Wednesday , June 29 2016
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    No significant rise in drug arrests since 2010: Health minister

    However the minister said the Govt. cannot afford to be complacent  

    Event: Since 2010, there has not been a significant rise in arrests related to drug use and its illicit trafficking, health minister Tandin Wangchuk said during an event to observe International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, yesterday.

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Pheluma’s wait for a road continues

… to improve the education sector

Infrastructure: A difference in what route a farm road should take to reach Pheluma chiwog in Orong gewog, has left residents of the area worried that they may never get a road.

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15 Gun Salutes: British reports on Bhutan from 1905-1945

Book review: Ater the British take-over of the Himalayan state of Sikkim in 1888-89, the imperial government appointed a representative to Gangtok with responsibility for administering British Indian relations with the indigenous state as well as with Tibet to the north.

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Illegal immigration concerns NC

Council: The rising number of illegal immigrants is a huge concern and rising threat for the safety and security of the country according to the National Council’s (NC) legislative committee’s report on illegal immigration presented to the house yesterday.

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GDG – A zero sum game?

NA: It appears that the Gewog Development Grant (GDG) the government initiated is under the scanner of the Royal Audit Authority (RAA), going by the deliberation on the budget and appropriation bill in the National Assembly yesterday.

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Govt. receives Nu 1.27 billion

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Funds: The Government of India (GoI) yesterday released a cheque of Nu 1.27 billion (B) for four projects related to upgrading the northern East-West lateral highway under the 11 Plan’s Project Tied Assistance (PTA) .

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My Country, My Town

  • Powerful wishes: Did these footballs hung from a tree have anything to do with the Leicester City victory? Photo by Tshering Doma, ICS
    Powerful wishes: Did these footballs hung from a tree have anything to do with the Leicester City victory? Photo by Tshering Doma, ICS
  • Dancing goat: Sometimes one just gets the urge to get up and shake a leg Photo by Kelzang Wangchuk, Kuensel, Thimphu
  • Tempting the foots: While recycling is all very well, these might revive long dormant soccer skills Photo by Ugyen Kencho
  • About to be pole-axed: With the ground beneath about to give away, it may not have long to stand Photo by Phuntsho Tenzin
  • From head to bed: A helmet finds an afterlife as a pot for a flowering plant. Photo by Sonam Wangdi, GAO, Dewathang
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