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Singing Google Apps’s praises

Except for the exception that proves the rule, the software has benefitted all on board  E-Governance: Tenzin Yuden started her civil service career on a typewriter.  There was no such thing as the internet then. Today, the personal assistant to the information and communications minister is one of more than …

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The Ambassador of Denmark to Bhutan Freddy Svane called on Lyonchoen Tshering Tobgay last week in Thimphu.                                                               

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A legacy of botched abortions in border towns

A spate of such cases raises the legalisation issue among medical personnel Abortion: Against the doctor’s advice and fearing that bleeding during pregnancy would result in conceiving a deformed baby, a woman from Gomtu earlier this year aborted her foetus in the Indian border town of Jaigoan. Before going across …

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Promised road fails to materialise

Roads: Villagers of Selchenmo and Hyla in Wangphu, Samdrupjongkhar heard that they would be connected by road.  So they formed vegetable cooperatives.  But the road never came. And now the farmers of the two villages say politicians, who promised them the road, lied to them.  They grow vegetables in abundance …

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Principal and whistleblower punished

While the first was found guilty of a slew of charges, the latter has been indicted for dereliction of duty Update: The principal of Ura middle secondary school (UMSS) Tshering Neema was transferred to Wangduecholing lower secondary school, after the dzongkhag administration found him guilty of illegal unauthorised expenditure, abuse …

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A sambar deer, that was chased into Olakha by a pack of stray dogs, was rescued on Saturday. Two persons received minor injuries during the rescue.                                                               

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Change in DT schedule irks gups

Seven gewogs were unable to bring issues from the field to the DT  LG: Seven of its eight gewogs were unable to table their issues at Lhuentse’s seventh dzongkhag tshogdu (DT) because of a change in schedule. Except for Jarey gewog, whose gup is also the DT chairman, the other …

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FC Terton thrash Dzongrig FC 7-1

 Yanmar League: Striker Diwash Subba scored a hat-trick as FC Terton kick started their season with a 7-1 thumping of Dzongrig FC yesterday. Striker Diwash Subba’s hat-trick was the first of the tournament. The first goal came in the 53rd minute when he headed in a cross-volley from midfielder Karan …

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Tashas United sets new record

Bhutan Telecom humbled yet again K4 Cup: In the ongoing Bhutan Super League cricket tournment, Bhutan Telecom suffered yet another defeat on Sunday while on Saturday, Tashas United defeated Paro United setting numerous records in the process. Let by opener Dorji Khandu, who scored 57 runs, Tashas United went to set …

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ACC indicts tender committee

MoWHS: The Ministry of Works and Human Settlement’s (MoWHS) tender committee violated the principles and process of public procurement in awarding contracts for the 80.58km Dalbari-Dagapela road worth Nu 1.7 billion, according to the Anti-Corruption Commission. The ACC reviewed the tendering process of the secondary national highway worth 33,478,525 euros, …

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