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Power restored after 20 hours

Blackout: Power in Trongsa and Bumthang was restored at around 6:40 pm yesterday after 20 hours of blackout caused by a broken jumper at Bayling between Yurmu in Trongsa and Tingtibi substation under Zhemgang. A jumper is a device used for continuity of power between two electric towers. The power ...

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His Holiness the Je Khenpo consecrates Wachen dzong

Consecration: His Holiness the Je Khenpo consecrated the Wachen dzong yesterday that was built on the ruins of the 13th century old dzong at Bjena gewog in Wangdue. Wachen dzong served as the centre of administration for descendants of Sangdag Garton, Phajo Drugom Zhigpo’s son, from 13th century until the ...

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Another shot to strengthen the govt-media link

… a permanent information and media officer is crucial for a better relationship IMO: For a better working relationship between the government and the media, information and communication ministry has called for permanent information and media officers (IMO) in the ministries and their agencies. Media has for long complained that ...

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Three convicts escape in Wangdue

BREAKING: Three male inmates convicted to life imprisonments for Chorten vandalism escaped Wangdue police custody, between 7:30pm to 8pm, yesterday. Kuensel has learnt that the three men were from Sephu and were sentenced five days ago by the Wangdue district court for vandalising Chortens in Sephu and other places in ...

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Cabinet asks BCSEA board to review decision

… board meeting likely to happen tomorrow Examination: There is a possibility of re-examination of the leaked Class XII English II paper with the Cabinet asking the Bhutan Council for School Education Assessment (BCSEA) board to review its decision yesterday afternoon. The cabinet after its weekly meeting yesterday afternoon sent ...

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Preparedness – Bhutan’s weapon against Ebola

A total of 13,470 people were screened at Paro airport until December 28, 2014 Health: Even if one case of Ebola virus disease is reported in the country, Bhutan should declare it as a national emergency, public health officials cautioned. It’s for this reason that despite being a low risk ...

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Court sentence man to 14- lifetime imprisonment

Four other convicted for chorten vandalism Crime: Langa Dorji, 32, will have to spend 14 lives in prison. This is the total sentence term the farmer from Zorgyen village in Chaskhar gewog, Mongar, received after the Lhuentse court sentenced him to two-lifetime imprisonment recently. Langa Dorji was convicted for vandalising ...

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Picture story

On the threshold: B.Ed graduates from Paro and Samtse College of Education gather at Lungtenzampa parking yesterday to sit for the civil service examination, which ends today . There are only 182 vacancies for more than 400 graduates.      

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Citizens initiative for safer Taktsang trail

Safety: Following the recent death of a tourist at Taktsang, a private campaign has been launched to collect funds and make the trail to the monastery a safer one. While the campaign is still in its very early stages and a concrete objective has not yet been decided, the goal ...

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Economic climate casts a pall over sawmill business

The housing loan restriction has been lifted but it’s yet to see improvement in business   Construction: Despite the restriction on housing loan lifted since September last year, sawmill business in Bumthang is yet to pick up. Following the Rupee crisis in 2012, several loans including the housing loan were ...

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