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A sambar deer, that was chased into Olakha by a pack of stray dogs, was rescued on Saturday. Two persons received minor injuries during the rescue.                                                               

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Tashas United sets new record

Bhutan Telecom humbled yet again K4 Cup: In the ongoing Bhutan Super League cricket tournment, Bhutan Telecom suffered yet another defeat on Sunday while on Saturday, Tashas United defeated Paro United setting numerous records in the process. Let by opener Dorji Khandu, who scored 57 runs, Tashas United went to set …

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ACC indicts tender committee

MoWHS: The Ministry of Works and Human Settlement’s (MoWHS) tender committee violated the principles and process of public procurement in awarding contracts for the 80.58km Dalbari-Dagapela road worth Nu 1.7 billion, according to the Anti-Corruption Commission. The ACC reviewed the tendering process of the secondary national highway worth 33,478,525 euros, …

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Raven Crown resort under ACC scanner

The commission yesterday issued a freeze notice on the same property Land: More than two months after the Bank of Bhutan limited’s auction notice of a high-end resort in Trongsa, together with the land, the Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) yesterday issued a freeze notice on the same property, exposing a …

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Bhutan’s first two wholly indigenous bridges

Construction: Labour minister Ngeema Sangay Tshempo, secretary Pema Wangda and senior officials from the ministry are expected to work at the new bridge construction site for a few hours on April 9 as a gesture to encourage Bhutanese youth to take up blue-collar jobs. Two new bridges, one at Dechencholing and the …

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BCSS reforms in the offing

RCSC: To ensure that specialists and technical civil servants do not become generalists as they grow with the civil service, work has begun at the Royal Civil Service Commission (RCSC) to reform the Bhutan Civil Service System (BCSS). The reform is expected to create a strong foundation within the civil …

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Novelty: A queue of arriving passengers waiting to complete immigration procedures stretches all the way onto the apron of Paro international airport      

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Reviewing the in-house hydro capacity

DGPC: The country’s power sectors have the expertise in run-off the river projects and could provide consultancy services in the region if given an opportunity and investment to build its capacity. This was the finding of the parliament’s economic and private sector development committee, which was asked to review whether …

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Not grading but identifying strengths and weaknesses: EMSSD

PMS: School performance management system (PMS) is a tool to identify the strength and weaknesses of schools across the country and not to compare one school with the other, education ministry officials clarified. Education Monitoring and Support Service Division initiated the PMS that accessed performance of 546 schools across the …

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Pvt. vehicles invade taxi turf

Transport: Taxi drivers in Trashigang say that private vehicles are eating into their pockets by carrying passengers at cheaper fares. They claim that about 30 private vehicles, mostly bolero campers, are operating commercially to carry people to and fro various gewogs in the dzongkhag. Taxi drivers wrote to Road Safety …

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A book with something for everyone

Review: Here is a book that is neither here nor there.  It is difficult to give it a place where it should belong.  Not for the want of any worth, though.  The book talks about many subjects and many things all too lavishly.  It doesn’t belong to any particular genre. …

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