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Stray horses a problem in Trashigang

Development has brought a new problem to some of the villages of Trashigang. With roads connecting all the villages, horses are now redundant. They are no longer the principal means of transportation.

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ACC seizes dredged materials in Toorsa

Rigsar Construction’s dredging site at Amochhu in Phuentsholing

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) yesterday seized the stock balance of dredged materials worth millions of Ngultrums at Amochhu dredging site, popularly known as Toorsa, in Phuentsholing. The dredged materials belong to three construction firms - Rigsar Construction, Yangkhil Construction, and Chukha Construction.

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PM leaves for Bangladesh today

Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering leaves for Bangladesh today on a four-day state visit. The visit is made at the invitation of the Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. A press release from the foreign ministry states that the visit, which is in keeping with the tradition of the regular exchange …

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Extended PICU inaugurated

Her Majesty the Gyalyum Tshering Pem Wangchuck donates Nu 1M for palliative care

Her Majesty the Gyalyum Tshering Pem Wangchuck inaugurated the extended Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at the Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital (JDWNRH) yesterday. Her Majesty had donated Nu 6 million (M) in March last year, to purchase two sets of ICU equipment which include an ICU bed, ICU …

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ACC appeals against an acquitted officer

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) yesterday appealed to the Supreme Court against one of the officials who was acquitted by the Larger Bench of the High Court. The larger bench on March 28 acquitted Major Sonam Tshering of the charges of embezzlement that the military court convicted him of in the …

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Trashigang and Sarpang have most top ranking schools

With seven schools on the top-10 lists, Sarpang dzongkhag has the highest number of top performing schools in both Class III and VI levels. Trashigang has the highest number of top ranked schools for both Class X and XII levels with four schools. This is according to the education ministry’s …

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Ethical leadership included in NIA

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has included a module on ethical leadership in the Internal Integrity Component of the fourth national integrity assessment (NIA). Ethical leadership index, a press release from the ACC states, is incorporated as part of NIA because the ethical competences of leaders are crucial to foster an …

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What raise is proposed for MPs?

The perks of being a Member of Parliament (MP) are getting better. Should the fourth Pay Commission’s recommendations be endorsed the gross salary of an MP would be about Nu 131,000, more than the Cabinet Ministers’ current salary, according to a rough calculation. The existing gross salary of MPs is …

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Sparing for those who cannot afford

Switched: To help address shortage of subsidised gas in the country, the cabinet and top government officials yesterday surrendered 21 subsidised gas to the fuel depot in Motithang, Thimphu.

It was 5pm and government offices were done for the day. Within 30 minutes, the cabinet ministers and opposition leader arrived at the Motithang fuel depot in Thimphu to surrender their subsidised LPG cylinders. The prime minister, cabinet ministers, opposition leader, national council chairperson, the chief justice of the supreme …

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