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  • Millions of INR lost to money laundering

    ACC: The Royal Monetary Authority’s (RMA) measures to curb the outflow of INR (Indian Rupee) since 2011 has resulted in both Bhutanese and non-Bhutanese resorting to avail INR by faking imports of zero tax commodities, manipulation of imports, illegal transaction of currency and using ATM cards.

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Lagthram issuance likely to take longer

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Distribution will resume after the third round of cadastral resurvey completes

NLC: Until the on-going third round of cadastral resurvey is complete, it is uncertain how long it would take to distribute the new lagthrams (land ownership certificate) to the remaining seven dzongkhags.

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Police disperse stranded truckers

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Law & Order: Trongsa police dispersed over 20 truckers who had again blocked the approach road to the Mangdechu hydropower project dam site after Jaiprakash associates (Jaypee) refused to unload anymore trucks.

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Court may decide compensation amount

As the govt and the mining company refuses to reach a consensus 

Mining: Economic affairs minister Norbu Wangchuk said the government is ready for a face off after the disgruntled owners of a mining company threatened to take the government to court for under compensating them for cancelling their quarry license.

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City bus system to get facelift

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An intelligent transport system proposal will also be completed by this month’s end to improve public transport 

Transport: With vehicle imports showing no signs of slowing down, the government is stepping up its efforts to improve public transport on an urgent basis.

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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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My Country, My Town

  • 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