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Bank of Bhutan opened a new extension branch office at Chhukha Hydropower plant colony in Chukha on July 21. With this, BoB now has 51 branch offices, including 14 extension offices across the country.

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Just in: The canal that runs through Trashigang town has swollen and left the bridge over it covered in muck following a flash flood from Rangshikhar. 

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3,458 graduates to vie for 589 slots in the civil service

The number of vacancies in the civil service has increased by 95 slots but the number of graduates appearing the preliminary exam (PE) 2018 has dropped by 426 this year. Royal Civil Service Commission (RCSC) announced 589 vacancies for general and technical graduates this year, up from 494 vacancies announced …

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Weak monsoon hits farmers

Farmers transplant paddy in Lobesa, Punakha

A dry spell has halted farming activities for farmers in several gewogs of eastern, western and central parts of the country. Although some farmers had already begun paddy transplantation, others are still awaiting rain. Paro Dogar gup, Lhab Tshering said that only one chiwog in the gewog has transplanted paddy …

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Thai PM leaves, offers support for ENT care to Bhutan 

Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay sees of Thai prime minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha at Paro international airport yesterday

In a gesture of extraordinary camaraderie and hospitality, Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay drove Thai Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha (Retd) from Thimphu to Paro as the latter returned to Thailand after the two-day visit. Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay broke formal protocol as he ushered the Prime Minister and his wife up …

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Vehicle number grows despite fiscal and monetary measures

About 20 new vehicles on an average are imported into the country everyday since 2015. As of June, this year, total number of vehicles stand at 96,307 according to figures from Road Safety and Transport Authority (RSTA). This is an increase of about 4,300 vehicles within six months, meaning that …

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ECB spent Nu 28.55M on NC candidates

The Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB) spent a total of Nu 28.55 million (M) on the candidates in the third National Council (NC), according to the election returns report released by the commission. On an average, each of the 127 candidates spent Nu 224,809 for campaign purposes during the election, …

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Cheku Dukpa appeals to Supreme Court

Cheku Dukpa (file photo)

Founder of Druk Gaki Tshogpa, Cheku Dukpa, appealed to the Supreme Court yesterday against the High Court’s judgment that upheld the decision of the Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB) to disqualify his party. The High Court’s judgment on July 13, cited two reasons for the applicant political party’s ineligibility to …

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Narrowing the Gap means narrowing income inequality: DNT

Dr Tandi Dorji and Dechen Wangmo (PhD) at the press conference

Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa’s (DNT) slogan “Narrowing the Gap” means narrowing income inequality, the party’s spokesperson Dr Tandi Dorji explained at a press conference yesterday. He said while the party has mentioned on several party events and promotional materials about narrowing the gap, many have come up with their own interpretations. …

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Udzorong bridge to be completed in the next 45 days, says minister

Once completed, the bridge would connect Udzorong to the Trashigang-Mongar highway at Sherichu

Three years on, the Bailey bridge over Drangmechu at Shing Phurtomo in Udzorong gewog, Trashigang still remains incomplete. Save for the foundation works, there has been no progress at the site according to gewog officials. The unavailability of building materials had led to the delay of the bridge, said officials. …

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