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    Mamata Banerjee boosts business spirit

    Business proposals flew and the contagious enterprising mood got the economic affairs minister approving a proposal on the spot

    Conclave: More than five business proposals and funding were pitched one after another as West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, urged delegates to come up with concrete outcomes from the two hours Business Conclave yesterday in Thimphu.

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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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Thromde builds housing for municipal workers


Settlement: “Hurry-up and bring another container,” shouts Bishnu Maya Rai to her seven-year-old daughter. Water from the leaked roof has almost filled the paint container and the rain has started to stain the already discolored walls of the shack.

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Slides disrupt work, strand trucks at MHPA


Truckers have been blocking the road to pressurise the project to unload the cement bags  Transport: Over 50 trucks loaded with cement are stranded in Dzongkhalum, the approach road to Mangdechu hydropower project (MHP) dam after a slide from an abutment disrupted the dam foundation treatment works on July 9.

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OAG appeals on law of proportionality

 Land: Questioning the basis of the laws applied in the judgment of Chang Ugyen Land fraud case by the Thimphu district court, the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) appealed to the High Court yesterday.

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Nu 9.6M paid in excess salaries and PF: RAA

Audit: The government last year paid Nu 9.6 million (M) in excess salaries and government provident fund (GPF) remittances made to National Pension and Provident Fund (NPPF) from the payrolls of budgetary agencies.

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Test confirms diesel safe for use


Update: Laboratory tests have found that the diesel samples from the 20 kiloliters tank, which was sent for tests following complaints from vehicle owners in Trongsa last week, was not adulterated.

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Chendebji micro hydel to be surrendered


After the plant is repaired, the community has decided to surrender the plant to BPC 

Electricity: Following more than a month of power outage, the turbine spare parts for 70 kilowatt Chendebji micro hydropower plant in Trongsa was expected to arrive in Paro yesterday from Kathmandu according to Tangsibji gup, Jigme Namgyal.

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More licenses suspended

Anti-Corruption Commission suspended four more business licenses in Phuntsholing on July 10 after the commission found a prima facie (based on impression)

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Body recovered

The body of a 21-year old woman, which was washed away by the Punatshangchu River in Samthang around 11:30am yesterday, was recovered about a kilometer downstream from Bajothangu village in the evening. The incident occurred while she was washing her clothes by the river. She is a daughter of one ...

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  • A feather in the conservation cap

    Asserting naturally that the eastern Himalayas, including the whole of Bhutan, is a biological hotspot, the World Wide  Fund for nature’s Living Himalayas Initiative yesterday revealed that 211 new species were discovered between 2009 and 2014. It is a feather in the conservation cap for the region even as we ...

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  • A good lesson

My Country, My Town

  • Future trucker, for sure: Don’t worry, kid, there’ll still be a demand for good drivers when you’re big. Photo by Kinzang Dorji, Adm. Assistant, Chapcha MSS, Chhukha
  • A problem of plenty: Surplus apples end up as pierced decorative pieces on metal fence posts. Photo by Khesar Subba, Thimphu
  • More an invitation than a warning? Maybe the word ‘don’t’ needed a bigger font size, italics or an underline to get the message across! Photo by Tshering Dorji, Kuensel, Thimphu
  • Stuck or ensconced? Can’t really tell if that dog’s looking embarrassed or just comfortable. Photo by Sonam Jamtsho