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India becomes net exporter of power.

Using power trade as a tool for diplomacy, India spread goodwill in its neighbourhood extending up to Myanmar by exporting 5,798 MU during the April 2016-February 2017 period. This is roughly 4% more than 5,585 MU it imported from Bhutan, data from Central Electricity Authority shows.

- Times Of India - IN

Residents of Dophuchen asked to vacate town.

About 10 timeworn mud houses make up Dophuchen town of Samtse. Inside one of these old mud houses, Aum Kadom peels doma.

- Kuensel Newspaper - BT

Minor arrested for lhakhang vandalism.

Police in Wangdue have arrested a 13-year-old boy and an 18-year-old man for allegedly vandalising a lhakhang in Khotokha in Rubesa recently.

- Kuensel Newspaper - BT

National flower, Blue Poppy is a new species.

It has been discovered that the national flower, the Blue Poppy is a new species to science with the discovery of two more new species of the Meconopsis : Meconopsis elongata and Meconopsis merakensis.

- Kuensel Newspaper - BT

Beware fake news.

Many, including journalists, recently fell for an old, by internet standards, prank or click bait' on the internet.

- Kuensel Newspaper - BT

New recurring schemes to encourage saving.

The new recurring scheme of the Bank of Bhutan will allow its customers to make multiple deposits of varying amounts in a month.

- Kuensel Newspaper - BT

Members seek re-election of HDSB board members.

The committee of Bhutanese pundits and dzongkhag chapters of the Hindu Dharma Samudaya of Bhutan have called for re-election of all its board members.

- Kuensel Newspaper - BT

S/J Thromde forms a housing dispute committee.

The Samdrupjongkhar Thromde is yet to issue a written notice, ordering a house owner, who evicted a tenant unlawfully and violated the Tenancy Act of Bhutan 2015, to pay a penalty.

- Kuensel Newspaper - BT

Her Majesty the Queen Mother Sangay Choden Wangchuck conducts ground breaking ceremony of the Gawaling Southern Centre.

Her Majesty the Queen Mother Sangay Choden Wangchuck conducted the ground breaking ceremony of the Gawaling Southern Centre in Phuentsholing.

- Kuensel Newspaper - BT

India becomes net exporter of power for the first time - government.

NEW DELHI  - India has become a netexporter of electricity for the first time, the power ministrysaid on Wednesday, adding that upcoming cross-bordertransmission lines with neighbouring countries such as Nepal,Bangladesh and Myanmar will only increase sales. April-February power exports of around 5,798 million unitswere 4 ...

- Sify - IN

Her Majesty the Queen Mother Sangay Choden Wangchuck in Chukha.

Her Majesty the Queen Mother Sangay Choden Wangchuck with school students of Chukha dzongkhag.

- Kuensel Newspaper - BT

Four-week international break for Thimphu football league

The on-going Thimphu League has been halted for almost a month now with some of the players from the nine participating clubs engaged with national team duty.

- Kuensel Newspaper - BT

Japan to provide much-needed diagnostic machines

The health ministry will receive seven medical equipment for the national and regional referral hospitals from Japan next year to improve their diagnostic capacity and services.

- Kuensel Newspaper - BT

The milk men of Panbang

It's almost noon. Two elderly men appear on the streets of Panbang pulling a trolley on which rests a steel can.

- Kuensel Newspaper - BT

Exhibition centre for made and grown in Bhutan products

An exhibition centre, built at a cost of Nu 6.85 million , that will display local products was inaugurated in Changzamtog, Thimphu, yesterday.

- Kuensel Newspaper - BT

PM leaves for France

Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay will travel to Paris, France to deliver the keynote address at the first meeting of the seventh Replenishment of the Global Environment Facility Trust Fund on March 29, according to a foreign affairs ministry press release.

- Kuensel Newspaper - BT

Making our roads safe

Bhutanese roads are increasingly becoming unsafe. This is against the backdrop of growing vehicle number, particularly in bigger towns like Thimphu and Phuentsholing. It is deeply worrying to learn that hundreds of drivers take to the roads without licence. There is so an urgent need to call to attention the dangers of such ...

- Kuensel Newspaper - BT

Man cons people using social media

Police are waiting for more victims to file complaints against a 26-year-old man from Trashiyangtse who is currently detained for larceny by deception after he allegedly promised US working visas to five people.

- Kuensel Newspaper - BT

Global money week begins

As global money week begins, the central Bank has set its footing to maximise financial literacy outreach targeting more than 10,000 students, extending to vocational institutes, monastic schools, the defense sector, the rural populace, disadvantaged sections of society and senior citizens.

- Kuensel Newspaper - BT

No Dakpa turns up for Kora

The 15-day Baza Guru Dungdrup that is being presided over by Khamtrul Rinpoche at Choeten Kora in Trashiyangtse will end tomorrow.

- Kuensel Newspaper - BT

An important digital milestone

In what should provide much needed security and reliability, a government data centre has been established.

- Kuensel Newspaper - BT

Credit growth a concern for growing imports

With more than 23 percent of domestic credit injected into building and construction, the economy continues pumping air into the bubble.

- Kuensel Newspaper - BT

Sighting of Godlewski's bunting takes count to 719 birds

Godlewski's bunting is the latest addition to Bhutan's avian biodiversity.

- Kuensel Newspaper - BT

Zamlingzor farm road non-functional

The people of Zamlingzor chiwog in Mendrelgang, Tsirang have not been able to enjoy the benefits of their farm road since July last year.

- Kuensel Newspaper - BT

The white elephant of Panbang

A tall figure perched above the Nganglam-Panbang highway is the white elephant of Panbang.

