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Problem of waste (mis) management

Weak implementation of polices have compounded to the country’s mounting garbage problem Garbage: Legislations and rules concerning waste are aplenty, yet the problem of waste continues to mount. It is not waste in itself that is the problem; failure to implement the rules is. And if so it goes along, …

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23rd round of Bhutan-China border talks held

Diplomacy: Bhutan and China held the 23rd round of border talks at the banquet hall in Thimphu, yesterday. The outcome of the meeting is currently not known. Foreign minister Damcho Dorji, who was leading the Bhutanese delegation, did not comment as an official press release was being prepared. The Chinese …

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Gas leak fire burns two

A 33-year-old man and his 21-year-old niece suffered second-degree burns when a gas leak in the kitchen is suspected to have caused a fire in one of the flats in Motithang, Thimphu on August 23.

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28 convicted in immigration fraud

Verdict for the remaining 55 cases are expected today and tomorrow Court: Phuentsholing dungkhag court yesterday sentenced 28 defendants up to 15 months imprisonment for their involvement in bribery and illegal entry and exit of foreign workers. The accused include five immigration officials, two assistant inspectors, a police personnel, four …

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What is the world giving to the Himalayas?

Q&A: Your Highness has been in Bhutan for a few days, how do you find it? It’s like being back home actually. The relationship between Bhutan and Ladakh goes far back in terms of alliances historically and in terms of understanding, art, culture, ethos and everything for that matter.

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SAARC focuses on SDF

Meeting: The SAARC Development Fund Governing Council met in Kathmandu, Nepal following the SAARC finance secretaries and ministers meeting on August 19 and 20 respectively.

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Sixth edition of Mountain Echoes ends

 Lit fest: The sixth edition of the literary festival, Mountain Echoes, concluded on Saturday with Her Majesty Gyalyum Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck speaking about her book, Dochula: A Spiritual Abode, which was launched at the festival, and His Majesty The Fourth Druk Gyalpo, to whom this year’s festival was dedicated.

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