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Methane explosion likely cause of blast at NAHP

The bodies of the deceased were recovered around 5pm on June 16 and handed over to the family members

A labourer who was injured during an explosion inside the drift tunnel of Powerhouse II of Nyera Amari Hydropower Project on June 15 is in critical condition. The 26-year-old victim is undergoing treatment at Down Town hospital in Guwahati, India.  According to the hospital, the victim has sustained about 60 …

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JDWNRH canteen operator appeals to High Court

A canteen operator of the Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital (JDWNRH) appealed to the High Court on May 28 saying she was dissatisfied with the dzongkhag court’s May 17 judgement. She filed a case against the hospital for terminating a five-year contract agreement between her and the hospital before …

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NC revisits G2C services discussion

Chairperson Tashi Dorji asked members to relook on the G2C related issues

National Council (NC) yesterday decided that the members would deliberate Government to Citizen (G2C) services and to further recommendations to the government. After members proposed numerous recommendations on the various issues with the services, NC Chairperson Tashi Dorji instructed that Member of Parliament from Bumthang, Nima and a few others …

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samdrupjongkhar fire

A fire in Samdrupjongkhar town gutted a hardware and electronics shop on June 16 morning. The owner of the hardware shop, Baijnath Gupta, said he lost hardware and electronics items worth Nu 7 million. He said the fire was suspected to have started from an electric short circuit. The shop …

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Dophuchen farmers take up modern beekeeping 

Romnath Acharja inspects a modern bee hive

For the people of Dophuchen (Dorokha) in Samtse, the return of a native who worked in a beekeeping cooperative in Bumthang was enough to take up modern beekeeping. The residents, who practiced traditional beekeeping, have now become members of a beekeeping group and practice modern methods. Romnath Acharja, 34, of …

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Interim budget of Nu 43.5B proposed for 2018-19 FY

Finance Minister Namgay Dorji presents the interim budget for the 2018-2019 fiscal year at the National Assembly yesterday

To ensure a smooth transition into the next Plan, the finance minister presented an interim budget at the National Assembly yesterday. The first fiscal year of the 12th Plan, 2018-19 fiscal year, will begin from July 1 next month. “Since this is a unique situation and to set good precedence, …

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Lhakhang Karpo consecrated  

His Holiness the Je Khenpo presided over the consecration ceremony during which dignitaries joined the traditional procession on June 16

The people of Haa valley came together on June 16 to celebrate the consecration of Lhakhang Karpo, the bastion of the valley’s revered guardian deity, Ap Chhundu. For the people of Haa, the grandeur of 120-year old lhakhang was elevated to its formal glory after waiting for more than eight …

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Improving road connectivity is PDP’s biggest achievement: PM

About a thousand women turned up for the PDP women convention yesterday

“What is the greatest achievement of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) during its tenure as a ruling party?” asked the Prime Minister to about a thousand women supporters who had gathered at the RAPA hall yesterday during the Party’s women convention in Thimphu. “Helicopter! Bolero! Power tiller responded the crowd …

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