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Bhutan’s medical team in the thick of action

217 earthquake victims treated as of yesterday Nepal Quake: Bhutan’s medical team based in Nepal has treated 217 earthquake victims as of yesterday, according to the Bhutan4Nepal control room. On Tuesday, 86 earthquake victims were treated with nine receiving surgeries. Yesterday,  the team treated 131 victims, with some of them receiving …

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ACC freezes properties of four individuals

Including two customs officials Corruption: The Anti Corruption Commission (ACC), in its ongoing investigation into the alleged customs maladministration and entrenched corruption in the fraudulent export and import businesses in Phuentsholing, issued another three freeze notices of movable and immovable properties belonging to four individuals yesterday. The commission froze two …

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His Majesty grants audience to Desuung trainees

Dessung: His Majesty the King granted an audience to the 15th Batch DeSuung trainees at the Military Training Center in Tencholing, Wangduephodrang. Addressing the 80 men and 41 women volunteers participating in the 15th DeSuung training programme, His Majesty spoke to the volunteers about the numerous concerns facing the country …

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Independence of constitutional offices

The ACC has objected the amendment that seeks to repeal the provision for commissioners to resign from civil servants BILL: The Entitlement and Service Conditions for Commissioners of Constitutional Offices (amendment) Bill, that seeks to repeal the provision on the need for members or commissioners to resign from the civil …

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Picture story

Manfred Gerner, president of German Bhutan Himalaya Society, and Yeshey Peldon, head of Philately Division of Bhutan Post, launched stamps of Drubthop Thangtong Gyalpo yesterday in Thimphu. German Bhutan Himalaya Society, Permamed Switzerland and Bhutan Post issued a souvenir sheet of Nu 40 and sheetlet of eight value stamps of …

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Better late than never

Getting around the capital city, even for long time residents, is quite a challenge. This is because our address system has not kept up with the growth of the city, especially in terms of numbers of building mushrooming every year.  In fact, we never had a street address system, although …

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Satellite town status saves Narphung from extinction

At risk of relocation earlier due to road widening work, the settlement is now here to stay Township: Much to the relief of shop owners in Narphung, located on the Samdrupjongkhar-Trashigang highway, the town will not be relocated as it has now been identified as a satellite town. The demarcation …

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Work on truncated road resumes

 Merak: More than two years after the highlanders of Merak decided to leave their gewog centre (GC) road until Jigmiling, work to stretch it to the gewog centre has now begun. Jigmiling is about eight kilometres away from proper Merak and takes about three hours on foot to get there.  …

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Gomdar continues to depend on mandarin orange

Citrus greening may be a problem in many of the mandarin-growing areas in the country, but not in Gomdar   Agriculture: Villagers of Gomdar in Samdrupjongkhar are not worried about citrus greening disease that has affected the neighbouring gewog of Martshala. The villagers are being encouraged to grow other crops as …

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Getting graduates on board the entrepreneurship programme

The training is intended to turn a generation of jobseekers into job creators  BOiC/MoL: A decade after he graduated from Sherubtse College and working part time with media houses, Sonam Rinchen, 32, is set to start his own business of producing local snacks such as noodles and chips. He started …

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