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Drukair overwhelmed with excess baggage

Additional flight planned to resolve the problem

Transport: The national airline, Drukair, has been subjected to public criticism following a large amount of passenger baggage offloaded and left behind in Bangkok over the past few days.

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Bhutan has a well-established plan for development: EU ambassador

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Q&A: The new European Union (EU) ambassador to Bhutan, Tomasz Kozlowski, spoke with Kuensel's Gyalsten K Dorji on cooperation between Bhutan and the EU. From 1982-2014, the EU has contributed more than Euro 90 million to Bhutan.

What are your initial impressions of Bhutan?

I’m really impressed with your country’s nature and hospitality of your people.

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Japan seeks to enhance relations with Bhutan: Japanese ambassador

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Q&A: Japan's new ambassador to Bhutan, Kenji Hiramatsu spoke with Kuensel's Gyalsten K Dorji on relations between the two countries following 30 years of diplomatic relations. Excerpts from the interview.

How would you describe relations between Bhutan and Japan today?

This year is very important for Bhutan-Japan relations because we’re celebrating the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations.

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WHO: Strengthen surveillance

WHO declares Zika virus as a public health emergency of international concern

Health: The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared Zika virus as a public health emergency of international concern following the recent cases of microcephaly and other neurological abnormalities reported in the Americas region.

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Position of thromde thuemi unclear

The local government Entitlement Act is expected to provide clarity on the issue

LG: The first three thromde thuemis of the Thimphu, Phuentsholing and Gelephu thromdes are yet to hear from the government on how their position will be classified.

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Almost 300 lhakhangs to install CCTVs

The lhakhangs will purchase the equipment at their own cost

Security: A total of 296 kyonyers (caretakers) have agreed to install CCTVs (close circuit television) in their lhakhangs following a nationwide sensitization on lhakhang and choeten vandalism that the police conducted last year.

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