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Back up: Thimphu residents queue up at the regional trade office to process for additional LPG cylinders. The trade office entertains only 15 applications a day.

     

Both local teams out of King’s Cup

DSC_3531Dozo (Number 9) got a brace as MMC beat Ugyen Academy 5-1

King’s cup: Defending champions  MMC showed what they are capable of as they thrashed Ugyen Academy 5-1 yesterday and booked a  place in the semi finals of the King’s cup.

The last of the two local teams, Ugyen Academy is now out of the tournament after their second defeat of the tournament, although they have a last game against Assam Electricity on November 26.

In a fast-paced opening half, MMC dominated most part of the [... Read More]

Drunk driving kills one, injures another

Accident: A 31-year old man from Perimani, Mongar succumbed to head injuries after a Maruti van hit him in Pam, Trashigang on November 23.

The incident occurred around 7:30pm, when the man and his 48-year old friend were walking along the highway.  The van hit both, but one escaped with minor injuries and is admitted at the Trashigang general hospital.

Eyewitnesses said that, on the night of the incident, they heard a loud noise and [... Read More]

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Druk Chapchab defeated Bank of Bhutan in two straight games at the ongoing Druk Wangyel traditional archery tournament yesterday. The other game between Norlha and Rada Puensum will be decided today as only one set was completed yesterday.
A total of 25 teams are taking part in this year’s tournament.

    

Indian maid’s death sparks off disturbance

Border: The border gate of Samtse had to close by 11:25am yesterday, after residents of Chamurchi in India’s north Bengal attacked Bhutanese vehicles and people plying along the Indian road.

Police in Samtse said five Bhutanese vehicles were stranded in Chamurchi, after a mob of about 6,000 people set a Wagon R on fire, and damaged three light vehicles and a truck.

The passengers, police said, are safe and did not sustain major injuries. “Some [... Read More]

Jaigaon’s grey currency exchange market

Paan shops on NS road have become transactions points for ngultrum sand rupee

INR: Jaigaon is as busy as ever.  The streets are crowded and the sound of traffic pierces the eardrums.  Amid the hustle and bustle, as usual, people from India and Bhutan enter and exit the two gates that divide the border.

In the crowd at Jaigaon’s NS Road, a monk is examining a busy paan shop.  The 30-year-old is up for a [... Read More]

November 22 is National Clean and Sober Day

20141122-2C4A4742His Majesty the King granted an hour-long audience to more than 200 people recovering from addiction on Saturday during the launch of the National Clean and Sober Day.

HM graced the launch on Saturday

His Majesty the King graced the launch of the “National Clean and Sober Day” on Saturday, November 22, coordinated by the Chithuen Phendey Association.

More than 200 recovering individuals offered gratitude to His Majesty, for His Majesty’s unwavering love and care for the recovering society in the country.

In an hour-long audience to the recovering individuals, His Majesty shared some stories of people His Majesty had met in Bhutan, which demonstrated the [... Read More]

PM to lead delegation to summit

DOI_3966Foreign secretaries and officials from SAARC member countries at the 41st session of the SAARC Standing Committee Photo : Department Of Information, Nepal

SAARC: Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay will lead the Bhutanese delegation tomorrow to attend the 18th summit of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC), which is scheduled for November 26 and 27 in Kathmandu, Nepal.

The Bhutanese delegation includes foreign minister Rinzin Dorje, information and communications minister DN Dhungyel, foreign secretary Yeshey Dorji, and other senior officials from the foreign ministry.

The 36th session of the SAARC council of ministers (SMC) will be held [... Read More]

Minority shareholders taken a beating

Mining: The government is reviewing the observations of the Royal Audit Authority (RAA) and will work to fix loopholes and systemic deficiencies in the mining sector.

The minority shareholders of public mining companies have suffered huge loses in dividends between 2008 and 2012, in absence of anti-trust laws to protect their interests, the latest audit report stated.

Economic affairs minister Norbu Wangchuk said the issue is something the government needs to look into .

“We’ll closely [... Read More]

Editorial

From natural to national resources

The government has approved the State Mining Corporation that will operate as a company under the Druk Holding and Investments soon.

It may be a mere coincidence, but the timing of the announcement was perfect, as the Royal Audit Authority, on the advice of the National Council, conducted a performance audit on tax of mining and quarrying sector, which revealed a lot of unhealthy trends in the sector in its findings.

The decision to establish a state [... Read More]

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