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    Mamata Banerjee boosts business spirit

    Business proposals flew and the contagious enterprising mood got the economic affairs minister approving a proposal on the spot

    Conclave: More than five business proposals and funding were pitched one after another as West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, urged delegates to come up with concrete outcomes from the two hours Business Conclave yesterday in Thimphu.

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Eight graduates for one vacancy in the civil service

BCSE: At least eight graduates will be vying for one slot in the civil service this year. The Royal Civil Service Commission (RCSC) yesterday announced 434 vacancies in the civil service, less by two from last year, for the 3,647 graduates, who have registered for preliminary examination (PE) this year. The number of graduates this year is 393 more than last year.

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Monks meet to straighten urgent issues


Religion: The annual meeting of Trashigang Rabdey that ended on July 28 resolved that kenyers (care takers) of the religious organisations under the Trashigang Dratshang will be paid a monthly stipend of Nu 1,700.

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Hepatitis B infection on the rise

Health: Hepatitis B virus detection in the country has been on the rise since 2012. In 2012, of the 27,040 blood samples tested for the virus, 606 were detected positive. The number increased to 875 in 2013, which further increased to 1,235 last year.

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Expedition member to be airlifted

The official is waiting for a helicopter to evacuate him to Thimphu

Emergency: If weather clears, a member of an expedition to Memari Lake in Laya, who was admitted to Laya BHU since July 28 for mountain sickness will be air lifted to Thimphu hospital today.

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Water supply yet to reach Pachu


Service: Eight months after the construction started, about 60 households at Pachu in Phuentsholing gewog are still waiting for their drinking water supply to get connected. The work, which started in November 2014, was scheduled to complete in May this year.

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Justify and submit undertakings: HC

Judiciary: The High Court yesterday ordered the representatives of the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) and the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) to submit an undertaking on who should bear the responsibility on the conviction or acquittal of the foreign minister and project manager in the Lhakhang Karpo case.

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  • A feather in the conservation cap

    Asserting naturally that the eastern Himalayas, including the whole of Bhutan, is a biological hotspot, the World Wide  Fund for nature’s Living Himalayas Initiative yesterday revealed that 211 new species were discovered between 2009 and 2014. It is a feather in the conservation cap for the region even as we ...

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  • A good lesson

My Country, My Town

  • Future trucker, for sure: Don’t worry, kid, there’ll still be a demand for good drivers when you’re big. Photo by Kinzang Dorji, Adm. Assistant, Chapcha MSS, Chhukha
  • A problem of plenty: Surplus apples end up as pierced decorative pieces on metal fence posts. Photo by Khesar Subba, Thimphu
  • More an invitation than a warning? Maybe the word ‘don’t’ needed a bigger font size, italics or an underline to get the message across! Photo by Tshering Dorji, Kuensel, Thimphu
  • Stuck or ensconced? Can’t really tell if that dog’s looking embarrassed or just comfortable. Photo by Sonam Jamtsho