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Punatsangchhu-II cost revised

The project cost has increased by 93 percent
Hydropower: The Indian government has endorsed the revised cost estimate of Rs 7.29 billion (B) for the 1,020 megawatt (MW) Punatsangchhu-II hydroelectric project, according to a press release from the Press Information Bureau, Government of India (GoI).

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Four bodies found

Search continues for three still missing following bridge collapse on July 11
Accident: Search teams have recovered the bodies of four of the seven expatriate labourers washed away by the Ammochhu last week.

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Bridge connects school with town

The thromde will construct two pedestrian foothpaths alongside the bridge to provide pedestrian safety

Connectivity: After the recent Dungsamchhu flash flood in Samdrupjongkhar that washed away the bridge connecting the town and Samdrupjongkhar Middle Secondary School, the thromde has laid a new bridge.

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More cordyceps this year

Collectors pleased with yield and price
Resource: With a disappointing harvest last year, many assumed that cordycep availability would be even less this year prompting many to not go for collection.

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National workforce plan for 3 sectors

More than 33 percent of the industries in the three sectors face skilled labour shortages
Employment: In an effort to align the labour supply to the employer’s demand, the labour ministry has developed a National Workforce Plan (NWFP) for three economic sectors like tourism, construction and production.

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An illegal trade


Although in small scale, marijuana cultivation in Jomotsangkha continues

Narcotics: In May, police arrested a man from Serthi, Jomotsangkha for trafficking 17 sacks of dried marijuana weighing 40kg each. This was the largest quantity of marijuana seized in the country so far.

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My Country, My Town

  • Back-up security: Just the sheer number of locks on this gate, it is hoped, will dissuade any would-be burglar/s Photo by Tshering Doma, ICS, MoAF
  • Ominous sign: If such is the state of the instructions, one shudders to countenance the shape of the equipment Photo by Dawa Yoezer
  • The perils of alcoholism: Wonder how much the sleeper will get charged for parking Photo by Tshewang Chogyel, DBCW, Khasadrapchu, Thimphu
  • Nothing is safe nowadays: Still it’s hard to figure out what exactly is under lock and key here Photo by Tshering Doma, ICS, MoAF
  • Crate expectations: Either a bumper apple crop is expected or the harvest turned out to be below par Photo by Pema Tshering, RBG, Thimphu
  • Plastic in place of plants: The presence of this manmade material is all-pervasive on the planet Photo by Pema Tshering, RBG, Thimphu