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Being Content is True Wealth

YOUTH IN FOCUS: I have always strived to be a topper. I wanted a good job and a cool car. After graduating, I found a job with a high salary and soon I will buy a car. Suddenly, though, I feel empty. I feel that achieving my goals has not brought …

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National Honours (Decorations) and medals

1. Order of Druk Gyalpo  Honour for life achievement Breast Star:  80mm star constructed in four pieces: 1. Large ornate gold plated back plate 2. Enamelled border centre piece in orange enamel 3. Centre enamelled red 4. Royal Symbol The whole pinned through and the pins concealed with a centre …

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At cross purposes

While the govt. plans to cut down the number of gewogs, the Council has the opposite in mind Gewogs: The government’s plan to cut the number of gewogs by 57 has left the National Council (NC) in a dilemma, as to whether it should discuss the gewog bifurcation issue in …

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RICBL likely to cough up about Nu 10M in compensation

Windstrom: The April 4 windstorm is likely to cost the Royal Insurance Corporation of Bhutan (RICBL) about Nu 10M (million), according to the preliminary damage estimates. RICBL’s executive director, Sonam Dorji, said the estimation could change once the damage assessment is complete.   The damage assessment began immediately after the windstorm …

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CSI grows by 21 percent

The number of cottage and small industries grew from 12,548 in 2013 to 15,193 Report: The growth in number of cottage and small industry (CSI) rebounded by 21 percent last year from negative growth of four percent in 2013, mainly driven by growth in the tourism and hotel sector. From …

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Picture story

Helping hand: Parents of children studying in the Mertsham early childhood centre, Kanglung help build a fence around the centre. (Photo Sangay Wangchuk, Kanglung)      

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Phobjikha plagued by erratic power supply

People still fall back on solar energy despite being on the grid since 2011 Electricity: Power supply in Phobjikha and Gangtey gewogs of Wangdue has been cut off for the last four days. Erratic power supply has remained a persistent problem for the two gewogs but, unlike in the past, …

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PM leaves for Sri Lanka tomorrow

On the invitation of President Maithripala Sirisena, Lyonchoen Tshering Tobgay will be on an official visit to Sri Lanka from tomorrow until April 11. A Memorandum of Understanding on Foreign Office Consultation will be signed between Bhutan and Sri Lanka during the visit. Sri Lanka will also gift the government …

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High Court accepts appellant’s petition

Red sander wood smuggler granted compoundable sentence of one year Smuggling: The high court’s (HC) bench II partially reversed the lower court’s ruling, and turned a non-compoundable sentence into compoundable prison terms of three years to one year in connection to the smuggling of red sander wood (Pterocarpus santalinus) across …

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First of its kind gate in Nganglam

Gate: Construction of international border gate in Nganglam Dungkhag began yesterday with salang tentrel  (groundbreaking ceremony). The integrated border gate, which is the first of its kind in the country, stands between Nganglam and Assam State of India. The border gate is scheduled to be complete within 30 months.

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Challenge 60- Sixty

Race: Project Dantak in collaboration with Bhutan Olympic Committee (BOC) will be organising the 5th open mountain bike race on April 19 to commemorate its 54th Raising Day in Bhutan. Unlike in the past, this year the racers will be covering a total distance of 120 Kilometers, 20 kilometers more …

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Carbon trade market has ‘essentially collapsed’

Bhutan may not earn its due from rural electrification, a registered CDM project Climate: All is not rosy about selling the country’s carbon credits that it generates from clean energy. Bhutan might have to wait until the new climate change agreement is signed in Paris this December, to trade its …

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