten Zangmo officially registered as a member of the Bhutan Kuen-Nyam Party yesterday at Dewathang, Samdrupjongkhar.

- Kuensel Newspaper - BT

HC overrules concurrent judgement  .

The High Court's bench I overruled a Thimphu district court verdict involving a man from Tongzhang in Trashiyangtse, who was convicted by the lower court for possessing controlled substances in custody.

- Kuensel Newspaper - BT

Picture story.

Relics on the way to the Lingkana Palace: Traditionally, His Majesty The King receives the Central Monk Body at the Lingkana Palace when the entourage returns to Tashichhodzong from their winter residence

- Kuensel Newspaper - BT

Samsung eyes larger pie in TV market.

South Korean electronics behemoth Samsung is targeting a sizeable 35% market share in the Indian TV industry by the end of this year, on the back of new product launches and value-added service initiatives. Currently, the company commands a market share of 31%.Sharing the company's vision with DH, Samsung Vice President ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

Health minister addresses World Health Assembly plenary

Health minister Tandin Wangchuk addressed the plenary of the 70th World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland on May 24.

- Kuensel Newspaper - BT

Saving the roots of our culture

That some of our age-old local festivals are no longer performed and many are at risk of being forgotten should worry us all. We cannot just let such important festivals fade away.

- Kuensel Newspaper - BT

Bhutan expects a win from the Maldives

The national football team is practicing everyday for the upcoming AFC Asian Cup 2019 play-off qualifiers with the Maldives, which will be played next month at the Changlingmithang stadium.

- Kuensel Newspaper - BT

Dumtey GC road condition irks residents

Residents in Dumtey, Samtse are not happy with the gewog connectivity road condition, which because of poor maintenance has now turned muddy due to rain, making it difficult for vehicles to drive through.

- Kuensel Newspaper - BT

A couple left on their own

Gongpong is a quiet plateau. It is small. Not many people live here.

- Kuensel Newspaper - BT

Bhutan - EU relations beyond development cooperation

The Members of the European Parliament delegation launched a Euro 2.5 million European Union Programme to support civil society in Bhutan yesterday in Thimphu.

- Kuensel Newspaper - BT

Assembly to endorse budget today

The National Assembly will endorse the annual budget 2017-18 today with deliberations on it concluding yesterday.

- Kuensel Newspaper - BT

Picture story

Thousands of devotees paid ther last respect to the late Khenpo Karpo, whose purjang ceremony was conducted by His Eminance Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche at Takila, Lhuentse, in front of the tallest Guru Statue yesterday.

- Kuensel Newspaper - BT

Micro-finance to reach the unreached

While micro-financial institutions are key in catering to the financial needs of low-income populace, in Bhutan's context the cost of fund could lead to issues that could result in even higher interest rates.

- Kuensel Newspaper - BT

Former ACC Chairperson Dasho Neten Zangmo joins BKP

Breaking: Former chairperson of the Anti-Corruption Commisison, Dasho Neten Zangmo joined Bhutan Kuen-Nyam Party today at Dewathang, Samdrupjongkhar.

- Kuensel Newspaper - BT

Central Bank calls for enhanced financial inclusion

The formal financial system may have penetrated every nook and corner of the country, but figures from the Royal Monetary Authority reveal that 54 percent of financial service networks are concentrated in five dzongkhags while 53 percent of credit allocation is concentrated in four dzongkhags.

- Kuensel Newspaper - BT

Europe Day

Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay, Speaker Jigme Zangpo, foreign minister Damcho Dorji and members of the Parliament attended the reception that was held to celebrate Europe Day' yesterday in Thimphu.

- Kuensel Newspaper - BT

Realising the organic vision

Much has been written and talked about our endeavour to become organic by 2020. The discussion that was held to assess where Bhutan is in becoming one was timely and revealing.

- Kuensel Newspaper - BT

College in Yonphula to start by first week of August

A total of 143 teachers from across the country sat aptitude test in order to qualify for the Masters in English programme at the new college in Yonphula in Trashigang today.

- Kuensel Newspaper - BT

Phuentsholing drains unclogged after 20 years

Phuentsholing residents could expect an efficient drainage system this summer. For the last one-month about 40 workers have been cleaning the drains round-the-clock.

- Kuensel Newspaper - BT

SJ truckers facing parking problem

Truck drivers in Samdrupjongkhar have been facing parking problem since last year after the parking space was given to set up the labour camp for the on-going bridge construction over the Dungsamchhu.

- Kuensel Newspaper - BT

Police arrest 14 for alleged gambling

Thimphu police detained three men for alleged gambling, playing cards in Hongkong Market in Thimphu on May 23.

- Kuensel Newspaper - BT

Finance committee calls for better coordination

Deliberations on the finance committee's report on the annual budget 2017-18 continued yesterday in the National Assembly with a focus on the sector-wise budget allocation.

- Kuensel Newspaper - BT

High Court convicts eight for illicit transaction of SP+

The High Court's bench one upheld four lower court judgments involving five people and increased sentences for two others for the illicit transaction of Spasmoproxyvon plus .

