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Thousands of devotees including trulkus, lams, monks, lay-monks, nuns and residents from across the country are receiving oral transmission and empowerment of Kangyur, the teachings and precepts holy scriptures of Lord Buddha, from His Holiness the 70th Je Khenpo, Trulku Jigme Choedra, at Kuenselphodrang, Thimphu.

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Rural life insurance scheme revised

The government has revised the existing rural life insurance scheme (RLIS) to Nu 30,000 from Nu 15,000 with effect from July 1. This is as per the resolution made during the ninth session of the second parliament this year. The Royal Insurance Corporation Limited (RICBL) will also now operate, manage and disperse the scheme.

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LPG price rises by Nu 4 a month

The price of subsidised cooking gas (LPG) has increased by Nu 4 each in June and July this year. With the last hike on July 4 midnight, the price of a 14.2kg LPG cylinder until yesterday evening was Nu 469 in Phuentsholing.

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Lhuentse farmers acquire LPG cylinders

About 235 households of three gewogs in Lhuentse received domestic liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) cylinders on August 1 as part of the economic affairs ministry’s scheme to distribute it to rural households who do not own one.

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Switzerland’s National Day observed

Members of the Swiss community in Bhutan, Bhutan-Switzerland Society, and representatives from the Swiss government and Bhutan government gathered in Thimphu on August 1 to mark the 726th National Day of Switzerland, a long time development partner.

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OAG appeals tax evasion case ruling

The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) filed an appeal at the High Court yesterday against the Phuentsholing Court’s ruling in favour of defendant Jatan Prasad, proprietor of Jatan Prasad Lalchand Prasad departmental store.

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Accidents occur most in core city area

At least two road crashes occur every day across the country. This is according to the records with Royal Safety and Transport Authority (RSTA). This year’s figure for Thimphu until June is 371 road crashes which killed 50 people and injured 164.

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