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Local judo club gets Japanese support

Multiple World and Olympic Judo Champion Toshihiko Koga visited Bhutan this week. He came to visit the Bhutan Judo Association and the young Judo programme in Bhutan. With the support of Maeda and OGWellness Companies in Japan, he donated a new set of Judo mats worth over $30,000 to the ...

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Solving the IT graduate unemployment problem

Employment: A group of young entrepreneurs launched an online real estate service, last week. Their business (housing.bt) caters to those marketing or looking for real estate, and those searching for building repair and maintenance, and even home moving services.

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RAMIS overwhelmed with users and is giving problems

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PIT: The Department of Revenue and Customs has extended the personal income tax filing deadline by two weeks, from February 29 to March 15. The finance minister Namgay Dorji approved the extension after the department’s revenue administration and  management information system (RAMIS) confronted problems causing an outcry among taxpayers.

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Nehru-Wangchuck scholarship programme from the government of India (GoI)

DSC_3672 Scholarship: The Royal Civil Service Commission (RCSC) received a sum of Nu 15.5 million for the Nehru-Wangchuck scholarship programme from the government of India (GoI). The cheque was handed over by the Indian ambassador Jaideep Sarkar to RCSC Chairperson Dasho Karma Tshiteem at the commission’s office in Thimphu yesterday.

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Lhakhang saved from fire

Update: Firefighters yesterday saved the Tsiphu village and Jatoe lhakhang in Paro from the Chuzom fire that is now spreading inside Paro.

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Second phase of LG elections in July

LG: Incumbent members of the local governments (LG) wishing to re-contest in the upcoming local government elections will be allowed to complete their term, and perhaps even receive retirement benefits.

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My Country, My Town

  • 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
  • A plethora of pigeons: With no predators around their number will abound Photo by Birkha B. Singer, Thimphu
    A plethora of pigeons: With no predators around their number will abound Photo by Birkha B. Singer, Thimphu
  • Goenpa guard dogs: Feed this trio some tidbits before setting foot on these sacred premises. Photo by Ten Dorji, Barshong PS, Trashigang
  • Catch in the act: Costly high-tech gadgets make sure crime doesn’t pay. Photo by Mon Bahadur Rai
    Catch in the act: Costly high-tech gadgets make sure crime doesn’t pay. Photo by Mon Bahadur Rai