- Kuensel Newspaper - BT

Remains of missing student found in Perth, Australia

Five months after a Bhutanese student went missing in Perth, Australia, police in Perth confirmed that his remains have been found and that they will hand his body over to the university.

- Kuensel Newspaper - BT

Samtse shopkeepers told to vacate stalls by April 1

More than 30 shopkeepers in Samtse are hopeful that the dzongkhag will not ask them to vacate their stalls. The dzongkhag has asked them to vacate their stalls by the end of this month to make space for Samtse town's development activities.

- Kuensel Newspaper - BT

OAG reviewing land case dating back to 1970s

The Office of the Attorney General is reviewing one of the oldest and most complicated cases the Anti-Corruption Commission has investigated so far.

- Kuensel Newspaper - BT

Fire destroys house

A two-storey house was razed to the ground in Khar, Pemagatshel yesterday morning. The fire started at around 9am and was contained by 12:30pm by RBP, Desuups, and village volunteers.

- Kuensel Newspaper - BT

Dhamdum substation brings reliable power to Samtse

The 220kv substation at Dhamdum in Samtse, which became operational in April last year, has become a boon for the dzongkhag.

- Kuensel Newspaper - BT

The EU at 60: Pillar of a multipolar world

On March 25, the European Union will mark 60 years since the signature of the Rome Treaties, the first step towards a united Europe.

- Kuensel Newspaper - BT

A new party in the making

Efforts are being made to form yet another new political party. A former civil servant, Jigme Drukpa, from the Menbi-Tshenkar constituency of Lhuentse is coordinating the efforts. Jigme Drukpa said the party will be called the Druk Kuenphen Tshogpa .

- Kuensel Newspaper - BT

125 B.Ed grads could miss out on govt. jobs

At least 125 Bachelor of Education graduates are likely to miss out on potential governemnt teaching jobs with the education ministry announcing 170 slots for contract teachers.

- Kuensel Newspaper - BT

Man gets nine years for sex with a minor

The Supreme Court recently sentenced Yeshi Dorji, 26, to nine years in prison for having sexual intercourse with a minor.

- Kuensel Newspaper - BT

A much awaited agreement

Bhutan and Bangladesh will soon sign an inland water route protocol. A secretarial level meeting between Bhutan and Bangladesh in Thimphu earlier this week decided to work on the memorandum of understanding between the Bhutan Standards Bureau and Bangladesh Standards and Testing Institution to recognise each other's ...

- Kuensel Newspaper - BT

Drug resistant TB cases on the rise

Despite making good progress in detecting tuberculosis cases and achieving a treatment success rate of 90 percent in the last few years the number of multi drug resistant TB cases in Bhutan is on rise.

- Kuensel Newspaper - BT

Police begin naming and shaming suspects

With the growing popularity of social media, it has now become a trend for people to upload photographs of suspects on social media platforms like Facebook and WeChat. Recently, even mainstream media and the Royal Bhutan Police uploaded images of suspects.

- Kuensel Newspaper - BT

Bhutan, B/desh to sign inland water transport agreement in April

The inland water route, stretching from Indian territory through the Brahmaputra river till Mongla and Chittagong in Bangladesh, will soon be accessible to Bhutan.

- Kuensel Newspaper - BT

World Water Day

To mark World Water Day on March 22, members of at least 22 organisations and communities located along the Chubachu stream, along with Desuups and armed forces personnel

- Kuensel Newspaper - BT

Mechanised sweeper to clean Thimphu's roads and drains

With the launch of the first road sweeping machine in the country yesterday, people will now see a mechanised sweeper on the roads of Thimphu city.

- Kuensel Newspaper - BT

Encouraging more learners

To help achieve the adult literacy rate target of 70 percent by the end of the 11th Plan, the education ministry is attempting to rope in local leaders to encourage more learners in the rural communities.

- Kuensel Newspaper - BT

Reconstruction of Mangdezam in Rendibi resumes

Reconstruction of the Mangdezam in Rendibi, Zhemgang, has finally resumed from December 2016.

- Kuensel Newspaper - BT

Tracksuit ruling requires more thought

Thimphu Thromde has decided that school students in Thimphu will not be allowed to wear tracksuits during assemblies and in classes. The decision comes from a desire to promote or maintain the country's national identity.

- Kuensel Newspaper - BT

River course change leaves Norbuthang wetlands fallow 

It's been more than seven years since seven households of Phungtenchu gewog in Tsirang left 15 acres of their paddy fields fallow.

- Kuensel Newspaper - BT

61 LG posts up for grabs

The local government is likely to take its full shape when the 60 vacant constituencies go to the polls on April 18.

- Kuensel Newspaper - BT

Govt's first data centre launched

With the rapid adoption of technology in the country today, the need for a centralised government data hub has long been recognised.

- Kuensel Newspaper - BT

Thimphu gets an eye centre

Her Majesty the Royal Grand Mother Kesang Choeden Wangchuck graced the groundbreaking ceremony of the Gyalyum Kesang Choeden Wangchuck National Eye Centre in Thimphu, yesterday.

- Kuensel Newspaper - BT

Police search for auto-stripping suspect

Thimphu police have detained six people for their alleged involvement in auto-stripping cases.

- Kuensel Newspaper - BT

Hindu Dharma Samudaya submits complaint against pundit

The Hindu Dharma Samudaya of Bhutan, representing at least 22 senior pundits in the country, recently wrote to the Sarpang dzongkhag administration to bar a pundit from conducting a seven-day puran or prayer ceremony in Jigmecholing gewog.

- Kuensel Newspaper - BT

Librarians share concerns at the first library symposium

From the shushing librarians to the subtle musty smell of books filling the room, libraries were once considered the gateway to the world of knowledge.

- Kuensel Newspaper - BT

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