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The remote Resa village in Saling, Mongar was connected to the grid on May 15 to provide electricity to 52 households under the rural electrification project. HRH Gyaltshab Jigme Dorji Wangchuck joined the people for the event and also visited Pema Samden Choling Lhakhang. Resa village is a nine km …

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Sure champions FC Tertons made to wait

Two draws from two remaining games is enough to win Football: FC Terton’s chances of claiming the Yanmar Thimphu league championship with two matches to spare was spoiled when Druk United held the league leaders to a 1-1 draw yesterday. A win could have made FC Tertons, who are already …

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LPG consumers over charged

RAA: Consumers of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) around the country were over charged by the three distributors through collection of loading and unloading, home delivery, and depreciation cost in pricing of LPG, and depreciation charged without disposing any cylinder. This is one of the findings of the special audit report …

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Prepared for earthquake response:  Home minister

Quake: Bhutan is prepared in terms of response and relief but needs to strengthen its coordination and technical expertise should an earthquake strike the country, home minister Damcho Dorji said. The tremors of the second earthquake that struck Nepal on May 12 collapsed a classroom wall in Lingzhi primary school, …

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Bhutan ranks 87th in latest Human Capital Index

WEF Report: Bhutan is placed 87th out of 124 countries in the Human Capital Index 2015 that the World Economic Forum (WEF) based in Geneva published recently. The index measures how a country deploys its human resources for its economic development, and evaluates the levels of education, skills and employment …

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Joint sitting gets bogged down in details

The discussion on the rules of procedure of the PAC did not lead to any resolution Parliament: The discussion on the rules of procedure of the public accounts committee (PAC) digressed to a political argument of sorts, yesterday at the joint sitting of Parliament. The discussion focused more on the …

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Taking banking services to your mobile phone

The reliability of the service is yet to be determined BoB: In a yet another move towards going cashless, the Bank of Bhutan (BoB) launched its mobile and agency banking service in Thimphu, yesterday. The mobile banking (M-BoB) is accessible on any mobile smartphone. While smartphone users can do mobile …

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Talk shows off air

The authority asserts its authority over what’s broadcast over the airwaves  Radio: It has been more than a month since the Bhutan InfoComm and Media Authority (BICMA) instructed private radio company Radio Valley to stop airing talk shows. The reason being that Radio Valley only holds an entertainment license and …

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Local demand for data storage in doubt

Bhutan Telecom has requested the government to host data with them IT: Four months after Bhutan Telecom (BT) launched its Tier III data centre in Phuentsholing, the centre’s chances of drawing government agencies as domestic clients looks bleak. The centre opened for business mid February this year. BT officials in …

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A second batch of 22 medical relief team members arrived back in the country, yesterday. They were received by the Cabinet Secretary Kinzang Wangdi, health secretary Dorji Wangchuk and Zimpon Wom Tashi Penjore. The remaining members of the team have begun winding up the camp and are scheduled to arrive …

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