• 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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Expanding diplomatic relations is not a priority right now: Foreign Minister

Q&A: You are the third foreign minister in seven years. The ministry has been able to function without a minister and also without a secretary. Some would say this is because this ministry is not as important or functional as the others. How would you respond to such an observation? The absence of the minister and secretary in the foreign ministry was due to a turn of unforeseen and unfortunate circumstances.

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PM meets Tsirang residents on 11th Plan’s progress

Visit: In the ongoing gewog visit, Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay yesterday reminded the people of Damphu thromde, Kilkhorthang and Tsholingkhar gewogs in Tsirang to work hard for the development of the country and in achieving self-sufficiency.

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Mangdechu landslide update

Lyonpo Norbu Wangchuk said efforts are underway to rescue the trapped workers at the Mangdechu project site but it’s likely to take time because the debris are precarious and likely to slide further. About 50-60 truckloads of debris are suspected to have been washed down into the dam pit. Lyonpo …

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ScanCafe suspends expansion

IT Park’s most successful company is facing transportation problems for its employees

Employment: Despite a desire to employ more Bhutanese, the IT Park’s most successful company, ScanCafe, may not be able to do so until more transportation between Thimphu city and the park in Babesa is provided.

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AusAid scholarships to drop

The Australian government is reviewing its scholarships following a budget deficit 

Education: While results of this year’s Australian development scholarships (AusAid) could be declared anytime soon, there could be a drop in the number of scholarships in the next two years.

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Gearing for thromde elections

ELection: As thromde elections close in, Trashigang is steadily progressing towards the 2016 deadline. With the boundary delimitation for Trashigang complete and the six constituencies approved, the dzongkhag election office is currently in the process of preparing the electoral roll for eligible voters.

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