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No cooperation to restrict illegal construction: DoR

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Wangdue records more than 100 illegal constructions recorded within road’s right of way  

Road: There are more than 100 illegal constructions in Wangduephodrang, according to the Department of Road’s (DoR) report to the 12th Wangdue Dzongkhag Tshogdue.

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New economic opportunities: Women’s entrepreneurship in the HKH

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“I seek training, not for me, but for my family members, so that they understand what I am doing when I go out of the home to attend trainings, sell the product, and liaise with traders and officers.” – Female vegetable farmer, representative of the multipurpose cooperative, Surkhet Nepal On 21 January 2016, the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon announced

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More than 2.5 million books read during Reading Year

This was revealed in a report on the National Reading Year that was launched last week alongside the One-Teacher-One-Child initiative report

Education: Umish Yakha, a student of Changzamtog Lower Secondary School (CZLSS) in Thimphu was forsaken by his parents.

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A sour orange business

Export: Exporters and suppliers involved in the citrus mandarin (orange) business are starting to feel the ripple effects of the poor orange production in the last season.

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RCSC adopts changes to create robust civil service

Reforms: Royal Civil Service Commission (RCSC) has approved amendments to the BCSR 2012 concerning career progression for supervisory and support (s&s) category. The reform is aimed to address the issue of career stagnation in all position categories.

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Body recovered at PHPA II

The metal arch of the chamber was punctured allowing soil to enter

Update: Rescuers recovered the body of one of the six men, who was buried alive by loose soil at Punatshangchhu II on March 3.

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  • World Press Freedom day

    Some journalists were recognised and rewarded for their achievements on press freedom day, May 3. For a profession that requires working longer hours than average on almost a daily basis, and with perhaps a little more stress, any credit would be welcomed and appreciated, no doubt.

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  • Honouring our lopens

  • A pedestrian street

My Country, My Town

  • Lock up: No cigar for guessing who occupies these premises Photo by Dorji Wangdi
    Lock up: No cigar for guessing who occupies these premises Photo by Dorji Wangdi
  • Spring is in the air: Ripening tomatoes bear testimony to the bounty of the season Photo by Sonam Gyeltshen
    Spring is in the air: Ripening tomatoes bear testimony to the bounty of the season Photo by Sonam Gyeltshen
  • Dry as dust: In these water shortage days the flush toilet may soon be found only in museums Photo by Mon Bahadur Rai
    Dry as dust: In these water shortage days the flush toilet may soon be found only in museums Photo by Mon Bahadur Rai
  • Innovative thinking: A novel cycle stand that addresses the handlebars rather than the front wheel Photo by Dorji Phuntsho
    Innovative thinking: A novel cycle stand that addresses the handlebars rather than the front wheel Photo by Dorji Phuntsho