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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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Zhiwa Ling listed as ‘unique lodge’

A label places it among a set of boutique hotels in exotic places worldwide  Nat Geo: The National Geographic society has chosen Zhiwa Ling hotel in Paro as one of the unique lodges in the world this year. Zhiwa Ling was listed among 24 properties across six continents.  The announcement …

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No compensation yet received for vehicle damage at Chamarchi

Samtse: More than a month since Samtse dzongkhag authority wrote to the Jalpaiguri magistrate seeking compensation for the damages of nine vehicles belonging to Bhutanese individuals, the dzongkhag has not received any response from the magistrate. Samtse dzongkhag requested for compensation, following public outrage in the bordering town of Chamarchi …

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Badminton coaching camp draws 62 youth in Mongar

Sports: Sixty-two youth between 10-20 years are participating in a two-week long Badminton coaching camp at Mongar Lower Secondary School in Mongar. National Badminton Coach Sherab Gyeltshen said the main objective of organising this champ, which ends on January 18, is to train players from the eastern dzongkhags for the …

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English II paper’s evaluation begins

Investigation ongoing to fix accountability for question paper leak BCSEA: Bhutan Council for School Examination and Assessment (BCSEA) started evaluating the class XII English II answer sheets yesterday following the prime minister’s approval of its board’s decision. Some 40 English teachers were recalled to evaluate the paper at the College …

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