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Multi-car Park in Phuentsholing not yet ready

Three-layer parking space in Phuentsholing

The construction of a multi-car park in Phuentsholing has missed the December deadline. The parking project was initiated to address growing traffic congestion and space crunch in the town. Thromde officials said the car park would be completed in another a few months’ time. A budget of Nu 64 million ...

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Commuters help push a stranded vehicle below Thrumshingla, between Sengor and Ura after the snowfall yesterday (Courtesy: Bhim)

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Notification calling NC election expected soon

There are now 83 days left for Bhutan to get the third National Council (NC) constituted. The first session of the current NC was held on May 10, 2013, and accordingly its terms will expire on May 9. Article 24(5) of the Constitution states that the new NC must be ...

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Choeten vandals withdraw appeal from High Court

Five individuals who were convicted in choeten vandalism cases by the Mongar dzongkhag court in November last year withdrew their appeals to the High Court on February 13. Mongar dzongkhag court sentenced 12 men to prison for vandalising 101 choetens in Mongar and Lhuentse.  Nine men had appealed to the ...

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Teacher charged with attempt to rape minor and child molestation

The Office of Attorney General (OAG) charged a 31-year-old teacher from one of the schools in Gelephu drungkhag, for attempt to rape a child above 12 years and six counts of child molestation. The case is on trial at the Gelephu drungkhag court. OAG charges state that the 31-year-old teacher, ...

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Earthquake resilient desks can withstand 422kgs load

Schools with vulnerable infrastructure will receive the reinforced desks

The earthquake resilient desks that Wangdigatshel Primary School (WPS) in Phuentsholing was equipped with on February 12 can withstand 422kgs of vertical loads. The desks can accommodate about 30 students. Officials said that earthquake desks are life-safety devices and are different from standard school desks. Education ministry’s chief engineer, Lalit ...

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OL meets Kanglung residents

The opposition leader spoke on the roles of opposition at the meeting​

Students of Sherubtse College and residents of Kanglung gewog commended the opposition’s firm motion against the move to corporatise the national referral hospital in the last Parliament session. Opposition leader, Pema Gyamtsho (PhD) during a meeting with the students and community in Kanglung on February 13 received appreciation for the ...

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An actress to contest for NC from Punakha

Lhaki Dolma

An actress, Lhaki Dolma, 39, has declared her intention to contest in the National Council (NC) election from Dzomi gewog in Punakha. The winner of four national film awards for acting, lyrics and movie said, she decided to contest in NC because it is an apolitical body. She has a ...

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Govt. upbeat about its performance

Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay has said that the Opposition’s criticism of its economic policy was an attempt to divert the people’s attention from corruption issues surrounding former works and human settlement minister Yeshey Zimba. The prime minister said this at a press conference on February 12 in response to the ...

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