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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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Securing Bhutan against cyber-terrorism

UNODC: As part of an effort to strengthen local cyber-security measures against cyber-terrorism and other crimes, a workshop was organised by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the Bureau of Law and Order (BLO) of the home ministry, last month. At the workshop, it was highlighted …

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College to launch new course

The BSc programme in environmental management will begin in August this year RTC: The Royal Thimphu College (RTC) is introducing a new programme, bachelor of science in environmental management (BSc EM), starting August this year. This will be the first new course the college is offering after it started with …

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A divine intervention to prevent misfortunes

Religion: Following an increasing number of deaths in the dzongkhag, Mongar’s lam neten conducted a salang (ground breaking) ceremony and ritual was held on February 7 for the construction of a Namgyel Khangzang Chorten above Mongar Lower Secondary School in Changshingzor. The dzongkhag coordinated the event on His Holiness the …

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PHPA I completion prolonged until April 2019

If GoI approves changes in concreting methodology of dam construction by the end of this month PHPA I: If the government of India approves the slight change in methodology of the dam construction by the end of this month, the 1,200MW Punatshangchhu I will be completed only in April 2019, …

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Punatsangchhu I low on budget

Budget: The Punatsangchhu Hydropower Project Authority I is running out of budget. With the dwindling budget in its coffer, the project has taken stringent measures and is concentrating only on the critical areas to continue with project. The project has also deferred payment to government companies like the Bhutan Power …

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Forest fire sparked during disposal of explosives contained

Fire: A fire that started during the disposal of explosives below the Tashigatshel RBP training center in Chukha on the afternoon of February 2 was completely contained early on February 3. The fire broke out during the disposal of explosives by Aibir Infrastructure Pvt Ltd (AIPL). AIPL is an Indian …

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Bigger rush to beat deadline this year

With only 15 days left to file returns, more than half the taxpayers are yet to do so PIT: Regional revenue and customs officials in Thimphu are expecting a last minute rush, more than seen in the past, for filing personal income tax (PIT) this year. With less than 15 …

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