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  • Regional aviation body to move to Bhutan

    The presence of the body is expected to boost the country’s poor aviation oversight capabilities

    Aviation: In what is being deemed a major achievement for the aviation industry in Bhutan, the office of the Cooperative Development of Operational Safety and Continuing Airworthiness Programme – South Asia (COSCAP-SA), responsible for improving the safety oversight capability of member states, among others, will be based in Bhutan from next year.

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23rd round of Bhutan-China border talks held


Diplomacy: Bhutan and China held the 23rd round of border talks at the banquet hall in Thimphu, yesterday. The outcome of the meeting is currently not known. Foreign minister Damcho Dorji, who was leading the Bhutanese delegation, did not comment as an official press release was being prepared. The Chinese ...

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Gas leak fire burns two

A 33-year-old man and his 21-year-old niece suffered second-degree burns when a gas leak in the kitchen is suspected to have caused a fire in one of the flats in Motithang, Thimphu on August 23.

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28 convicted in immigration fraud

Verdict for the remaining 55 cases are expected today and tomorrow Court: Phuentsholing dungkhag court yesterday sentenced 28 defendants up to 15 months imprisonment for their involvement in bribery and illegal entry and exit of foreign workers. The accused include five immigration officials, two assistant inspectors, a police personnel, four ...

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What is the world giving to the Himalayas?


Q&A: Your Highness has been in Bhutan for a few days, how do you find it? It’s like being back home actually. The relationship between Bhutan and Ladakh goes far back in terms of alliances historically and in terms of understanding, art, culture, ethos and everything for that matter.

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SAARC focuses on SDF

Meeting: The SAARC Development Fund Governing Council met in Kathmandu, Nepal following the SAARC finance secretaries and ministers meeting on August 19 and 20 respectively.

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Sixth edition of Mountain Echoes ends


 Lit fest: The sixth edition of the literary festival, Mountain Echoes, concluded on Saturday with Her Majesty Gyalyum Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck speaking about her book, Dochula: A Spiritual Abode, which was launched at the festival, and His Majesty The Fourth Druk Gyalpo, to whom this year’s festival was dedicated.

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Filling the gaps of those on studies

To provide services to villagers, local leaders in Wangdue ask for replacement of officials who are away on studies

DT: Local leaders in Wangdue have requested the government to provide replacement for gewog extension and administration officers when they leave for studies, and to also depute gewogs with RNR staff separately.

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Runaway detainee caught in Tsirang

Crime: Two days after he managed to escape from the detention centre, Damphu police and volunteers on August 21 caught the 43-year-old man, who has been accused of rape of a child below 18 years.

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Retaining wall collapses in TMSS


Monsoon: Just when the football match was getting intense, a sizable portion of the retaining wall of Trashigang middle secondary school’s football pitch collapsed on August 22.

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My Country, My Town

  • Flower petsWith a little imagination (as shown here), a lot of stuff can be put to use and not laid to waste. Photo by Karma Dupchu, Kuensel
  • Sign out: As the road’s been dug up, it’s going to be a go-slow zone with or without the warning Photo by Karma Dupchu, Kuensel, Thimphu
  • Red hot: Helmet needed when consuming these chilis in case your head explodes. Photo by Tashi Dawa,In-charge,Tingtibi Extension Office
  • 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