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Interim budget of Nu 43.5B proposed for 2018-19 FY

Finance Minister Namgay Dorji presents the interim budget for the 2018-2019 fiscal year at the National Assembly yesterday

To ensure a smooth transition into the next Plan, the finance minister presented an interim budget at the National Assembly yesterday. The first fiscal year of the 12th Plan, 2018-19 fiscal year, will begin from July 1 next month. “Since this is a unique situation and to set good precedence, …

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Lhakhang Karpo consecrated  

His Holiness the Je Khenpo presided over the consecration ceremony during which dignitaries joined the traditional procession on June 16

The people of Haa valley came together on June 16 to celebrate the consecration of Lhakhang Karpo, the bastion of the valley’s revered guardian deity, Ap Chhundu. For the people of Haa, the grandeur of 120-year old lhakhang was elevated to its formal glory after waiting for more than eight …

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Improving road connectivity is PDP’s biggest achievement: PM

About a thousand women turned up for the PDP women convention yesterday

“What is the greatest achievement of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) during its tenure as a ruling party?” asked the Prime Minister to about a thousand women supporters who had gathered at the RAPA hall yesterday during the Party’s women convention in Thimphu. “Helicopter! Bolero! Power tiller responded the crowd …

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Thimphu thromde opens common social media platform for feedback

Starting June 14, Thimphu thromde has started a common social media platform for people to interact with the thromde and to report on illegal happenings in the city. Using the platform, which includes social media apps such as facebook messenger, WhatsApp, telegram and WeChat, people can report to thromde on …

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Role of GAO has become significant: DLG

Last year, the department of local governance (DLG) recruited 30 gewog administrative officers (GAOs) in various dzongkhags, citing a high attrition rate, according to the annual local government report 2016-17. Published by DLG, the report states that the Royal Civil Service Commission (RCSC) as an interim measure to address the …

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BKP declares two more candidates

BKP introduced two more candidates during its presidential tour in the eastern dzongkhags. The party introduced Sonam Choiten to contest from Mongar constituency on June 16. He has a Bachelors degree in Computer Applications and worked as a process executive in Infosys Private Limited in Bangalore for five years. The …

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Villages in Tsirang face drinking water shortage

Unlike what the records say, Tsirang faces an acute shortage of drinking water

For the last one-week, a Gairigaon villager in Sergithang, Tsirang, his neighbour and four labourers have been working to connect clean drinking water to his home. Nim Dorji, 40, said he never thought he could connect his home with drinking water. The men’s families have been drinking water from the …

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One dead, seven injured in Namling accident

A 31-year-old man died on impact while eight others were injured when the bolero they were travelling in veered off the road at Namling, Mongar on the night of June 15. The accident occurred around 9:30pm when the men were on their way to Thrumshingla to work at a choeten …

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