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Dagapela Tshechu begins

Festival: Otherwise idle throughout the year, the small town of Dagapela in Dagana becomes a beehive of activity once a year. The three-day Dagapela Tshechu, which began yesterday some 50 kilometers away from Dagana town, drew few hundreds from Goshi, Tsendagang, Gesarling, Drujeygang, Khebisa, Tsangkha, Larja and Tashiding gewog annually. ...

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Vehicle prices expected to rise soon

Maruti brand cars already levying the new price Automobile: As more people look forward to buying new cars, the car price in the country is expected to increase anytime soon. Following the withdrawal of excise duty concession on car manufacturers in India, car prices in India soared by four-to-six percent ...

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Third Telecommunications Company for Bhutan?

The policy is approved but government is yet to decide if a third company is required Communication: The Cabinet recently approved the Bhutan Telecommunications and Broadband policy, which opens the market for a third mobile telecommunications company. Under section 2.6 of the policy, which covers mobile development, it is stated ...

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More than 150 youth from across the country participated in the national youth seminar, “Youth Cooperation for young, by the young” at the NRDCL hall yesterday. The event was organised by youth committee member, Sangay Rinchen together with 12 local groups, as a part of the International Co-operative Alliance Asia ...

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Township works to start soon

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Biological corridor reduced to 500m, both landowners and businesspeople happy Nganglam: The long delayed Nganglam town at Rinchenthang is expected to see some development with the issue of biological corridor boundary solved. The corridor that became the bone of contention between planners and landowners and halted the development of the ...

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Over speeding caused accident

Update: Wangduephodrang police confirmed the cause of the bus accident at Taksha that injured 14 people on Saturday as over-speeding. Police said that they confirmed the cause of the accident after questioning passengers. There was also an eleven-feet tyre mark on the road where the bus toppled about 17 feet ...

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Constant amendment hinders execution: Judiciary

14,444 cases decided within 108 days Report: Enforcing of law due to constant amendments to the existing laws and new laws enacted by the Parliament has become the biggest challenge to the judiciary, according to the annual judiciary report released on January 8. Courts across the country settled 14,444 cases ...

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BDD chalks out action plan

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Democracy festival to be initiated as a yearly feature Democracy: With the signing of the Bhutan Democracy Dialogue (BDD) charter recently, no political parties are expected to be seen as opposing forces to each other, but rather as ‘machineries’ for better governance. “Following two elections, Bhutan is already experiencing ills ...

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The new Dagana court that was inaugurated in October 2013, was consecrated on January 9. The court was built with an Austrian Development Cooperation assistance of Nu 38.3 million.      

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14 injured in bus accident

Breaking: At least 14 people were injured and have been admitted to the Bajo regional hospital after the bus they were traveling in from Phuentsholing to Tsirang went off the road and fell 17-feet at Taksha on the Wangdue – Tsirang highway at around 4pm, today. The injured passengers include, ...

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PM on official visit to India

Lyonchhoen is scheduled to meet UN Secretary General, Ban Ki Moon in Gujarat Diplomacy: Lyonchhoen Tshering Tobgay will be on an official visit to India today on an invitation from the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi. During the visit, Lyonchhoen will visit the cities of Ahmedabad, Gujurat, New Delhi, ...

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Cabinet approves corporate salary raise

The raise however doesn’t apply to DHI owned companies Pay: The Cabinet last Tuesday decided to raise the salary of the state-owned enterprises or corporations, Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay said yesterday. “The consensus was that there is a need to raise the salary for the corporate employees as well,” Lyonchhoen ...

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My Country, My Town