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Customs Bill endorsed, clause pertaining to allowances removed

The joint sitting of parliament on May 4 endorsed the Customs Bill 2017, which has been stuck since the seventh session because of disagreements between the National Assembly and National Council over five clauses. The Lamgong-Wangchag constituency MP Khandu Wangchuk, who is also Chairperson for the joint committee on the …

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Residents in Thimphu complain of water shortage

Thimphu residents in Changzamtog and Changbangdu have complained to Thimphu Thromde regarding drinking water shortages that has persisted for weeks. Upper Motithang, Lower Chubachu and Changiji areas have also suffered water shortages while it was not enough in several other areas. Pema Wangmo, 36, who lives in Changbangdu said that …

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One killed in accident

A 40-year-old man from Yadi, Mongar, died on the spot after the Jumbo truck he was driving veered off the road near Takti and fell 300 metres below the road. The incident took place at around three in the morning on April 10. The deceased was travelling from Gomtu to …

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Using the ground to save electricity bills

A baseline study conducted in 2012 reported that buildings in Bhutan consumed 52,707 metric tonnes of oil, nearly 16% of the total energy consumption, of which nearly 60% was estimated to be thermal energy. This is expected to increase over the years due to change in lifestyle of residents where …

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BNCA to establish compulsory treatment center

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Bhutan Narcotic Control Authority (BNCA) will soon establish a compulsory treatment center in country for substance abusers in need of rehabilitation to overcome their addiction. This will take the number of rehabilitation centers in the country to three. The two existing ones are in Serbithang, Thimphu, which can take in …

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