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E-cars – Nobel laureate seeks action now

here’s not much time, feels (Dr) Pachauri, to make the moves needed to counter climate change Conference: While the government’s electric car initiative did receive flak when it was revealed, top climate change scientist and Nobel laureate, (Dr) Rajendra K Pachauri, welcomes it. The chairperson of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate …

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Investigation underway on Dhariana building

Update: Police are investigating the repeated burglary case, where a building under construction in Dharina, Dechencholing was robbed off electrical wires and miniature circuit breakers (MCB) worth over Nu 500,000 last week. According to the building owner, Karma Jimba, the first break-in occurred on January 14, followed by another on …

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Govt. should reconsider CIC transfer: Opposition

G2C: The government should reconsider its decision of handing the operation and management of the community information centres (CICs) to Bhutan Development Bank limited (BDBL) from Bhutan Post ltd. At a press conference yesterday, opposition members shared their dismay on the government’s decision to swap the ownership of CICs from …

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ESP has flopped, says opposition

The figures are not encouraging: growth has plunged to a new low of 2.05 percent Meet the Press: The Nu 5B economic stimulus plan (ESP), launched with much hype and urgency did no good to the economy, the growth of which is wallowing in all time low of 2.05 percent. …

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PM directs RCSC and education ministry to re-assess teacher deployment

Breaking: Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay has called for an emergency meeting of the Royal Civil Service Commission, education ministry and labour ministry to review the B.Ed graduates issue, and to find solutions and explore job prospects for B.Ed graduates in the coming years. The Prime Minister also directed RCSC and …

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Renewed focus on drug addiction problem

A documentary ‘Jigme – you can do it’ is the agency’s latest attempt to highlight a growing youth malaise BNCA: He had a dream to become a neurologist.  He was selected in the school’s basketball team and had a caring mother. But that wasn’t enough for Jigme.  He craved his …

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A missed opportunity

Garpang landowners throw a spanner in the planned transmission line works BPC: Frequent power blackouts in Bumthang will not go away, now that the construction of the 33-kilovolt (kV) transmission line, worth Nu 11.406m, from Garpang via Lamai goenpa to Dawathang in Bumthang has been shot down. The decision was …

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NRDCL muscling in on local sawmills’ turf

Concerned association to petition PM, fearing it may sound a death knell for the industry  Timber: Natural Resources Development corporation ltd (NRDCL) opening a sawmill and outlets for timber would spell the end for the local sawmills, the Association of Wood-based Industries members said in a meeting yesterday. Fearing the …

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Lungtenphu residents ill at ease

With a murder suspect still on the loose, locals are loth to step out at night or walk alone Crime: Residents in Lungtenphu are raising concerns on safety issues in the locality, even as police are still on the lookout for the suspect in connection with the murder of a …

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Transforming mountain forestry in the Hindu Kush Himalayas

Bhutanese delegates will present the status of forest ecosystem service, human-wildlife conflict and harmonising mountain forest management in Bhutan Environment: More than 200 regional and global experts – including cross-sectoral policy makers, scientists, practitioners, donors, civil servants, media, market actors, and legal experts are discussing to outline options for sustainable …

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