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    Bhutan home to 103 tigers

    The presence of the big cat was higher outside the protected areas

    Report: Bhutan has 103 tigers roaming in the wild, the National Tiger Survey report that was launched yesterday found.

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More licenses suspended

Anti-Corruption Commission suspended four more business licenses in Phuntsholing on July 10 after the commission found a prima facie (based on impression)

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Body recovered

The body of a 21-year old woman, which was washed away by the Punatshangchu River in Samthang around 11:30am yesterday, was recovered about a kilometer downstream from Bajothangu village in the evening. The incident occurred while she was washing her clothes by the river. She is a daughter of one ...

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Three boleros go missing in P/ling

Theft: Three Boleros, two with Bhutan’s registration numbers and the third with an Indian number, went missing from the core area in Phuentsholing town on July 12 morning.

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Dire need for a forensic laboratory

The Royal Bhutan Police is in the process of acquiring land to establish the lab Crime: Six years after her brother was acquitted of an alleged murder, Tshering Dema vividly recalls the ordeal her family was put through as they waited for the DNA test results.

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Aviation regulator to fill decade long vacant post

While the Bhutan Civil Aviation Authority has found a flight safety officer it could not recruit an airworthiness officer  Aviation: In what should improve Bhutan's flight safety rating, the Bhutan Civil Aviation Authority (BCAA) has found a fully qualified flight safety officer after going for more than a decade without one.

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New bridge connects Laya

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Within 10 days, a team from RBA rebuilt the new bridge connecting Laya with the rest of the country Update: With a new bridge constructed over the Mochhu at Tongchudrak, some 381 cordycep collectors of Laya who returned home on July 9 can now leave for Gasa to attend the cordycep auction this week.

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ACC closes more shops for investigation

ACC: In continuation to its ongoing investigation, the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has suspended licenses of two businesses, Yeshey Pema Tyres and Yeshey Pema Enterprise after finding a prima facie (based on impression) case of corruption.

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A second central school for Trongsa

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Sherubling HSS and Trongsa PS might be merged but people recommend Samcholing schools as a central school  Education: Sherubling Higher Secondary School (SHSS) and Trongsa Primary School (TPS), which are located nearby are likely to be merged to and become the dzongkhag’s second central school should the education ministry approve the idea from Prime minister Tshering Tobgay.

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The Lhakhang Karpo quagmire

The judiciary is not comfortable with the ACC prosecuting the appeal case

Judiciary: The judiciary fraternity is likely to advice against the Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) prosecuting the appeal case of Lhakhang Karpo conservation project at the High Court (HC).

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My Country, My Town

  • Shooting the messenger: An electric fence and a signboard mutilated by those shocked by the former Photo by Janga Bdr MoAF, Yusipang, Thimphu
  • The old and the mule: Both the taxi and the ass do not belong any longer on the road Photo by Arjun Subba, Kheyrig Institute
  • Street art: A stone sculpture of sorts in still water presents a Zen-like creative expression Photo by Phuntsho Wangdi, BoB, Thimphu
  • Nipped in the bud: Whatever plant there once was in that pot has long ceased to exist and there’s the reason why Photo by Kinley Tshering, Gedu College, Gedu