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5,200 Chevrolet ultra-durable balls donated to BFF

Football: Bhutan Football Federation (BFF), the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), Asian Development Project (ADP) and One World Play Project (OWPP) together launched the ultra-durable soccer ball donation at the Changjiji football ground yesterday. A total of 5,200 Chevrolet balls were donated to BFF, to help encourage young football enthusiasts, and …

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PCAL in deep water?

In the recent past, Penden Cement Authority limited has seen a dip in its fortunes PCAL:The managing director of Penden Cement Authority limited (PCAL), (Dr) Jigme Singye, recently submitted his resignation to leave behind a company that’s beset by problems lately. The managing director didn’t comment on his resignation.

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His Majesty appoints Cabinet Secretary and dzongdags

His Majesty the King yesterday granted dhar to appoint the Cabinet Secretary and the Trongsa and Gasa dzongdags. Government secretaries and dzongdags are appointed by His Majesty upon the recommendation of the Prime Minister, who receives nominations from the Royal Civil Service Commission. Cabinet Secretary Kinzang Wangdi was the General …

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Uncorroborated testimonies before the court

Update: The four former members of the tender committee for the Lhakhang Karpo conservation project were not on the same page, when the Haa district court conducted a cross-examination hearing yesterday. Of the four, the former dzongkhag engineer (DE), Lhabchu, and project engineer, Tashi Gyeltshen, submitted that they informed the …

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Construction sector still the largest borrower

Borrowings by private sector form 90 percent of the total lending by financial institutions Loan: The construction sector continued to take the largest share of total loans from financial institutions last year followed by personal loans. Loans taken by the construction sector constituted 25 percent of the total credit disbursed …

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Students accuse consultancy firm of deception and fraud

Of the five the consultancy sent to Lithuania, only one stayed back  Education: Students, who left in September last year to study in Lithuania through a local education consultancy firm, have returned home after a semester, unable to sustain themselves. They said that they could not find part time work …

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998 projects approved so far …

… of which only 173 are currently operational on the ground BOiC: The Business Opportunity and Information Centre (BOiC) has so far approved 998 projects amounting to more than Nu 250M (million) from the two revolving funds instituted under the economic stimulus plan. Under its revolving fund-I (RF-I), devised to …

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From tiny acorns do giant oaks grow

We tend not to notice small acts of kindness and appreciate the tiny and often selfless contributions that individuals make in our workaday lives.  We talk big.  At the same time, we are losing sense of our responsibility each to other as co-citizens. That is when where peace once was, …

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Parents convince authority to reopen ECR

Villagers felt cheated, while officials say it was a case of miscommunication  Education: Orong lower secondary school (OLSS) is about a four-hour walk from Philuma village.  When a plan to upgrade the school to a central school was sounded off to parents, they readily agreed with authorities to close down …

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Vehicle imports increase by 2.9 percent

Vehicle: Three months into 2015, and the number of vehicles imported into Bhutan this year has already exceeded last year’s growth amount of 2.5 percent. As of March end, there was 2,079 more vehicles in the country, representing a 2.9 percent increase. The total number of vehicles in the country …

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