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Govt. considers buying new pool vehicles

Local govt. may be provided with new vehicles following local govt. elections 

Transport: Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay announced during the recent midterm reviews (MTR) in Chukha and Samtse, that the government is looking into the possibility of purchasing more pool vehicles.

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OAG stands by charges

Judiciary: The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) presented its findings yesterday and asked the dungkhag court in Phuentsholing to convict Choyzang Tashi, the former customs director in Phuentsholing.

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Two killed in fire

Fire: A 65-year-old woman and her 35-year-old son from Chubja village in Gogona chiwog in Wangdue were killed after the one-storey house they were living in was completely destroyed by a fire in the early hours of April 4.

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GoI approves revised cost of MHP

The total cost escalation for the project is INR 11.24B  Hydropower: The Mangdechhu hydropower project (MHP) may start power generation by the end of next year but with a cost overrun of about 39 percent of the approved investment of INR 28.96B (billion).

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Programme to make money online launched

Employment: To help IT graduates in the country find employment, an online freelancing programme titled “Namkhaiding Solution” was launched by the labour ministry in partnership with CodersTrust, a Danish technology company launched to 100 trainees at the Royal Institute of Management, yesterday.

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Man arrested for hit-and-run

Crime: A 10-year-old girl was injured on April 2 after a Swift Dzire car hit her at the zebra crossing to the Centenary Park in Changlimithang in Thimphu.

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My Country, My Town

  • About to be pole-axed: With the ground beneath about to give away, it may not have long to stand Photo by Phuntsho Tenzin
  • From head to bed: A helmet finds an afterlife as a pot for a flowering plant. Photo by Sonam Wangdi, GAO, Dewathang
  • Dog’s best friend: It’s not often one sees a municipal garbage truck with just one dog in attendance. Photo by Ezoo Kee
    Dog’s best friend: It’s not often one sees a municipal garbage truck with just one dog in attendance. Photo by Ezoo Kee
  • Hanging by a thread: Wonder how the streetlight got that way and when it will get fixed.
  • Playing deadly dodgem: A safety wall at an archery tournament ironically doubles as a vantage point. Photo by Karma Dupchu, Kuensel, Thimphu
    Playing deadly dodgem: A safety wall at an archery tournament ironically doubles as a vantage point. Photo by Karma Dupchu, Kuensel, Thimphu
  • Guess wh- -’s missing? A prominent blooper, this, and in a gold frame, no less! Photo by Pema Wangmo, SDFSec, Thimphu
  • Lock up: No cigar for guessing who occupies these premises Photo by Dorji Wangdi
    Lock up: No cigar for guessing who occupies these premises Photo by Dorji Wangdi