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Bypass completion confirms businesspersons’ worst fears

Hotel owners see a drastic drop in patronage since the Ura-Nangar road opened Hospitality: Years ago, when the Ura-Nangar bypass road was planned, people in Chamkhar town, Bumthang’s business hub, expressed concerns that their businesses would be affected.  The road, they felt would isolate the town. The 32-km bypass is ...

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Local tour operators hope to capitalise on home game

Football: Watching China take on Bhutan on June 16 in the second round of the 2018 World Cup qualifiers will be one of the most expensive games for Chinese supporters. Football fans, who want to come to Bhutan to cheer their team, will have to come as tourists and through ...

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School robbed

Crime: Damphu police are on the look our for a miscreant who had broken into the Damphu Higher Secondary School principal’s office on the night of April 27. The vice principal’s office was also broken into. Despite damaging school property like statues, computers, printers and photo frames, the miscreants had ...

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Teachers make a difference

Competition: A Motithang Higher Secondary School student, Ugyen Zangmo, won the first prize in the open essay and poem writing competition in English on “Teachers make a difference,” that the Kuzoo FM had organised to celebrate Teachers’ day today. In the Dzongkha category, Sonam Tenzin of Kuenselphodrang Primary School won ...

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ACC suspends eight business licenses in P/ling

The commission’s net around the web of corruption tightens Corruption: After sealing eight shops and 13 warehouses in Phuentsholing town since their investigation began on April 20, the Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) yesterday suspended eight business licenses. The business licenses of DP Tshongkhang, Rigsum Enterprise, Choney Tshongkhang, Gyalse Nadin Ventures, ...

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Thimphu student commits suicide

Death: An 18-year old student in Thimphu committed suicide on the way to Sangaygang yesterday, making it the second suicide case to be reported this year in the capital. Last week, a 20-year-old man committed suicide in his house above the Supreme Court.  Police recorded 106 suicide cases across the ...

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Gungtong mapping to begin soon

A first comprehensive attempt towards achieving an overview of the phenomenon NLC/DLG: The National Land Commission (NLC) will soon begin mapping gungtongs (vacant households) to get the total number of gungtongs in the country, the causes behind it and geographical details. For the mapping, the commission recently recruited about 5 ...

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Picture story

The President of YDF, Her Majesty Gyalyum Tshering Pem Wangchuck, and HRH Princess Chimi Yangzom Wangchuck, vice president of YDF, who are on a week long visit to New Delhi, India from April 26 to May 5, met with Uday Khemka, president of partner nonprofit organisation ‘Youthreach’ on April 28. ...

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International IT event held in Thimphu

Technology: The need for the Bhutanese IT industry to identify its niche in the global market, as it moves forward, was raised by some of the representatives of IT companies from 14 countries that are currently attending the second annual Bhutan International IT and Training event being held in Thimphu. ...

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The silver lining behind the dark clouds

Pre-monsoon rains boost electricity generation of hydropower plants Energy: The pre-monsoon rain over the last couple of week enhanced the electricity generation of the hydropower plants, making up for the shortfall in generation from the dry winter the country experienced. Power generation during the first three months of the year ...

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What’s on National Council’s table this session?

Parliament: The 15th session of the National Council (NC) that begins on May 8 will have committees presenting reports on tourism, employment and hydropower policies and strategies, besides deliberating on the rationalisation of gewogs. NC committee members since March this year have held several discussions with various government agencies and ...

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