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Habitat dislocation – a way of life for Wangdue wildlife

A rescue centre has been necessitated for this collateral damage of the hydropower projects  Ecology: The commencement of hydropower projects have destroyed the habitat and displaced several wild animals from the forests of Wangdue. Three years ago, foresters of Wangdue forest division in Lobesa found three injured sambar deer from ...

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Jachungs win Pepsi A league championship

Basketball: Jachungs comfortably defeated Jaguars 87-71 in the third and deciding game of the finals of the Pepsi “A” league basketball Championship at the Swimming Pool complex yesterday. Overcoming a 0-1 deficit in the best of three series, the number four seed in the tournament overwhelmed the sixth seeded Jaguars ...

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NEC relegates clearance to authorities concerned

The move has been taken with a view to expedite development activities Environment: To construct urban roads, drainage, bridges, and develop housing estates, the works and human settlement ministry will not require environment clearances from the National Environment Commission (NEC). In a major decision, NEC, during its 40th commission meeting ...

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Many accounts still idle as one year contract nears end

Connectivity issues, low ICT literacy, continued use of personal email might be to blame E-Governance: Not all of the 5,000 Google accounts, which the government paid Nu 9 million or USD 150,000 for, have been activated despite the one year contract ending at the end of next month. Of the ...

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Picture story

Flushed out: The heavy rain yesterday evening washed down trash and left drains overflowing along the Norzin Lam                                                                                     

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Defendants’ recanted statements muddy the waters

The serpentine nature of the dealings involved will take some unravelling  Update: Confusing both prosecutors and court officials, the defendants of the ongoing Lhakhang Karpo case are frequently changing their submissions, to seek dismissal of charges that range from official misconduct, bribery, and forgery to embezzlement. For instance, defendant Tshewang ...

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World TB Day – Timely reminder of growing problem

Health: Sonam Wangmo didn’t know the price she had to pay for missing her medicines for a day. Her tuberculosis (TB) relapsed after the first course of treatment, and she is today undergoing the second course for extra-pulmonary TB (EPTB). Of the various forms of TB diagnosed in the country, ...

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Health help line prank called daily

Need for law to hold prank callers liable recommended Health: About 200,000 hoax calls were made to the Health Help Centre (HHC) last year. The centre receives hoax calls throughout the day. Of these only around 12,000 were genuine calls, last year. Many of the hoax calls received by the ...

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Mandarin exports more than double in 2014

Increased production is attributed in part to the support growers received from MoA Horticulture: Citrus mandarin (orange) export to Bangladesh in 2014 earned Bhutanese exporters USD 10.42M (million), the highest earnings in about 14 years. The figures with the Bhutan Exporters Association (BEA) show Bhutan was able to produce about ...

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