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International IT event held in Thimphu

Technology: The need for the Bhutanese IT industry to identify its niche in the global market, as it moves forward, was raised by some of the representatives of IT companies from 14 countries that are currently attending the second annual Bhutan International IT and Training event being held in Thimphu. ...

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The silver lining behind the dark clouds

Pre-monsoon rains boost electricity generation of hydropower plants Energy: The pre-monsoon rain over the last couple of week enhanced the electricity generation of the hydropower plants, making up for the shortfall in generation from the dry winter the country experienced. Power generation during the first three months of the year ...

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What’s on National Council’s table this session?

Parliament: The 15th session of the National Council (NC) that begins on May 8 will have committees presenting reports on tourism, employment and hydropower policies and strategies, besides deliberating on the rationalisation of gewogs. NC committee members since March this year have held several discussions with various government agencies and ...

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Recent quake dislodges boulders on to excavator

Weather conditions too disrupt work progress on connector to Laya Farm road: Tremors of the recent earthquake in Nepal triggered boulders to roll down and damage an excavator that was working on the farm road construction between Gasa and Tongchudrak in Laya. The boulders rolled on to the excavator at ...

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Making do in Sangbaykha dungkhag

Conditions on this sandy outpost are pretty grim for administrative staff Lifestyle: The nearest villages are located about three to four hours walk away and it takes four days to reach Haa, the dzongkhag town on foot. Administering this jurisdiction is Sangbaykha dungkhag (sub-district), which lies a few feet above ...

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Bhutan’s medical team in the thick of action

217 earthquake victims treated as of yesterday Nepal Quake: Bhutan’s medical team based in Nepal has treated 217 earthquake victims as of yesterday, according to the Bhutan4Nepal control room. On Tuesday, 86 earthquake victims were treated with nine receiving surgeries. Yesterday,  the team treated 131 victims, with some of them receiving ...

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ACC freezes properties of four individuals

Including two customs officials Corruption: The Anti Corruption Commission (ACC), in its ongoing investigation into the alleged customs maladministration and entrenched corruption in the fraudulent export and import businesses in Phuentsholing, issued another three freeze notices of movable and immovable properties belonging to four individuals yesterday. The commission froze two ...

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Independence of constitutional offices

The ACC has objected the amendment that seeks to repeal the provision for commissioners to resign from civil servants BILL: The Entitlement and Service Conditions for Commissioners of Constitutional Offices (amendment) Bill, that seeks to repeal the provision on the need for members or commissioners to resign from the civil ...

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Picture story

Manfred Gerner, president of German Bhutan Himalaya Society, and Yeshey Peldon, head of Philately Division of Bhutan Post, launched stamps of Drubthop Thangtong Gyalpo yesterday in Thimphu. German Bhutan Himalaya Society, Permamed Switzerland and Bhutan Post issued a souvenir sheet of Nu 40 and sheetlet of eight value stamps of ...

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Satellite town status saves Narphung from extinction

At risk of relocation earlier due to road widening work, the settlement is now here to stay Township: Much to the relief of shop owners in Narphung, located on the Samdrupjongkhar-Trashigang highway, the town will not be relocated as it has now been identified as a satellite town. The demarcation ...

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Work on truncated road resumes

 Merak: More than two years after the highlanders of Merak decided to leave their gewog centre (GC) road until Jigmiling, work to stretch it to the gewog centre has now begun. Jigmiling is about eight kilometres away from proper Merak and takes about three hours on foot to get there.  ...

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Getting graduates on board the entrepreneurship programme

The training is intended to turn a generation of jobseekers into job creators  BOiC/MoL: A decade after he graduated from Sherubtse College and working part time with media houses, Sonam Rinchen, 32, is set to start his own business of producing local snacks such as noodles and chips. He started ...

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