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Two bridges due, one year overdue

Plagued by flash floods, the Rongthongchhu and Bamridrangchhu spans will be completed this year Bridge: Two bridges, one at Rongthong, and the other at Bamri, will now be completed this year after a delay of more than a year. The two bridges were supposed to have been completed by March ...

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Kushuthara – A Pattern of Love

The film about a relationship that transcends death and endures in another lifetime Review: Based on a tragic story of a young village girl, who falls in love with a stranger, who fails to keep his promise to return to her, Kushuthara – A Pattern of Love tells the story ...

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Fire almost guts traditional house

Mishap: A two-storied traditional house in Khapti village in Samkhar gewog, Trashigang was almost razed to the ground during the wee hours of February 14. No casualties were reported, but the house owner is reported to have lost more then 50 percent of his belongings to the fire.  The owner ...

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Fire guts half of Sarpang bazaar

Breaking news: About half of some 100 shops that make up the Sarpang bazaar were completely gutted in a fire that started around 8pm today. Police suspect the fire started from a shoe shop that’s located at the end of the market. Residents said they experienced power fluctuation during the ...

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Fishing to be allowed in the Haachu

So as to conserve the fisheries and help in the dzongkhag’s socio-economic development Livestock: The national centre for riverine and lake fisheries, under the department of livestock at Haa, will be legalising fishing in the Haachu for tourists and locals starting this year. According to the livestock production officer, Karma ...

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The man who made a “scootiller”

Kencho Wangdi, a BPC lineman, moonlights as an inventor Innovator: After years of hard work, Kencho Wangdi’s innovation might finally pay off. The 48-year-old average sized man ignites his “scootiller” engine and starts ploughing his field. “It’s costly and typical to hire oxen to till the fields here,” he said.  ...

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A Malady Called Rural-Urban Migration: Part VIII

The series of articles on the subject of rural-urban migration – numbering seven so far – have mainly focused on the principal causes that contributed to this malady. While a number of other causes have aggravated the problem to a lesser degree, clearly the principal causes, in order of severity, ...

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Crime rate down in 2014

At the same time, the year registered a spike in cases involving controlled substances RBP: Crime rate in the country dropped by 15.6 percent in 2014 as compared to the previous year, police officials said in a press conference, yesterday. However, police records also showed a 30 percent increase in ...

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Joint legal sector programme launched

Swiss and Austrian govts. continue to provide funds to bolster Bhutan’s judicial system LSP: The Austrian and Swiss governments committed Nu 149.6M for the judiciary sector to support access to justice in Bhutan, with the launching of the joint legal sector programme (LSP) yesterday at Tashichhodzong. Two new district courts ...

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