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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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Three boleros go missing in P/ling

Theft: Three Boleros, two with Bhutan’s registration numbers and the third with an Indian number, went missing from the core area in Phuentsholing town on July 12 morning.

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Dire need for a forensic laboratory

The Royal Bhutan Police is in the process of acquiring land to establish the lab Crime: Six years after her brother was acquitted of an alleged murder, Tshering Dema vividly recalls the ordeal her family was put through as they waited for the DNA test results.

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Aviation regulator to fill decade long vacant post

While the Bhutan Civil Aviation Authority has found a flight safety officer it could not recruit an airworthiness officer  Aviation: In what should improve Bhutan's flight safety rating, the Bhutan Civil Aviation Authority (BCAA) has found a fully qualified flight safety officer after going for more than a decade without one.

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New bridge connects Laya


Within 10 days, a team from RBA rebuilt the new bridge connecting Laya with the rest of the country Update: With a new bridge constructed over the Mochhu at Tongchudrak, some 381 cordycep collectors of Laya who returned home on July 9 can now leave for Gasa to attend the cordycep auction this week.

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ACC closes more shops for investigation

ACC: In continuation to its ongoing investigation, the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has suspended licenses of two businesses, Yeshey Pema Tyres and Yeshey Pema Enterprise after finding a prima facie (based on impression) case of corruption.

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A second central school for Trongsa


Sherubling HSS and Trongsa PS might be merged but people recommend Samcholing schools as a central school  Education: Sherubling Higher Secondary School (SHSS) and Trongsa Primary School (TPS), which are located nearby are likely to be merged to and become the dzongkhag’s second central school should the education ministry approve the idea from Prime minister Tshering Tobgay.

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The Lhakhang Karpo quagmire

The judiciary is not comfortable with the ACC prosecuting the appeal case

Judiciary: The judiciary fraternity is likely to advice against the Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) prosecuting the appeal case of Lhakhang Karpo conservation project at the High Court (HC).

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An action plan to prevent suicides

Health: The suicide prevention action plan, which the cabinet recently endorsed, calls for suicide prevention activities to be embedded within the Government Performance Management System.

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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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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