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Yonphula Airport to have test flight by June


The Yonphula domestic airport in the eastern district of Trashigang, closed since 2013 for realignment of its runway and compliance with international standards, is expected to re-open in June according to air transport officials. “We are having a test flight by the first week of June and the certification of …

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A female common leopard rescued

Picture courtesy Tshencho Tshering, Senior Forester

A female common leopard weighing about 30 kilograms and  measuring100 centimetres in length was rescued from a snare it had entangled itself into near the Phobjikha Central School in Wangdue district on May 23. The snare had been set up by the caretaker of the school to guard his potato …

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Crime in Trashigang


Trashigang, the country’s most populated district, reported eight cases of domestic violence battery this year according to police records. “The root cause of domestic violence is disrespecting women’s right and alcohol. The prevailing myth of domestic violence is that alcohol and drugs are the major causes of domestic abuse. Some …

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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


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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