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    Mamata Banerjee boosts business spirit

    Business proposals flew and the contagious enterprising mood got the economic affairs minister approving a proposal on the spot

    Conclave: More than five business proposals and funding were pitched one after another as West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, urged delegates to come up with concrete outcomes from the two hours Business Conclave yesterday in Thimphu.

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No space for a third telecom operator

ICT: While the Bhutan Telecommunications and Broadband policy, approved by the cabinet earlier this year, opens the market for a third telecommunications company, it is unlikely that more competition will be introduced.

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18 months for trading fake INR notes

Crime:  The Gelephu dungkhag court sentenced three non-Bhutanese to one and a half year non-compoundable prison term each last week for trying to exchange counterfeit Indian currency in July this year.

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USD 95,000 seized at airport, four arrested

Crime: In the largest foreign currency bust at Paro international airport, around Nu 6.3 million or a little more than USD 95,000 worth of foreign currencies were seized from four Bangkok-bound Bhutanese men on Saturday.

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Engineers leaving not a worrying issue: PM

Instead, the PM said, it’s a sign of private sector development 

HR: Although it was a concern, Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay clarified that engineers leaving the civil service to join the private sector is an indication of private sector development and not a worrying issue.

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Man Detained for Attempted Rape

Crime: A 32-year old man was arrested from Reutala, Trongsa yesterday for an attempt rape of a 75-year-old woman from Pangzur, Langthel on September 19 afternoon.

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  • A feather in the conservation cap

    Asserting naturally that the eastern Himalayas, including the whole of Bhutan, is a biological hotspot, the World Wide  Fund for nature’s Living Himalayas Initiative yesterday revealed that 211 new species were discovered between 2009 and 2014. It is a feather in the conservation cap for the region even as we ...

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  • An important visit

  • A good lesson

My Country, My Town

  • Future trucker, for sure: Don’t worry, kid, there’ll still be a demand for good drivers when you’re big. Photo by Kinzang Dorji, Adm. Assistant, Chapcha MSS, Chhukha
  • A problem of plenty: Surplus apples end up as pierced decorative pieces on metal fence posts. Photo by Khesar Subba, Thimphu
  • More an invitation than a warning? Maybe the word ‘don’t’ needed a bigger font size, italics or an underline to get the message across! Photo by Tshering Dorji, Kuensel, Thimphu
  • Stuck or ensconced? Can’t really tell if that dog’s looking embarrassed or just comfortable. Photo by Sonam Jamtsho