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Haa district hospital’s location finalised

A disagreement between the two gewogs had held the project since 2013 Health: The site for Haa dzongkhag hospital construction, which was long overdue following a disagreement between the two gewogs of Esu and Katsho is now finalised with the dzongkhag awarding the access road and culvert construction work on …

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US ambassador to India visits Bhutan

Diplomacy: Visiting for the first time, the ambassador of the United States of America to India, Richard R Verma discussed with Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay areas of cooperation between the two countries. The ambassador said, during a reception he hosted for the US fellowship alumni yesterday, that the purpose of …

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PM asks employment creation task force to redouble efforts

Jobs: Although achieving 100 percent employment was not doable given the mismatch of jobs available and aspirations of jobseekers, Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay, yesterday, asked members of the employment creation task force to explore ways to further look into creating employment opportunities. Following a cabinet decision, a special task force …

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Drayangs get support from local government

Society: After a majority of members voted no to the proposal, Bumthang’s dzongkhag tshogdu (DT) recently turned down the dzongkhag’s proposal to suspend the issuance of license for drayangs in the dzongkhag. DT chairperson, Sangla, said the decision could not be endorsed, as a majority of the members were against …

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TP Sherpa’s pet bottle greenhouse

Innovation: There were just too many pet bottles, here, there and everywhere.  And then the idea struck him.  Tshering Penjor Sherpa, 27, from Rangthaling in Tsirang, came up with the notion to build a greenhouse out of pet bottles. It took 400kg of pet bottles for Tshering Penjor Sherpa to …

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ACC shuts down shops in Phuentsholing

Corruption: The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) closed down three shops in Phuentsholing town last evening for alleged corrupt practices. While details are sketchy, sources said the commission’s team had also apprehended at least 20 people, mostly non-Bhutanese, for interrogation. The ACC team, accompanied by police personnel, zoomed into a busy JPLP, …

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Gasa’s chicken-and-egg predicament

Without a thromde, there are no people and without people there can be no election Township: While the people of Gasa, the least populated dzongkhag, are excited about having a thromde, it will take more than sheer excitement for the dzongkhag to make the next thromde election happen. According to …

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Lhakhang finds new home in El Paso

The structure was first made in Washington, DC for the Smithsonian Folklife Festival Heritage: Seven years after first being constructed in Washington, DC for the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, a lhakhang made by Bhutanese artisans has been permanently installed on the 366-acre campus of the University of Texas, El Paso. The …

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Court directs DGM to explain cracks

Both sides in ongoing case wish to present more witnesses to bolster their pleas Gidawom: Thimphu dzongkhag court’s bench II has asked the Department of Geology and Mines (DGM) to explain what caused the cracks on some 27 houses in Gidawom and Jamdo villages on July 12 last year. In …

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Samtse hit by second windstorm

Reconstruction of badly hit Norbugang LSS currently underway Disaster: About 60 men, including officials from Samtse dzongkhag are currently busy extracting timber to reconstruct five structures of Norbugang lower secondary school (NLSS), which were severely damaged by a windstorm on the evening of April 17. The five structures suffered major …

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