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PM meets Tsirang residents on 11th Plan’s progress

Visit: In the ongoing gewog visit, Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay yesterday reminded the people of Damphu thromde, Kilkhorthang and Tsholingkhar gewogs in Tsirang to work hard for the development of the country and in achieving self-sufficiency.

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Mangdechu landslide update

Lyonpo Norbu Wangchuk said efforts are underway to rescue the trapped workers at the Mangdechu project site but it’s likely to take time because the debris are precarious and likely to slide further. About 50-60 truckloads of debris are suspected to have been washed down into the dam pit. Lyonpo ...

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ScanCafe suspends expansion

IT Park’s most successful company is facing transportation problems for its employees

Employment: Despite a desire to employ more Bhutanese, the IT Park’s most successful company, ScanCafe, may not be able to do so until more transportation between Thimphu city and the park in Babesa is provided.

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AusAid scholarships to drop

The Australian government is reviewing its scholarships following a budget deficit 

Education: While results of this year’s Australian development scholarships (AusAid) could be declared anytime soon, there could be a drop in the number of scholarships in the next two years.

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Gearing for thromde elections

ELection: As thromde elections close in, Trashigang is steadily progressing towards the 2016 deadline. With the boundary delimitation for Trashigang complete and the six constituencies approved, the dzongkhag election office is currently in the process of preparing the electoral roll for eligible voters.

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Telecom towers to be shared

ICT: In a move to bring down costs and encourage more services like private radio stations to expand coverage beyond Thimphu city, the Bhutan InfoComm and Media Authority (BICMA) will liberalise the use of infrastructure, like towers, from next month.

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Cautionary note miscommunicated

Safety: An e-mail content that has gone viral in social networking site Facebook, cautioning people not to visit Jaigaon until August 17 unless it was an emergency was a miscommunication, officials in Phuentsholing clarified.

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ACC releases former customs director, detains three more

Update: While the former revenue and customs director Choyzang Tashi, was released on August 10 after three weeks of detention, three more persons are reportedly under detention in connection with the Anti Corruption Commission’s (ACC) ongoing investigation in Phuentsholing.

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252 students graduate from RIM

Education: A total of 252 graduates including 32 in three masters courses received their certificates at the 19th convocation ceremony from the Chancellor of University of Canberra Dr Tom Calma AO on August 10.

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