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  • Aviation

    Relocation of air force camp finalised

    … the move has been welcomed by the two airlines as it will mean a larger apron and enhanced safety on the ground

    Aviation: Bringing to an end an almost decade long process, the relocation of the Air Force Element (AFE) camp of the Indian Military Training Team (IMTRAT) at Paro international airport has been finalised.

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Cabbies and dealer split the difference

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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

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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

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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

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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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Trashigang truckers cry for space

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Parking: Lack of parking space for heavy vehicles has forced truckers in Trashigang to park along the roadsides. Smaller private vehicles mostly occupy the town’s available parking spaces.

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  • Living in new times

    Until recently we were concerned about the dilution of our culture due to the influence of the West.  We were not alone.  The whole of Asia, home to rich cultures and traditions, was worried.  To counter the decadent western influence, some rose to the occasion.

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My Country, My Town

  • From wheel to wall: A bicycle ringer finds a more static use in the form of a makeshift doorbell Photo by Bidur Rai, Mountain Hazelnut, Risrrbu, Wamrong
  • Shooting the messenger: An electric fence and a signboard mutilated by those shocked by the former Photo by Janga Bdr MoAF, Yusipang, Thimphu
  • The old and the mule: Both the taxi and the ass do not belong any longer on the road Photo by Arjun Subba, Kheyrig Institute
  • Street art: A stone sculpture of sorts in still water presents a Zen-like creative expression Photo by Phuntsho Wangdi, BoB, Thimphu