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Health officials accused of over-claiming TA/DA

The Royal Audit Authority has found lapses in a UNICEF funded project that the health ministry implemented during a review of the accounting records, internal controls and operations. The audit findings revealed travel and daily allowances (TA/DA) were paid to officials by increasing their grades and double payment and overpayment …

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Headhunter rumor goes viral in eastern Bhutan

Trashigang town

It’s 7pm. Most shops in Trashigang town are closed. The bustling town is disturbingly quiet. Outside one of the shops, a group of people is engaged in a deep conversation. A headhunter (khekpa) is on the loose and has reached the neighboring dzongkhag.   “Jigme, get inside now or ajang …

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Tendruk gewog plants trees to replace felled trees

Tendruk residents plant tree saplings

Residents of Tendruk gewog in Samtse planted 2,750 saplings of various trees to observe the birth anniversary of the third king Jigme Dorji Wangchuck and Teachers’ day on May 2. The initiative is aimed towards bringing a sustainable environment development. Tendruk gup Nima Dukpa said the gewog has had many …

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Seven journalism awards cancelled in Dzongkha category

A story’s quality determines if the story is worthy of an award not the entries, according to the executive director of Journalists’ Association of Bhutan Needrup Zangpo. He said that the number of entries do not determine how a story is considered for an award. “Even if there is only …

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Tarayana fair celebrates 15th anniversary

Tarayana Foundation beneficiary from Mongar displays their products at the fair

Coinciding with the 15th foundation day, Tarayana Foundation opened its annual fair yesterday in Thimphu. It was themed ‘Tarayana since 2003: fifteen years of service from the heart.’  The three-day fair has over 80 stalls opened at Chubachu. The fair exhibits products such as textiles, wooden, and dairy products from …

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JDWNRH to have mortuary and autopsy facilities in 12th Plan

Number of outpatients increased by 28,887 patients in 2017 At least five sexual assault cases are registered every month with the Department of Forensic Medicine at the national referral hospital in Thimphu. According to the Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital’s (JDWNRH) annual report 2017, about 65 sexual violence cases …

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Community welcomes up-gradation of Tshangkha LSS in Dagana

The school has 440 students

The up-gradation of Tshangkha Lower Secondary School in Dagana to a middle secondary school has come as a blessing to the community.  Locals of Tshangkha say that while there are communities in other parts of the country that is fast losing lower grade schools to establish central schools, an up …

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Embassy of India’s foundation day celebrated

Their Majesties offer prayer after lighting a lamp before the foundation stone yesterday

The Embassy of India in Bhutan celebrated the laying of foundation stone of the Indian Embassy Estate as part of the Golden Jubilee Celebrations of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Bhutan and India yesterday.  Prime Minister Indira Gandhi laid the Foundation stone of the India House Estate in May …

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20 journalists recognised

Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay with the award recipients at the fourth annual journalism award yesterday in Thimphu

Twenty journalists received recognition for excellence in journalism at the fourth annual journalism award that was held yesterday in Thimphu coinciding with the world press freedom day. Three journalists bagged two awards each. Of the 23 awards presented, eight were for English print, two for Dzongkha print, six in television, …

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Wife stabs husband in Paro

Paro police arrested a 19-year-old woman on April 27 for stabbing her husband to death with a kitchen knife. The couple worked at a Drayang in Paro. The incident is reported to have happened the previous day around 11:30am at the couple’s house. According to sources, the drayang owner had …

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Project DANTAK starts replacing road signs in Kanglung

Four signboards bearing the name and logo of project DANTAK and Border Roads Organisation were covered along the Yonphula-Trashigang highway on April 19

Project DANTAK has removed the name and logo of the project and Border Roads Organisation (BRO) from four road signboard posts along the Yonphula-Trashigang highway on April 19. DANTAK officials on the site said that the removal of the logo and names were as per the directives of the senior …

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Thridangbi residents face acute water shortage

Villagers lay water supply pipes along the Mongar-Thimphu highway

Despite being allotted with budget several times to connect the chiwog with drinking water supply, Thridangbi residents of Mongar still face an acute water shortage. The residents of more than 70 households have been fetching drinking water from places located few kilometres away from their homes. Some claim that they …

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