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ACC aims to strengthen its corruption and communication strategy

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) is in the process of reviewing the National Integrity and Anti-Corruption Strategy (NIACS), one of various integrity promotion tools integrated into the 11th Plan as a key performance indicator. ACC has learned that the existing strategy required ownership, supervision and strong communication for better implementation and indicators, …

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Dagana’s thirsty residents and their new hope

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The government has allocated more than Nu 100 million to address a dire shortage of water that has tormented, for many years, several gewogs in the south central district of Dagana and will involve laying 28 kilometres of pipelines and related infrastructure. The project is expected to start in the …

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Dalbari- Lhamoizingkha road construction to be completed by 2019

At the friday NA question answer session opposition member Yeshey Zimba questioned the government on when the delayed Dalbari-Lhamoizingkha road would be completed, the cost implications and compensation to contractors. “The case with one of the construction companies is still unresolved and it might take 2 or more years from …

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Body of missing person recovered

A 27-year-old man from Bongo, Chukha, who was reported missing since April 24 from the border town of Phuentsholing, together with his vehicle, was found dead in Madu forest on May 6 at around 6 pm in the evening. Madu forest is in Hasimara, 25 km from Phuentsholing. Police sources …

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Fire in Thimphu leaves six families homeless

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Six families living with the RBP camp in Thimphu have been left homeless after a fire razed their huts at around 10:30 am yesterday. All the tenants of the huts were civilian staff of RBP. There were no casualties but only a few belongings could be saved. Of the six …

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BAFRA imposes Nu 2 mn in fines for smuggling vegetables

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The Bhutan Agriculture and Food Regulatory Authority (BAFRA) has collected more than Nu 2 million in fines since January this year on chili, cauliflower and beans from across the southern borders, the import of which was suspended in July last year because of high pesticide content. BAFRA also seized since …

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Two new bird species recorded in Bhutan

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Two new bird species were recorded this month taking the total number of avian species found in the country to 721. A small passerine bird called the desert wheatear (Oenanthe deserti) was sighted in Khawajara, Samdingkha, in Punkaha district by bird enthusiast and senior forester Leki Wangdi on April 25. …

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