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Public service delivery mobile apps launched

With 626,300 mobile phone users in Bhutan, mobile apps present an opportunity to deliver public services 

G2C: When travelling by road within Bhutan, especially on the east-west highway, there’s always the risk that you could encounter a block, either natural or deliberate. A few hours of waiting is not uncommon.

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ACC suspends 10 more business licenses

Since April 20, the commission has suspended more than 34 business licenses 

Update: While the former regional director for revenue and customs, Choyzang Tashi, is still under detention for interrogation, the Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) this week reportedly suspended more than 10 trade and industrial licenses in connection with the ongoing investigation in Phuentsholing.

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Constitution misused for a wrong decision, say Paro gups

An appeal was submitted to the speaker to revisit the Parliament’s decision on boundary demarcation  

Thromde: Gups from the two affected gewogs of Paro led by the Dzongkhag Tshogdu (DT) chairperson submitted an appeal letter to the National Assembly Speaker yesterday requesting the Parliament to reconsider its decision on the thromde boundary.

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Committee of Secretaries dissolved

Cabinet: On the recommendation of the task force that was formed to review its functions, the Cabinet on April 7 this year decided to dissolve the Committee of Secretaries (CoS), an institutional arrangement that was in place for the last 14 years.

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Three joint venture projects to be expedited

The 770MW Chamkharchu project would receive priority

Hydropower: If the decision of the 14th empowered joint group (EJG) meeting held on August 3 is any indication, the country would soon embark on construction of three more joint venture (JV) hydropower projects to generate 1,520MW of electricity.

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OAG to appeal on use of DCM truck, not Lhakhang Karpo

Even after appealing the case to the High Court, the OAG had maintained that there were no grounds to appeal 

Update: Although it has maintained that there are no grounds of appeal, the Office of the Attorney General (OAG), has five days to submit its grounds of appeal to the High Court after it appealed the on going Lhakhang Karpo case.

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Relocation of air force camp finalised

… the move has been welcomed by the two airlines as it will mean a larger apron and enhanced safety on the ground

Aviation: Bringing to an end an almost decade long process, the relocation of the Air Force Element (AFE) camp of the Indian Military Training Team (IMTRAT) at Paro international airport has been finalised.

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