• Nationalisation of mines needs a broader perspective: PM

    With its 15 years mining lease ending on December 31 this year, the trading of Druk Satair Corporation Limited (DSCL) shares in the secondary market was suspended since January this year until further notice. The company also completed buying back 25 percent of the total paid up capital from its shareholders at Nu 80 a share, against the market price of Nu 34, beginning this month.

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Health walk route

The annual health walk in Thimphu on October 11 flags off at 9am from the Royal Thimphu College and ends at the Clock Tower Square. The walk is organised to promote healthy lifestyle and create awareness on reducing non-communicable diseases.

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MIT, Australia rejects applicant on marriage criteria

The university representative informed that the Federation University issued the rule

Australia: In a surprise turn of events, an applicant was denied enrolment to the Melbourne Institute of Technology for being married for less than 18 months.

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Trade department warns businesses to switch to commercial LPG, again

Random inspections, a Nu 10,000 fine, seizure of security deposits and cylinders, cancellation of business license, are some of the measures being announced 

Fuel: Hotels, restaurants, and canteens across the country have 18 days from today to surrender their subsidised Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) cylinders they are currently using for commercial purposes. These establishments will have to switch to commercial LPG supplied by Bhutan Industrial Gas (BIG) from October 26.

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A unique visit: CM Mamata

Diplomacy: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said that it was a great honour to meet His Majesty The King, Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen and the Members of the Royal Family in Bhutan.

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Bear maul victim recovering

Update: The farmer from Rinchenzor in Nganglam dungkhag who was mauled by a bear and her two cubs on October 5, is recovering and is in a stable condition at the Nganglam basic health unit (BHU).

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Hit and run driver arrested

Accident: Nganglam police have arrested the driver of the DCM truck that ran away after hitting and injuring a three-year-old girl on October 6.

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Growing need to replenish health trust fund

With donors withdrawing, Bhutanese are encouraged to contribute and help sustain free health care in the country  Donation: A thanksgiving event to past foreign donors of the Bhutan Health Trust Fund (BHTF) will mark the launch of the trust fund’s financing of essential drugs and vaccines on October 14 in Thimphu.

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