First youth summit in Punakha

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Youth: More than 90 youth from across the country are attending the four-day long youth summit that is on going at Ugyen Academy Higher Secondary School in Punakha.

Former regional director’s hearing next week

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Three in-laws charged for reporting of false information

Corruption: The Phuentsholing dungkhag court will begin court proceedings of the six defendants, who were charged for the criminal offence of forgery and reporting of false information, early next month.

Use of mobile phone at fuel stations will not be allowed

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Stations will deny services to drivers who do not cooperate

Safety: Drivers entering fuel stations are now greeted with a large signboard cautioning them not to use their mobile phones and to keep their engines switched off while refuelling.

Indo-Bhutan friendship mela, more than a fair

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Friendship: The weeklong 6th Indo-Bhutan Friendship Mela (fair) began on January 27 in Subankhata, Assam, India to celebrate the close bond that India and Bhutan have fostered over the years.

Bhutan climbs to 27th on corruption index

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A leap of three places from 2014

CPI: Bhutan jumped three places up the ladder to 27th place on this year’s corruption perception index (CPI), once again emerging as the cleanest nation in the region and 6th in Asia.

e-receipt to curb fuel misuse

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Similar system to be introduced in all BOD fuel stations

Fuel: Drivers of government agencies and corporations who are used to making “side income” in collusion with fuel attendants, while fuelling pool vehicles, will see their source of income gone.

The rice mill that was never utilized

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Seven years had gone by since it was bought Electricity: Dungkarling chiwog’s electric rice mill installed about seven years ago has never been utilized with villagers still waiting to assemble the motors of the mill.

Toorsa after murder

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Update: Life has changed for the people living along the Toorsa embankment after the murder of a 23-year-old taxi driver on January 15. When people find anything unusual or anyone with suspicious look they report to the police immediately.

Household expenditure half the GDP size

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Accounts: Private households’ expenditure in the economy amounts to half the size of economy.

Changing old habits take time

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While still early into its campaign, the thromde is finding that the public is not abiding by its prohibition on spitting doma and smearing tsuney in public spaces.

Kuenray of Wangdue dzong to be completed in March

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Dzong completion date deferred to 2021 from 2018

Reconstruction: The three-storied Kuenray of Wangduephodrang dzong will be completed by the end of March to mark the Zhabdrung Kuchoe, which celebrates the 400th year of Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal’s arrival in Bhutan.

Drop in areca nut price disappoints farmers

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Export: Sarpang may be the highest areca nut producing dzongkhag but poor market has left farmers without much option than selling them all to Indian contractors.