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  • Services of 42 REC employees discontinued

    Employment: The Royal Education Council (REC) has discontinued the services of its 42 employees with effect from October 1. Sixteen of them work for Centenary Institute of Education (CIE) in Yonphula.

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Tax exempted on books

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Tax: Following an appeal from bookstore owners in Thimphu, the finance ministry has lifted both customs duty and sales tax for all books imported during 2015.

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Speeding up PHPA II

Project to propose accelerating measures during EJG meeting Hydropower: To speed up work, the Punatsangchu Hydroelectric Project Authority II  (PHPA), which is already more than six months behind schedule, will propose accelerating measures to the empowered joint group in its upcoming meeting next month.

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Hearing begins on taxi driver murder case

Court: At the first hearing of the April 21 murder of a taxi driver in Thimphu, prime accused Tandin Gyeltshen denied the Office of the Attorney General’s (OAG) charges that the murder was intentional.

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Security to be intensified in Pasakha industrial estate

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The issue of miscreants robbing factories and workers in the estate was discussed yesterday

Safety: Miscreants from across the border have robbed factory workers along the southern belt of Pasakha industrial estate several times, the Association of Bhutanese Industries (ABI) officials confirmed.

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Trashigang truckers cry for space

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Parking: Lack of parking space for heavy vehicles has forced truckers in Trashigang to park along the roadsides. Smaller private vehicles mostly occupy the town’s available parking spaces.

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S/Jongkhar’s education sector short of budget

The lion’s share of the budget was spent in paying leave travel concession

Budget: Following the allocation of limited budget this year, the 28 schools including extended classrooms in Samdrupjongkhar might have to either cancel or minimise school activities.

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My Country, My Town

  • No need to read between the lines: A message couldn’t be clearer than this display of sign language. Photo by Kelzang Wangchuk, Kuensel, Thimphu
  • The secularisation of a sacred space: A picture that speaks a thousand words about the ubiquity of a
    The secularisation of a sacred space: A picture that speaks a thousand words about the ubiquity of a
  • 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