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    Seized goods auction gets Nu 6.66 million

    Update: Of the grocery items worth more than Nu 13.548 million that the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) seized from four business enterprises in Phuentsholing, only worth Nu 6.66 million were auctioned yesterday.

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Residual resistance to DITT overarching role

ICT: Despite the Department of Information Technology and Telecom (DITT) being granted a parenting or management role over all ICT officers in the government since at least 2009, some agencies have still been resisting the change.

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New biking trail for urban dwellers

Conservation: Ambassador Joao Cravinho and agriculture minister Yeshey Dorji inaugurate the Green Bhutan Project at Serbithang yesterday

More such trails are in the pipe line

Recreation: Considering limited recreational facilities and the growing cycling trend in the capital, the first biking trail in Thimphu was inaugurated at Kuenselphodrang by the agriculture minister, Yeshey Dorji and the Ambassador of the European Union (EU) to India and Bhutan, Joao Cravinho, yesterday.

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Major events for 6oth Birth Anniversary celebrations

Assembly: As part of the 60th birth anniversary celebrations of His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo, 100 people will plant 50,000 tree saplings in an hour, below Kuenselphodrang on June 2 to beat the current world record of 40,885 trees planted in Assam, India.

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Samtse court dismisses PCAL’s petition against Kuensel

Defamation: The Samtse district court yesterday dismissed the petition that Penden Cement Authority limited (PCAL) had filed for defamation against Kuensel on two grounds. A court official, over the telephone last evening, said that a case was already registered at the competent court in Kolkata, India on the issue related ...

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Bodies of two accident victims yet to be recovered

Update: The search for two missing bodies of a five-year-old girl and a 35 year-old man, who died in the bolero accident, was called off two days after the accident. The 35-year-old is the Trashigang nyagoe, Kezang Wangchuk.  Although police had planned to carry out another search from Riju to ...

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Community forest handed back

Dzongkhag forest officials take over the CF

Dado goempa becomes the first to hand back the CF to the department of forest Punakha: Almost seven years after taking over a community forest (CF), the Dado goempa community forest group in Shengana gewog, Punakha officially handed back the CF to the department of forest on May 18. Punakha’s ...

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Trongsa farmers unable to meet MHPA vegetable demand

A truck carrying imported vegetables reach Langthel, Trongsa

As a result almost all of its needs are met through imports from India Agriculture: With vegetable production in Trongsa unable to meet the demand, Mangdechu hydropower project authority (MHPA) meets almost 97 percent of its vegetable requirement through imports. The project requires 1,567MT (metric tonnes) of vegetables every year, ...

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Council moots master plan for tourism

Most stakeholders feel a liberalisation of the sector will lead to equitable distribution of benefits Tourism: Talks on whether tourism should be liberalised or not have come up again.  This time it came up after the National Council’s economic affairs committee held several meetings with various tourism agencies last month. ...

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Much to mull over public debt management

Deliberation: Should the country prosper, governments will have to avail loans even if public debt accumulated over the years seem alarming. This was what both the former and current ministers said, during a daylong deliberation on the Royal Audit Authority’s report on public debt management. However a debt management policy ...

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Sanam Tshongkhang opens in Sephu

Agriculture minister Yeshey Dorji inaugurates the Gewog Banking Service centre

Farm Road: To facilitate better market access to farmers and improve the quality of farm inputs including shortage of farm labour, agriculture minister Yeshey Dorji, inaugurated the first “Farm Shop/Sanam Tshongkhang” at Sephu gewog in Wangduephodrang on May 17. According to a press release from the ministry, the “semi business ...

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17-year-old nabbed for string of burglaries

Crime: Sarpang police last week caught a 17-year old boy in connection with a series of burglaries in Saprang and Thimphu. The police managed to track him down after he broke into seven houses in Sarpang Tar and one in Hilay. According to police, the boy was looking for cash ...

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My Country, My Town

  • The secularisation of a sacred space: A picture that speaks a thousand words about the ubiquity of a
    The secularisation of a sacred space: A picture that speaks a thousand words about the ubiquity of a
  • Curious shoppers: Even the bovine finds shops worth a visit. Photo by Tashi Dawa, BNB, Tingtibi
  • Off road: A milestone makes for a handy peg to which cattle may be tethered as they graze Photo by Tashi Dawa, BNBL, Tingtibi
  • For convenience’s sake: What may seem like a case of gilding the lily is actually pretty darn useful Photo by Pashupati Diyali
  • In lieu of alarm clocks: Three roosters willing and able to wake up the neighbourhood faithfully at dawn Photo by Ugyen Tshering
  • Amateur plumbing: Curious how a tap and some DIY ingenuity can add dignity to a bathroom Photo by Bidur Rai, Mountain hazelnut, Riserbu
  • Beat that, black-necked cranes! Is what this pair of cavorting goats might tell those famous birds Photo by Karma Tshering, Phuentshogling
  • Not gone but all but forgotten: Snail mail is due a comeback with the new address system in place Photo by Choidup Zangpo, MoAF, Thimphu
  • Stairwell in lieu of a shed: The housing crunch would appear to extend to the cattle population as well. Photo by Melam Dorji, Gaeddu college (BBA- final year)
  • A new leaf from an old book: Wall painting of campus done in traditional style seen in temples Photo by Tempa Rabgay, Mountain Hazelnut, Mongar