Wednesday , February 10 2016

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Information Access Centre opened

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ICT: To provide better opportunity to use information communications technology (ICT) for the general public in the country, the Bhutan-Korea Information Access Centre (IAC) at Royal Institute of Management (RIM) was inaugurated yesterday.

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WTO accession easier as LDC, say experts

Trade: Although the World Trade Organization (WTO) confers special and differential treatment to least developed countries (LDC), joining the organization while still a LDC or not, will not translate into a huge loss or benefit for Bhutan.

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Dungkhag relocated to Umling

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Ceremony: The salang tendrel (ground breaking ceremony) for the construction of dungkhag office at Thangzor village in Umling gewog in Sarpang was held on November 21 by the home minister Dawa Gyeltshen.

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Panbang residents want check post to be relocated

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Security: The increasing instances of confrontations between foresters of Manas Park Range and visitors from India entering Zhemgang has caused its residents to call for a relocation of the existing check post to Mathanguri from Panbang.

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55 charges against 17 defendants in Gelephu fraud case

Corruption: Almost about eight months after the Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) forwarded its investigation report on one of the biggest embezzlement and fraud cases in recent years, the Office of Attorney General (OAG) yesterday registered its case against the former dungpa (sub divisional head) and 16 other accomplices at the Gelephu dungkhag court.

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The happiest people in Bhutan

GNH: The happiest people in Bhutan are those that are better educated, and despite spending less time working compared to their less happier compatriots, still earn high incomes, the 2015 GNH survey has found.

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My Country, My Town

  • From work to play: If it’s got wheels, so goes kid’s logic, it’s got to be a ride! Photo by Karma Tenzin
  • Role change: This defunct outdoor tap now serves as the next best thing: a soap-dish hanger. Photo by Tulsi Subba, Dagana
  • Toilet humour: A left-handed compliment is a welcome change from the usual gender discrimination. Photo by Sonam Tobgay
  • Role change: This defunct outdoor tap now serves as the next best thing: a soap-dish hanger. Photo by Tulsi Subba, Dagana