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One more body recovered yesterday

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MD assures the problem would not hamper the project’s deadline

Update: One more body was recovered yesterday two weeks after the downstream surge chamber of powerhouse at Punatshangchhu-II collapsed on March 3.

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RNR centre without staff

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DT members recommends the centre to be used as farm shop

DT: The issue of a non-operational Renewal Natural Resources Centre (RNRC) at Pangzam Khamoed in Thrimshing gewog was the highlight of the Trashigang dzongkhag tshogdu (DT) yesterday.

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PM urges Samdrupjongkar to work harder

MTR: Describing target as “unrealistic and too high,” Samdrupjongkhar Dzongdag Gholing Tshering during the 11th Plan mid-term review that was held yesterday, requested government to revise the target of the dzongkhag’s five key performance indicators (KPI).

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Taktshang closure deferred again

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The Cabinet will have the final say

Tourism: The closure timing for Taktshang monastery, Paro that was to come into effect from April 1 is deferred again.  The Cabinet will now decide it.

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Speed in town

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The premium petrol cleans car engine, claims distributors

Fuel: Vehicle owners in the capital have the option to go for a more expensive fuel, but with lot of advantages with the introduction of Speed, a premium petrol.

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Fire leaves family homeless

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Fire: A two-storey traditional house was completely destroyed by a fire at around 3:30 am yesterday at Changshingpek, about 3km away from Mongar town.

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The six-month paid maternity leave debate

Those outside the government feel there will be implication on other sectors

Policy: With the implementation of the extended six-month maternity leave, the government has fulfilled one of its major election promises. But skeptics are of the view that the policy will have implications on the other sectors and public service delivery.

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My Country, My Town

  • Innovative thinking: A novel cycle stand that addresses the handlebars rather than the front wheel Photo by Dorji Phuntsho
    Innovative thinking: A novel cycle stand that addresses the handlebars rather than the front wheel Photo by Dorji Phuntsho
  • A plethora of pigeons: With no predators around their number will abound Photo by Birkha B. Singer, Thimphu
    A plethora of pigeons: With no predators around their number will abound Photo by Birkha B. Singer, Thimphu
  • Goenpa guard dogs: Feed this trio some tidbits before setting foot on these sacred premises. Photo by Ten Dorji, Barshong PS, Trashigang
  • Catch in the act: Costly high-tech gadgets make sure crime doesn’t pay. Photo by Mon Bahadur Rai
    Catch in the act: Costly high-tech gadgets make sure crime doesn’t pay. Photo by Mon Bahadur Rai