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Thimphu football league prize money upped 300 percent

… following the arrival of a new sponsor  Football: In what could further improve the standard of the sport, the prize money for the winners of the upcoming Yanmer Thimphu Premier League, previously known as the Thimphu A division league, has been increased to Nu 400,000. The renaming of the ...

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Woola workers testify

The court is trying to verify whether they did indeed contribute labour to the project Update: Of the 18 names submitted to the court, 14 people testified that they worked for the Lhakhang Karpo project in the ongoing case at the Haa district court on March 20. They also submitted ...

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13,732 rural households face drinking water problem

The status on rural water supply was shared as Bhutan observed the World Water Day Water: About 13,732 rural households across the country are facing drinking water problem, according to a rural water supply inventory, 2014 that the public health and engineering division (PHED) conducted. Chief engineer Rinchen Wangdi presented ...

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Forest fire not yet contained

Forest fire: The forest fire in Jarigang, Athang gewog that has been blazing since March 15 is still not contained, and has now spread to Ula village in Rubesa gewog. Athang gup Khandu Dorji said the fire has continued to rage for a week now and last week’s rain didn’t ...

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To clean the commercial sector of corruption

Launch of Consumer Protection Rules and Regulations at clock tower square yesterday MoEA: Customers can now lodge a complaint, if they feel shopkeepers have overcharged them for a fake product. To protect consumers from unfair trade practices and create awareness on consumer protection, the economic affairs ministry yesterday launched the Consumer ...

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Appraising central schools

Some view the new experiment with trepidation, but most are optimistic  Education: Notwithstanding the challenges, educationists in central Bhutan are optimistic that the central schools will redeem the deteriorating quality of education in schools. Tsangkha central school (TCS) Principal, Rabilal Sharma said central schools will deliver better quality education than ...

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More than 260 participants took part in the painting competition in two categories organised yesterday by the Nehru-Wangchuck Culture Center, Thimphu                                                               

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Kanglung milk cooperative fighting to survive

The association has been plagued in the main by logistic and management issues  Diary: Unlike the other milk cooperatives in Trashigang, the Kanglung dairy cooperative has curdled and is struggling to survive. For three months now, the cooperative has stopped collecting milk from its members, but to keep the cooperative ...

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Tri-series finals tied at one game each

Pepsi ‘A’ league title goes down to the wire on March 25 A-League: Jaguar’s dream of winning the Pepsi “A” league took a huge blow when Jachungs stole the second match of the three-series games 81-77, taking the finals into a third and deciding match at the swimming complex yesterday. After ...

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Tendering lapse leads to costly contract termination

Two jobs on the 80.58km Dalbari-Dagapela highway are to be retendered  MoWHS: In what could incur losses up to a billion ngultrums and substantial delay, the works and human settlements ministry (MoWHS) has terminated and would retender two of the three contracted works on the 80.58km Dalbari to Dagapela secondary ...

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Witness hearing: The Haa district court yesterday summoned 14 workers to testify if they were hired to work in the Lhakhang Karpo project. Lhab Dorji, the project supervisor, brought the workers as witnesses to prove they were deputed on behalf of the 19 households that paid Nu 3,000 each for ...

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Defendants claim confessions made under duress

Their defense has it that ACC coerced self-implicating admissions out of them Update: In the ongoing Lhakhang Karpo corruption case, three defendants claimed that the Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) had taken their statements under “duress and coercion,” during a cross-examination hearing on March 19 at the Haa district court. “That’s ...

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