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  • Three joint venture projects to be expedited

    The 770MW Chamkharchu project would receive priority

    Hydropower: If the decision of the 14th empowered joint group (EJG) meeting held on August 3 is any indication, the country would soon embark on construction of three more joint venture (JV) hydropower projects to generate 1,520MW of electricity.

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Namling – Latongla road risky, caution road officials


Road: With the area shrouded in fog due to incessant rain, travellers are cautioned to be alert when driving between Namling and Latongla in Mongar and to avoid driving at night. Erosions triggred from heavy rains on August 3 have washed away almost half of the road. Around 5am yesterday, ...

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Where do missing people go?

Society: It was Monday, the first day of school after the mid term break. Gembo’s daughter, who lives with his elder daughter, went to school, rejuvenated and refreshed from the two-week break.

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Two new birds discovered


Ornithology: Three months after Bhutan added a new bird species, two new species - the Beautiful Sibia (Heterophasia pulchella) and Brown Accentor (Prunella fulvescens) were recorded into Bhutan’s ornithology list, taking the total count of species to 695.

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Hurdles of achieving an ICT enabled society

ICT: Low adoption of completed ICT programmes by government agencies, lack of budget and human resources, are some of the hurdles in Bhutan’s quest to achieve an ICT-enabled knowledge society, according to the revised Bhutan ICT Roadmap.

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Problem bypass to get solid makeover


Thromde: Thimphu thromde is giving a facelift to the bypass under the bridge at Olarongchu. Concreting of the about 30-metre 200mm think road with steel reinforcement has already begun.

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ACC detains more for interrogation

Corruption: In its ongoing investigation in Phuentsholing, the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has detained two Bhutanese women and two non-Bhutanese men for interrogation in connection to alleged corruption. The detention is linked with the closing of Tashi Enterprise in the lower market. Although commission officials could not be contacted, Kuensel sources ...

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OAG maintains charges on bribery and sand quality

Update: The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) appealed on the Haa district court’s dismissal of the charges of supplying inferior sand and bribery against the sand supplier, and the project engineer for taking bribe in the Lhakhang Karpo corruption case to the High Court yesterday.

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Coupon system eases pressure on BOD


LPG: Customers will no longer have to stand in queue to get their cylinders refilled. Bhutan Oil Distributer (BOD) in Motithang, Thimphu has introduced a coupon system to make the process less cumbersome for customers.

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Chang Ugyen rep. challenges OAG appeal as illegal

Update: The former gup and royal advisory councillor Chang Ugyen’s defence lawyer asked the High Court’s Bench I to quash the lower court’s two-and-a-half-year-sentence for allegations remaining not ‘proven beyond reasonable doubt’.

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Bumthang opens gift registration

All officials in the dzongkhag administration will have to declare the gifts they receive

Gift: Bumthang dzongkhag administration instituted a gift registration system from July 28 as agreed in the annual performance agreement (APA) it signed with the government.

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My Country, My Town

  • Reversion to nature: Disused washbasin commandeered by our feathered friends as a handy nest site Photo by Lham Dorji, NSB
  • Waifs but well fed ones: Either these pups have a guardian angel or there’s a butcher nearby Photo by Yash Wangchuk, Gelephu
  • From wheel to wall: A bicycle ringer finds a more static use in the form of a makeshift doorbell Photo by Bidur Rai, Mountain Hazelnut, Risrrbu, Wamrong