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Utility vans for central schools

The Indian ambassador to Bhutan, Gautam Bambawale attended the event to distribute utility vans to representatives of 24 central schools across the country in Phuentsholing yesterday.

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Inspection reveals rampant hiring of bar licences

Business: A recent inspection by the Department of Industry found that only 11 of the total 42 drayangs (entertainment centres) across the country owned bar licenses while 21 others were serving alcohol through ‘hired’ bar licenses.

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Lotedh- a welfare scheme for retirees

NPPF: To ensure social security at old age, especially for retirees who have long served the country, the National Pension and Provident Fund (NPPF) has initiated a Lotedh (trust) scheme to benefit pensioners and their family members in deaths.

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Man dies of snakebite

A 61-year-old man from Hiley in Sarpang died from snakebite in Guwahati hospital, where he was referred to since August 23.

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Two arrested in craft bazar burglary

Crime: Thimphu police last month arrested two suspects involved in the burglary of a textile shop at the craft bazaar in Chubachu, two years after the case was first reported.

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Bangaluru College retracts on agreement again

Education: More than a year after they were sent on a financial aid programme to the Indo Asian Academy Degree College in Bengaluru, India, Bhutanese students are still confused with the various demands the college imposes on them.

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1,631 graduates sail through prelims

BCSE: Almost half of the 3,322 university graduates who appeared the preliminary examination (PE) on August 6, scored 50 percent and above to qualify for the main examination in October.

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China respects Bhutan’s sovereignty

Diplomacy: China will continue to respect Bhutan’s sovereignty, territorial integrity, and independence, it was pointed out by the Chinese foreign affairs vice minister, Liu Zhenmin, according to a press release from the Prime Minister’s Office.

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