Shearee Square building on fire

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Breaking News: A fire that started from the third floor of Shearee square, Thimphu's biggest shopping complex, damaged one shop and three empty rooms. The owner of the shop was injured and was rushed to the hospital. The cause of the fire is not known as of now.

Freak weather blankets country under darkness, blows roofs off

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Weather: Strong winds yesterday morning blew away roofs of 19 houses including an early childhood care and development centre in three dzongkhags, besides keeping the country under darkness after dawn.

Dagachhu restarts operation

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…  after three months of shutdown 

Hydropower: Dagachhu Hydropower Corporation Limited has rectified the fault in the tailrace tunnel (TRT) and begun generating power since last week.

Recognizing the qualification of the national workforce

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Labour: To recognize the qualification of the national workforce, the labour ministry has aligned the minimum wage rate of the workforce to the levels of National Certificate (NC).

Target was set too high for Gasa: Dzongdag

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Update: Following the midterm review of Gasa, where the dzongkhag requested reducing some of the production targets, Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay has directed the agriculture ministry to verify if the set targets were unrealistically high.

Following up

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Exactly two months ago, an e-receipt facility was launched with much pomp and expectations at the Lungtenzampa fuel station.

Treaty making process and ratification streamlined

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Legislation: With the adoption of the Rules of Procedure (RoP) for Treaty Making 2016 by the Cabinet last month, the process of making a treaty and ratification by Parliament have been streamlined.

Japan presents 29 new ambulances

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Grant: Marking the 30th anniversary of the establishment of the diplomatic relations between the two countries, the government and people of Japan gifted 29 ambulances worth about Nu 124.7 million to the Bhutanese people yesterday.

Zimdra donates van to RENEW

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Community: Vehicle dealer Zimdra donated a van worth Nu 411,280 to RENEW, the organisation concerned with the protection and education of women and girls, yesterday.

Bhutan Telecom to introduce cloud services

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Community: Bhutan Telecom (BT) will be launching its own cloud services towards the end of next month.

Journalists meet to improve Dzongkha language and content

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Media: Five Dzongkha newspapers, five different spellings, grammar and usage of words, this is going to kill the newspapers.