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Thromde builds housing for municipal workers

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Settlement: “Hurry-up and bring another container,” shouts Bishnu Maya Rai to her seven-year-old daughter. Water from the leaked roof has almost filled the paint container and the rain has started to stain the already discolored walls of the shack.

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Slides disrupt work, strand trucks at MHPA

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Truckers have been blocking the road to pressurise the project to unload the cement bags  Transport: Over 50 trucks loaded with cement are stranded in Dzongkhalum, the approach road to Mangdechu hydropower project (MHP) dam after a slide from an abutment disrupted the dam foundation treatment works on July 9.

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OAG appeals on law of proportionality

 Land: Questioning the basis of the laws applied in the judgment of Chang Ugyen Land fraud case by the Thimphu district court, the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) appealed to the High Court yesterday.

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Nu 9.6M paid in excess salaries and PF: RAA

Audit: The government last year paid Nu 9.6 million (M) in excess salaries and government provident fund (GPF) remittances made to National Pension and Provident Fund (NPPF) from the payrolls of budgetary agencies.

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Test confirms diesel safe for use

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Update: Laboratory tests have found that the diesel samples from the 20 kiloliters tank, which was sent for tests following complaints from vehicle owners in Trongsa last week, was not adulterated.

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Chendebji micro hydel to be surrendered

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After the plant is repaired, the community has decided to surrender the plant to BPC 

Electricity: Following more than a month of power outage, the turbine spare parts for 70 kilowatt Chendebji micro hydropower plant in Trongsa was expected to arrive in Paro yesterday from Kathmandu according to Tangsibji gup, Jigme Namgyal.

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More licenses suspended

Anti-Corruption Commission suspended four more business licenses in Phuntsholing on July 10 after the commission found a prima facie (based on impression)

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Body recovered

The body of a 21-year old woman, which was washed away by the Punatshangchu River in Samthang around 11:30am yesterday, was recovered about a kilometer downstream from Bajothangu village in the evening. The incident occurred while she was washing her clothes by the river. She is a daughter of one ...

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  • The new dispensation

    It was busy yesterday (Friday), with Thimphu residents engaging in another round of exchange of goodwill and offering of khadars, as a new group of officers take up important posts in the government and constitutional offices.

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  • Waifs but well fed ones: Either these pups have a guardian angel or there’s a butcher nearby Photo by Yash Wangchuk, Gelephu
  • From wheel to wall: A bicycle ringer finds a more static use in the form of a makeshift doorbell Photo by Bidur Rai, Mountain Hazelnut, Risrrbu, Wamrong
  • Shooting the messenger: An electric fence and a signboard mutilated by those shocked by the former Photo by Janga Bdr MoAF, Yusipang, Thimphu
  • The old and the mule: Both the taxi and the ass do not belong any longer on the road Photo by Arjun Subba, Kheyrig Institute