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Impact: As effluents go into the rivers

Environment: With the increasing number of vehicles being registered every year in Thimphu, car-wash facilities along the Lungtenzampa-Babesa highway are increasing. And with it, the negative environmental impacts.

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Completion of Hindu temple delayed

Construction: The Hindu temple at Kuensel Phodrang that should have been completed long ago is still being built with only about 60 percent of the works complete. Construction began in November 2012.

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Wandering through cycle of life

Review: For indeed, what goes around, comes around. What you sow, you bloody reap entire. Sonam Phuntsho’s Samsara – A Bhutanese Tale – is something of a novelty really, in ways more than one, to put it unshrivellingly straight and necessarily unclothed. When good things happen, which is vastly not very often, laying them bare as they appear is perhaps the only honourable thing to do. And it is done.

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NFE vital to achieving adult literacy rate target in S/J

Education: Samdrupjongkhar may not achieve its target of achieving an adult literacy rate of 80 percent in the 11th Plan unless local government officials encourage people to enrol in non-formal education (NFE). Adult literacy covers the ages between 15-65.

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Tsa-Tsa: A symbol of the Bhutan- Japan relationship

A historical perspective of how the Japan- Bhutan friendship started

“In the year 2 of Taisho Era, I passed through Bhutan and reached Tibet.” Tokan Tada (1890-1967) writes in his book Tibet, published in 1942. The year 2 of Taisho corresponds to 1913 and makes Tada the first Japanese to ever step foot in Bhutan and describe the country to the Japanese.

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Job fair attracts hundreds of jobseekers

Employment: More than 600 jobseekers from across the country attended the one-day job fair yesterday in Phuentsholing conducted by the regional labour office. The jobseekers will be competing for more than 250 jobs in Phuentsholing.

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Pemagatshel gets its own radio station

Media: The advent of mobile phones in the country has eased the life of tshogpa Bopo Drukpa. The local government leader of Khotakpa, a rural village in Pemagatshel has a better and cheaper option now.

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Bhutanese man in Dubai found dead

The deceased, who was working there, is said to have committed suicide

Labour: A 26-year-old Bhutanese man working in Dubai was found dead on March 14.

The deceased who was from Beldara, Samdrupjongkhar was recruited by the M.H Alshaya company, a multinational retail franchise operator that is headquartered in Kuwait.

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