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Problem bypass to get solid makeover

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Thromde: Thimphu thromde is giving a facelift to the bypass under the bridge at Olarongchu. Concreting of the about 30-metre 200mm think road with steel reinforcement has already begun.

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ACC detains more for interrogation

Corruption: In its ongoing investigation in Phuentsholing, the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has detained two Bhutanese women and two non-Bhutanese men for interrogation in connection to alleged corruption. The detention is linked with the closing of Tashi Enterprise in the lower market. Although commission officials could not be contacted, Kuensel sources ...

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OAG maintains charges on bribery and sand quality

Update: The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) appealed on the Haa district court’s dismissal of the charges of supplying inferior sand and bribery against the sand supplier, and the project engineer for taking bribe in the Lhakhang Karpo corruption case to the High Court yesterday.

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Coupon system eases pressure on BOD

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LPG: Customers will no longer have to stand in queue to get their cylinders refilled. Bhutan Oil Distributer (BOD) in Motithang, Thimphu has introduced a coupon system to make the process less cumbersome for customers.

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Chang Ugyen rep. challenges OAG appeal as illegal

Update: The former gup and royal advisory councillor Chang Ugyen’s defence lawyer asked the High Court’s Bench I to quash the lower court’s two-and-a-half-year-sentence for allegations remaining not ‘proven beyond reasonable doubt’.

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Bumthang opens gift registration

All officials in the dzongkhag administration will have to declare the gifts they receive

Gift: Bumthang dzongkhag administration instituted a gift registration system from July 28 as agreed in the annual performance agreement (APA) it signed with the government.

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Three bikes go missing in P/ling

Crime: In a series of burglaries, three bikes, two Enfields from Phuentsholing town and one Pulsar from Pasakha went missing recently. The incidents occurred on July 31 and August 1.

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BoB to replace its CBS

Tech: The Bank of Bhutan will shift from it current Oracle flexcube Core banking solution to TCS BaNCS, developed by Tata consultancy services to improve its efficiency.

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25 blocks on Takshasilli farm road cleared

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Taksha primary school is affected the most when the farm road gets blocked

DAGA: The 21.7km Takshasilli farm road that connects Taksha primary school to the village in Daga gewog and the rest of Wangdue has now been cleared after it remained blocked for more than three weeks.

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My Country, My Town

  • Curious shoppers: Even the bovine finds shops worth a visit. Photo by Tashi Dawa, BNB, Tingtibi
  • Off road: A milestone makes for a handy peg to which cattle may be tethered as they graze Photo by Tashi Dawa, BNBL, Tingtibi
  • For convenience’s sake: What may seem like a case of gilding the lily is actually pretty darn useful Photo by Pashupati Diyali
  • In lieu of alarm clocks: Three roosters willing and able to wake up the neighbourhood faithfully at dawn Photo by Ugyen Tshering
  • Amateur plumbing: Curious how a tap and some DIY ingenuity can add dignity to a bathroom Photo by Bidur Rai, Mountain hazelnut, Riserbu
  • Beat that, black-necked cranes! Is what this pair of cavorting goats might tell those famous birds Photo by Karma Tshering, Phuentshogling
  • Not gone but all but forgotten: Snail mail is due a comeback with the new address system in place Photo by Choidup Zangpo, MoAF, Thimphu
  • Stairwell in lieu of a shed: The housing crunch would appear to extend to the cattle population as well. Photo by Melam Dorji, Gaeddu college (BBA- final year)
  • A new leaf from an old book: Wall painting of campus done in traditional style seen in temples Photo by Tempa Rabgay, Mountain Hazelnut, Mongar