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63 fire incidents reported this year

Of the 63 fire incidents in the country this year (until yesterday), 32 constituted house fire. The remaining were forest and bush fires. Last year, 104 fire incidents were reported: 63 were house fires, 26 forest fires, and 15 bush fires.

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Biogas to the rescue

Residents of Umling and Tareythang gewogs in Gelephu has found an alternative source of energy to bypass the struggle to get their subsidised liquid petroleum gas (LPG) refilled. 

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For want of electricity

When the sun goes down in Sachilo, Samdrupjongkhar,  villagers get busy. It is the time to get home, at least for the housewives, to get back to the kitchen and prepare dinner. Without electricity, they have to make the best use of the remaining daylight.

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Summer session of parliament from May 23

The upcoming summer session of Parliament, which is expected to be significant, will begin on May 23.  Deputy Speaker Tshencho Wangdi said that although it will take some time for the House to finalise the agenda, major issues expected for deliberation are the pay commission report and the country’s policy on its forest. 

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Table pay revision as report not money bill: PC

The pay commission recommends tabling its recommendations to the parliament as a pay revision report and not as money bill.   According to the fourth pay commission, the first and second pay commission’s recommendations were submitted to Parliament in the form of a Pay Revision Report and endorsed as a report. 

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Stray horses a problem in Trashigang

Development has brought a new problem to some of the villages of Trashigang. With roads connecting all the villages, horses are now redundant. They are no longer the principal means of transportation.

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ACC seizes dredged materials in Toorsa

Rigsar Construction’s dredging site at Amochhu in Phuentsholing

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) yesterday seized the stock balance of dredged materials worth millions of Ngultrums at Amochhu dredging site, popularly known as Toorsa, in Phuentsholing. The dredged materials belong to three construction firms - Rigsar Construction, Yangkhil Construction, and Chukha Construction.

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