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Uncorroborated testimonies before the court

Update: The four former members of the tender committee for the Lhakhang Karpo conservation project were not on the same page, when the Haa district court conducted a cross-examination hearing yesterday. Of the four, the former dzongkhag engineer (DE), Lhabchu, and project engineer, Tashi Gyeltshen, submitted that they informed the …

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Construction sector still the largest borrower

Borrowings by private sector form 90 percent of the total lending by financial institutions Loan: The construction sector continued to take the largest share of total loans from financial institutions last year followed by personal loans. Loans taken by the construction sector constituted 25 percent of the total credit disbursed …

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Students accuse consultancy firm of deception and fraud

Of the five the consultancy sent to Lithuania, only one stayed back  Education: Students, who left in September last year to study in Lithuania through a local education consultancy firm, have returned home after a semester, unable to sustain themselves. They said that they could not find part time work …

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998 projects approved so far …

… of which only 173 are currently operational on the ground BOiC: The Business Opportunity and Information Centre (BOiC) has so far approved 998 projects amounting to more than Nu 250M (million) from the two revolving funds instituted under the economic stimulus plan. Under its revolving fund-I (RF-I), devised to …

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Parents convince authority to reopen ECR

Villagers felt cheated, while officials say it was a case of miscommunication  Education: Orong lower secondary school (OLSS) is about a four-hour walk from Philuma village.  When a plan to upgrade the school to a central school was sounded off to parents, they readily agreed with authorities to close down …

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Vehicle imports increase by 2.9 percent

Vehicle: Three months into 2015, and the number of vehicles imported into Bhutan this year has already exceeded last year’s growth amount of 2.5 percent. As of March end, there was 2,079 more vehicles in the country, representing a 2.9 percent increase. The total number of vehicles in the country …

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Trashigang-Yadhi highway widening begins next month

Now that the DoR has completed the survey, Project DANTAK will take over the construction work Road: Widening work on the 49km Trashigang-Yadhi highway is slated to start by next month with survey work now completed. The highway is a part of the ongoing northern east-west highway widening project, which, …

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Unclaimed vehicles clog up workshop space

Some have been lying there from anywhere between a year to five years Olakha: Unclaimed vehicles lying for years at Olakha automobiles workshop, congesting the already crammed area, have become a major issue, automobile workshop owners say. Automobile association’s chairman, Kuenga Norbu, said there are about 50 unclaimed vehicles in …

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The Bhutanese roll of honours

From 1967 to date, a glittering array of awards have been conferred on meritorious individuals from all walks of life   COVER STROY: December 17, 2013, Changlingmethang national stadium, Thimphu.  It was a bright winter morning and the stadium was teeming with people, young and old, who had come to …

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Bardo Thoedrol

WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO: Bardo Thoedrol is often translated as the Tibetan Book of Dead. It literally means ‘liberation through hearing about the bardo’, and bardo refers to the post-mortem intermediate state between this and next life. It is one of the most common books used in Bhutan …

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