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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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No news on abducted Bhutanese

Border: With almost four months gone, there is no news on the two drivers, a Bhutanese and an Indian, who went missing from Shantipur near Gelephu. In the last ransom call family members received from kidnapper towards the end of September, the brother of the Bhutanese driver had tried to …

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Mega Pvt. Ltd partner appeals to Supreme Court

Claims govt. should benefit more from evaded tax Judiciary: The legal battle over the distribution of profits among four founders of Mega Private Ltd continues as one of the appellants decided to appeal to the Supreme Court. “My client has decided to appeal as the High Court denied 25 percent …

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Cabinet asks BCSEA board to review its decision

Amidst students, teachers and parents calling it unfair, the Cabinet has, this afternoon, asked the Bhutan Council for School Examinations and Assessment’s Board to review their recent decision not to re-conduct the examination of the leaked English II paper. BCSEA board on Sunday decided not to re-conduct the examination citing several reasons, …

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Electricity import to increase until 2017

…until a few mega projects are commissioned Power: Even with the likely addition of about 3,000 MW (Megawatt) of power by 2020, the country may have to import small amount power during winter months to meet the domestic demand. However, Druk Green Power Corporation (DGPC) projects that the domestic demand …

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Great Sipa-chi-dhoe kurim concludes

Religion: His Majesty the King, His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo, and members of the Royal family graced the final day of the five-day Sipa-Chi-Dhoe offering ceremony in Punakha yesterday. The Prime Minister, ministers, heads of armed forces, and senior government officials attended the event, along with about 15,000 people …

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