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  • Aviation

    Relocation of air force camp finalised

    … the move has been welcomed by the two airlines as it will mean a larger apron and enhanced safety on the ground

    Aviation: Bringing to an end an almost decade long process, the relocation of the Air Force Element (AFE) camp of the Indian Military Training Team (IMTRAT) at Paro international airport has been finalised.

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Hepatitis B infection on the rise

Health: Hepatitis B virus detection in the country has been on the rise since 2012. In 2012, of the 27,040 blood samples tested for the virus, 606 were detected positive. The number increased to 875 in 2013, which further increased to 1,235 last year.

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Expedition member to be airlifted

The official is waiting for a helicopter to evacuate him to Thimphu

Emergency: If weather clears, a member of an expedition to Memari Lake in Laya, who was admitted to Laya BHU since July 28 for mountain sickness will be air lifted to Thimphu hospital today.

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Water supply yet to reach Pachu

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Service: Eight months after the construction started, about 60 households at Pachu in Phuentsholing gewog are still waiting for their drinking water supply to get connected. The work, which started in November 2014, was scheduled to complete in May this year.

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Justify and submit undertakings: HC

Judiciary: The High Court yesterday ordered the representatives of the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) and the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) to submit an undertaking on who should bear the responsibility on the conviction or acquittal of the foreign minister and project manager in the Lhakhang Karpo case.

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Assessment begins on Memari Lake

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Flood: Assessment on the Memari Lake in Laya, which breached a month ago, begins today with an expedition reaching the site and the camps on July 26 and technical equipment to conduct the study set up.

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Bumthang completes Local Area Plan

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Unlike the exiting towns, Bumthang valley development includes abundant green spaces and recreation areas

Development: With local area plan (LAP) for Jalikhar approved by its landowners yesterday, residents of Bumthang can now look forward to availing construction approvals for permanent structures, which remains frozen today.

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New lifeline for the West

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Besides cutting short the distance, the road is expected to boost economic opportunities  DANTAK: Work to construct an alternate strategic route across Wangchu connecting the Haa-Chuzom highway to Thimphu-Phuentsholing highway at Damchu began on July 25.

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  • The new dispensation

    It was busy yesterday (Friday), with Thimphu residents engaging in another round of exchange of goodwill and offering of khadars, as a new group of officers take up important posts in the government and constitutional offices.

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My Country, My Town

  • Waifs but well fed ones: Either these pups have a guardian angel or there’s a butcher nearby Photo by Yash Wangchuk, Gelephu
  • From wheel to wall: A bicycle ringer finds a more static use in the form of a makeshift doorbell Photo by Bidur Rai, Mountain Hazelnut, Risrrbu, Wamrong
  • Shooting the messenger: An electric fence and a signboard mutilated by those shocked by the former Photo by Janga Bdr MoAF, Yusipang, Thimphu
  • The old and the mule: Both the taxi and the ass do not belong any longer on the road Photo by Arjun Subba, Kheyrig Institute