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Search on for escaped detainee

A search team has been deployed to nab a detainee who escaped from Thimphu dzongkhag court around 10:30am on June 19. A police official said that the detainee, a 28-year-old man, was under trial and he was taken to the court for hearing when the incident occurred. Dorji Gyeltshen from …

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Consultation meeting for Bhutan for Life initiative

The final consultation meeting for Bhutan for Life initiative began in Thimphu on June 18 to ensure strong network of protected areas and biological corridors in the country. More than 170 people are attending the five-day meeting. The meeting would also discuss coordination gaps and issues in the field offices. …

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About 20 mines and quarries to sign the compliance agreement

The last compliance agreement was signed in 2015

At the meeting held in Thimphu on June 19, about 14 issues of non-compliance in the mines and quarries including waste management, poor drainage systems, delayed restoration processes, and poor knowledge on mine plan were highlighted. The findings of National Environment Commission Secretariat (NECS) were shared with representatives from mining …

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Bhalujhora bridge collapse affects Pasakha residents

Bridge over Bhalujhora river collapsed partially five days ago

The bridge over Bhalujhora river in Pasakha, which collapsed partially five days ago, has affected commuters. With traffic closed for light vehicles, people are now carrying the rations manually. Heavy vehicles, however, ply through Bhalujhora river as usual. At the bridge site on June 19, more than 30 light vehicles …

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Picture story

The Bank of Bhutan (BoB) opened its 49th branch at Pasakha industrial estate on June 15. The branch would cater to the banking needs of the workers, residents, and non-Bhutanese with work permits can remit funds to their families in India and abroad. On June 16, as part of its …

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Almost 70 percent of irregularities from 2016 still unresolved

Of the total Nu 1.02B, irregularities worth Nu 708M from 2016 remains unresolved. The annual audit report 2016 was presented to the Parliament in October last year. Having reviewed the observation, the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) submitted a review report to the joint sitting yesterday. About 31 percent of the …

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No market to sell vegetables in Dorokha

A farmers’ group member, Dawa, in her garden

There are three varieties of chillies in farmer Dawa’s garden in Dophuchen (Dorokha), Samtse. She claims it is organic but there are no buyers. She is not the only farmer in Dophuchen that faced difficulty in selling the farm produce. Farmers and members of a farmers’ group, Dangreboog Ngagang Sanam …

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16th regional CWC meeting focus on customs

The 16th regional meeting of the national authorities of state parties in Asia, which started yesterday in Thimphu, will discuss and share experiences regarding national implementation of the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC). The three-day meeting, participated by 21 countries, would also focus on issues related to trade in chemicals, role …

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Farmers grow broom grass to combat landslide

At least seven areas of Tashiling community forest is covered by broom grass

During a monsoon in 1986, Chandralal Nepal’s house in Semjong, Tsirang, got buried under a landslide. The five family members escaped through the roof that remained uncovered under the muck. Eight houses in the village were washed away that night, killing two people. Since then, Tashiling village, suffered from landslides …

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