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Legend comes alive

A film on the rebirth of a renowned warrior from the annals of Bhutanese history Review: Pemi Tshewang Tashi, the most loyal chamberlain of Dzongpon Angdruk Nyim of Wangdue, and a great historical warrior of the late 1800s, comes to life in Talop Wangchuk’s film Lok sho – The undying ...

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Taking stock of the southern dzongkhags’ progress

A mid-year review of annual performance agreement  was recently conducted by the cabinet Governance: Enhancing adult education through non-formal education (NFE) and reducing the incidence of infant mortality are the two common indicators across the five southern dzongkhags that are at risk of not meeting the target. Chukha, Dagana, Samtse, ...

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Pension scheme needs reform

NPPF annual report cautions that pension scheme will not sustain without reforms NPPF: The National Pension and Provident Fund’s (NPPF) can sustain its civil pension scheme only until 2042, and the armed forces pension scheme until 2039, if reforms are not undertaken. This was deduced from the funded ratio, a ...

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For the want of experts, an inventory is delayed

Lack of specialists to analyse data on the state of water resources has held up compilation NEC: The raw data and a database are ready for the water resource inventory, but lack of expertise to analyse it had delayed the compilation of a first ever inventory. The water resource inventory ...

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DPT presents seven documents in evidence

Not forthcoming, though, was proof of damage to the party as a result of the defendant’s Facebook posting Libel: Druk Phuensum Tshogpa representatives presented seven documents as evidence against Dasho Paljor J Dorji in its libel case, but did not show any proof that the party had suffered damages during ...

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Review of religious organisations still on

Culture: To study if the registered organisations were working in line with the Religious Organisations’ Act, 2007, the commission for religious organisations last December temporarily stopped the registration of new religious organisations. Last year, the commission during a meeting found that some organisations had failed to submit the yearly accounts ...

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Central Plaza murder suspect arrested

Crime: The prime suspect in the Central Plaza murder, Gyembo, was arrested on February 8, the police chief said in a press conference, yesterday. Police chief, brigadier Kipchu Namgyel, said that a citizen’s arrest had been made, and that the suspect had been handed over to Punakha police. The police ...

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Apology

Kuensel couldn’t print today’s issue last night because of some technical problems. The paper is being printed now and will be available by late afternoon. Please accept our sincere apologies for the delay.        

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Tsamdros to be leased soon

Seven years after the Land Act 2007 came into being, it is to take effect on the ground Land: The long wait of farmers to lease tsamdro (pastureland) and sokshing (leaf litter collection) from the government will soon be over. The lease of tsamdros and sokshings will be executed according ...

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Misuse of rural timber on the rise in Wangdue

Timber: Selling timber meant for rural use, an illegal activity according to forestry regulations is on the rise in Punakha and Wangdue region. From just five cases of illegal sale of rural timber in 2011, the Wangdue territorial division, based in Lobesa recorded 23 cases since January 2014. Between 2012-2013 ...

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Picture story

PM on wheels: Lyonchhoen Tshering Tobgay biking around Phuentsholing during his visit to the town yesterday       

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Record USD 73.2M earned from int’l tourist arrivals

Since 2009 to date, the number of dollar-paying footfalls has more than doubled Tourism: The 29 percent increase in international or dollar paying tourist arrivals last year against the previous year, earned the industry revenue of USD 73.2 million (M), the highest so far. Since 2009, the tourism sector recorded ...

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