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Local leaders in Samtse trained in planning

LG: With a two-day 12th Five Year Plan (FYP) guideline sensitisation programme concluding yesterday, gups and mangmis of Samtse are now versed in planning, investing in and implementing developmental activities.

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Anim Pema Deki receives Points of Light Award

Award:  British Honorary Consul to Bhutan, Michael Rutland, on behalf of the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (UK), Theresa May, presented the 2017 Points of Light Award to Emma Slade at the Draktsho Vocational Training Centre in Thimphu yesterday.

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Hydropower projects likely to affect APA targets

Review: The delay in implementation of the Punatshangchu-II hydroelectric project is likely to obstruct the economic affairs ministry from achieving one of its annual performance agreement (APA) targets signed with the government.

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Low-cost sanitary pads for schools girls

Education: To give every school-going girl access to safe sanitary pads, the education ministry launched a project that will provide low-cost sanitary pads during the National Education Conference in Phuentsholing yesterday.

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Forester clean forests

In a daylong cleaning campaign, foresters across the country collected about 15 truckloads and nine DCM truckloads of garbage from forests and roadside areas yesterday.

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A big goal for a small population

Gasa aims to become the cleanest dzongkhag 

Waste: Gasa might be the least developed or the last dzongkhag to receive basic facilities such as a paved road, fuel station, power and bus services, but the least populated dzongkhag thinks big.

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Court language being questioned

Judiciary: The recent verdict on the Druk Phuensum Tshogpa’s defamation case against Dasho Benji, delivered in English, raises the question about the language of the courts.

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