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Taxi stands to ease congestion

Pick up and drop stands to be readied in 10 days Road: Thimphu thromde will establish nineteen taxi stands along the expressway between Lungtenzampa and Babesa. Some 1,104 taxi drivers in the capital met with Chief of Police Brigadier Kipchu Namgyel on Saturday. Kipchu Namgyel said that pick-and-drop stands for …

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Youth XI crowned K4 Cup champions

Cricket: Youth XI defeated Tashas United by 151 runs and was crowned the champions of K4 Cup 2015. Sonam Dargay  gave Youth XI a resilient comeback in the middle overs to set a target of 264 runs for Tashas United to chase. Until then, Tashas United were taking wickets at …

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MHP cost shoots up to 45 billion

Hydropower: The construction cost of Mangdechhu Hydropower Project (MHP) is going to escalate to Nu 45 billion when the project completes by its rescheduled deadline in March 2018. The cost of the project was initially estimated at Nu 28.96 billion. The project is also delayed by six months, pushing back …

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ENT camp in east treats more than 1, 000 patients

Health: More than 1,300 people from across the eastern region of the country were examined and treated during the mobile ENT (ear, nose, throat) camp that ended in Trashigang on Thursday. Of the total, about 90 patients with cases related to ears and nose underwent surgery during the four-day camp. …

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Progress report on Drametse monastery renovation project

Heritage: Renovation works on the Drametse monastery that began last year are in full swing. Coordinated and supervised by Sungtrul rinpoche, the head of Drametse Gomdey dratshang, villagers from three gewogs are contributing labour.  The renovation team also includes local carpenters and masons. They are currently working on the ground …

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Judiciary conducts essay competition to promote national language

Judiciary: In an effort to promote Dzongkha, the judiciary organised Dzongkha essay competition among its employees. Chief Justice Tshering Wangchuk on May 6 awarded cash prices and certificates to the winners and participants. Sonam Penjor, a clerk from the Supreme Court took Nu 20,000 and certificate for winning the competition. …

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Employment through sports

Basketball: Tshewang Norbu always wanted to become a basketball instructor. Today the 26-year-old from Jamkhar, Trashiyangtse, is living his dream of coaching youth on the basic techniques of the game. Tshewang Norbu is a member of the Bhutan Youth Basketball (BYB), a programme initiated by the Bhutan Basketball Federation (BBF) …

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Govt. to reconsider import of e-cars

The government though is firm on its belief that it’s legal  Meet-the-press: The government will reconsider the policy on the import of electric cars even though it continues to believe that it is legal. The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC), in its annual report 2014, pointed out that the objectives of the government …

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Need for fuel depot

Residents of Jomotsangkha, a growing town, are paying exorbitant prices for fuels Service: Jomotsangkha dungkhag may be bordering Assam, the oil rich Indian state, but its fuel prices are still the highest in the region. This is because in the absence of a fuel distributor, residents buy fuel transported in …

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Community chips in to build a home

Charity: 54-year old Gumandoj Subba and his family (wife and two children) from Sunkosh Gaon in Tsirang have been living in a makeshift house for last five years.  Very soon, however, they will get a new and stronger house. Rangthaling gewog is seeking help from a businessman in Tsirang.  The …

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