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No replacement for Drukair CEO found yet

Aviation: It may be a while before the national airline has a new CEO.

Drukair’s former CEO, Tandin Jamso, who submitted his resignation to the Druk Holding and Investments (DHI) board in March, left office at the end of last week.

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World Record attempt

To commemorate the 60th Birth Anniversary of His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo, an attempt to break the world record for most trees planted in one hour will be made tomorrow. One hundred volunteers will attempt to plant 50,000 trees in an hour at Kuenselphodrang.

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Tobacco ban fails to inhibit young smokers

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Global Youth Tobacco Survey, 2013 has found that usage among youth has in fact risen

Survey: Bhutan has the highest prevalence of tobacco users among students, both at the regional and global level, according to the Global Youth Tobacco Survey, 2013, alarming officials and pushing them to call for strict enforcement of tobacco control laws.

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Council seeks to put a leash on politicking

NC amendments put an end to door-to-door campaigns, among other recommendations

Election: A political party shall be prohibited from conducting door-to-door election campaigns.  This will also apply to the National Council and local government elections.

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Two dead in accident

Accident:Two women, aged 26 and 50, were killed after the truck they were travelling in fell 70 metres off the road at Lawakha at around 4:30pm on May 30.

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Collaring elephants to conserve them

Wildlife: In what could be useful input for solving the human-elephant conflict as well as elephant conservation, forestry officials are carrying out GPS (global positioning system) collaring of elephants in wildlife sanctuaries in the south.

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