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A book with something for everyone

Review: Here is a book that is neither here nor there.  It is difficult to give it a place where it should belong.  Not for the want of any worth, though.  The book talks about many subjects and many things all too lavishly.  It doesn’t belong to any particular genre. …

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Retiring judge ceremoniously surrenders kabney and patang

Zhidu: Ugyen Tenzin, 60, former drangpon (judge), surrendered his kabney (scarf) and patang (sword) to the Royal Privy Council yesterday as he formally retired from service to the nation. Zhidu is a traditional system, whereby individuals, who received positional paraphernalia, should hand over the symbols of power and position to …

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Bringing attention to autism

As part of the event, the memorial chorten and the clock tower square among others were  lit in blue, the colour for autism.  Occasion: The family rejoiced when Ugyen was born.  He was the family’s first grandson, first son and the only brother to his sister. Today, he is 11 …

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Ministry to respond to audit memos today

The authority has opened a can of worms vis-à-vis the accounting practices of MoIC RAA: The ministry of information and communications (MoIC) will today respond to the 14 audit memos that the Royal Audit Authority (RAA) has issued with total financial implications aggregating to Nu 7.09M (million) last month. Of …

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A plan to keep water clean

A valuable tool for thromdes to ensure that every household receives safe supply WSP: Officials from the ministry of works and human settlement (MoWHS), 14 participants from Thimphu thromde and a WHO consultant are developing a Water Safety Plan (WSP) for Thimphu city. Tshering Choden, executive engineer with MoWHS, said …

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Bhutan Telecom introduces fee to lessen B-Wallet congestion

Tech: In a move that has irked some Bank of Bhutan (BoB) B-Wallet users, BT will charge a Nu 10 fee for every third-party transaction done using the mobile payment system. This means that while mobile recharges, fixed line phone and broadband bill payments will still be free, other services …

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Lack of extension officer leaves Wangphu out on a limb

Agriculture: The absence of an agriculture extension officer in Wangphu gewog, Samdrupjongkhar has left villagers with no contact person to deal with regarding agriculture or cultivation issues. Despite several requests made through the gewog tshogdu, no replacement has been sent after the former agriculture extension officer left for studies last …

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Cooperatives’ tie-up on the rocks

EGGS: Tsirang poultry cooperative (TPC) has decided to not supply eggs to the youth business cooperative (YBC) in Thimphu because of some the latter’s failure to abide by the agreement. A TPC accountant, Juma Kanta, said that, in an agreement drawn between YBC and TPC, it was clearly stated that …

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