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Damchu-Chukha road opens to traffic

Indian Ambassador to Bhutan Jaideep Sarkar, Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay, Director General of Border Roads Organisation, Lt Gen Harpal Singh, and Works and Human Settlement minister Dorji Choden inaugurate the 29.2km Damchu-Chukha bypass road yesterday

After eight years of construction, the 29.2km Damchu-Chukha bypass road was inaugurated and opened to traffic yesterday. Residents from different villages joined the officials who had come to witness the inauguration at Damchu. A farmer from Bunagu, Phub Thinley, 48 said he left all his work to witness the event. …

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Affirmative growth but likely trade imbalance, projects RMA

The Royal Monetary Authority has projected the country’s economy to grow by 8.2 percent in the next  three years. In financial terms long-term is above three years, medium-term to a period between one and three years, and short-term below a year. This is taking into consideration the full commissioning of Mangdechhu Hydropower Project …

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 The High Court today ruled Druk Gaki Tshogpa cannot be registered as a political party because the party doesn’t have members from all 20 dzongkhags. Its founder, Chheku Dukpa, also known as Jackson Dukpa, had moved court on March 23, stating that the Election Commission of Bhutan had denied registration despite his party fulfilling all the requirements.  

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Audit points out failures in employment programme

A mid an ongoing investigation into alleged corruption in the overseas guaranteed employment programme, the annual audit report 2017 states that the labour ministry had failed to implement the contract agreement with one of the partner agencies. Under the programme, the training provider must ensure that the job seekers work with …

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ACC prepares to auction seized movable properties

The two trippers in Samdrupjongkhar were seized from the former Gelephu drungpa in 2014

Show cause hearing A total of 26 owners or representatives of the seized movable properties are expected to submit their reasons to the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) to not auction their properties. The commission summoned owners of the movable properties, which were seized during the course of investigations into various offences …

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Hydropower projects swamp 11th Plan targets

The average GDP growth rate in the first four years of the 11th plan was 6 percent. Targeted growth rate was 10 percent. The economy grew from Nu 105B in 2013 to Nu 148B in 2016, and is estimated to reach Nu 183B this year. According to the 11th Plan …

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His Majesty graces Palden Lhamoi lhakhang’s consecration

His Majesty The King graced the consecration ceremony of a new Palden Lhamoi Lhakhang in Tenchey village, Lunana, Gasa yesterday. The consecration prayers were presided over by the Dorji Lopen of the Zhung Dratshang. The lhakhang was built after restoring an old derelict village house, in accordance with His Majesty’s …

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