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High Court slams company for commercial fraud

The High Court’s Bench I yesterday ordered SKW Tashi Metals and Alloys Pvt Ltd to pay Nu 10.95 million (M) to its client, a company based in Mumbai, Minex Metallurgical Company Ltd (MMCL) within a month. MMCL and SKW Tashi Metal and Alloys Private Ltd had done business between 2013 …

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Corporatisation of JDWNRH issue injure achievements in health sector

With the purchase of two helicopters and the introduction of emergency medical evacuation service, the government has fulfilled its pledge to improve access to medical facilities. This was one of People’s Democratic Party (PDP) pledges for the health sector in 2013. Royal Bhutan Helicopter Services was launched on November 6, …

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Falling boulders block Damchu-Chukha bypass

The Damchu-Chukha bypass road block

The Damchu-Chukha bypass saw its first major block yesterday since it opened to traffic on July 18. Continuous rainfall caused boulders to roll at the road portion below Youth Development & Rehabilitation Centre (YDRC) of Tsimasham and blocked the road between 4pm and 4:30pm. Since the road is blocked between …

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Mother charged for voluntary manslaughter in P’ling baby case

Charging the mother for voluntary manslaughter and statutory rape, Phuentsholing police has forwarded the case of the newborn that was thrown out of a hotel window in Phuentsholing town in April this year to the Office of the Attorney General (OAG). Police officials say they traced the newborn baby’s father, …

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Towards better unity and benefit of the hospitality industry

There are about 150 members registered with HRAB today (Photo: HRAB)

For better unity, support and enhanced benefits among restaurants and hotel businesses, about 18 hoteliers in Bumthang joined the Hotel and Restaurant Association of Bhutan (HRAB) on July 19. This is part of the organisation’s aim to promote cooperation among hoteliers and other stakeholders. The organisation has close to 150 …

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Saving the environment

Wangduephodrang What activities were carried out to address waste management issues? Wangdue Phodrang Dzongkhag is faced with similar waste management related issues. In the past years to address the issue, dzongkhag administration has carried out several activities. Some of the significant activity areas: Starting of monthly cleaning to the chiwog …

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Lack of budget halts national assessment for technical trainees

With no budget allocated to conduct the national assessment for those graduating from technical training institutes, about 144 public and private technical training institutes will have to bear the expenses for a national assessment for the July – December period this year. The department of occupational standards with the labour …

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Improving health of women, children and adolescents

More than 30 parliamentarians from countries in WHO South-East Asia Region (SEAR) committed to health and wellbeing of women, children and adolescents during the two-day South-Asia regional parliamentarian meeting which started on July 26 in New Delhi, India. According to a press release from WHO SEAR office, this is to …

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More than 100 vehicles were stranded in a roadblock above Narphung in Samdrupjongkhar around 5:30pm yesterday. A landslide near Teakshingri, about five kilometres from Narphung towards Trashigang has caused the block stranding vehicles on both sides of Samdrupjongkhar and Trashigang.

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Housing project inaugurated in P’ling 

Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay and Tsugla lopon Samten Dori inaugurate the first phase affordable housing project yesterday

All 506 affordable apartments under National Housing Development Corporation Limited’s (NHDCL) ‘affordable housing project’ in Phuentsholing will be allotted to Bhutanese living across the border by next month. NHDCL officials, during the inauguration of the first 20 buildings yesterday, said the flats would be allotted through a lucky draw to …

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RMA approves CSI bank regulation

The Royal Monetary Authority (RMA) has approved the rules and regulations for Cottage and Small Industries Banks (CSI banks). The main objective of framing such regulations is to develop, promote, assist and support the establishment, expansion and improvement of cottage and small industries in the country by granting credit facilities. …

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Ninth construction expo hosts over 60 participants

x countries are participating in the expo

The ninth annual construction expo began in Changlingmithang, Thimphu from July 27. The expo has more than 60 participants from Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, India, Singapore, and the United States. President of Bhutan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI), Phub Zam, said that the expo, which started in 2009, was one …

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