• The roadblock at Box-cut along the Gelephu-Trongsa highway was cleared on July 13. DoR officials say the road is likely to be blocked again (Photo: DoR, Sarpang)

    23 highways blocked in central and eastern Bhutan

    Monsoon this year has not only disrupted road transportation but also hit domestic air services in the country. Flight cancellations due to bad weather are reported from all three domestic airports. Gelephu airport reported a last minute cancellation following unfavourable weather condition yesterday. The airport recorded five cancellations so far. 

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Works on Bhutan-India boundary pillars to resume

Border: The pending works to repair, maintain, and construct boundary pillars in three segments along the country’s border with neighbouring India will be sorted out in the 2015-2016 field season, a technical meeting in Phuentsholing discussed yesterday.

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Information Access Centre opened

ICT: To provide better opportunity to use information communications technology (ICT) for the general public in the country, the Bhutan-Korea Information Access Centre (IAC) at Royal Institute of Management (RIM) was inaugurated yesterday.

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Trade: Although the World Trade Organization (WTO) confers special and differential treatment to least developed countries (LDC), joining the organization while still a LDC or not, will not translate into a huge loss or benefit for Bhutan.

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Dungkhag relocated to Umling

Ceremony: The salang tendrel (ground breaking ceremony) for the construction of dungkhag office at Thangzor village in Umling gewog in Sarpang was held on November 21 by the home minister Dawa Gyeltshen.

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Panbang residents want check post to be relocated

Security: The increasing instances of confrontations between foresters of Manas Park Range and visitors from India entering Zhemgang has caused its residents to call for a relocation of the existing check post to Mathanguri from Panbang.

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55 charges against 17 defendants in Gelephu fraud case

Corruption: Almost about eight months after the Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) forwarded its investigation report on one of the biggest embezzlement and fraud cases in recent years, the Office of Attorney General (OAG) yesterday registered its case against the former dungpa (sub divisional head) and 16 other accomplices at the Gelephu dungkhag court.

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