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Getting S/J off the ‘negative list’

Once deemed a security risk, the dzongkhag feels it is now ready to benefit from tourists Tourism: Confusion still prevails among residents and officials if Samdrupjongkhar is still listed under the “negative list”, although tourism is viewed as a lucrative business. The negative list is a list of places or …

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Airport impacts little in tourist arrival

Arrivals, according to HAB, have in fact gone down since the domestic air service started Tourism: A domestic airport in Bumthang might have made travel convenient and comfortable for both tourists and locals, but the introduction of flights have had only a negligible impact on increasing the inflow of tourist, …

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Crossovers beat RBA to clinch B League title

Basketball: Crossovers defeated Royal Bhutan Army (RBA) 75-59 in the finals of the Thimphu B League basketball tournament at the swimming pool complex on Saturday. Both teams were the top ones from their groups with six wins and zero defeats. In a tightly contested game, Crossovers adapted a “box-and-1” defensive …

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Honour: Recipients of the Annual Journalism Award 2015 with chief guest, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, Lyonpo Tshering Wangchuk. Dzongkha Editor of Kuensel, Rinzin Wangchuk (not in the picture) received the Jigme Singye Wangchuck Prestigious Journalism award. The award was instituted with support from the Royal Office for Media …

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BHUTAN grc receives the outstanding company award at the 17th International GRCA Congress held at Raddison Blu, Dubai from April 19 to 21 in recognition of the excellent production techniques and manufacturing high quality materials used to enhance projects in the region. Established in 2002 to manufacture Bhutanese architectural components …

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Is Bhutan ready for the big one?

Not by a long shot, given the tardiness with which the infrastructure of the dept. concerned is being set up Disaster: How prepared is Bhutan?  This is the question on the minds of many Bhutanese since they felt the tremors of the earthquake that rocked Nepal on April 25. For …

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Day 5 for Bhutan medical team in Trishuli

Quake: Bhutan’s medical team in Nepal has treated almost 400 earthquake victims, as of yesterday afternoon. The team treated 107 victims on April 30 and 66 as of 6:30pm, yesterday.  The team treated 217 victims in its first two days. The 63-member team, deployed to Nepal upon command of His …

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One more convicted for tampering with witness

Chief supervisor has to refund Nu 71,550 for unaccounted nine labourers Verdict: Of the six individuals charged with abuse of functions, forgery, bribery and embezzlement in the ongoing Lhakhang Karpo corruption case, the Haa dzongkhag court yesterday sentenced the 51-year old lapon to a year in prison. Lhakhang Karpo conservation …

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Top officials fail to declare assets

Non-declarants will be dealt according to asset declaration rules 2012 ACC: A total of 45 officials, including members of parliament (MPs), heads of organisations and non-government organisations, failed to declare their assets for 2014. The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) yesterday issued a list of non declarants of schedule I, under which …

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Village looks forward to new irrigation channel

Irrigation: A rehabilitated irrigation channel that will cover the Lawa-Thaphu village in Athang is expected to be completed within the next two months. The rehabilitated channel will benefit 18 households. Lawa tshogpa, Tshering Dorji, said the new irrigation channel would not only save time and hard work as the wooden …

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