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Govt. asks ACC to investigate MoLHR

… Minister goes on paid leave The government has asked the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) to conduct an “immediate and thorough” investigation on an alleged corruption into the labour ministry’s training programmes, Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay said. He said the government asked for the investigation after the Prime Minister’s Office received several ...

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OL asks ACC to reinvestigate alleged REDCL loan scam

PM asks OAG to carry out a separate investigation on the case The Opposition Leader (OL) Pema Gyamtsho (PhD) on January 4 wrote to the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) asking for a thorough investigation on the alleged loan scam involving People’s Democratic Party (PDP) workers. It is alleged that PDP workers ...

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JICA to reconstruct Passang Zam in Gelephu

JICA deputy representative Kota Wakabayashi graced the ground breaking ceremony yesterday

The reconstruction of the much awaited and needed Passang Zam in Pelrithang, Gelephu has begun yesterday with the salang tendrel ceremony. The Japan International Corporation Agency (JICA) is reconstructing the 41.5meter bridge. At the groundbreaking ceremony, the deputy representative of JICA, Kota Wakabayashi, said that the existing bridge has been ...

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Gyalpoizhing-Nganglam highway to be completed next month

The Gyalpoizhing-Nganglam highway will have 12 bridges

The Gyalpoizhing-Nganglam highway is expected to complete by February. The construction of the Bailey bridge is almost complete and the roads from two sides have reached the end of the Kuri-Gongri confluence. From Gyaploizhing, the project has completed constructing the road until the confluence. About 24km road has already been ...

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Arrow victim flown in to JDWNRH

A 37-year-old man from Jabana village in Paro was airlifted to the Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital (JDWNRH) in Thimphu after an arrow hit him on the chest on January 3. “He had taken the arrow out as soon as it hit him,” said the man’s relative who shot ...

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Body of missing lab assistant found

The 35-year-old chemistry laboratory assistant of Pakshikha Central School in Chukha was found dead about three kilometres away from his house in a forest locally known as Okshama in Pakshikha village. The man went missing since the afternoon of December 28. The officer-in-charge (OC) of Gedu police said that following ...

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Drukair ATR further grounded

Drukair’s ATR42-500 has been further grounded until January 8, according to officials from the airlines. The aircraft was grounded since December 29 following a technical glitch in one of the engines. Officials say that a comprehensive inspection of the aircraft was conducted that included a borescope (visual inspection of aircraft ...

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Picture story

Thirty scout members, 10 each from Phuentsholing, Gelephu and Samdrupjongkhar thromde, participated in third state level Jamboree of Bharat Scouts and Guides Chhattisgarh from December 28 to January 2 as a reciprocal gesture for having coordinated an exchange program for 145 scouts and leaders of Chhattisgarh. Scout members made friends ...

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RSTA goes paperless in conducting license theory test

A driving license applicant sits for the online test

With the launch of online theory test laboratory in Phuentsholing yesterday, the Road Safety and Transport Authority (RSTA) has gone paperless while conducting theory test to avail driving licenses. Some driving license applicants also sat for the theory test online at the RSTA office yesterday at the launch. Learners were ...

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Former journalist to contest for National Council

Having gained witnessed and understood challenges that people face during his eight-years career as journalist, 33-year Surjaman Thapa, late of Bhutan Broadcasting Service, has decided to stand as National Council candidate from Dagana. Surjaman Thapa, former television reporter, said he had the privilege to attend and cover stories about both ...

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High temperature and rainfall affects winter chillies in Nichula

A farmer works in the chili field in Gangtokha village, Nichula

Farmers of Nichula gewog of Lhamoizingkha, Dagana, are hopeful that they will be able to harvest the winter chillies they grew for the second time. Their first attempt failed after the first staggered seed did not grow well. Nichula gewog agriculture officer, Jambay Gyeltshen, said the first cultivation in September ...

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School closure in Radhi affects residents

The community school in Tonglingpam has been closed since early 2015 due to decreasing enrolment

The final lessons remain inscribed on the doors of empty classrooms of Tongling Primary School in Tonglingpam village in Radhi, Trashigang. The once bustling classrooms remain buried in overgrowth today. The colourful walls are now encrusted with cobwebs and falling plasters. The smell of wet dirt overpowers as you peep ...

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