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Strengthening ACC to fight corruption

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HR: A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) and the Royal Civil Service Commission (RCSC) to ensure the former has enough human resources to fight corruption, yesterday.

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Finding teachers to teach agriculture

Education: With plans to expand agriculture for food security (AgFS) as an optional subject in the higher secondary schools next year, the Royal Education Council (REC) is planning to propose recruitment of College of Natural Resources (CNR) graduates to teach the subject.

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High Court dismisses Gidawom mining case appeal

Judiciary: The High Court has upheld the district court verdict on the Gidawom mining case, dismissing the appellant’s (the three mining companies namely River View, Taktshang and RSA private limited) appeal yesterday.

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Keep your land: PM

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Gewog: Don’t sell land in exchange for vehicles or any amount of money said the Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay at a meeting with the villagers of Geney gewog yesterday. Lyonchoen who was accompanied by the agriculture minister said that the villagers have to weigh the long-term implications over quick short-lived ...

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Flash flood on Dangchhu

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Officials say it could have been caused by the bursting of an artificial dam or lake formation Flood: Residents along the Dangchhu were evacuated and the Punatsangchhu projects were alerted after a flash flood was detected late yesterday.

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Flood evacuees asked to vacate vegetable market

Villagers who use the market to sell their products say they are finding it difficult to sell their products elsewhere 

Housing: The evacuees of the Saprang bazaar flood who have been occupying the Sunday vegetable shed, have just one more day to vacate the market.

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My Country, My Town

  • Nothing is safe nowadays: Still it’s hard to figure out what exactly is under lock and key here Photo by Tshering Doma, ICS, MoAF
  • Crate expectations: Either a bumper apple crop is expected or the harvest turned out to be below par Photo by Pema Tshering, RBG, Thimphu
  • Plastic in place of plants: The presence of this manmade material is all-pervasive on the planet Photo by Pema Tshering, RBG, Thimphu