“I still have some unfinished business”

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Q&A: 1. Would you re-contest in the upcoming thromde elections?  Why? Yes, I’m planning to re-contest. The people from my constituency have asked me to re-contest and also because of the encouragement and support of not only the voters but also other residents of the Thromde who feel that I should go for one more term.

First forest fire in Thimphu

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Fire: A forest fire that began around 2:30pm near the Semtokha dzong in Thimphu yesterday destroyed about an acre of land before it was completely contained.

Parliament endorses the last three thromdes

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Joint sitting: As proposed by the special committee of the Parliament, the joint sitting yesterday endorsed Betekha in Naja gewog as Paro’s yenlag thromde and Denchi and Nganglam as Pemagtshel’s dzongkhag and yenlag thromdes respectively.

Council rejects European Investment Bank framework agreement

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Finance: The National Assembly is reviewing the National Council’s resolution that recommended against ratifying the European Investment Bank (EIB) framework agreement the government signed last December.

Bhutan expresses solidarity with Europe

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Cooperation: The government expressed its sympathy and solidarity with Europe in regard to the recent terrorist attacks in France, at the sixth biennial consultations between Bhutan and the European Union held in Thimphu, yesterday.

Indian man murdered in Phuentsholing

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Crime: A cold-blooded murder of a 51-year-old Indian man at Harinam Tshongkhang in Phuentsholing has shocked residents in the country’s commercial hub.

All is not well

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It was a matter of all is well that ends well at the joint sitting yesterday. The Parliament unanimously endorsed Betekha as Paro’s yenlag thromde, Denchi and Nganglam as the Pemagathsel dzongkhag and yenlag thromde.

Reaching out to invisible third gender community

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Health: Almost three years since the HIV/AIDS prevention programme was launched to sensitize the third gender community in the country, not many have come forward to avail the service.

Draktsho receives training equipment from German govt

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Grant: The Germany’s Ambassador to India, Dr Martin Ney yesterday handed over training equipment worth Nu 890,000 to Draktsho Vocational Training Centre.

People of Panbang asks govt. to speed up town planning

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Township: Residents of Panbang in Zhemgang, most of who live on the government land in temporary shelters, are urging the government to expedite town planning as construction still remains suspended.

Samtse town is beginning to take some shape at long last

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Development: So it has been, the sate of Samtse town, for what appears to have been like two centuries, said the town residents.