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1st of its kind fire training facility

To tackle the menace of fire, with support from Government of the Canton of Zurich, Switzerland, a fire training facility was inaugurated, which is first of its kind at Chamgang, Thimphu yesterday. Chief of Police Brigadier Chimmi Dorji said that the journey of partnership between RBP and the Canton of …

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Rapping in Bhutan

As the rap scene in Bhutan continually grows with more youths being involved in releasing their own songs, artists do not feel rap is a widely accepted genre among the whole of the Bhutanese population. Popular rap artist and Flo studio owner and producer Drona said, “When it comes to …

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Woman washed away in Thimphu

A rescue team comprising of De-suung, police, army and other volunteers are still in search of a body of a 25-year-old woman who got washed away in Thimphu in the Dodena river. The incident took place on 18 July at around 1 PM. The deceased along with her two friends …

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A start for Cottage and Small industries

The State of the Nation Report included cottage and small industries as one of its priority sectors. There are 20,908 cottage and small industries (CSIs) generating 96,177 jobs, and the number has increased by 1,297 in the last year. CSIs have the potential to narrow the gap through economic diversification …

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Opening of Bhalujhora bridge delayed

Bhalujhora bridge construction scheduled for completion by end of the May and to be opened to traffic by the first week of June, is still under construction. The bridge can be possibly opened to traffic by the first week of July. Project Manager of SASEC project, DoR, Tshewang, said, “The …

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Farm road budget woes

The Dewathang Gomdhar MP asked if the Ministry of Finance has plans to allocate sufficient budget as a single package for entire length of farm roads. He said Nu 2.1 million (mn) is insufficient to build and maintain farm roads. The Finance Minister said “If we look at farm roads …

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Minister’s Entitlement Bill suggests check and balance

The Minister and Minister Equivalent Post Holder’s Entitlement Bill of Bhutan 2019 was introduced by the Legislative Committee in the National Council (NC) for deliberation on 5 June. The committee was directed by NC to re-deliberate on the issues even after an in-depth deliberation on 6 June. The Chairperson of …

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