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Minister quizzed on road right of way

NC Q-Hour: It’s mandatory by law to maintain a space of 50 feet on either sides of the highway as per the road right of way for highways, works and human settlement minister Dorji Choden said during a question hour at the National Council (NC) yesterday.

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Electricity Act to be amended

Legislation: The National Assembly yesterday unanimously decided to amend the Electricity Act 2001 in a future session, based on the Assembly’s economic development and private sector committee’s recommendation.

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Gangola to get a vegetable shed soon

Market: Local vegetable vendors in Chali gewog, Mongar will soon get a permanent vegetable market shed at a place called Gangola where the two main roads for Mongar and Lhuentse meet.

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Environmental initiatives launched

Waste: The National Environment Commission celebrated World Environment Day yesterday in honour of the birth anniversary of Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen, Jetsun Pema Wangchuck, the patron of the environment in the country.

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PM meets Members of the European Parliament

Visit: Lyonchoen Tshering Tobgay on June 3 met with Members of the European Parliament Delegation for relations with South Asia led by the Chairperson Jean Lambert on the second day of his visit to the European Union in Brussels.

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Maggi test results from Thai lab expected today

BAFRA: Almost two weeks after it sent the Maggi noodle samples for test, the Bhutan Agriculture and Food Regulatory Authority (BAFRA) is still waiting for results from Thailand.

The authority is expecting the results today.

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Lions donate computers to Muenselling institute

The Lions Clubs International has assisted the institute since 2007

Donation: As the nation was celebrating the 25th birth anniversary of Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen, the Muenselling Institute for visually impaired students had their own small celebration, yesterday.

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RAPA institutionalised

The academy was founded in 1954

Event: Three years after the Royal command by His Majesty The King, the Royal Academy of Performing Arts (RAPA) formally opened as an institution in the capital, yesterday.

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