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Farmers, FCBL agree on new potato prices

Exports: After refusing to accept the low prices offered at the Food Corporation of Bhutan Limited (FCBL) auction yard in Phuentsholing for two days, some 20 farmers agreed yesterday to sell more than 500 metric tonnes (MT) of potatoes at negotiated rates.

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ACC looking into BDFL case

Update: The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) is looking into the Bhutan Duty Free Ltd (BDFL) case involving the alleged termination of three sales executives without prior notice and a number of other allegations related to the recruitment of a sales executive.

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Dagana: Township development makes headway

Urban: The Dagana Dzongdag and officials from the dzongkhag and Ministry of Works and Human Settlement (MoWHS) visited Tsendagang gewog yesterday to make the people aware about land identification for the new town.

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Demonitisation hits orange exporters

Some exporters say that the government should prioritise businesses rather than pilgrims
Trade: While poor cardamom yield disappointed farmers in Dagana and Tsirang this year, the expectations of orange growers were exceeded as orange production almost doubled.

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For an efficient sewerage system

Infrastructure: The Department of Engineering Services (DES) under the works and human settlement ministry signed a Minutes of Meeting (MoM) with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) for disseminating Japanese technologies for small-scale sewerage systems with energy saving technology on December 12.

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Four women among BCSE toppers

Civil service: Kinley Zam with a BA in English honours from Sherubtse College topped the Bhutan Civil Service Examination (BCSE) general category securing 69.23 percent while Tsheten Dorji with a BA in Language and Literature from the College of Language and Cultural Studies (CLCS) topped the Dzongkha category scoring 68.82 percent.

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