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SC rules in favour of Tashi

TCC could now initiate developmental activities in the two disputed plots

The Supreme Court ruled that Tashi Commercial Corporation (TCC) could now initiate development activities in its two plots of lands, plot I-22 and L-1, in Lungtenzampa, yesterday.In a judgment signed by three justices and the Chief Justice, it stated that the two areas are not in G2 –Green Space System as claimed by Thimphu thromde but in the urban core.

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60 HIV cases detected in 2019

With 24 new HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) positive cases, including 15 male detected from June to November this year, a total of 60 cases have been diagnosed so far this year.

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Haa to allow six more sawmills

A sawmill in Haa

Numerous applications for operating sawmills in Haa are awaiting approval but the dzongkhag will allow only six new sawmills – two each in the three gewogs of Gakiling, Samar, and Sangbay.

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Picture story

Bend it like Beckham? Lyonchhen Dr Lotay Tshering (number 23) of team Oldest 11 VFC attempts a shot as an opponent looks on. Oldest 11 lost 3:4 to JDWNRH yesterday in the ongoing Open Veteran Championship 2019. (Photo: BOVC)

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Canada to help government in TVET reforms

TVET graduates here could explore job opportunities in Canada as some of the technical skills are in demand in that country (File photo)

A new Canada fund for local initiatives, worth about Nu 1 million, would be released to provide vocational training for about 100 Bhutanese youth with disabilities in eastern Bhutan.The Canadian ambassador to Bhutan in New Delhi, Nadir Patel, said the fund is one of the many projects that Canada funded in the past years for people living with disabilities.

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Empowering local leaders to tackle climate-induced risks

Out of 2,674 glacier lakes in Bhutan, 17 are identified as potentially dangerous. (Photo: NCHM)

If the Kabji Hoko Tsho (lake) bursts, Dongkola goenpa (between Paro and Thimphu) would be under water!This is what village elders in the Punakha-Wangdue valley say when they discuss the lake. Some used this allegory to describe the size of the lake in upper Kabji valley in Punakha. Some in today’s context relate this to the impending dangers of a lake burst.  

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