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    Mamata Banerjee boosts business spirit

    Business proposals flew and the contagious enterprising mood got the economic affairs minister approving a proposal on the spot

    Conclave: More than five business proposals and funding were pitched one after another as West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, urged delegates to come up with concrete outcomes from the two hours Business Conclave yesterday in Thimphu.

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Construction of office buildings off the Plan

The priority is to revive the economy first, not build buildings says govt.

Construction: Despite several government agencies managing in crammed spaces, the government has deferred the construction of all new buildings in this Plan.

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Accident kills five

Five people were killed when a Versa taxi they were travelling in fell 650 metres below the road before reaching Wachey dzong on the Trongsa-Wangdue highway yesterday.

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Corruption complaints decreasing

Corruption: During the second quarter of this year (from April to June), the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) received132 complaints, out of which 22 qualified for investigation.

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PM leaves for Europe, USA

Diplomacy: Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay left for Luxembourg, yesterday. He is visiting the country at the invitation of Prime Minister Xavier Bettel of Luxembourg.

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Chebaygang lhakhang will soon be renovated


Restoration: Monks of Chebaygang Lhakhang, Khotakha, Wangdue will no longer have to worry about spending nights in the lhakhang that is on the verge of coming down. The government has sanctioned funds and decided to start reconstruction works soon.

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No place to play in Paro town


The only children’s park has remained closed for renovation for almost a year 

Recreation: Paro town residents are disappointed that the only children’s park in Tshongdue has remained closed for almost a year in the name of renovation.

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Schools celebrate HM 4th King’s life with games

The schools from Dagana, Sarpang, Tsirang and Gelephu took part in the three-day regional sports meet that concluded Saturday at Damphu Higher Secondary School in Tsirang. A total of 309 students took part in games like volleyball, basketball, football, table tennis, traditional archery, badminton, and chess. The championship trophy was ...

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Kholongchu Project kicks off

Works on the first joint venture between Bhutan and India starts preconstruction

JV: A controlled blasting on a hillock in Tomijangsa signaled the commencement of the 600MW Kholongchu Hydroelectric Project (KHP) in Trashiyangtse yesterday.

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PM will find jobs for relieved REC officials

Their term in office will be extended by another six months

Jobs: The 42 staff of the erstwhile Royal Education Council (REC) who were issued a relieve order on September 1 can now remain in office for another six months, the Prime Minister said.

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CT and MRI machines buckling under pressure

In the last two years, the CT and MRI scanners broke down six and eight times respectively 

Health: The burden on costly scanning devices, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computerised tomography (CT) machines at the Jigme Dorji Wangchuk National Referral Hospital (JDWNRH) is mounting.

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  • A feather in the conservation cap

    Asserting naturally that the eastern Himalayas, including the whole of Bhutan, is a biological hotspot, the World Wide  Fund for nature’s Living Himalayas Initiative yesterday revealed that 211 new species were discovered between 2009 and 2014. It is a feather in the conservation cap for the region even as we ...

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  • An important visit

  • A good lesson

My Country, My Town

  • Future trucker, for sure: Don’t worry, kid, there’ll still be a demand for good drivers when you’re big. Photo by Kinzang Dorji, Adm. Assistant, Chapcha MSS, Chhukha
  • A problem of plenty: Surplus apples end up as pierced decorative pieces on metal fence posts. Photo by Khesar Subba, Thimphu
  • More an invitation than a warning? Maybe the word ‘don’t’ needed a bigger font size, italics or an underline to get the message across! Photo by Tshering Dorji, Kuensel, Thimphu
  • Stuck or ensconced? Can’t really tell if that dog’s looking embarrassed or just comfortable. Photo by Sonam Jamtsho