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5,000 MW only by 2020

Hydropower: The government will strive to generate a minimum 5,000 MW of electricity by 2020, half the initial target, according to the first working draft of the Economic Development Policy (EDP), which is still under consultation.

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Wangtsa wants Haa thromde boundary re-deliberated

Villagers and representatives submit petition

Thromde: Around 20 residents of Wangtsa chiwog in Haa yesterday again submitted a petition to the works and human settlement minister, lyonpo Dorji Choden in Thimphu seeking a re-deliberation on the Haa thromde boundary.

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“I can make a difference”

Despite challenges in running the country’s commercial hub, Phuentsholing thrompon Tsheten Dorji said he has decided to re-contest in the upcoming thromde elections

Q&A: Would you re-contest in the upcoming thromde election? Why?

Yes, I have decided to contest in the upcoming election. Given the sensitivity of Phuentsholing thromde being a border town,

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Get tested, know your HIV status

Testing and counselling facilities will be available until December 6 at the Clock Tower Square

Health: At least 388 people came forward to test their Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) status on World AIDS Day yesterday in Thimphu.

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Hydropower must remain a public entity: Council

The House supports the committee’s proposal to amend the electricity Act and hydropower related policies 

Hydropower: To ensure that hydropower projects in future do not become concentrated in the hands of few business entities, the Bhutan Electricity Act 2001 and related policies that paved way for private investments will be amended.

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28 new HIV positive cases detected

19 put on Anti Retro Viral treatment

Health: The number of people infected with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) has increased by 28 with the health ministry detecting at least five new HIV positive cases every month between July 1 and November 30 this year.

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MPs question PHPA’s cost escalation

Hydropower: Members of Parliament who were on a visit to the sites of Punatsangchhu hydropower projects in Wangdue yesterday questioned the projects’ managing director, R N Khazanchi on the cost escalations.

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JPLP submission baseless and unreasonable: OAG

Corruption: The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) yesterday pronounced it was “baseless and unreasonable” for Jatan Prasad Lalchand Prasad (JPLP), the defendant, to challenge the locus standi of Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) and OAG.

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Drametse gup vacates post

With seven months still on for the post to be declared vacant, the dzongkhag election office is awaiting directives from the ECB

Election: Drametse gup Tshering Dorji in Mongar vacated office on November 28, exactly a year after he transferred his census to Ngatshang gewog.

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