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No decision on the 200 statues at Babesa

The statues at Babesa

The 200 or so statues that forestry and thromde officials prevented from immersing into the Thimchhu is waiting for its fate with the thromde and department of forest not being able to decide on an alternative. The statues, after the Vishwakarma puja celebrations, until now are immersed in rivers and …

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Tseza residents appeal to ACC to investigate canal construction

Residents of Tseza gewog in Dagana appealed to the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) to investigate why the 4kms irrigation canal constructed at Nu 10.1 million (M) is not benefitting them. The irrigation canal construction began in 2017 and was handed over to the dzongkhag last year. It was supposed to benefit …

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A guideline for reaching the unreached

In an effort to improve the overall health of the unreached communities in the country through outreach programmes, the health ministry has developed a guideline. The guideline was presented at the biennial health conference in Tsirang. Programme officer with the Department of Medical Services (DMS), Karma Tenzin, said that despite …

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The Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC) day was observed at the Indian embassy yesterday. Some 150 Bhutanese alumni attended the programme. On an average, about 300 Bhutanese avail trainings in India under ITEC programme annually. 

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DoR starts handing over GC roads to LG

Six GC roads would be retained with the DoR

The department of the road (DoR) has started handing over the management of Gewog Connectivity (GC) roads to local government (LG) since mid-August amidst concerns raised by gups on their capacity to maintain them. The roads are handed over through the dzongkhag administration.   This is following a directive issued in …

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BoB launches agency-banking service in Sakteng

The Bank of Bhutan (BoB) launched its agency banking services under BoB connect in Sakteng gewog, yesterday. The Sakteng gup and BoB officials launched the service by awarding a BoB connect authorized agent certificate to a Saktenglocal, Pema Gyleteshen. This is the 276th BoB agent in the country. The agent …

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UN SG calls for climate action, not fancy speech

UN secretary General Antonio Guterres at the press conference

By 2050, about 200M people across the globe, every year, could need international aid as a result of climate-related disasters and socio-economic impact of climate change. The funding requirement to address this could balloon to USD 20B every year by 2030. This was one of the findings of the International …

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SDF disburse USD 13 million loan to Drukair

The SAARC Development Fund (SDF) disbursed a loan of USD 13 million (around Nu 918 million) to Drukair Corporation Limited for the purchase of ATR aircraft in Thimphu, yesterday. “SDF financing would help Drukair Corporation Limited extend aviation connectivity with Bangladesh, India and Nepal and thus, providing economic connectivity and …

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Tshogpa detained for alleged marijuana smuggling

The seized marijuana

Based on a tip-off, Jomotshangkha police arrested a tshogpa of Serthi gewog in Samdrupjongkhar involved in marijuana smuggling from Jomotshangkha on September 18. Police received a complaint stating that a single-cabin Bolero was carrying marijuana around 2:30pm from Minjiwoong in Serthi gewog. Police managed to locate about 133kgs of dry …

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Remote Jangphutse readies for  ECCD centre

There are about 13 children in the village

Jangphutse village with about 60 households will soon have an Early Childhood Care and Development centre (ECCD). The remote village in Trashiyangtse had been asking for an ECCD with about 13 children at the age of attending ECCD. The Toedtsho gup,  Dechen Wangdi said the government has approved Nu 0.3 …

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Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom

Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom begins with an all-too-familiar Bhutanese story—an apathetic and bored-to-death young professional hates his job and wants to escape to Australia as desperately soon as possible. Ugyen Dorji, a young teacher (played by Sherub Dorji), makes it plain, at the very outset—he is not cut …

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Footpaths get a facelift in Phuentsholing

Ongoing works along Godoe Lam

Footpaths in Phuentsholing town will get a facelift with the Thromde already repairing the footpath from Godoe Lam, which is at the core town area. Unlike the existing footpaths in the thromde that are not interconnected, the new ones will have links to all other footpaths. It will be spacious …

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Lam Neten of Chukha Rabdey, along with 30 monks, are conducting a three-day kurim to prevent famine and the outbreak of diseases like dengue in the country.

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