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ACC suspends four more business licenses

The action was taken because the companies had leased them to the dzongkhag engineer Lhakhang Karpo: The Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) suspended four more trade and contract licenses of two construction companies yesterday, making it nine licenses in all to be suspended in connection with the lhakhang Karpo project and …

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Two local leaders convicted for official misconduct

The Gakidling gup has appealed to the district court against the dungkhag court’s verdict Corruption: Two local government leaders were sentenced to prison terms, ranging from seven months and 15 days to 15 months, for misappropriation of a lhakhang construction’s budget in Gakidling gewog in Sangbeykha dungkhag, Haa. Gakidling gup …

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Chief accused in embezzlement case out on bail

Nganglam police continue their investigations to uncover the exact extent of the crime DCCL: Although he is on bail, Nganglam police are still investigating the embezzlement case against Dungsam Cement Corporation Limited’s (DCCL) head of finance and accounts department. The suspect, according to sources, was arrested after the management on …

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BOiC loans not reaching people: NC members

During constituency visits, councillors also got a earful on the new mobile and green taxes Feedback: The benefits of the Business Opportunity and Information Centre’s (BOiC) loan scheme has not reached people in rural Bhutan, who constitute a majority of the population, according to observations the National Council (NC) members …

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Take a leaf out of the Arctic Circle book

The Himalayan Third Pole Circle is advised to play a more proactive role to mitigate climate change Meeting: There is a need for the Himalayan Third Pole Circle to do something different and larger than what has already been done by various national and international organisations to mitigate climate change. …

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Two-time bronze medalist in Judo world championship and  olympian, Sabrina Filzmoser demonstrates a ground technique to students of Bhutan Judo Association.                                                                                               

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PHPA II at a critical phase

Occurrences of ‘adverse geology’ at several sites are a cause of some concern Hydropower: Officials of Punatsangchhu hydropower project authority (PHPA) II are keeping their fingers crossed, hoping that the ‘adverse geology’ it has encountered at several sites doesn’t delay the project. The project has two years left for its …

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System down, hundreds of expat workers waiting

Labour: A technical glitch with the immigration system in Phuentsholing has left hundreds of expatriate workers and their employers frustrated. Since Monday, the workers and employers have been complaining about the delay in producing work permits due to a problem in the system. The main problem is with the finger-scanner …

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Dhaka based Southtech Ltd. comes to Bhutan

It’s a 100 %FDI venture IT Park: A 100 percent Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) company has sought its shelter in the IT Park. It was inaugurated yesterday. Southtech Private limited, a software developer company was established almost 19 years ago in Bangladesh and it’s solutions on microfinance has been awarded …

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Welcome: The Indo-Bhutan friendship car rally enters Phuentsholing yesterday from Gangtok, Sikkim. About 27 cars in the rally organised to commemorate the 60th birth anniversary of His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo, will arrive in Thimphu today.      

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Pemagatshel picks its townships

Nganglam has been proposed as dzongkhag thromde, and Denchi as yenlag thromde Thromde: It has been proposed that Nganglam dungkhag become a dzongkhag thromde, and Denchi, where the new Pemagatshel dzong is currently under construction in Pemagatshel, become a yenlag thromde. The proposal comes after the government recently deliberated the …

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Sengor’s incomplete BHU is in operation

Health: After waiting for three years for the Basic Health Unit’s (BHU) construction to be completed, people in Sengor, Mongar have started availing medical check up and medicine from the incomplete BHU from last month. Had the construction completed, the grade II BHU would have benefitted Sengor’s 21 households and …

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