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Book on late Gayum Ashi Phuntsho Choden Wangchuck launched

Her Majesty the Queen Mother Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck launched a dzongkha biography book of Her Majesty the late Gayum, Ashi Phuntsho Choden Wangchuck at the Convention Centre in Thimphu yesterday. The launch was attended by members of parliaments, senior officials, monk body and drangpons. The 370-page book was compiled and …

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Eastern dzongkhags attempt to be selfsufficient in vegetables

More than 25 acres of land belonging to 53 households of Khatoe and Khame gewogs are being used for commercial vegetable plantation. Activities like this has enabled the eastern dzongkhags to see an upsurge in organic vegetables production throughout the year. Such a farming achievement comes under the project designed …

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One killed, two severely injured in an accident

A tipper truck on the road from Zhemgang to Gelephu met with an accident at around 4:30 pm on February 12 near Bandari bridge, about 22 kilometer way from Gelephu, killing the driver and severely injuring the two passengers in the truck. Sources say the driver, while trying to light …

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Major reform in Forestry Institutions for enhanced forest governance

If what has been discussed during the recent forestry conference held this in Samtse materialize, then several forestry institutions will undergo major reforms and reorganization. Such moves are expected to improve and enhance forest service delivery and forest governance. For instance, the conference noted that there is need to redefine …

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Thimphu tops number of court cases

There was an increase of 5,870 registered cases across the country, an increase by 40.12% The highest number of court cases was recorded in the capital last year, followed by Phuntsholing and Paro, as per the Annual Report of the Judiciary, 2013. While 1,054 cases were brought forward from 2012, …

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Gamblers arrested

A majority of the lot comprised of civil servants The Royal Bhutan Police (RBP) in Wangduephodrang have arrested 23 people in the last few months for the offence of gambling that included mainly civil servants, private employees, and businessmen. RBP has informed the Royal Civil Service Commission (RCSC) of cases …

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TashiCell goes 3G

Catching up with arch rival B-mobile, TashiCell on December 3 launched Third Generation (3G) mobile wireless network in the capital. TashiCell’s chairperson Wangchuk Dorji said his company was delighted to inform the clients that it has crossed yet another milestone on its journey towards providing efficient and reliable means of …

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Police await DNA reports to nab suspects

The family members of the 13-year-old girl who was brutally raped and murdered in Sarpang on April 12 this year are still awaiting justice. Sarpang police are waiting for the DNA report due from Kolkata where samples of blood and stains collected from the crime scene were sent in May. …

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Stakeholders meet to list necessary amendments to the law

The landlords outnumbered tenants at the consultation meet House owners in the capital turned up in hordes, with maximum attendance, to voice out issues at a meeting initiated by the Ministry of Works and Human Settlement (MoWHS) in collaboration with Thimphu Thromde to garner feedback for revision of the Tenancy …

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