- Kuensel Newspaper - BT

Missing Sukhoi Su-30 MKI: IAF expands search into Bhutan; news on aircraft likely today

The search for the missing aircraft was extended beyond the West Kameng district in Arunachal Pradesh right up to Bhutan. The post Missing Sukhoi Su-30 MKI: IAF expands search into Bhutan; news on aircraft likely today appeared first on Firstpost.

- Firstpost - IN

No separate budget to preserve intangible culture

There were times when monks from Chizhi goenpa in Thimphu travelled all the way to Dekiling in Dagana to perform tsechu every year. The monks, carrying dung , also went to perform local tsechus in Dawakha and Matalongchu in Punakha and Hebisa in Wangduephodrang.

- Kuensel Newspaper - BT

Gradual promotion of organic sector recommended

Recognising the need to achieve food self-sufficiency, food security and the goal of attaining import substitution, promoting the role of the organic sector will be done in a phased manner.

- Kuensel Newspaper - BT

Dorji Lopon in Australia

Dorji Lopon Kinley of Zhung Dratshang, who is in Australia on a 17-day visit, administered oral transmission of the ngoendro, chabdro, bazaguru and mani to over six hundred devotees, mostly the Bhutanese community living and studying in Canberra.

- Kuensel Newspaper - BT

91 gups attending mediation training

Just as democracy empowers people, mediation gives judicial power to the people, the president of Bhutan National Legal Institute , Her Royal Highness Princess Sonam Dechan Wangchuck said during the inauguration of the mediation training for the gups at Lamaigonpa in Bumthang on May 22.

- Kuensel Newspaper - BT

Chudzom farmers interested in commercial vegetable farming

It took farmers of Chudzom in Tsirang, who have largely depended on cardamom cultivation so far, a visit to other parts of the country to get interested in growing vegetables.

- Kuensel Newspaper - BT

Trashigang's geography makes it prone to forest fires

With over 30,124 acres of forest cover lost to fire in the last five years, Trashigang dzongkhag is one of the most forest fire-prone areas in the country today.

- Kuensel Newspaper - BT

Talking about promoting our culture

As the custodians of our culture, it is incumbent on us to make every effort to protect and preserve the Bhutanese culture in their many forms. As foreign cultures come stomping about, we risk losing the tangible and intangible elements that inform our culture and shape our identity.

- Kuensel Newspaper - BT

60 job seekers and 361 students attend job fair

Mon Maya Tamang, 18, from Bangtar was seen walking from one stall to another at the job fair conducted by Samdrupjongkhar regional labour office on May 21.

- Kuensel Newspaper - BT

No immediate plans to approve private TV channel

There are no immediate plans yet to approve a private television channel, information and communications minister DN Dhungyel said yesterday at the National Assembly.

- Kuensel Newspaper - BT

Hydro revenue can't assure self-reliance

The outlook that fiscal self-reliance would be achieved with increased hydropower generation is an illusion, says a 2016 World Bank paper on public finance.

- Kuensel Newspaper - BT

Tax burden likely to increase on medical device in GST regime

Kolkata, May 24 The medical device industry expects the tax load in the Goods and Services Tax regime to increase, which will result in a higher cost burden on patients, an official said on Wednesday. "The medical device sector can expect a higher tax burden due to the proposed GST rates, subsequently resulting in a higher ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Health officials attend World Health Assembly

Leading a five-member delegation from Bhutan, Health minister Tandin Wangchuk is attending the 70th Session of the World Health Assembly, which began yesterday in Geneva, Switzerland.

- Kuensel Newspaper - BT

Smoked fish business doing good in Zhemgang

Smoked fish is made not only in Wangdue, but also in Zhemgang. A woman in Berti, a village about four kilometres from Tingtibi town, recently started a smoked fish business and it is picking up.

- Kuensel Newspaper - BT

The politics of economics

Although it did focus on the economy, the recent exchange between the government and Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa saw more than numbers being flung at each other.

- Kuensel Newspaper - BT

Manual on climate resilient agriculture

A farmer's manual on climate resilient agricultural practices and technologies was launched in Tsirang yesterday.

- Kuensel Newspaper - BT

Buffalo rearing culture on the verge of disappearing

The practice of rearing buffaloes in Singeygang, Samtse is fast waning.

- Kuensel Newspaper - BT

ADB assistance sought to improve water shortage

To address the drinking water shortage in Samdrupjongkhar thromde, the government has taken assistance loan from Asian Development Bank to construct water treatment plant , reservoir and water transmissions.

- Kuensel Newspaper - BT

Only NRDCL to transport and deliver sand in Sha region

The Natural Resource Development Corporation Limited will transport and deliver sand from the collection sites under Sha region from June 1.

- Kuensel Newspaper - BT

Going organic by 2020 questionable

Bhutan's vision to become organic by 2020 is questionable, said the National Organic Programme's coordinator Kesang Tshomo during the first day of the national workshop on a roadmap for organic agriculture policy in Bhutan in Thimphu yesterday.

- Kuensel Newspaper - BT

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