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Govt. to reconsider import of e-cars

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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

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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

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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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Football budget to be discussed in the upcoming Parliament

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Football: The budget proposed by the Bhutan Football Federation (BFF) to the government to fund the second round of the FIFA World Cup qualification matches will be discussed during the upcoming Parliament session, said the Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay. The national team will have to travel to China, Hong Kong, ...

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Community centres handed over to BDB

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Management: In a move that will make banking services available in all gewogs, the operation and management of community centres (CCs) was officially handed over to the Bhutan Development Bank (BDB), yesterday. While the bank already took over management of CCs from Bhutan Post in March, the transfer had not ...

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Traditional medicine’s Thai tie-up

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MoU: To help strengthen traditional medicine services in the country, a memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed between department of traditional medicine service of the health ministry and Thailand’s Mae Fah Luang University (MFU) yesterday. With the signing, the university is expected to help in consultation and support research and ...

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Priority: Archery range or economic activity?

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Trongsaps question their DT decision to improve bacho for Nu 2.8 million Planning: In what is a case of misplaced priority, villagers in Trongsa are disapproving their dzongkhag tshogdu’s decision to invest Nu 2.8 million in improving the dzongkhag’s archery range. The fund is from the Nu 200 million the ...

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A saturated civil service

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More than half of civil servants are only mid way through their service which means less new recruitments RCSC: Talking to students of the Royal Thimphu College yesterday, chairman of the Royal Civil Service Commission (RCSC), Karma Tshiteem was blunt and honest. He said the opportunities of getting a government ...

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Bhutan’s medical team in Nepal expanded

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800 cases of water delivered to Trishuli Relief: An additional 15 personnel have joined the 63-member Bhutanese medical team in Trishuli, Nepal. The additional team left the country yesterday on a chartered flight. Although the initial wave of patients requiring urgent treatment has subsided, the team welcomed the reinforcement. Today ...

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2nd annual ICT conference held

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Conference: The second annual ICT (information communications technology) conference for IT officers in the government and private sector ended yesterday. Speaking to more than a hundred IT officers, information and communications minister DN Dhungyel said their role was a crucial and critical one as ICT is an enabler for the ...

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