156 Bhutanese ready to leave for the Middle East

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First batch leaves next week

Employment: Seventy-eight graduates will be turning a new chapter in their lives, if not in Bhutan but in Dubai, UAE and Kuwait starting next month.

Housing crunch driving people out of town

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Housing: It is blistering hot in Chinese Lane. The narrow lane that divides Phuentsholing and Jaigaon has a deserted look. It is 2:30pm.

RICBL fugitive arrested in Nepal

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Update: The Royal Insurance Corporation of Bhutan’s (RICBL) employee who absconded after allegedly siphoning of Nu 91.6M was arrested in Nepal.

The new dispensation

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It was busy yesterday (Friday), with Thimphu residents engaging in another round of exchange of goodwill and offering of khadars, as a new group of officers take up important posts in the government and constitutional offices.

The great ongoing veg vs. non-veg diet debate: Part I

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A three-part attempt to get to the heart of a matter that splits society into two opposing camps

At the risk of giving equine lovers offence, I flog a dead horse

Of late, an old and bitter debate has been raked up in these parts, thanks to the ruckus raised over an MoA (Serbithang) staff’s off-the-cuff (and so not thought through) ‘in-country slaughterhouse’ remark to the media.