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18 more immigration officials suspended

82 people implicated for bribery in illegal entry and exit of foreign workers

ACC/OAG: The department of immigration suspended 18 more immigration officials from the Phuentsholing regional office for their alleged involvement in bribery and illegal entry and exit of foreign workers in 2013 and 2014.

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Trade deficit at Nu 9B in the first quarter of 2015

Deficit narrowed by about Nu 100M last year compared with 2013

Statistics: The country’s trade deficit, excluding trade in electricity, is estimated at around Nu 9B (billion) between January to March this year.  Balance of trade with India alone accounts for more than Nu 7B of deficit.

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Looming deadline leaves plot-owners worried

Plot-owners were given until 2016 to complete any building constructions

Housing: With only a year left before constructions will not be permitted, 21 plot owners in Lhuentse's main town are yet to even start constructing their buildings.

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Panbang – Nganglam highway almost ready

A section of the highway

Only eight kilometres of the 55km highway remains to be completed

Road: The Panbang – Nganglam highway is expected to be completed ahead of its second deadline.

A 30km section of the highway originating from Ngamglam dungkhag in Pemagatshel was completed on May 3, while the second 25km section from Panbang dungkhag in Zhemgang is almost completed.

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Ludrong Memorial Garden: A gift to the people of Bhutan

Inauguration: Her Majesty the Royal Grandmother and His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo at the Ludrong Memorial Garden in Langjophakha, Thimphu yesterday

Heritage: His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo yesterday inaugurated the Ludrong Memorial Garden, a gift to the people of Bhutan from Her Majesty the Royal Grandmother Kesang Choeden Wangchuck, on her 85th birth anniversary, at Langjophakha, Thimphu.

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