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Saving the highlanders

In a few years’ time Yeedpa (fermented cheese) and yak meat might just make it to your last supper and chugo (hard cheese) maybe a story of a rock-hard milk candy that you tell your children about if yak herders opt off their nomadic life. This is indeed a possibility if there are no developmental activities …

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Three men suspected of stealing 53 horses caught

Three men suspected of stealing 53 horses in Wangdue Phodrang, out of which seven belonged to His Eminence Gangtey Truelku, have been detained by the police. One of the suspects is a taxi driver from Punakha and the other two are farmers from Phobjikha, Wangdue Phodrang. The horses went missing from Phobjikha where they were grazing. Wangdue police said the horses …

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Saving the iconic cat

Yesterday, around 50 officials from various organizations walked five km along with the agriculture minister,  Lyonpo Dr Pema Gyamtsho, through the Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Park (JDWNP) for the  cause of the remaining tigers in Bhutan and to strengthen the protection of  the cat and its habitats across the country. …

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Two suspected serial rapists arrested

  A 23-year old and 24-year old, both ex-soldiers from Paro were arrested for aggravated sexual battery a few months ago in Thimphu. They are believed to have committed a series of rapes and burglaries. They would follow working women at night, grab them from behind and rob them of …

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Private sector hit hard with RMA’s credit crunch

In the aftermath of the Royal Monetary Authority’s (RMA) directive to stall all domestic loans, the majority of the businesses have been affected, and the ripples being felt by the construction industry and car dealers are the worst. The INR crunch makes it even worse. President of the Construction Association …

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Eight years and still waiting

Kanglung township planning has been in the offing for eight years now but it still has not seen the light of day and the community has no access to municipal services whatsoever. The residents are concerned if the town planning would actually come through although this has been discussed in …

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Consultative meeting held on civil service rules and regulations

Following the first annual human resource conference held by the Royal Civil Service Commission (RCSC) earlier this week, senior officials of the commission met with more than 170 civil servants of Thimphu dzongkhag yesterday. The day-long meeting saw the RCSC commissioners briefing the audience on Civil Service Act of Bhutan …

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