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Accident kills one

A 29 year-old man from Jamkhar, Trashiyangtse died on spot when the Toyota Hilux he was travelling in went off road at Retshalu yesterday. The incident occurred around 9.30pm when the deceased along with 13 others, including 5 females, were on their way to the ongoing Gomkora tshechu. Police officials …

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A unique festival for a very special occasion

Peling tshechu begins, wherein the best of ten Peling Tercham will be showcased Anniversary: The three-day Peling tshechu, which is orchestrating 10 Peling dances in a single event to commemorate the 60th birth anniversary of the Fourth Druk Gyalpo, began in Bumthang yesterday. Her Majesty Gyalyum Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck graced …

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The greening of the judiciary

HC to have a green bench dedicated to the Fourth Druk Gyalpo and devoted to environmental cases  Environment: To hear and settle disputes on environment cases, the country’s highest appellate body, the Supreme Court, is working on constituting a green bench in the High Court, and allowing public interest litigation …

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Gov’t floats tender for online office suite

Its one-year contract with Google Apps ends next month E-Governance: The government is currently in the process of evaluating bids for an online office suite. Its one-year subscription with Google for its online office suite, Google Apps, ends at the end of next month. The government decided to seek external …

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Seven children adopted annually

With the enactment of the Child Adoption Act of Bhutan, 2012, the process has been streamlined NCWC: At least seven children were given for domestic and international adoption annually in the last eight years, records with the National Commission for Women and Children (NCWC) show. Last year saw the highest …

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Bhutan’s observance of Earth Hour today

Environment: Bhutan will join over 172 countries to observe the Earth Hour today to unite people in addressing issues of climate change. World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Bhutan, in collaboration with the Green Bhutan project, department of forest and park services and Thimphu thromde will inaugurate the Earth Hour garden in …

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Picture story

Dzongkhag officials, local leaders and the business community came together on March 26 to make Bumthang an exemplary town by setting a record in cleanliness. Themed “A Tribute to K4, Let Us Adopt R4”, the mass cleaning campaign which will be an annual event was held for the upcoming three …

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Gomphu-Pangbang could miss deadline

Road: Following delayed release of funds, the Gomphu-Panbang highway could miss its 2016 deadline according to the Department of Roads (DoR) regional office in Tingtibi “Gomphu-Panbang could probably miss its 2016 deadline by one financial year, which was proposed earlier in June 2013 work plan,” DoR chief engineer, Pravat Rai …

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Local haven for domestic violence victims

Rabilal Acharja from Chuzagang, Gelephu is the go-to guy to help out in these affairs Gelephu: It was almost midnight when Rabilal Acharja received a phone call from his friend, last week. Soon after the phone call, he was at the neighbour’s house to settle a fight between his friend’s …

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Let the people decide

Resolving the issue of meat/alcohol during rituals and last rites will warrant popular support Culture: Mongar dzongkhag tshogdu on March 26 decided to consult the people first on whether the use of meat and alcohol during rituals and funerals should be discontinued. Drepong gup Sangay Tenzin raised the issue, saying …

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Less than a week to reduce pollution

Some factories might not meet deadline and face possible shutdown NEC: Pasakha and Bhalujhora industries in Phuentsholing have less than a week to reduce emissions and put control measures in place, according to the agreement they signed with the National Environment Commission secretariat (NECS) last November. If the problem is …

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