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    Mamata Banerjee boosts business spirit

    Business proposals flew and the contagious enterprising mood got the economic affairs minister approving a proposal on the spot

    Conclave: More than five business proposals and funding were pitched one after another as West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, urged delegates to come up with concrete outcomes from the two hours Business Conclave yesterday in Thimphu.

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PM meets people of Bumthang


Lyonchoen Tshering Tobgay, who is on a visit to the gewogs of Bumthang, stressed to the people on the importance of healthcare, sanitation, maintaining and ensuring access to clean drinking water supply. In educating the children, Lyonchoen reiterated that teachers must commit to teach well while parents must encourage their ...

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Helpline calls for emergencies rising

But calls seeking medical advice from HHC are declining 

HHC: Although the number of calls availing medical advise through the Health Help Centre (HHC) has dropped over the years, the centre has recorded an increase in calls for emergency response.

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Civil service to undergo major structural changes

A Cabinet approval is awaited to implement the recommendations of the RCSC’s OD exercise

RCSC: The Cabinet is yet to give directives on the implementation of major structural changes in the civil service that the Royal Civil Service Commission (RCSC) proposed last month following the Organisation Development (OD) exercise.

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Land fraud case enters evidence hearing

Judiciary: Evidence hearing for the land fraud case that involves the former Royal Advisory Councillor, Chang Ugyen, will begin next month. The High Court’s Bench I heard the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) lawyers’ rebuttal on August 27.

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Educating mothers

Health: To ensure that every mother, especially illiterate mothers, have the right information when it comes to taking care of the baby and herself during and after pregnancy, a mothers’ class was conducted at Royal Institute of Health and Sciences (RIHS) in Thimphu, yesterday.

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GoI approves projects worth Nu 2.4 billion


AID: The Government of India yesterday approved a total of 182 projects worth Nu 2.4 billion during the third Bhutan-India Small Development Project Committee meeting in Thimphu, yesterday, according to a press release from the foreign ministry.

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  • A feather in the conservation cap

    Asserting naturally that the eastern Himalayas, including the whole of Bhutan, is a biological hotspot, the World Wide  Fund for nature’s Living Himalayas Initiative yesterday revealed that 211 new species were discovered between 2009 and 2014. It is a feather in the conservation cap for the region even as we ...

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  • An important visit

  • A good lesson

My Country, My Town

  • Future trucker, for sure: Don’t worry, kid, there’ll still be a demand for good drivers when you’re big. Photo by Kinzang Dorji, Adm. Assistant, Chapcha MSS, Chhukha
  • A problem of plenty: Surplus apples end up as pierced decorative pieces on metal fence posts. Photo by Khesar Subba, Thimphu
  • More an invitation than a warning? Maybe the word ‘don’t’ needed a bigger font size, italics or an underline to get the message across! Photo by Tshering Dorji, Kuensel, Thimphu
  • Stuck or ensconced? Can’t really tell if that dog’s looking embarrassed or just comfortable. Photo by Sonam Jamtsho