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When stocks run dry in the highlands

Yaks carry electric poles to Soe gewog

The quality control group from the Food Corporation of Bhutan Limited (FCBL) will visit Lingzhi and Soe gewogs in Thimphu to inspect the quality and availability of commodities in the farm shops. This will be the first visit of FCBL officials in the highlands since it operated the shops beginning …

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Police investigate defamation case

Thimphu police is investigating a defamation case filed by the agriculture secretary Rinzin Dorji against a former employee of the agriculture ministry earlier this month. Rinzin Dorji filed the case with the police as a private citizen and not in his official capacity. One of the charges is related to …

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National gender equality policy in the offing

A draft national gender equality policy under review by the Gross National Happiness Commission (GNHC) proposes significant steps towards creating gender equality, one of which is to advocate and uphold the rights of commercial sex workers. Drafted by the National Commission for Women and Children (NCWC), the policy explores gender …

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Reconstruction of Yongla Goenpa completed

The reconstruction was completed in March last year

The reconstruction of Yongla Riwo Pelbar Dargeycholing Goenpa in Pemagatshel was completed last year and waiting consecration. Site engineer Karma Tenzin said that while the physical structure of the lhakhang was long completed, works inside the lhakhang such as wall paintings, flooring and site development works were completed in March …

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LPG laden truck tumbles at Ossey

Of the 306 LPG cylinders, about 15 were damaged in the accident

A truck carrying 306 liquid petroleum gas (LPG) cylinders veered off the road after falling boulders hit the tyre of the truck at Ossey at around 7am yesterday. The truck belonging to Bhutan Oil Distributors (BOD) was en route to Zhemgang. To read more, please subscribe by registering at www.ekuensel.com

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Tent collapses in Tencholing

Strong winds collapsed a tent pitched for the moenlam chenmo at the Tencholing Training Centre ground in Wangdue today afternoon. The tent collapsed on the devotees around 1pm, just as the session was about to resume after lunch. Several devotees were reportedly injured and taken to Bajo hospital. More than a thousand devotees are attending the moenlam chenmo.

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Picture story

With traffic congestion and crowding at the Motithang fuel depot, Kawang gup recommended for a LPG supplier in the gewog, at the Thimphu dzongkhag tshogdu yesterday.

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Highland development programme flagged down

Supply of yaks and sheep was a part of the flagship programme

Gups of Soe, Naro, and Lingshi were disappointed when the officials from Local Development Division (LDD) of Gross National Happiness Commission (GNHC) said that there was no flagship programme for highlanders.Lingshi Gup, Wangdi, raised various issues highlanders were facing at Thimphu’s dzongkhag tshogdu yesterday.

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HWC endowment fund targets USD 35M

The agriculture ministry has written to the finance ministry to release Nu16 million for the establishment of a human wildlife conflict (HWC) endowment fund that it expects to begin from next year. Agriculture minister Yeshey Penjor said the ministry is in consultation with the European Union seeking financial support to …

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Bhutan to present third UPR today 

Bhutan will present its third universal periodic review (UPR) of the situation of human rights in the country to the UN Human Rights Council’s Working Group today in Geneva, Switzerland. Foreign minister Dr Tandi Dorji is leading the delegation of senior government officials including a representative of the civil society …

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Kolkata bound Bhutan Post bus collides 

At Bethuadhari: The Bhutan Post bus (Photo: Facebook)

The Bhutan Post passenger bus plying to Kolkata from Phuentsholing collided with a speeding truck yesterday morning at Bethuadhari in West Bengal, India. There were 28 people, including two drivers and a helper, in the bus. All are reported to be safe.A total of 19 passengers were Bhutanese. Officials said representatives from the …

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13 bus accident survivors discharged

On May 4, the Thimphu-Tsirang bus had begun its journey at 7:30am from Thimphu. Twenty-two passengers were on board including three female children. The bus stopped for about 15 minutes when it reached Lobesa, Punakha. It continued its journey until they reached Punatsangchhu Hydroelectric Project dam site to take on …

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Tsirang to relocate crematorium

The crematorium was used for over 15 years

The open crematorium at Chanchey, Tsirang would be relocated as it falls nearby the premises of the mini-industrial estate according to dzongkhag officials. Located about 11kms from Damphu, the crematorium is beside the gewog centre road. The proposed crematorium is about three kms away from the existing site. To read …

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