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Students and staff of Institute of Language and Culture Studies in Taktse, Trongsa planted more than 1,000 cypress saplings around their college on May 9. The plantation was organise to mark the 60th birth anniversary of His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo Jigme Singye Wangchuck.     

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Youth XI crowned K4 Cup champions

Cricket: Youth XI defeated Tashas United by 151 runs and was crowned the champions of K4 Cup 2015. Sonam Dargay  gave Youth XI a resilient comeback in the middle overs to set a target of 264 runs for Tashas United to chase. Until then, Tashas United were taking wickets at …

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Mongar Higher Secondary School beat Drametse Central School 3:0 to win the Intra–Dzongkhag School Sports Meet that ended yesterday. Yadi Higher Secondary School and Gyelpozhing Higher Secondary School came second and third respectively. The events comprised of all athletics and games like football, basketball, volleyball, badminton, chess and table tennis …

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His Majesty the King graced the opening ceremony of the Fifth Session of the Second Parliament yesterday. The Parliament will begin with a joint sitting on Monday     

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Possible breakthrough in airport extension plans

Aviation: In a significant development that should solve congestion problems at the Paro international airport, the Indian government has indicated it is open to relocating the Indian air force (IAF) camp there. The Indian government has also indicated that it is open to modifying its technical assistance to the Bhutan …

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Cooling-off period for ex-politicos cut down to one year

The new dispensation comes into effect immediately RCSC: Those wanting to join the civil service after withdrawing from a political party need not wait for three years to cool off.  The Royal Civil Service Commission (RCSC) has reduced the “cooling-off” period to one year from three. The decision came after …

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MHP cost shoots up to 45 billion

Hydropower: The construction cost of Mangdechhu Hydropower Project (MHP) is going to escalate to Nu 45 billion when the project completes by its rescheduled deadline in March 2018. The cost of the project was initially estimated at Nu 28.96 billion. The project is also delayed by six months, pushing back …

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Solving unemployment issue is government’s priority: PM

Jobs: Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay has said that employment rates are falling. Speaking during the meet the press on Thursday, he said that people have been slamming the government that there are not enough employment opportunities for people. “Yes, that’s why we are concerned. That’s why we have promised full …

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Govt. takes ACC seriously: PM

Lyonchoen provides examples to back up his claim Meet the press: Amidst reports of complacency towards corruption, the prime minister, Tshering Tobgay, during the meet the press on Thursday clarified that the government had been taking ACC’s recommendations seriously and abiding by them.

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ENT camp in east treats more than 1, 000 patients

Health: More than 1,300 people from across the eastern region of the country were examined and treated during the mobile ENT (ear, nose, throat) camp that ended in Trashigang on Thursday. Of the total, about 90 patients with cases related to ears and nose underwent surgery during the four-day camp. …

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