Monday , October 5 2015

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  • Four e-taxi drivers switch cars, one sues dealer

    Save for one, Thunder Motors has taken back all second hand electric-taxis 

    Transport: Almost two months after they executed a legal agreement, four electric car drivers have returned their cars to the vehicle dealer, Thunder Motors while one has filed a case at the Thimphu district court.

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Lagthram issuance likely to take longer


Distribution will resume after the third round of cadastral resurvey completes

NLC: Until the on-going third round of cadastral resurvey is complete, it is uncertain how long it would take to distribute the new lagthrams (land ownership certificate) to the remaining seven dzongkhags.

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Police disperse stranded truckers


Law & Order: Trongsa police dispersed over 20 truckers who had again blocked the approach road to the Mangdechu hydropower project dam site after Jaiprakash associates (Jaypee) refused to unload anymore trucks.

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Court may decide compensation amount

As the govt and the mining company refuses to reach a consensus 

Mining: Economic affairs minister Norbu Wangchuk said the government is ready for a face off after the disgruntled owners of a mining company threatened to take the government to court for under compensating them for cancelling their quarry license.

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City bus system to get facelift


An intelligent transport system proposal will also be completed by this month’s end to improve public transport 

Transport: With vehicle imports showing no signs of slowing down, the government is stepping up its efforts to improve public transport on an urgent basis.

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Census record lists mother and daughter as dead

The former mangmi and gup of Dangchu are accused of marking them dead and claiming their insurance 

Record: Thirty-year-old Kumbu Dem, from Rigdha-Wog village in Wangdue was shaken earlier this year, when she learnt that the dzongkhag census record had listed her and her mother dead since 2010.

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Big progress on Dalbari-Dagana first lap

The other two were terminated for procurement lapses

Roads: Although two contract works of the 80.58km Dalbari-Dagana secondary national highway are suspended, construction on the first 29-km long section is progressing well.

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Redouble efforts to eradicate poverty: finance minister


Conference: If the sustainable development goal of the new era is to be achieved, countries around the world as well as international institutions need to redouble efforts, particularly in assisting least developed countries, finance minister Namgay Dorji said. Lyonpo Namgay Dorji called on the global community at the general debate ...

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Fuel price to drop from midnight

Latest: Fuel price will decrease by at least Nu 2 from midnight today. A litre of petrol will cost Nu64.37, down from 66.59 and diesel Nu 50.74, down from 52.95.

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Paro loses one gewog to thromde


People of Wangchang gewog appeals to NA Speaker

Thromde: Wangchang gewog in Paro has lost its status as a gewog after three of its five chiwogs fell in the recently demarcated and endorsed Paro dzongkhag thromde boundary.

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Two RICBL employees suspended

For lapses in performing their duties that could have prevented the embezzlement

Update: The Royal Insurance Corporation of Bhutan Ltd (RICBL) has suspended its general manager of finance and the internal auditor for failing to conduct their duty in connection with the embezzlement case where an employee absconded after siphoning off about Nu 91.6M.

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My Country, My Town

  • Stuck or ensconced? Can’t really tell if that dog’s looking embarrassed or just comfortable. Photo by Sonam Jamtsho
  • Diversionary tactic: One of a pair of gumboots finds a renewed purpose after falling into disrepair. Photo by Sonam Jamtsho
  • From bear to bearer! Guess who’s the ultimate loser in the ongoing human-wildlife conflict? Photo by Tshering Palden, Kuensel, Thimphu
  • Weighing up weigh-in: Guy on the left looks bigger; so the one to the right must have heavier bones Photo by Yonten Jamtsho, Lecturer, Sherubtse College