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Samdrupcholing earmarked as yenlag thromde

DT: Local leaders and the members of the dzongkhag tshogdu (DT) in Samdrupjongkhar declared Samdrupcholing as the yenlag thromde yesterday. Lauri gup Pema Dorji argued that thromde should be in Jomotsangkha because the dungkhag was less developed compared with Samdrupcholing.  Martshala gup Yenten Dorji said that it would be cheaper ...

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Lyonchoen Tshering Tobgay met with seven security personnel who are leaving the country shortly to serve as UN peacekeepers in four UN peacekeeping missions. This will bring the total number of Bhutanese serving abroad as UN peacekeepers to 18.      

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Upswing in tourist numbers to Merak/Sakteng

Tourism: The number of tourists visiting Merak and Sakteng in Trashigang has gone up after a drastic drop in 2013. About 149 tourists visited the two remote gewogs of Trashigang in 2014.  In 2013, Sakteng wildlife sanctuary (SWS) recorded only 29 tourist arrivals.  A total of 495 tourists have visited ...

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ACC zooms in on 3 cases in south

One former civil servant under detention Corruption: The Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) is investigating three alleged corruption cases in Phuentsholing and Samtse simultaneously. One of the cases is the illegal transaction of land in Phuentsholing, linked with the ongoing investigation into the fraudulent transaction and transfer of land in Thimphu.

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Search narrows down to four suspects

Ferreting out those involved in the copyright infringement of the film Ap Bokto Piracy: The producer of the popular animated film, Ap Bokto, managed to narrow down  to four suspects allegedly involved in copyright infringement of the film almost two months after it was leaked. Athang Animation Studio’s proprietor, Karma ...

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Land and building transactions may resume

Thimphu thromde has announced that transfer of ownership can now be undertaken Thromde: Much to the relief of land and property owners in the capital, the Thimphu thromde has announced that they can now transfer ownership of land and building, except for the unplanned area in Changzamtog. The notification comes ...

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Manipur man arrested with fake INR notes

Currency: A 27-year-old man from Manipur, India is under police custody in Phuentsholing, arrested for using fake Indian rupees (INR) in Bhutan. The accused had INR 10,000 when he was arrested on April 5.  He was able to exchange the fake notes at four shops in the town in a ...

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His Royal Highness Prince Jigyel Ugyen Wangchuck, president of the Bhutan Olympic Committee met with the chairman of the Public Authority for Youth and Sports, Sheikh Ahmad Mansour Al-Ahmad Al-Sahab of Kuwait at Changlimithang Stadium, Thimphu yesterday. The Kuwaiti high level delegation is in the country to discuss initiatives for ...

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A road is on its way to Richanglu

Connectivity: Villagers of Richanglu chiwog in Gomdar are happy that a road is finally coming to the village. About 2km of the 14.6km road has been completed since work began from February.  Richanglu is a three-hour walk from the gewog centre.

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Building the country’s biggest hydropower plants

Works are in full swing both inside and outside to meet the deadline  COVER STORY: March 31. A loud roar of machine interrupts Lyonchoen Tshering Tobgay’s speech to the people gathered for the foundation concreting of Punatsangchhu-II Hydroelectric Project’s dam. “That’s the sound of the machines at work,” says Lyonchoen, ...

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Preliminary investigation on Trongsa land case completes

ACC released two from detention and interrogated two drangpons, including a former judge Land: The Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) has completed its preliminary investigation on the fraudulent transaction of 4.37 acres of land in Newlee-tse, where the Raven Crown resort stands, and another 2.28 acres in Drakten gewog, Trongsa. The ...

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Profits elude Dungsam Polymer … for now

Dungsam Cement’s under performance, so far, has dragged its sister plant under Business: Almost three years into operation, Dungsam Polymer limited (DPL) is still running at a loss because its capacity is suppressed by underperformance of Dungsam Cement corporation limited (DCCL). DPL was mainly established to produce and supply plastic ...

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