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More than 100 vehicles were stranded in a roadblock above Narphung in Samdrupjongkhar around 5:30pm yesterday. A landslide near Teakshingri, about five kilometres from Narphung towards Trashigang has caused the block stranding vehicles on both sides of Samdrupjongkhar and Trashigang.

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Housing project inaugurated in P’ling 

Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay and Tsugla lopon Samten Dori inaugurate the first phase affordable housing project yesterday

All 506 affordable apartments under National Housing Development Corporation Limited’s (NHDCL) ‘affordable housing project’ in Phuentsholing will be allotted to Bhutanese living across the border by next month. NHDCL officials, during the inauguration of the first 20 buildings yesterday, said the flats would be allotted through a lucky draw to …

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RMA approves CSI bank regulation

The Royal Monetary Authority (RMA) has approved the rules and regulations for Cottage and Small Industries Banks (CSI banks). The main objective of framing such regulations is to develop, promote, assist and support the establishment, expansion and improvement of cottage and small industries in the country by granting credit facilities. …

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Ninth construction expo hosts over 60 participants

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The ninth annual construction expo began in Changlingmithang, Thimphu from July 27. The expo has more than 60 participants from Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, India, Singapore, and the United States. President of Bhutan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI), Phub Zam, said that the expo, which started in 2009, was one …

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Non-subsidised LPG unpopular

About 200 customers wait in queue at the depot in Motithang yesterday

There is a shortage of subsidised LPG cylinders at the Motithang fuel depot every now and then but people are reluctant to switch to non-subsidised LPG. The depot used up its quota of LPG cylinders on July 28. However, it has been addressed the issue by diverting LPG cylinders from …

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Saving the environment

Sarpang What activities were carried out to address waste management issues? Monthly cleaning campaign. This is reflected in Annual Performance Agreement that we will conduct 15 cleaning programs in a year. Awareness campaign on waste management to more than 2000 people. Installed waste disposal bins along the road and in …

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The khenpo and 125 monks of Lungtok Choeki Gatshel dratshang In Khdheykhar, Mongar, are observing a 45-days yarney (summer retreat) from July 27.

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Two projects on land use certificate inaugurated in Trashigang

The two LUC project sites in Trashigang will engage some 38 youth in commercial farming

His Royal Highness Gyaltshab Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, accompanied by Ashi Yeatso Lhamo, inaugurated two projects on Land Use Certificate (LUC) for 38 unemployed youth in Lumang and Yangnyer gewogs in Trashigang yesterday. The project began as a component of land kidu in Lhuntse last year. The project among others is …

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