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Thromde asks Amochhu residents to vacate

But residents claim they have nowhere to go Housing: The settlers at Bangay bazaar along the Amochhu embankments in Phuentsholing, who were asked to vacate immediately may not leave the place anytime soon.

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Hotels strike off meat items during holy months

The initiative is to save lives and hoarding before the auspicious months begin Meat: To indirectly save the lives of animals every year as the auspicious months on the Bhutanese calendar approach, 67 hotels in Bumthang signed a petition to refrain from serving meat throughout these months.

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Surveillance for MERS to continue

Update: Bhutan’s surveillance for Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS- CoV) will continue until the World Health Organisation (WHO) declares the situation safe, public health director Dr Pandup Tshering said.

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Maggi noodles safe to consume

Food: The test results of Maggi noodle samples sent to India and Thailand found that the levels of lead and monosodium glutamate (MSG) in the product are within permissible levels, said the agriculture minister Yeshey Dorji at the meet-the-press session on Friday.

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Youth organises yoga camp

Yoga: Inspired by the celebration of International Yoga Day on June 21, and to keep youths engaged during their summer break, youth committee of Hindu Dharma Samudaya of Bhutan’s (HDSB) organised a yoga camp in Thimphu yesterday. The Durga Mandir was thronged with over 100 people. Because of the space …

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Urgent need for better drainage system in Trongsa

The dzongkhag receives some of the heaviest rainfall in the country Safety: Trongsa town residents are calling for their drainage system to be improved following the recent floods, which triggered a series of landslides and caused threatening crevices in and around the town.

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23 RBA personnel to rebuild Tongchudrak bazaam

Update: On the command of His Majesty the King, 23 Royal Bhutan Army (RBA) personnel from Tencholing military training centre in Wangduephodrang reached Gasa on June 30 to rebuild the Tongchudrak bazaam that connects Laya with Gasa.

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Interbank online payments from next year

The government is currently developing an e-payment gateway that will inter connect all local banks for online transactions

ICT: By next year, you should be able to pay for public services using only a mobile phone, irrespective of which bank you're a customer of.

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Investigation on to trace the payment for incinerators

The amount the thromde deposited into an account never reached the firm in Bangkok

Thromde: Investigations are on to trace the USD 85,000, about Nu 4.93M that the Thimphu Thromde transferred into an account of a firm in Bangkok, Thailand, but which never got deposited.

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