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Lauri’s long wait for electricity soon to be over

Power: With almost 90 percent of the work completed, Bhutan Power corporation (BPC) expects to electrify Lauri, Samdrupjongkhar’s most remote gewog, by mid this year. Divided in two packages, work on the much-awaited rural electrification  (RE) project began in 2012 and was supposed to complete by June 2013. But monsoon …

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Gewogs grapple with garbage

The lack of a management plan leaves Chumey overwhelmed by its litter  Waste: Every time the house’s waste disposal pit gets filled, Tshering Dolkar from Uruk village in Chumey, Bumthang sets the waste on fire against dzongkhag health office’s instruction to refrain from such practices. “Most villagers burn the garbage …

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February 15 – the latest launch date for Dagachu

A series of hiccups caused the project to overshoot its original target by more than two years DHP: The 126-megawatt (MW) Dagachu hydropower project will start operating commercially from February 15, according to officials. The project, which was supposed to have been completed in October last year, was delayed because …

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Picture story

A group of 20 students from Gaeddu College of Business Studies interning at the Royal Society for Protection of Nature (RSPN) collected three sacks of old stock garments from around 26 shops in Thimphu yesterday. They plan to distribute the clothes to the disadvantaged. One of the students, Tshering T …

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Lyonchhoen called on the Vice President of India, Mohammad Hamid Ansari, today in New Delhi.                                                                                                                                              

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Indian foreign secretary calls on Lyonchhoen

Foreign Secretary of India, Sujatha Singh called on Lyonchhoen Tshering Tobgay in Delhi today. Lyonchhoen thanked the government of India for their support in Bhutan’s development. They discussed matters of mutual interest related to hydropower, areas of security, progress of the 11th Plan and other areas of cooperation. Discussions were …

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Sleazy side of this booming town

COVER STORY: It is 6PM and Phuentsholing town is getting busier. The crowd has increased by thousands. Everywhere you look in this town, you see people rushing past. And the incessant traffic whistles! There is hardly any parking space. Vishal and Rajiv from across the border have come for a …

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Along the transit towns

It is almost dark and the traffic is heavy. Tashi has already made two rounds trying to find a parking space. Finally he parks his car near the Anaconda hotel in Phuentsholing. He must make a dash across the border to book a ticket to Kakarvitta, Nepal. The transit town …

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Lui, Dhoe and Sipa Chidhoe

WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO: In the previous essays, we have discussed the topic of giving and also covered the types of recipients. In the Buddhist theory of life, we have lived so many lifetimes in the past and, if we do not reach enlightenment, we will again live …

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English II paper will be evaluated

Breaking news: Revoking its earlier decision, the Bhutan Council for School Examination and Assessment (BCSEA) board has decided to evaluate English II paper and award marks accordingly. The board had earlier decided to validate English examination results based on marked obtained in English I. According to a press release the Council issued …

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