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Drukair ATR resumes its domestic commercial flights

The aircraft was grounded following a technical glitch in one of the engines (File Photo)

Drukair’s ATR 42-500 resumes its commercial flights from today after the aircraft was grounded since December 29. Following the maintenance of the aircraft and a proving flight conducted yesterday, airline officials said that the ATR was ready to resume its operations. The ATR was grounded following a technical glitch in ...

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Govt. working with Indian counterparts on GST

While India’s goods and services tax (GST) has cut the competitive edge of Bhutan’s export-oriented industries, Bhutan still has a few advantages, the Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay said. The government, he said, must accept what GST has done. It has created a level-playing field between Bhutanese manufacturers and that of ...

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ACC implicates 19 in five RICBL cases

Anti-Corruption Commission has forwarded the findings of five RICBL cases and draft charges to the Office of the Attorney General

What could be one of the biggest cases in the recent past, the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has implicated 16 top officials of the Royal Insurance Corporation Limited (RICBL) and three private individuals in connection with five separate cases the anti-graft investigated in 2016 and 2017. The commission forwarded its findings ...

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Driver charged for alleged rape of minors

The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) on January 1 charged a 26-year-old man for allegedly raping two minors. The man, who works as a driver with Chundu Pvt Limited, was charged with statutory rape and rape of a child above the age of 12 years. The accused, Dorji Wangchuk ...

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One inclusive school in one dzongkhag in the 12th Plan

Among the many resolutions that the recent Sherig Conference in Zhemgang adopted was identifying at least one school in every dzongkhag as a special education needs (SEN) programme school in the 12th Plan. Education Minister Norbu Wangchuk said that about 30 percent of children in the country is born with ...

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Loose mandate leads to poor quality roads

Investigation team found that contractors had constructed the road as per design requirements (File photo)

Despite constant monitoring, there is a lot to be desired when it comes to the quality of roads in the country. Works and Human Settlement Secretary Phuntsho Wangdi said that two parameters – quality assurance (specifications given by the client), and quality control (how the contractors execute the specifications) – ...

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DoR prepares for emergency

Trainees launched bridge over Sisteychhu in Sarpang

Come this monsoon, should any disasters occur in the country, the Ministry of Works and Human Settlement is fully prepared to respond to the emergency. The ministry has already procured components of bridges measuring 140ft and 100ft with the budget of Nu 100 million. The bridges were procured for all ...

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Former BBS employee to run for NC from Tashiyangtse

Phurpa Gyeltshen

A former editor of Bhutan Broadcasting Service (BBS), Phurpa Gyeltshen, will contest for the upcoming National Council (NC) elections from Ramjar gewog in Tashiyangtse. The 39-year-old from Gocha village worked with BBS for 13 years as a news reporter and an editor. He also worked as an assistant secretary for ...

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Health knowledge and job satisfaction keeps VHW going

Basking the early morning sun and drinking tea in front of his mud house in Semjong, Tsirang, Goman Singh Bista, 65, makes a quick call. The village health worker (VHW) is reminding a woman in the village about her antenatal care (ANC). “My role has now changed,” he said. As ...

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Former RAPA artist to contest as Mongar NC candidate

Tshering Penjor

A senior artist from the Royal Academy of Performing Arts (RAPA) resigned about three months ago to contest as the National Council candidate from Balam gewog in Mongar. Tshering Penjor, 32, from Jadung village continued his studies at the Royal Thimphu College (RTC) to materialize his dream of participating in ...

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Twinz ehibit their work in Delhi

An exhibition by two Bhutanese artists is underway in New Delhi, India. The exhibition is an initiative by Bikaner House to promote young contemporary talents from the sub-continent.

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Govt. to introduce non-subsidised LPG

The government attributed the shortage to increasing number of households in the urban areas

The government will launch non-subsidised liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) to meet the growing demand in the country. Currently, each household can avail just one LPG refill a month. Once non-subsidised LPG is launched, consumers requiring more than one refill a month can avail non-subsidised LPG cylinders in addition to the ...

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