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One body recovered; search on for the second

Accident: More than 40 people, comprising the Gyalpoizhing police, army and powerhouse staff, combed the banks of the Kurichu yesterday in search of the bodies of two men, after the car they were travelling in veered off road on January 12 night. A police source from Gyalpoizhing said the incident ...

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Zhiwa Ling listed as ‘unique lodge’

A label places it among a set of boutique hotels in exotic places worldwide  Nat Geo: The National Geographic society has chosen Zhiwa Ling hotel in Paro as one of the unique lodges in the world this year. Zhiwa Ling was listed among 24 properties across six continents.  The announcement ...

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No compensation yet received for vehicle damage at Chamarchi

Samtse: More than a month since Samtse dzongkhag authority wrote to the Jalpaiguri magistrate seeking compensation for the damages of nine vehicles belonging to Bhutanese individuals, the dzongkhag has not received any response from the magistrate. Samtse dzongkhag requested for compensation, following public outrage in the bordering town of Chamarchi ...

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English II paper’s evaluation begins

Investigation ongoing to fix accountability for question paper leak BCSEA: Bhutan Council for School Examination and Assessment (BCSEA) started evaluating the class XII English II answer sheets yesterday following the prime minister’s approval of its board’s decision. Some 40 English teachers were recalled to evaluate the paper at the College ...

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Housing allowance to be paid in full

The decision was prompted mainly by the plight of those availing institutional quarters HRA: The Cabinet last week approved the decision to pay full 20 percent house rent allowance to civil servants starting July 2015. Finance minister Namgay Dorji said the decision couldn’t be implemented sooner because it was not ...

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Murdered man at Central Plaza identified

The body of an earlier hit and run victim in Paro though is yet to be claimed  Crime: The man, who was found murdered at the Central Plaza building in Lungtenphu, Thimphu, was identified as Tshewang, 29, from Paga goenpa in Chapcha,  after relatives came to identify the body yesterday ...

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Students display photography skills

Training: After attending a weeklong photography workshop, Jigme Wangmo, 15, studying in Jampeling higher secondary school in Trashigang, claims that she knows how to take good photographs. When the workshop began, Jigme Wangmo was handed a sophisticated Canon DSLR camera.  She didn’t know how to start it, let alone operate ...

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Gewogs grapple with garbage

The lack of a management plan leaves Chumey overwhelmed by its litter  Waste: Every time the house’s waste disposal pit gets filled, Tshering Dolkar from Uruk village in Chumey, Bumthang sets the waste on fire against dzongkhag health office’s instruction to refrain from such practices. “Most villagers burn the garbage ...

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Picture story

A group of 20 students from Gaeddu College of Business Studies interning at the Royal Society for Protection of Nature (RSPN) collected three sacks of old stock garments from around 26 shops in Thimphu yesterday. They plan to distribute the clothes to the disadvantaged. One of the students, Tshering T ...

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Picture story

Lyonchhoen called on the Vice President of India, Mohammad Hamid Ansari, today in New Delhi.                                                                                                                                              

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Sleazy side of this booming town

COVER STORY: It is 6PM and Phuentsholing town is getting busier. The crowd has increased by thousands. Everywhere you look in this town, you see people rushing past. And the incessant traffic whistles! There is hardly any parking space. Vishal and Rajiv from across the border have come for a ...

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Along the transit towns

It is almost dark and the traffic is heavy. Tashi has already made two rounds trying to find a parking space. Finally he parks his car near the Anaconda hotel in Phuentsholing. He must make a dash across the border to book a ticket to Kakarvitta, Nepal. The transit town ...

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