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Dough fat racket unearthed

The unlabelled product was found to mislead and give false information

OCP: One month after launching the consumer protection rules and regulations by the economic affairs ministry, the office of consumer protection (OCP) received a complaint about misleading the people and giving false representation of a product.

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Mangdechu project designed to withstand major quake

Hydropower: Clearing rising apprehensions surrounding the safety of Mangdechu hydropower project (MHP) from earthquakes, the authority claims that the project is safe and will be stable in the event of an earthquake, because of inclusion of earthquake parameters in the structures.

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Local leaders don’t want dungkhag to be relocated

The absence of a bridge over Taklai River is one of the main reasons

Gelephu: Although it’s decided, a majority of local leaders from gewogs in Gelephu dungkhag are not satisfied with the decision to relocate the dungkhag administration to Umling. The fifth dzongkhag tshogdu had decided on the relocation last year.

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Phaling is starved of vegetable

Agriculture: There is an acute shortage of vegetables in Lhuentse.

Sangay Chozom, 54, who runs a shop in Phaling town, Lhuentse, said the situation is very difficult.  Farmers bring vegetables to the market only about twice a week.

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Slow going on Nganglam-Gyalpoizhing highway

A stretch full of rocks is holding up progress from one side

Roads: Although the completion deadline for the Nganglam-Gyalpoizhing highway has been revised to mid-2015, the project officials based in Nganglam said progress on a particular stretch from the Nganglam side has been very slow.

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18 more immigration officials suspended

82 people implicated for bribery in illegal entry and exit of foreign workers

ACC/OAG: The department of immigration suspended 18 more immigration officials from the Phuentsholing regional office for their alleged involvement in bribery and illegal entry and exit of foreign workers in 2013 and 2014.

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Trade deficit at Nu 9B in the first quarter of 2015

Deficit narrowed by about Nu 100M last year compared with 2013

Statistics: The country’s trade deficit, excluding trade in electricity, is estimated at around Nu 9B (billion) between January to March this year.  Balance of trade with India alone accounts for more than Nu 7B of deficit.

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The helping hands project

A team of surgeons from Australia has carried out reconstructive plastic surgery on a number of patients

Interplast: A 12-year old boy was brought to the hospital recently, after he was hit by a car and dragged for about 10-20m.  The skin on the side of his face and ear had been scraped off, leaving behind a gaping wound.

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