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Dispute over temple

The dzongkhag chapter of the Hindu Dharma Samudaya of Bhutan (HDSB) in Tsirang recently wrote to the dzongkhag administration staking ownership to a temple located near Damphu Higher Secondary School, which the chapter says is traditionally Hindu.

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Panbang to get a fuel depot

A driver stops his car by a shop in Sonamthang. He asks the shopkeeper to refuel his car for Nu 1,000. The shopkeeper comes out with two black jerry cans and pours fuel into the vehicle using a funnel.

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Windstorms damage homes in Wangdue

In several parts of Wangdue the roofs of several houses were lost to a windstorm last week.

According to the damage assessment conducted by the dzongkhag disaster team, roofs of at least five traditional houses, a hotel and a lhakhang were damaged by windstorms that occurred on March 5, 6 and 12.

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NCWC to review women quota for elected posts

... following Cabinet’s rejection of proposal that included introducing a quota

The National Commission for Women and Children (NCWC) will review part A of the National Plan of Action of Promotion of Gender Equality in Elected Offices following the Cabinet’s rejection to introduce a quota, it was pointed out at the conclusion of the 2nd national conference on women in governance, leadership and politics in Thimphu, yesterday.

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