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  • Joint survey of western disputed areas next month

    Borders: The final phase of the joint technical field survey of disputed areas in western Bhutan will be carried out next month, it has been decided in the 23rd round of boundary talks held with China, according to a press release issued by the foreign affairs ministry, yesterday.

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Census record lists mother and daughter as dead

The former mangmi and gup of Dangchu are accused of marking them dead and claiming their insurance 

Record: Thirty-year-old Kumbu Dem, from Rigdha-Wog village in Wangdue was shaken earlier this year, when she learnt that the dzongkhag census record had listed her and her mother dead since 2010.

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Big progress on Dalbari-Dagana first lap

The other two were terminated for procurement lapses

Roads: Although two contract works of the 80.58km Dalbari-Dagana secondary national highway are suspended, construction on the first 29-km long section is progressing well.

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Redouble efforts to eradicate poverty: finance minister

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Conference: If the sustainable development goal of the new era is to be achieved, countries around the world as well as international institutions need to redouble efforts, particularly in assisting least developed countries, finance minister Namgay Dorji said. Lyonpo Namgay Dorji called on the global community at the general debate ...

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Fuel price to drop from midnight

Latest: Fuel price will decrease by at least Nu 2 from midnight today. A litre of petrol will cost Nu64.37, down from 66.59 and diesel Nu 50.74, down from 52.95.

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Paro loses one gewog to thromde

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People of Wangchang gewog appeals to NA Speaker

Thromde: Wangchang gewog in Paro has lost its status as a gewog after three of its five chiwogs fell in the recently demarcated and endorsed Paro dzongkhag thromde boundary.

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Two RICBL employees suspended

For lapses in performing their duties that could have prevented the embezzlement

Update: The Royal Insurance Corporation of Bhutan Ltd (RICBL) has suspended its general manager of finance and the internal auditor for failing to conduct their duty in connection with the embezzlement case where an employee absconded after siphoning off about Nu 91.6M.

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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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My Country, My Town

  • 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