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Common leopard attacks three vehicles in Trashigang

The common leopard attacked three vehicles

A common leopard attacked three vehicles near the Bhutan Oil Distributor (BOD) station in Trashigang around 8am yesterday. A businessman, Galay Wangchuk, was returning home after dropping his children to school in Pam when the animal, which was half covered in dirt, was walking along the roadside a few hundred …

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Media and the elections

The National Assembly is dissolved. The ministers and member of parliaments have changed their colours (kabney). Soon they will be out in the fields campaigning. It is should be exciting to be in the media. With two rounds of elections lined up, it is going to be a busy autumn …

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Strengthen the civil service MAX system

The Royal Civil Service Commission (RCSC) starting Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 – 2017 implemented Managing for Excellence (MAX) system for the civil service replacing the old Performance Management System (PMS). Comparatively, MAX is a better system than PMS. However, after undergoing two FY experiences and currently carrying out the third …

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SAFF U-15 Women’s championship to kick off on August 9

Bhutan finished third last year

With five days left to make her second appearance in the South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) U-15 Women’s championship at the Changlingmithang stadium, Deki Lhazom, the only player who managed to score in the previous edition hopes to score more this time. The 14-year old striker with national U-15 women’s …

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Flash flood in Buna washes  off road, paddy fields and poultry farm

Continuous rainfall in Buna, Trashigang has caused multiple roadblocks

Multiple flash floods including three major blocks along the Trashigang-Rangjung highway have cut off all traffic flow along the route since August 1. A flash flood at Buna, about 12.5kms from Trashigang towards Rangjung, has completely washed away the road along the stretch. According to local residents, the Buna stream …

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Opposition played its roles responsibly: NA report

The National Assembly’s annual report 2017-18 assesses and highlights the role played by the 15-member Opposition during the last five years. Stating that an opposition party provides checks and balances on the government’s actions, the report acknowledges the role of the Opposition party. “A large ruling majority can bulldoze the …

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DPT coordinator accused of harassment

Phuentsholing police is investigating a case involving a Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) coordinator from Trashigang, who alleged that a businessman from Phuentsholing is the coordinator of Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) in a social media forum (Wechat) and insinuated members of the chat group to batter him and burn his personal …

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Alleged child abuse case in Bumthang still under investigation

Almost two months after an alleged child abuse case surfaced in Bumthang, the case is still under investigation. The eight-year-old child has been rescued from Bumthang since June 22 and kept in a place of safety. Officials from the National Commission for Women and Children (NCWC) say they are working …

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Enhance protection for ACC

As the country completes a decade of constitutional democracy, Bhutan has seen many developments. Some good. Others, not quite. This culture of who one’s related to and the might of power and money always existed in our society. The transition to democratic governance may have made us more aware of …

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350  households in Pemagatshel receive LPG cylinders

Villagers collect LPG cylinders in Pemagatshel

The regional trade office and Bhutan Oil Corporation (BOC) in Samdrupjongkhar distributed Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) cylinders to rural households of Shumar, Khar and Chongshing gewogs in Pemagatshel last month. Regional trade director, Aiman Mahat, said as per the report submitted by the dzongkhag administration last month, there are 2,361 …

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