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Cyclone Komen to trigger heavy rain

Heavy rain is expected in most parts of the southern and eastern Bhutan during next 48 hours, the Department of Hydro-Met Services forecasts. A cyclonic storm ‘KOMEN’ had developed on July 30 over northeast Bay of Bengal, which has now weakened into Deep Depression over the Chittagong, Bangladesh, according to …

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Chiwog boundaries will be redrawn

Gewog boundaries, however, will remain same

Delimitation: New chiwogs will be carved out in the two gewogs affected by the demarcation of Paro dzongkhag thromde boundaries to ensure Wangchang and Hoongrel remain as gewogs.

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Gasa connected with 3G services

BT: Gasa dzongkhag was connected with Bhutan Telecom’s 3G-network service yesterday, making it the last dzongkhag to get 3G services. The service will be officially launched on August 1.

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Bhutan assigns more UN peacekeepers

Diplomacy: Bhutan has expanded its contribution to UN peacekeeping with another six security personnel. This brings the total number of Bhutanese serving abroad in UN peacekeeping missions to 23 personnel.

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Living in new times

Until recently we were concerned about the dilution of our culture due to the influence of the West.  We were not alone.  The whole of Asia, home to rich cultures and traditions, was worried.  To counter the decadent western influence, some rose to the occasion.

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Three detained for fake INR notes

Gelephu police has detained three non-Bhutanese men for trying to exchange counterfeit Indian Rupee (INR) notes with Ngultrums to a labour agent. The accused had INR 11,000 when they were arrested on July 25. After being unsuccessful in the first attempt, one of the accused, a 66 year-old-man had asked …

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Infirm expedition member escorted to Gasa today

A team of 10 officials will today escort the official, who has been suffering from mountain sickness, to Gasa after plans to airlift him yesterday failed again due to bad weather. Gasa dzongrab, Tshewang Jurmi said the chopper was cancelled due to bad weather since yesterday morning. He said, the …

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Man dies in drunken brawl

Phuentsholing police has detained a 30-year-old man for involuntarily murdering a man, his friend on July 28. The incident occurred in Chongeykha, Phuentsholing gewog when the duo got into a brawl while under the influence of alcohol. Although the deceased was found alive until the next morning, he succumbed to …

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Relocation of air force camp finalised

… the move has been welcomed by the two airlines as it will mean a larger apron and enhanced safety on the ground

Aviation: Bringing to an end an almost decade long process, the relocation of the Air Force Element (AFE) camp of the Indian Military Training Team (IMTRAT) at Paro international airport has been finalised.

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