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In Sangbaykha, the dawn is breaking

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Development: Gakiling,  as the name implies, is a peaceful hamlet. But there are many stories of suffering and agony that the people of the remote gewog in Sangbaykha dungkhag in Haa have endured. However, these stories will soon come to an end.

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Pvt. pharmacies not allowed to vaccinate patients: BHMC

Kuensel has found that some pharmacies are vaccinating patients for fees Health: In view of a few pharmacies in the country giving tetanus toxoid (TT) injections to patients, the Bhutan Medical and Health Council (BMHC) has clarified that such practices are not allowed.

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LG members want government intervention on entitlement issue

LG: Two important stakeholders of democracy – the Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB) and the National Council (NC) – have clarified that members of Local Government (LG) are “declared elected” from the day the election results are declared, and not on the day they are administered oath.

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OAG drops prosecution process against six accused

ACC: The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) has dropped the fraud and conspiracy case involving land acquisition and substitution during the establishment of the Institute for Language and Culture Studies in Taktse in Trongsa.

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Private money lending and micro-finance rules approved

Finance: To regulate private money lending businesses and bring such activities under the purview of the financial sector the Royal Monetary Authority (RMA) approved the Private Money Lending Rules and Regulations 2016 (PMLRR) on December 29, according to an RMA press release.

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Change in academic session proposed

Education: Come next year, students could have a longer summer vacation and shorter winter break.

This, however, is subject to the upcoming annual education conference where a decision is expected to be made.

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Cause of Chamkhar fire accidental: Police

Update: The cause of the recent Chamkhar fire in Bumthang was accidental, say police. The fire razed four buildings and caused the demolition of two more, along with a vegetable shed on December 28.

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Current timber marketing and distribution modality needs change

NRDCL claims the present modality has challenges and negative impacts Timber: The recent NRDCL circular which brought 50 sawmill owners to Thimphu to meet with the Prime Minister, was a process to change the policy on current timber marketing and distribution, according to the corporation’s CEO Karma Dukpa.

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P’ling thromde without a tshogde

As a result, new projects cannot be endorsed

LG: Lack of a quorum to constitute a tshogde has affected the full-fledged functioning of the Phuentsholing thromde.

Elections in the thromde were held almost a year back in January this year. From the total of seven constituencies the thromde is made up of, only four members including the thrompon were elected.

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My Country, My Town