Friday , October 20 2017

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Permanent campsite allegations at Bumdra baseless

A verification team from Paro dzongkhag found all claims as untrue 

Update: The allegations of a private permanent campsite being set up at Bumdra, above Taktshang monastery are baseless, according to Paro dzongkhag administration officials.

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Tashi Air launches New Delhi flights

The airline will be offering airfares only slightly lower than Drukair's 

Aviation: Private airline Tashi Air (Bhutan Airlines) launched its inaugural commercial service to New Delhi, yesterday.

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Social protection policy in the offing

Unemployment insurance and pension schemes for the private sector are among the six proposed schemes 

Security: A draft social protection policy to promote economic security for workforce in the private sector is being reviewed by the Gross National Happiness Commission.

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RTC hosts college quiz contest

Competition: Five colleges under the Royal University of Bhutan took part in the inter-college quiz competition at Royal Thimphu College (RTC) yesterday.

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Bolstering Dungsam banks

MoWHS: If mitigation studies are not carried out soon, Dungsam river will pose great risk to Samdrupjongkhar in the future. This is according to the thromde and officials from works and human settlement ministry.

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Where are the turkey eggs?

Farmers wait for the birds to lay eggs even if they are meant for meat

Livestock: Recognising turkey farming as a good source of cash income, Tsirang farmers were introduced to it. The dzongkhag livestock office distributed 235 poults to 46 farmers.

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Apple orchards shrinking

…Govt to survey the actual acreage decline this year

Horticulture: The agriculture ministry’s 11th Plan goal to enhance food and nutrition security through the production of fruits and nuts has crashed into the urbanisation hurdle.

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ACC nabs kingpin in ATM fraud

Meanwhile, more than 50 Bhutanese ATM cardholders have been interrogated 

Corruption: In continuation to the ongoing investigations, the Anti-corruption Commission (ACC) has detained one more Bhutanese, the kingpin, in connection with the illegal transaction of currency using Automated Teller Machine (ATM) cards in Phuentsholing.

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Mitigating slides at Reutala and Box Cutting roads

A plan to protect the formation of the roads would be discussed this winter Highway: A multi-pronged solution is planned this winter to address the perennial roadblocks at Reutala between Trongsa and Zhemgang and Box Cutting in Gelephu, according to the works and human settlement minister (MoWHS), Dorji Choden who ...

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