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Almost 70 percent of irregularities from 2016 still unresolved

Of the total Nu 1.02B, irregularities worth Nu 708M from 2016 remains unresolved. The annual audit report 2016 was presented to the Parliament in October last year. Having reviewed the observation, the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) submitted a review report to the joint sitting yesterday. About 31 percent of the …

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No market to sell vegetables in Dorokha

A farmers’ group member, Dawa, in her garden

There are three varieties of chillies in farmer Dawa’s garden in Dophuchen (Dorokha), Samtse. She claims it is organic but there are no buyers. She is not the only farmer in Dophuchen that faced difficulty in selling the farm produce. Farmers and members of a farmers’ group, Dangreboog Ngagang Sanam …

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16th regional CWC meeting focus on customs

The 16th regional meeting of the national authorities of state parties in Asia, which started yesterday in Thimphu, will discuss and share experiences regarding national implementation of the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC). The three-day meeting, participated by 21 countries, would also focus on issues related to trade in chemicals, role …

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Farmers grow broom grass to combat landslide

At least seven areas of Tashiling community forest is covered by broom grass

During a monsoon in 1986, Chandralal Nepal’s house in Semjong, Tsirang, got buried under a landslide. The five family members escaped through the roof that remained uncovered under the muck. Eight houses in the village were washed away that night, killing two people. Since then, Tashiling village, suffered from landslides …

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His Holiness the Je Khenpo donates seven ambulances

His Holiness the Je Khenpo, after performing the purification rituals (Lhabsang Thruesel), handed over seven ambulances to the health ministry yesterday. The seven King Long ambulances which cost about Nu 7.76M (million) were offered to His Holiness by the devotees from abroad. Three ambulances will be given to the regional …

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A traditional healer in Rongthong for sprain and fractured bones

Tashi Wangdi has fixed more than a thousand fractures and sprains

It’s 11pm and the pain on Sangay Dorji’s left ankle has intensified even after medical assistance. The 28-year-old had sprained his ankle during a basketball game recently. He was then rushed to Rongthong village in Kanglung where a traditional healer resides. The healer, Tashi Wangdi, examined the injured leg as …

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LG members leave entitlement not implemented: NC

NC will revisit the LG entitlement rules and regulations 2017

The National Council (NC) decided to revisit the report submitted by the government on the local government members’ leave entitlement. NC chairperson, Tashi Dorji, said the deputy chairperson, Jigme Wangchuk and other members who deliberated on the response should work together and revisit the LG entitlement rules and regulations 2017. …

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Baylangdra GC road deferred to 12th Plan

The National Council yesterday accepted the government’s plan to blacktop the remaining 14km of Chuzomsa-Baylangdra gewog connectivity road in the 12th Plan. National Council earlier raised concerns with the government after it found that a budget of Nu 130.441 million (M) was approved by the Parliament in the ninth session …

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