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On the threshold: B.Ed graduates from Paro and Samtse College of Education gather at Lungtenzampa parking yesterday to sit for the civil service examination, which ends today . There are only 182 vacancies for more than 400 graduates.      

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Citizens initiative for safer Taktsang trail

Safety: Following the recent death of a tourist at Taktsang, a private campaign has been launched to collect funds and make the trail to the monastery a safer one. While the campaign is still in its very early stages and a concrete objective has not yet been decided, the goal …

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Economic climate casts a pall over sawmill business

The housing loan restriction has been lifted but it’s yet to see improvement in business   Construction: Despite the restriction on housing loan lifted since September last year, sawmill business in Bumthang is yet to pick up. Following the Rupee crisis in 2012, several loans including the housing loan were …

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No news on abducted Bhutanese

Border: With almost four months gone, there is no news on the two drivers, a Bhutanese and an Indian, who went missing from Shantipur near Gelephu. In the last ransom call family members received from kidnapper towards the end of September, the brother of the Bhutanese driver had tried to …

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Mega Pvt. Ltd partner appeals to Supreme Court

Claims govt. should benefit more from evaded tax Judiciary: The legal battle over the distribution of profits among four founders of Mega Private Ltd continues as one of the appellants decided to appeal to the Supreme Court. “My client has decided to appeal as the High Court denied 25 percent …

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Cabinet asks BCSEA board to review its decision

Amidst students, teachers and parents calling it unfair, the Cabinet has, this afternoon, asked the Bhutan Council for School Examinations and Assessment’s Board to review their recent decision not to re-conduct the examination of the leaked English II paper. BCSEA board on Sunday decided not to re-conduct the examination citing several reasons, …

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Electricity import to increase until 2017

…until a few mega projects are commissioned Power: Even with the likely addition of about 3,000 MW (Megawatt) of power by 2020, the country may have to import small amount power during winter months to meet the domestic demand. However, Druk Green Power Corporation (DGPC) projects that the domestic demand …

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Great Sipa-chi-dhoe kurim concludes

Religion: His Majesty the King, His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo, and members of the Royal family graced the final day of the five-day Sipa-Chi-Dhoe offering ceremony in Punakha yesterday. The Prime Minister, ministers, heads of armed forces, and senior government officials attended the event, along with about 15,000 people …

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Students and parents call BCSEA’s decision unfair

Examination: Class XII students, their parents and observers have taken to the social media to pour out their disappointment on the decision to not re-conduct the leaked English II paper. Bhutan Council for School Examinations and Assessment (BCSEA) board decided not to redo the leaked class XII’s English paper II …

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Girl killed by falling pillar

Accident: A seven-year old girl succumbed to head injuries after one of the two pillars holding the Sipa-chi-dhoe hit her head yesterday at Thangzona, Punakha. She was rushed to the hospital, but died around 2:30pm, moments after she reached the hospital. The girl along with her parents stayed back to …

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