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LDCs to push for more funding

Demand will be made at the climate conference in Lima, Peru Conference: Least developed countries (LDC), including Bhutan, will once again push for more funds to mitigate and adapt to climate change impacts at the upcoming climate conference in Lima, Peru next month. Nepal is the chair of the least ...

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Not many takers for kushu thara

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Weavers in Lhuentse say they have a hard time finding buyers for their hard work Handicraft: Thukten Lotay, 26, gets busy as March approaches, weaving the kushu thara, a prestigious brocaded kira for women valued for its beautiful kushu patterns. The only man, who can weave in Lhuentse, is from ...

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8-km farm road incomplete after three years

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Connectivity: It has been more than three years since Ula’s eight-kilometre farm road in Wangdue was cleared with its first cutting till the village Lhakhang from the Jala bridge. However, as of now, the farm road has not been of any help to the people of Ula.  People still have ...

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Three-month sentence for principal in corporal punishment case

Crime: Dagana district court last month sentenced Drujyegang HSS principal to a three-month prison term for resorting to corporal punishment on a student. But the principal paid a thrimthrue of Nu 11,125 in lieu of the prison term, after deducting his one-day stay in custody on the day he was ...

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Ugyen Academy shocks Abahani Limited

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The underdogs pulled off a surprise 1-0 win against the run of play King’s cup: Ugyen Academy, which considers itself an underdog in the ongoing King’s Cup football tournament, pulled off a surprise win over Abahani Limited yesterday, beating them 1-0. Striker Tshering Wangdi took advantage of a defensive error ...

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150-bed mother and child hospital to be built

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The PM made this announcement on the occasion of World Prematurity Day Health: At the only event to which he invited himself, Lyonchhoen Tshering Tobgay yesterday announced that the government has decided to establish a 150-bed mother and child hospital at the Jigme Dorji Wangchuck national referral hospital complex. The ...

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Govt. maintains “status quo” on pool vehicles and quota rules

Assembly: The government has decided not to withdraw the 932 commonly used pool vehicles, recommended by the second pay commission in the last Parliament session. However, the finance minister said this was only an interim measure.  He said the Cabinet has already directed the finance ministry to come up with ...

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OAG presents a dozen pieces of prosecutor evidence

Land Case: The Office of the Attorney General submitted 12 evidence to Thimphu district court’s bench four yesterday to prove that the former National Land Commission official, Sonam Norbu, colluded with the former royal advisory councilor, Chang Ugyen, to manipulate and change the latter’s land holding in Thimphu. OAG’s prosecutor, ...

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Income tax exemption limit may be raised

It was one of this govt.’s campaign promises to revise the PIT bracket Amendment: To ease the tax burden on the middle-income group, Parliament will amend the Personal Income Tax (PIT) Act of 2001. The national assembly (NA) was scheduled to submit the Act for amendment, particularly on increasing tax ...

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Ula under line of fire

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Village claims blasting at dam site has caused water sources to dry up PHPA II: Despite a successful paddy harvest, Phub Dendup, 59 of Ula village, is worried about the quantity of this year’s yield. In previous years, Phub Dendup and his wife usually got 1,200 drés (one dré is ...

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