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Monthly Archives: December 2016

Gasa Dzong renovation on schedule

Infrastructure: Despite constant roadblocks along the Punakha-Gasa highway and extreme climatic setbacks, the renovation of Gasa Tashi Thongmoen Dzong is progressing, according to the project manager.

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Ngultrum value falls in P’ling

Currency: Indian Rupees (INR) are once again being illegally sold across the border. Both Bhutanese and Indian nationals in need of INR are paying between Nu 108-112 for INR 100. The commission depends on the amount being exchanged.

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Camp RUF

Main story: It’s vacation. Fifty-four students from Thimphu and Paro are gearing up to meet fifty-four students from Wangdue at the Camp Rural-Urban Friendship (RUF) this winter. The week-long camp is being held at Samtegang in Wangdue. It began from December 22. Bringing together students from rural and urban places into …

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Chicken biryani

RECIPE: For Rice 1 cup rice, rinsed under cold running water until water runs clear, 1 table spoon (tsp) salt, 2 tbsp milk, half tsp saffron

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Be curious about life

YOUTH IN FOCUS: I graduated from college two years ago. I cannot find a job and I am feeling depressed and worthless. I sleep until noon and my family looks down on me and barely speaks to me. What can I do? Unemployed, Thimphu 

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New electricity tariffs from next month

Electricity:  The new domestic electricity tariff for the three-year cycle period starting 2016-17 will take effect from  January 1 with the progressive annual revision and regressive subsidy allocation.

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Fukui helps to promote Shazo

Crafts: Come 2017, customers can expect better shazo products from Trashiyangtse.

The community produces the popular wooden cups, bowls and dapa, among others, for local buyers and tourists.

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Tsirang’s LG leaders underpaid?

LG: Elected local government (LG) members of Tsirang were given salary for only eight days in October. Gup Yeshi of Mendrelgang gewog said he was shocked at first when gups were provided salary for only eight days. He said the gups considered themselves elected from the day the results were officially declared.

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