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BoB introduces banking on wheels

Banking on wheels will provide all banking services

With Bank of Bhutan (BoB) introducing ‘banking on wheels,’ yesterday, people can now avail basic services including opening bank accounts, accepting loan applications, cash deposit/withdrawal, account balance enquiries, and fund transfers among others without visiting the bank. A press release from BoB states that the service would be provided by …

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Mithun farm likely to be shifted again

There are 107 Mithuns at the farm

The Mithun breeding centre in Wangdigang, Zhemgang, which was shifted from Wangkha in Chukha, is facing another dilemma of being shifted from the present location. The Zhemgang dzongkhag tshogdu (DT) proposed to shift the centre to Dolepchen or Neychen in Subrang chiwog of Trong gewog last year. Trong gup Wangyel …

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Changjiji baazam awaits Plan budget

Changjiji baazam

Thimphu Thromde hopes to reopen the Changjiji Baazam next year before the academic year begins. Thromde’s chief engineer, Karma Jamtsho, said that the baazam’s timber beam had been anchored into the wall. This could mean that the timber is rotten. “We are not yet sure what is the real problem. …

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Numerous election meetings tire voters in Phongmey

About 80 people attended the common forum in Phongmay yesterday

With people in rural villages made to attend many meetings, people of Phongmey in Trashigang say voter fatigue has set in. During a common forum session held at the gewog centre in Phongmey yesterday, some of the people shared their exhaustion from attending several gatherings. “It’s the same thing we …

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Conjoined twins reach Australia for separation surgery

Nima and Dawa Pelden, the first recorded conjoined twins in Bhutan and their mother arrived in Melbourne, Australia yesterday. The surgery to separate the 14-month-old girls would be carried out at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne, Australia. A paediatric surgeon with Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital (JDWNRH) in …

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DNT accuses DPT of character assassination

Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) president Lotay Tshering claimed that Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) has employed about 20 youth to defame his candidates on social media and discredit the party. During an emotionally charged speech yesterday in Mongar, Lotay Tshering choked while he was narrating about his correspondence with an anonymous …

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Picture story

Marking the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, the Nehru-Wangchuck Cultural Centre yesterday inaugured a photography exhibition “ Mohan Se Mahatma Tak”, released a bhajan “ Vaishav Jan To” sung by Yangchen Drukpa and screened a documentary Gandhi Lives.

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Great-grandfather sentenced for child molestation

Trashigang dzongkhag court on September 28 sentenced an 83-year-old man from Melphey in Trashigang to three years and one month in prison for child molestation. The defendant, Rinchen, is the paternal great-grandfather of the two 13-year-old girls. Rinchen was charged for child molestation after the alleged rape of the 13-year-old …

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Two charged for assault and battery in Jomotshangkha

Jomotshangkha drungkhag police have forwarded an alleged assault and battery case to the drungkhag court in Samdrupjongkhar yesterday. The alleged incident occurred on September 17 around 3pm where Dorji Thinley, who is in his 50s, went shopping with his friends at Baytseling in Lauri gewog. Sources in Jomotsangkha said Dorji …

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