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Vegetable auction picks up in Phuentsholing

An auction staff calls the bids

The Food Corporation of Bhutan Limited (FCBL) auction yard in Phuentsholing is a busy platform these days. Farmers are bringing in hoards a variety of vegetables for trade. The yield this time is higher than last year’s and farmers are fetching better prices. To read more, please subscribe by registering …

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Police search for graffiti suspect

The graffiti was scribbled on the wall of Motithang fuel depot

Thimphu police are searching for suspect(s) who scribbled graffiti on the wall of the fuel station and public washroom near Ozone Park in Motithang in Thimphu. Spray-paint on the wall of the fuel station read: “Weed is legal in my hood; most take the same route, few take their own; …

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Landslide buries three in Dumtey

Landslide triggered by heavy rain buried three road workers, who were clearing the drain along the Samtse - Haa highway yesterday. The backhoe loader and the bodies have been retrieved.

Two department of roads (DoR) workers and one private excavation operator, all men, died yesterday when a landslide buried them at Khalinggaon, which is about 22.5km towards Haa from Dorokha on the new Samtse-Haa national highway.The incident occurred around 11am when they were cleaning a drain along the road. The landslide was caused due to incessant rain.

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Police re-arrest four in 52kg gold smuggling case

The Royal Bhutan Police has re-arrested four accused who were convicted by the Paro dzongkhag court and granted bail by the High Court earlier this year for smuggling 52kgs of gold into the country from the northern border of Phari in Tibet. Kuensel sources said that the four accused – …

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Bhutan ADR rules and regulations launched

The new ADR guidelines would help limit the number of appeal cases

The Alternative Dispute Resolution Rules and Regulations of Bhutan 2019 was launched in the capital yesterday to implement the Alternative Dispute Resolution Act of Bhutan 2013 effectively and to familiarise the parties of commercial and contractual disputes with the procedures. Attorney General Shera Lhendup said that having a new Bhutan …

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Mountain Echoes to celebrate stories of diversity

Themed ‘Many Lives, Many Stories’, the tenth edition of Mountain Echoes will zoom in on ecology, entrepreneurship, literature, spirituality and visual story-telling, among others. The three-day festival of arts, literature, and culture will begin from August 23. The executive producer of Mountain Echoes, Juhi Sharma, said the festival would showcase …

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Psychiatric patient takes his own life

A 25-year-old man, a patient at the national referral hospital’s psychiatric ward strangulated himself in the ward on July 22. The incident happened around 1:30pm when the patient, who was admitted for substance-induced psychotic disorder, was alone in the room that can accommodate two patients. The patient’s mother was attending to him. …

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NC to take over Convention Centre 

The Convention Centre, where NC sessions will be held

The Convention Centre at Lanjophakha, Thimphu, will be converted into the National Council (NC) hall starting this winter session, according to the Deputy Chairperson. The announcement comes in line with the government’s decision to not construct new office buildings in the 12th Plan. To read more, please subscribe by registering …

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The two weeks Buddhist tradition practitioners’ programme for 127 participants concluded on July 21 at the Zulikha Middle Secondary School in Thimphu. The programme was organised by the central monk body and private monastic institutions. All participants were students from classes seven to 12.

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No farm road connects Thangyel village

Thangyel village

Thangyel is a small semi-nomadic village located on a gentle slope overlooking the Nub-Chutoe valley in Nubi gewog, Trongsa. It is the only village in the gewog that is not connected with a farm road. The nearest motorable road is an hour’s walk from the village. To read more, please …

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Elephant calf rescued in Gelephu

Residents, police, forest and thromde officials came together to rescue the calf

An elephant calf separated from its mother fell into a drain near the Regional Revenue Customs Office in Gelephu yesterday. According to sources, the incident occurred around 4:30am. Given the large size of the drain, witnesses said that the calf must have fallen into the drain when trying to cross …

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The Panbang-Nganglam road and Panbang-Gomphu road was closed to traffic since yesterday. DoRs has deployed men and machinery at the sites. (Photo: DoR)

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Water flagship programme to include irrigation

The water flagship programme will be led by the National Environment Commission Secretariat

Prime Minister, Dr Lotay Tshering has asked the team heading the water flagship programme to rework on its components and activities planned for the 2019-2020 fiscal year. During a review meeting of the flagship programme yesterday, Lyonchhen asked the team to include irrigation water along with drinking water supply under the flagship programme. 

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