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Lone affected landowner interrupts farm road construction

Claims the gewog administration didn’t get a written consent to allow the road through his land 

SDP: Claiming he was not consulted, a lone landowner in Tsirang has decided to not allow the Tashiyenjong - Kaphredara farm road in Kilkhorthang to pass through his land, construction for which began last month.

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Poor drainage blamed for flooding

It’s not monsoon or the swollen Dungsam river, but poor drainage that results in the town flooding every time it rains 

Thromde: Poor drainage system is what floods Samdrupjongkhar town every monsoon and not necessarily due to the swollen Dungsam river, residents say.

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Accommodating the city’s growing number of vehicles

Ground floor for parking rule changed as not many follow it

Thromde:  With the number of vehicles in the capital city increasing almost on a daily basis, parking space crunch could soon take over others as a major problem for the thromde as well as motorists.

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Third link to internet by 2017

Connectivity: Bhutan could have its third link to the internet by 2017. However, it is yet to be determined from where this link would be established.

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Buddha Dordenma consecrated

Consecration: Dedicating it to the 60th birth anniversary celebration of His Majesty The Fourth Druk Gyalpo, His Holiness the Je Khenpo consecrated the 201 feet tall Buddha Dordenma statue at the Kuenselphodrang in Thimphu yesterday.

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Canteen only for Indians and armed force: Dantak

Notice demanding INR meant for traders from across the border

Currency:  Dantak officials in Samdrupjongkar clarified that the notice on their canteen asking customers to pay in Indian Rupee (INR) was only for Indian customers.

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Immigration officials released on bail

Crime: The seven immigration officials that the Phuentsholing dungkhag court last month sentenced to a non-compoundable prison term of three years each are released on bail by the Chukha district court.

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Court opens JPLP to business

ACC cautions that such act should not let people to perceive leniency in the rule of law

ACC: The Phuentsholing dungkhag court has produced a court order stating that Jatan Prasad Lal Chand Prasad (JPLP) departmental store can operate its business starting September 17, the same day its owner Lal Chand was released on bail.

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PM in Luxembourg

Diplomacy: Lyonchoen Tshering Tobgay, who was on a working visit to Luxembourg, met the Prime Minister of Luxembourg Xavier Bettel, yesterday.

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