• Confluence: The muddied Phochhu, after two subsidiary lakes breached on Thursday night, increasing the water volume, meets the Mochhu river at Punakha. (Photo: Tshering Palden)

    Experts to visit Thorthormi today

    The water level flowing out of Thorthormi lake in Lunana was normal as of yesterday night. However, the stability of the moraine walls surrounding the main lake is uncertain.The chief of hydrology and water resources division, Sangay Tenzin said this is because of the two subsidiary lakes that breached on the evening of June 20. There is erosion and an outflow from the subsidiary II lake, which could destablise the moraine dams of the main Thorthomi lake. 

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Habrang coal mine leased to SMC

The mine is expected to supply 5,000 metric tonnes of coal a month to the cement industry for 10 years

Mining: The Habrang coal mine in Samdrupjongkhar was formally leased to the State Mining Corporation (SMC) by the Department of Geology and Mines (DGM), yesterday.

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Tax holiday in the offing for the hospitality sector

Should the draft EDP materialize other incentives follow suit

EDP: Newly established high-end resorts and tourist standard hotels will enjoy a 10-year income tax holiday from the date of commencing commercial operations should the draft Economic Development Policy (EDP) materialize.

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28 houses suffer minor damages from quake

Final report on damages expected to be ready today

Quake: The 6.7 magnitude earthquake that struck northeast state of Imphal, India yesterday around 5.07am caused minor damages to 28 houses in 10 gewogs of Pemagatshel, Samdrupjongkhar and Trashigang.

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Govt. to form two more SOEs

...the fourth and fifth new SOE since September last year

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Camp RUF: A learning experience for urban students

64 students from urban centres spent 10 days with 64 rural students

Camp: Sejal Sharma spends most of her time watching television or reading books during her winter vacation. The 13-year old Lungtenzampa student has some plans this winter.

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RCSC yet to decide when to begin new maternity leave

The government is also not sure if the private sector will respect the recently endorsed six-month paid leave once enforced 

Meet the press: Although Cabinet endorsed the six-month paid maternity leave and six-month flexi-time for mothers in the civil service, the Royal Civil Service Commission (RCSC) is yet to decide the date of implementation.

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