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Indian ministers call on Lyonchoen

Visit: India’s home minister Rajnath Singh and the state minister of commerce and industry, Nirmala Sitharaman called on lyonchoen Tshering Tobgay yesterday evening in New Delhi, India.

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Tourist arrivals up in Panbang

… but the lack of an immigration office there is hindering further growth potential 

Tourism: The remote community of Pangbang in Zhemgang eyes big from tourism as the dungkhag sees an increasing number of tourists by the year since it opened its doors in 2011.

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Gup accused of corruption in construction of farm road

The gup has countered that the allegations are based on personal grounds 

Roads: A resident of Ula village in Rubesa gewog, Wangdue has alleged that the gewog’s gup is involved in corrupt practices and has purposefully halted the ongoing farm road construction to Ula.

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Phongmey farmers demand separate RNR centre

The one in the gewog, they say cannot cater to all

Agriculture: Given the distance from the gewog center, villagers of three chiwogs of Yabrang, Phimsong and Thongrong under Phongmey gewog want a separate Renewal Natural Resource (RNR) extension center at Yabrang.

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Central school concept questioned

While agreeing that the idea is good, members were not satisfied with certain issues and the education minister's responses 

Education: In response to a question raised by the Kengkhar-Weringla MP, Rinzin Jamtsho, education minister, Mingbo Dukpa, agreed that central schools are irregularly distributed, at the National Assembly session, yesterday.

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NA lock horns over nomenclature

The house spent hours deliberating whether they should address each other by constituency or name 

Title: What’s in a name, asked Shakespeare. A lot, going by the hours the National Assembly members spent on deliberating how they should address each other yesterday.

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Council calls for specifications in Jabmi bill

There is a need to define legal qualification for legal representatives, say members

NC: The National Council yesterday resolved to revisit some of the clauses of the Jabmi  (amendment)Bill that some members felt needed further discussion.

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Japanese Ambassador bids farewell

Ambassador of Japan to Bhutan, Takeshi Yagi bid farewell to Lyonchoen Tshering Tobgay yesterday. The Prime Minister conveyed his deep gratitude to the Ambassador for rendering steadfast support to Bhutan and working in his best interests during his tenure as the Ambassador to Bhutan.

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Safety for guides, first or last?

The incident has pushed the tourism industry to call for safety measures at all tourist sites 

Tourism: Despite sending an additional team from Thimphu to assist the search team in Bumthang following the November 4 mishap in Mebartsho, the body of the tour guide is yet to be recovered.

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Lhuentse celebrates Nov 11 with the Je Khenpo

His Holiness the Je Khenpo hosted a tokha for hundreds of people of Lhuentse who had gathered at the Namdroling Monastery in Tshenkhar to commemorate the 60th Birth Anniversary of The Fourth Druk Gyalpo on November 11.

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