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Unused underpasses become civic annoyance

Two underpasses put in prioritized areas for the pedestrians’ safety by the Thimphu City Cooperation (TCC) have failed to fulfill the purpose they were built for. Contrarily the designated passes have turned into a venue of filth and stench from the decay and stink generated from down below which is …

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Dangribu gets a Tshogpa after a year of no Tshogpa

The people of Nichula village under Dagana Dzongkhag elected 34 year old Ran Bdr. Batterai of Dangribu as their village Tshogpa. Three candidates were nominated from the village for the post of Tshogpa and Ran. Bdr an experienced Tshogpa won from Kumar Karki and Ganesh Powdyel. The elected Tshogpa secured …

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Not to compromise with environment and health of people

Penden Cement Authority limited (PCAL), one of the large scale industries in Gomtu town recently had a problem with the bag house (Woven fabric cloth) which captures the dust particles from flowing outside. The issue however did not warrant alarm bells for the factory or the community nearby. The head …

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Son in Police custody after shooting father

The 15-year old, who shot his 36 year old father to death on the morning of 28 October, is detained by the Thimphu police. Police officials refused to comment on the incident stating the case is still under investigation. The Bhutanese learnt that the deceased and the mother were fighting …

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A convocation scarf to boost significance of TVET graduates

At the first ever convocation for Technical Vocational Education Training (TVET) graduates, the vocational graduates were given the convocation scarf, a symbol of their convocation, much like the graduation gowns that university graduates wear. The TVET graduates and all the members in the gathering wore the elegant blue scarf embedded …

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Hitches and Glitches keep electricity away from Zhemgang

The most far-flung communities of Zhemgang have eagerly waited for the day when all their homes are lit-up and the villages are no longer the dark desolate picture of backwardness. The communities in the remote and poverty-stricken dzongkhag remained highly expectant when power supply was announced to be transmitted from …

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Training Providers Geared for Employability of TVET Graduates

To provide conventional supply and demand-driven Technical Vocational and Education Training (TVET), trainers from the public and private sectors and Training Professional support Division (TPSD) attended a workshop to design and develop the training courses. The training program will develop and design knowledge and skill courses that will help employability …

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Gelephu prepares for the Choeshey Layrem Ceremony

The otherwise moderately quiet Gelephu will transform into a melting pot of thousands of people across Bhutan and some from outside the country, in the coming month. The dungkhag is a beehive of activities at present with preparations for the Choeshey Layrem which will be presided over by His eminent …

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Wait for DNA report keeps minor-rape case on hold

After almost three months, the Thimphu district court still awaits the DNA report of the 73-year old man, which will determine paternity of twins born to the 17-year old minor, a rape victim. The case is under trail and in wait of the DNA report. The DNA sample of the …

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