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Lhakhang Karpo case – More heads roll

ACC has suspended three trade licenses and a CDB license of businesses involved  Update: The Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) on January 26 suspended three trade licenses and a construction development board (CDB) license of three business entities in connection with the alleged corruption case of lhakhang Karpo conservation project in ...

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Cabbies day out: A road safety official explains the give-way rule to taxi drivers during an awareness campaign yesterday in Thimphu. (Photo: Kipchu)      

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Sephu wins claim to disputed cordyceps collection area

It was also decided that hence harvesting would be restricted to the respective gewogs Fungus: Following two days of meeting, the home minister, Damcho Dorji, Gasa and Wangdue dzongkhags resolved that the much-disputed area, Metha-Chutha and Yangu, falls under Sephu gewog, Wangdue. The first meeting was held last week at ...

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A shift of focus (and populace) to the east

Earmarking Kanglung and Nganglam as regional hubs is part of a broader development plan EDI: In a move to shift the overcrowded population from west to east, the Ministry of Works and Human Settlement is planning to develop two towns of Kanglung in Trashigang and Nganglam in Pemagatshel as regional ...

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Winners: Kuenjung FC was crowned the champions of the seven-sided Yuljong Football Championship season-I after defeating Northern Thimphu, 4-0, yesterday in the finals played at Changlimethang. The winners took home a cash prize of Nu 25,000 and the runners up Nu 17,000. Ten teams participated in the league-cum-knockout tournament that ...

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ACC seeks suspension of two tainted civil servants

The project engineer and the manager have been indicted for their alleged involvement in lhakhang Karpo corruption Update: The Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) yesterday wrote a letter to the Haa dzongda asking him to suspend two civil servants, who were involved in the alleged corruption case of the lhakhang Karpo ...

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Trends in trade

Latest figures show that commerce with third countries (other than India) has increased RMA Report: The share of Bhutan’s exports to India dropped to 86.1 percent in 2013 from 93.9 percent in the previous year, while the share of exports to countries other than India (COTI) increased by 25.2 percent. ...

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Ambassador Pema Choden presented credentials to the President of the Republic of Korea, Park Geun-hye, on January 23 in Seoul. During a call on, the President acknowledged Bhutan’s proposal to send Bhutanese youth for employment in Republic of Korea and informed the ambassador that their agencies would further study the ...

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Taxi drivers feel victimised

The cabbies feel that they are picked on with regards to traffic rule enforcement   RSTA: Rules are becoming complicated by the day for taxi drivers.  Either they stay on the right side of the rules and lose passengers, or they break the rules and make the most out of ...

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Lapsed tsamdros appropriated by sons of the soils

Former leaseholders, deprived of grazing rights, have received no compensation to date Pasture lands: Bumthaps (people of Bumthang) are losing their tsamdro to the natives of dzongkhags like Zhemgang, Mongar and Lhuentse, even as they wait for the lease right, on which the government has not made much headway. The ...

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Creating an Hindu Kush Himalayan network

One main recommendation was to promote cooperation among the 8 HKH countries Environment: Promoting trans-boundary cooperation among the eight Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) countries, and monitoring forest area through remote sensing were some of the recommendations the symposium on transforming mountain forestry made in Dehradun, India. Sustainable use of mountains, ...

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Swiss software company to upscale operations at IT park

IT Park: In another welcome move for the IT park, a Swiss company piloting there plans to upscale operations and form a highly skilled Bhutanese team of software engineers. The company, Selise, is a software company that develops web applications for start up companies but its major source of income ...

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