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Community centres handed over to BDB


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


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?


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


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


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


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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Turning waste into wealth


Biodegradable: Thimphu thromde’s compost plant is not only seeing an increase in biodegradable waste, but has also started churning out money from the waste, which the municipal office was overwhelmed with until recently. The compost plant in Serbithang receives about four tonnes of organic waste daily, except on Sundays.  This ...

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Fire in Thimphu destroys temporary sheds


Fire: Thirteen families lost all their belongings yesterday in a fire that gutted 13 temporary sheds at 3:50pm near the Food Corporation of Bhutan (FCB) godown in Changzamtok, Thimphu. Most of the house owners were out for work when the incident happened. Thimphu police’s fire brigades department deployed two fire-fighting ...

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Stranded Bhutanese in Nepal reach home


Quake: After about a 20-hour-long drive, 27 Bhutanese, most of them monks and nuns, arrived in Phuentsholing yesterday morning. The Phuentsholing dungkhag administration and the thromde arranged two buses that travelled to Panitanki, an Indian town that borders the Nepalese town of Kakkarvitta.  Bhutanese officials and customs officials in Panitanki ...

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Another milestone for MHPA


Concreting of dam foundation begins Hydropower: Marking another milestone for the now the fastest hydropower construction in the country, Mangdechu project yesterday symbolically began concreting the foundation of the dam, bringing an end to river excavation work. In concreting the foundation of the dam, which will block the Mangdechu and ...

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