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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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How constituencies were named

Thromde: Gasa dzongkhag thromde’s Drey Chamsa constituency has no registered voters. This is not because the name of the constituency means “a place where ghost loiters.”

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Cabbies and dealer split the difference


All e-taxis can charge their cars for free at the dealer’s showroom until the five quick chargers are installed

E-Taxi: An agreement has been reached to settle months of disagreement between e-taxi drivers and the dealer of electric vehicle, Thunder Motors.

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Making good use of a problem


Waste: The biggest problem for the staff of the National Piggery Development Centre (NPDC) in Gelephu was the stench. It was so awful that staff sometimes skipped meals. But that was then.

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Tax exempted on books


Tax: Following an appeal from bookstore owners in Thimphu, the finance ministry has lifted both customs duty and sales tax for all books imported during 2015.

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Speeding up PHPA II

Project to propose accelerating measures during EJG meeting Hydropower: To speed up work, the Punatsangchu Hydroelectric Project Authority II  (PHPA), which is already more than six months behind schedule, will propose accelerating measures to the empowered joint group in its upcoming meeting next month.

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Hearing begins on taxi driver murder case

Court: At the first hearing of the April 21 murder of a taxi driver in Thimphu, prime accused Tandin Gyeltshen denied the Office of the Attorney General’s (OAG) charges that the murder was intentional.

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Security to be intensified in Pasakha industrial estate


The issue of miscreants robbing factories and workers in the estate was discussed yesterday

Safety: Miscreants from across the border have robbed factory workers along the southern belt of Pasakha industrial estate several times, the Association of Bhutanese Industries (ABI) officials confirmed.

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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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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