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Cabinet submits details against secretaries to RCSC

Update: The Cabinet yesterday submitted the details and evidences of the charges it had made against the three government secretaries to the Royal Civil Service Commission, just before the deadline ended at 4pm. Civil service commission officials confirmed receiving the details in a sealed envelope just before the two weeks …

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Tip-off helps net three escapees

Jailbreak: The Royal Bhutan Police (RBP) yesterday arrested the three male inmates, who had escaped Wangdue police custody four days ago. The men were nabbed around 12.30am yesterday from Gomthang, Wangduephodrang. Following a tip off from a cow-herder, police found the three inmates in Gomthang, about a three-and-a-half-hour walk, from …

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Massage service still available in P/ling

Parlours: Despite the trade department issuing a notification, some beauty parlours in Phuentsholing are still providing massage services. After the police in town raided the massage parlours in December, two non-Bhutanese were caught red-handed in one of the massage parlours. Following the raid and media reports, the regional trade office …

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Earning while they’re learning

Many students take up various temporary services during the winter vacation Youth: To help reduce the financial burden on their parents, several students in Wangdue have started to make use of their winter vacation by going from door to door in search of temporary jobs at automobile workshops, incense factories, …

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Picture story:

Four JICA volunteers meet Royal Civil Service Commission officials in Thimphu. The four volunteers arrived in the country on January 6 to work on a two-year assignment with the health and education ministry. Two senior volunteers will work for the public health engineering division of the health ministry while the …

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Dagapela Tshechu begins

Festival: Otherwise idle throughout the year, the small town of Dagapela in Dagana becomes a beehive of activity once a year. The three-day Dagapela Tshechu, which began yesterday some 50 kilometers away from Dagana town, drew few hundreds from Goshi, Tsendagang, Gesarling, Drujeygang, Khebisa, Tsangkha, Larja and Tashiding gewog annually. …

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S/J’s first moenlam chenmo draws thousands of devotees

Prayer: More than 3,000 devotees from Samdrupjongkhar and the nearby eastern dzongkhags have gathered in Samdrupjongkhar middle secondary school to attend a weeklong moenlam chenmo (great prayer ceremony), which began yesterday. Presided over by His Holiness Je Khenpo Trulku Jigme Choeda, this is the first moenlam chenmo to be conducted …

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National basketball coach leaves

Sports: The Bhutanese basketball coach left more than able basketball players after his two-year tenure. Kiyong Kim and Youn Myung-Gu of Sunhwa girls’ school, Korea, gifted Bhutan Olympic Committee and the federation with more than Nu 2.4M worth of sports-wears including tracksuits, t-shirts and sports shorts yesterday. The coach is …

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Money does grow on trees

Just ask the community forest management project beneficiaries of Uruk village  Income: Uruk villagers have found a solution to their financial needs.  The community forest management (CFM) in Namdrupcholing has matured and earnings from trees harvested are loaned out to villagers, saving them time and money. Sale of surplus timber …

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Bhutan open to clean and green business- PM

Lyonchhoen called on investors with sustainable business ideas to visit Bhutan Summit: For investors with clean, green and sustainable business ideas, Lyonchhoen Tshering Tobgay said, Bhutan is open to business while addressing the 7th Vibrant Gujarat  global summit yesterday in Ahmedabad, Gujarat in India. “For that reason we welcome investments …

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