• More lapses surface in Amochhu dredging

    Amid an ongoing Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) investigation into suspected corruption on the dredging of riverbed boulders from Amochhu in Phuentsholing, more issues have surfaced. One of the major lapses on part of Phuentsholing thromde (PT) was awarding the dredging works directly to the contractor without following due process. 

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Four children injured in Jaigaon house fire

They were all locked inside the house on fire

Mishap: Three girls and a boy, all four-year old, were referred to Thimphu hospital after they suffered more than 40 to 50 percent burns on their bodies in a fire accident at the Chinese Lane, on Jaigaon’s side.

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G2C contact centre being piloted

The centre can be reached toll free at 8888 for any information related to the G2C services 

ICT: As part of an effort to increase public accessibility to G2C (government to citizen) services especially for rural communities, the G2C office will establish a hot line or contact centre by next month.

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Fire burns four children

Breaking News: Four children aged 5-7 years of two families are hospitalized for severe burns they suffered from a fire that broke out at the Chinese line in Phuentsholing town at 9 am today.

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Assistant principal detained as suspect in girl murder case

Body of the 13 year-old student found under the suspect’s bed

Crime: The assistant principal of Yebilaptsa Middle Secondary School (YMSS) was detained as the prime suspect in the murder of a class seven student after her body was recovered from his house on October 16.

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Centre for happiness opens in Bumthang

Centre dedicated to His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo GNH: As a tribute to the father of Gross National Happiness (GNH), the Bayul Dewaling in Dhingdhima, Chokhortoe, Bumthang was inaugurated yesterday as an interim centre for GNH.

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Statue of Phurpa Palchhen Dorje Zhoenu consecrated

Consecration: His Royal Highness the Gyaltshab, Prince Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, accompanied by Ashi Yeatso Lhamo, graced the Tashi Rabney (consecration ceremony) of the newly constructed statue of Phurpa (Vajra Kiliya) Palchhen Dorje Zhoenu at the Thegchhog Namdrol Ugyen Chholing monastery in Drametse, Mongar on October 17.

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For safer skies

Aviation: As part of an effort to standardize airworthiness maintenance regulations in the region and improve aviation safety, member states of the South Asia Regional Initiative (SARI) met in Paro, last week.

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Limited market accessibility hampers feed mill production

The mill is currently producing only a fraction of what it potentially can

Animal Feed: Although established with a potential to produce 32 metric tonnes (MT) of animal feed a day, the medium scale Pema Feed Mill (PFM) in Trashigang produces only 4MT, today.

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