• Record fatalities from vehicle accidents in 2018

    With 942 people involved in motor vehicle accidents, 2018 recorded the most number of accidents in the last seven years and the highets number of deaths in the past 13 years. According to the Annual Info-Comm and Transport Statistical Bulletin 2019 released this week, 135 lost their lives while 807 sustained injuries in accidents.

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Redouble efforts to eradicate poverty: finance minister

Conference: If the sustainable development goal of the new era is to be achieved, countries around the world as well as international institutions need to redouble efforts, particularly in assisting least developed countries, finance minister Namgay Dorji said. Lyonpo Namgay Dorji called on the global community at the general debate …

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Fuel price to drop from midnight

Latest: Fuel price will decrease by at least Nu 2 from midnight today. A litre of petrol will cost Nu64.37, down from 66.59 and diesel Nu 50.74, down from 52.95.

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Paro loses one gewog to thromde

People of Wangchang gewog appeals to NA Speaker

Thromde: Wangchang gewog in Paro has lost its status as a gewog after three of its five chiwogs fell in the recently demarcated and endorsed Paro dzongkhag thromde boundary.

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Two RICBL employees suspended

For lapses in performing their duties that could have prevented the embezzlement

Update: The Royal Insurance Corporation of Bhutan Ltd (RICBL) has suspended its general manager of finance and the internal auditor for failing to conduct their duty in connection with the embezzlement case where an employee absconded after siphoning off about Nu 91.6M.

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Thromde builds housing for municipal workers

Settlement: “Hurry-up and bring another container,” shouts Bishnu Maya Rai to her seven-year-old daughter. Water from the leaked roof has almost filled the paint container and the rain has started to stain the already discolored walls of the shack.

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Slides disrupt work, strand trucks at MHPA

Truckers have been blocking the road to pressurise the project to unload the cement bags  Transport: Over 50 trucks loaded with cement are stranded in Dzongkhalum, the approach road to Mangdechu hydropower project (MHP) dam after a slide from an abutment disrupted the dam foundation treatment works on July 9.

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OAG appeals on law of proportionality

 Land: Questioning the basis of the laws applied in the judgment of Chang Ugyen Land fraud case by the Thimphu district court, the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) appealed to the High Court yesterday.

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Nu 9.6M paid in excess salaries and PF: RAA

Audit: The government last year paid Nu 9.6 million (M) in excess salaries and government provident fund (GPF) remittances made to National Pension and Provident Fund (NPPF) from the payrolls of budgetary agencies.

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Test confirms diesel safe for use

Update: Laboratory tests have found that the diesel samples from the 20 kiloliters tank, which was sent for tests following complaints from vehicle owners in Trongsa last week, was not adulterated.

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