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Widened road benefits Karmaling and Nichula gewogs

A bolero pickup drives through the improved road in Jigmethang

The widened 8.75kms road that connects Lhamoizingkha to the 80.5kms Lhamoizingkha-Dagapela road at Dalbari has benefited people of Karmaling and Nichula at large. The residents of Karmaling and Nichula gewogs use the road to come to the drungkhag office and Lhamoizingkha town. This road had never seen formal maintenance in …

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Attracting companies a challenge for TechPark

The major challenge facing Thimphu TechPark Limited (TTPL) is attracting new Information Technology (IT) and IT-enabled service companies to establish their branch offices at the Park, according to the TTPL’s annual report 2017. Other challenges include retention of companies and reliability and speed of the Internet. With the development of …

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ACC appeals to SC against HC’s decision

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) appealed to the Supreme Court yesterday after the High Court’s larger bench dismissed their appeal to pursue the DeSuung training fund embezzlement case on August 17.  High Court bench III acquitted two individuals in the embezzlement case earlier this month.  The prosecutor, Royal Bhutan Army, did …

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Stepfather accused of raping a minor

A 15-year-old girl was allegedly raped by her stepfather, a Peljab with the Royal Bhutan Police, in Thimphu. According to sources, the last sexual assault occurred on July 10 around 9pm after the girl’s mother left for work.  The girl, a student in one of the schools in Thimphu shared …

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An electronic sign of the royal decree calling the National Assembly elections runs on the Democracy House, the Election Commission of Bhutan’s headquarters in Kawajangsa, Thimphu 

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Two men caught with 35kgs of cannabis

Samdrupcholing out-post police in Samdrupjongkhar detained the two suspects involved in cannabis smuggling in Assam, India after they were handed over along with the seized items by the Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) yesterday.  The SSB at the border out-post in Samrang in Samdrupjongkhar along the Indo-Bhutan border in Udalguri in …

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Mountain Echoes to celebrate cultural ties between India and Bhutan

With the Mountain Echoes literary festival’s aim to celebrate the beauties and ideas of the Himalayas, the ninth edition of the festival is set to celebrate five decades of rich cultural ties between India and Bhutan.  The literary festival begins on August 23 and will end on August 25.  With …

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Bears continue to ravage crops in Lhayul chiwog

The team of forestry officials and a veterinary doctor, who visited Lhyaul chiwog in Chudzom, Sarpang, on August 18 to rescue the Himalayan black bear and her cubs, found that the bear and the two cubs were not trapped inside the electric fencing as farmers had claimed. The team confirmed …

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BKP submits Letter of Intent

BKP leaders and senior members submitted the letter of intent on Auguat 19

Bhutan Kuen-Nyam Party President Neten Zangmo and other senior members submitted the Letter of Intent to the Election Commission on August 19 evening.  The team offered prayers and butter lamps at the Semtokha dzong before presenting the documents to the election commission.  The letter of intent consists of a tentative …

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Graduates quiz GNHC on plans, jobs and GNH

In response to a graduate’s query on whether the Gross National Happiness Commission (GNHC) had a say in the political parties’ plans on August 18 during the graduates’ orientation, GNHC’s secretary Thinley Namgyel said the commission would be working on it as there was a danger that the development focus …

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Samdrupjongkhar to have a cinema hall

Residents say they do not enjoy watching movies in multipurpose halls of schools

Samdrupjongkhar was one of the first dzongkhags in the country to get a cinema hall in 1950s, where people mainly watched Bollywood movies. But when the Bhutanese film industry is growing today, the town does not have a cinema hall, as the then-popular cinema hall is turned into a warehouse. …

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DNT submits Letter of Intent

ECB secretary Dawa Tenzin checks the LoI

The process for the third election to National Assembly has begun with the political parties submitting Letter of Intent (LoI) to the Election Commission of Bhutan.  Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa’s (DNT) representatives, led by the party president Dr Lotay Tshering, submitted the party’s LoI on August 18, seven hours after the …

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