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  • Joint survey of western disputed areas next month

    Borders: The final phase of the joint technical field survey of disputed areas in western Bhutan will be carried out next month, it has been decided in the 23rd round of boundary talks held with China, according to a press release issued by the foreign affairs ministry, yesterday.

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Expired LPG cylinders yet to be re-qualified

But dealers assure this won’t cause shortage in the market

LPG: Although the expired Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) cylinders sent for statutory testing have not arrived, dealers in Phuentsholing assured that there would not be any shortage of LPG cylinders in the country.

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Phuentsholing – a corruption hub?

Seven customs officials were detained and 15 business licences suspended since April 20

Update: With investigation entering its third month in Phuentsholing, the Anti Corruption Commission’s probe into the alleged customs mal-administration is likely to continue, as officials find evidences that could rebrand the commercial hub as the country’s corruption hub.

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Constructions on wetlands rampant in Shongphu

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A team from the land commission is expected to inspect such activities soon

Land: Shongphu gewog administration’s repeated reminders to stop constructions on the wetlands of Chongthi and Buna in Trashigang have gone unheeded.

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Ten more projects to support eco-friendly tourism

To support eco-friendly tourism through development of infrastructure, Bhutan Trust Fund for Environment Conservation (BTFEC) signed 10 grant agreements worth Nu 78.13M (million) on June 29 with the Gross National Happiness Commission, Communities and Civil Societies Organisations.

 

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BICMA finds publisher liable in placing scam ad

Media: In relation to a scam placed in Tashi Delek, the inflight magazine for the national airline Drukair, the Bhutan InfoComm and Media Authority (BICMA) has found publisher Bhutan Observer liable for the losses suffered by three people who responded to the advertisement.

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June -Trongsa’s wettest month

Monsoon contributes about 72 percent of the total annual rainfall in Bhutan

Monsoon: Measuring 66.7mm, Trongsa received the highest rainfall in the country this month, breaking its record of 47.4mm in 2010 in the same month, records with meteorology division show.

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Student’s body found

Update: A week after he was washed away, Thimphu police yesterday found the body of a 14-year-old Dechenchholing HSS student in the Wangchu below the school for language and cultural  studies, Babesa.

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My Country, My Town

  • 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