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Six outdoor gyms to be set up by March

The health ministry initiative is to promote a healthy lifestyle among the people Fitness: The six open-air gymnasiums, which the health ministry announced to open in the capital to promote a healthy lifestyle, are planned to be in place by March this year. Health minister Tandin Wangchuk had announced last …

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Chumey mini hydel closed

A project is in the pipeline to give the plant a complete overhaul Hydropower: After generating power for 25 years, the Chumey mini hydel project in Bumthang has remained closed for more than a year now following a major mechanical break down due to dilapidation of crucial operational machines like …

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No amenities in Dagana town

This is two years after residents moved to the new location Development: Dagana dzongkhag has a fairly new town. But two years after businesspeople moved to the new township, amenities of a town like proper drainage system, internal road networks and proper connected drinking water are still missing. Shopkeepers of …

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GEP temp experiment provides useful experience

Internship: A total of 122 interns, 109 from the pre-employment engagement programme (PEEP), and 13 from the university graduate internship programme (UGIP) were employed under the guaranteed employment programme last year. According to labour ministry officials, about 84 graduates register themselves for the UGIP in a month.  The ministry’s target …

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Labour agents hang on with hope

FWRA: While some of the foreign workers recruitment agents (FWRA) from the 21 suspended in 2014 in Phuentsholing have cancelled their licences and moved on, some are still waiting with hope. Following an investigation, the anti-corruption commission (ACC) suspended the licences because agents were found guilty of corrupt practices. Later, …

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Energy cooperation to be strengthened

10,000 MW by 2020 target to be reviewed Visit: Hydropower was a key area of discussion during Lyonchhoen Tshering Tobgay’s official visit to Gujarat and Delhi. Although it is certain that the target of generating 10,000 MW of electricity by 2020 would not be possible, the government of India (GoI) …

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Fuel price likely to drop again

Petroleum: Fuel prices in the country is  likely to drop again, registering ninth straight cut since August last year. Figures from trade department reveals that price of petrol were revised 18 times last year reaching as high as Nu 73 a litre in July. Since then it has dropped nine …

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In the event of a case of conflict of interest

ACC workshop delves into the intricacies involved in such judicial incidences Judiciary: Concerned over a conflict of interest, Haa district judge Duba Drukpa is doubtful whether he can sit over the Lhakhang Karpo case, once it is registered with the court. District judge Duba Drukpa is a dorjipuen (spiritual sibling) …

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Putting an all but end to monopoly

Workshop: No monopoly will be created or allowed in the market, whether such a position is enjoyed by state-owned enterprise (SOE) or  private party. This is one of the objectives of the draft National Competition Policy 2014, which is being reviewed by the Gross National Happiness Commission.  The policy was …

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One body recovered; search on for the second

Accident: More than 40 people, comprising the Gyalpoizhing police, army and powerhouse staff, combed the banks of the Kurichu yesterday in search of the bodies of two men, after the car they were travelling in veered off road on January 12 night. A police source from Gyalpoizhing said the incident …

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