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BKP introduces three more candidates

Bhutan Kuen-Nyam Party (BKP) recently announced three more candidates.  The party introduced 36-year old Kinley Dorji from Khamaed-Lunana constituency in Gasa. The former Member of Parliament from Gasa has a commerce degree. One of the youngest members of the party, Sajan Rai, 25, from Samtse will stand as the candidate …

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An Indian truck headed to Pasakha industrial estate gets stuck on the Rinchending highway recently. This particular curb has become a menace for commuters with Indian trucks getting stuck. Heavy loaded India trucks also create traffic problems in Phuentsholing. Early this year, two Indian trucks (Pasakha bound) also caught fire …

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RAA asks Phuentsholing Thromde to take over state land from RSTA

Royal Audit Authority (RAA) has asked Phuentsholing Thromde to take over the land that is currently being occupied by M/s Rabten Engineering Workshop from the Road Safety and Transport Authority (RSTA).  RSTA has been managing and administering the land, according to a recently released performance audit report.  RAA found that …

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Mob batter truck driver in Assam after a hit and run case

A 28-year-old Bhutanese truck driver was beaten by a mob in Kumarikata in Assam, India, following a hit and run case on July 1. It was learnt that the driver ran away after hitting an auto rickshaw, injuring an Indian national while reversing the truck at Rangia. Bikers and people …

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How a brawl gave the festival its name

Rare mask dances were performed at the tshechu

One of the oldest tshechus in the east, the Kholong tshechu held at Yonphu in Kanlgung, Trashigang, is popular not just because it is an old festival but because of its name Kholong, which translates to ‘brawl’ in Sharchopkha. Originally known as Yonphu tshechu, which had its origin from the …

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From horses to boleros, Dophuchen changes

Stray horses in Bazaar Dara

Dophuchen in Samtse has seen rapid development in the last decade. The blacktopped highway, farm roads, and government infrastructures prove the hill settlement has changed. But there are two prominent features that describe Dophuchen’s road to development best. Horses. Boleros. Horses were once the only means of transportation for the …

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State Mining Corporation Ltd records its first profit

After two consecutive losses, the State Mining Corporation Ltd (SMCL) has made a profit of Nu 67.39 million (M) in its third year of establishment. It met 92.13 percent of its targets in 2017. The company’s gross revenue rose from Nu 63.52M in 2016 to 260.44M last year from the …

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Accident kills one in Trongsa

A 42-year old man died on impact when the bolero he was travelling in veered off 30 meters below the road at Tshaetajaley on the way to Daba in Nubi, Trongsa on June 30. The accident, which occurred at around 3:15pm had seven passengers on board. Three passengers, one male …

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Labour ministry urges private enterprises to join PF scheme

Insurance companies showed that 384 enterprises joined provident fund (PF) scheme this year. This was after repeated notifications from the labour ministry to incorporate provident fund (PF) schemes in private enterprises by May 31 this year. Department of labour’s director, Sonam Wangdi, said that most private enterprises are unwilling to …

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Five dead and 22 injured in Rikhey accident

Five passengers were killed and 22 injured when a tripper truck they were traveling in veered off the road at Rikhey in Samdrupjongkharon June 30. The accident occurred around 5:30pm. According to police, the vehicle fell about 150 metres below the road. There were 27 passengers including the driver on …

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To involve youth productively during the summer holidays, a month long entertainment festival began yesterday at the clock tower square in Thimphu. Winners will be awarded cash prizes. The event also provides traditional medicine services to the public. Thimphu Thromde and Norling Events are organising the event.

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