• Children as young as eight live in rented rooms, away from home, to attend schools in Samtse

    Schools in Samtse lack hostel facility

    Farmers in Uttaray village in Samtse have only one expectation from the two political parties. They are not concerned about who wins or loses. All they want is a bus facility for their school-going children or hostel facility for the young children .

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The President of Bhutan Football Federation, Ugen Tsechup Dorji with the President of Japan Football Association (JAF), Kuniya Daini. JAF will support the Bhutanese national football team with a coach and provide financial assistance for the training centre at Changjiji, Thimphu.                                      

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Drukair raises safety concerns

Similarity in call signs with Tashi Air’s Bhutan Airlines may confuse … but not all pilots agree Aviation: The national airline, Drukair, has raised issues of safety with the government concerning  the similarity of the call sign being used by Bhutan Airlines, a subsidiary of Tashi Air pvt ltd. A …

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Graduation: The 14th batch of Desuups completed a three-week training on Saturday at the Tencholing Military Training Centre in Wangdue                                                                                  

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ACC freezes more than 18.98 acres in Thimphu

Another two acres belonging to four people in Debsi, Chang gewog are yet to be validated Land: The Anti Corruption Commission (ACC), which is still investigating the Thimphu land case involving former Chang gup, Naku, has issued two more freeze notices on land belonging to six individuals on February 6. …

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Illegal BTN-INR exchange rate jacked up in Jaigaon

A black market thrives from this illicit business fuelled recently by the pilgrimage season Currency: The country’s currency, the ngultrum (BTN) is depreciating against the Indian rupee (INR) in the informal and illegal currency exchange market in Jaigaon, across the border from Phuentsholing. The ngultrum is pegged to the Indian …

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Standard guideline needed in treating spinal TB

Conference: Lack of standard guidelines to treat bone or spinal tuberculosis (TB) has left doctors at the orthopedic department of the Jigme Dorji Wangchuck national referral hospital (JDWNRH) unclear. Spinal TB, medically known as Pott’s spine, occurs at the lumbar (lower part of the spine) in children and adults, and …

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How Trongsa became egg self-sufficient

First, it stopped imports from India and now it’s doing the same for other dzongkhags  Poultry: After stopping the import of eggs from India, Trongsa is now working on not having to depend on eggs from other dzongkhags. The dzongkhag is planning to produce over 3 million (M) eggs by …

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The fallow fields of Phagyul

Their only hope for irrigation is blocked by denial of passage via a neighbouring gewog Water: Acute water shortage in Phagyul gewog, Wangduephodrang has many left villagers frustrated, with more than 1,000 acres of land turned fallow without a possible solution. Phub Dem, 43, of Kumchi village is worried about …

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Mysterious disease killing cattle

Disease: An unidentified disease has killed more than eight cattle alarming villagers of  Pheluma chiwog, Orong gewog in Samdrupjongkhar. Villagers said most of their cows are still sick with the same disease. They said the cow and calves have been dying since November. Although villagers are not sure of the …

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ACC suspends four more business licenses

The action was taken because the companies had leased them to the dzongkhag engineer Lhakhang Karpo: The Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) suspended four more trade and contract licenses of two construction companies yesterday, making it nine licenses in all to be suspended in connection with the lhakhang Karpo project and …

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Two local leaders convicted for official misconduct

The Gakidling gup has appealed to the district court against the dungkhag court’s verdict Corruption: Two local government leaders were sentenced to prison terms, ranging from seven months and 15 days to 15 months, for misappropriation of a lhakhang construction’s budget in Gakidling gewog in Sangbeykha dungkhag, Haa. Gakidling gup …

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Chief accused in embezzlement case out on bail

Nganglam police continue their investigations to uncover the exact extent of the crime DCCL: Although he is on bail, Nganglam police are still investigating the embezzlement case against Dungsam Cement Corporation Limited’s (DCCL) head of finance and accounts department. The suspect, according to sources, was arrested after the management on …

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