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Gasa connected with 3G services

BT: Gasa dzongkhag was connected with Bhutan Telecom’s 3G-network service yesterday, making it the last dzongkhag to get 3G services. The service will be officially launched on August 1.

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Bhutan assigns more UN peacekeepers

Diplomacy: Bhutan has expanded its contribution to UN peacekeeping with another six security personnel. This brings the total number of Bhutanese serving abroad in UN peacekeeping missions to 23 personnel.

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Three detained for fake INR notes

Gelephu police has detained three non-Bhutanese men for trying to exchange counterfeit Indian Rupee (INR) notes with Ngultrums to a labour agent. The accused had INR 11,000 when they were arrested on July 25. After being unsuccessful in the first attempt, one of the accused, a 66 year-old-man had asked …

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Infirm expedition member escorted to Gasa today

A team of 10 officials will today escort the official, who has been suffering from mountain sickness, to Gasa after plans to airlift him yesterday failed again due to bad weather. Gasa dzongrab, Tshewang Jurmi said the chopper was cancelled due to bad weather since yesterday morning. He said, the …

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Man dies in drunken brawl

Phuentsholing police has detained a 30-year-old man for involuntarily murdering a man, his friend on July 28. The incident occurred in Chongeykha, Phuentsholing gewog when the duo got into a brawl while under the influence of alcohol. Although the deceased was found alive until the next morning, he succumbed to …

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His Majesty visits Lungnyi gewog

Royal visit: It was a special day for the people of Wochu and other villages in Paro’s Lungnyi gewog, who welcomed His Majesty The King to their homes and fields, before enjoying a public Tokha granted by His Majesty, together with their friends, neighbours, and their King.

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Eight graduates for one vacancy in the civil service

BCSE: At least eight graduates will be vying for one slot in the civil service this year. The Royal Civil Service Commission (RCSC) yesterday announced 434 vacancies in the civil service, less by two from last year, for the 3,647 graduates, who have registered for preliminary examination (PE) this year. The number of graduates this year is 393 more than last year.

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