Thursday , March 23 2017

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Current timber marketing and distribution modality needs change

NRDCL claims the present modality has challenges and negative impacts Timber: The recent NRDCL circular which brought 50 sawmill owners to Thimphu to meet with the Prime Minister, was a process to change the policy on current timber marketing and distribution, according to the corporation’s CEO Karma Dukpa.

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P’ling thromde without a tshogde

As a result, new projects cannot be endorsed

LG: Lack of a quorum to constitute a tshogde has affected the full-fledged functioning of the Phuentsholing thromde.

Elections in the thromde were held almost a year back in January this year. From the total of seven constituencies the thromde is made up of, only four members including the thrompon were elected.

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Theatre youth camp ends today

Youth: Forty-seven students and 11 teachers from various schools in the country exhibited their acting skills by performing skits on various social and health issues faced by adolescents such as substance and alcohol abuse during the five-day youth camp on theatre that ends today.

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SD Eastern coal company cleared of illegal mining

Verdict: The Supreme Court in a landmark judgment overturned the verdicts of the lower courts and cleared SD Eastern Bhutan Coal Company Ltd (SDEBCCL) of any wrongdoing in the excess excavation case worth more than Nu 1.14 billion in restitution money.

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All five escaped detainees arrested

Two other men were also arrested for helping the escapees Update:Following a massive manhunt, the Royal Bhutan Police have arrested the two detainees who escaped from the Thimphu city police station’s detention centre, from a forest between Wangkha and Taktikothi in Chukha on December 27.

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Strengthening sex and health education

Youth: For Sonam Dema, a third year BA student of Taktse college, sexual reproductive education and the health rights of women and girls is not a matter to shy away from but one to discuss openly so that with better understanding, the right decisions are made.

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