Choekhorling cut off for over a month

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The roads department attributes shortage of excavators

Connectivity: The villagers of Choekhorling gewog are irked with the Department of Roads (DoR) for not repairing their gewog connectivity road which has been severed at two locations.

Ministries assure early settlement of irregularities

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Audit: The Public Accounts Committee asked the labour ministry, Royal Audit Authority and finance ministry to hold a tripartite meeting to resolve all audit issues prior to 2013 and report to the committee their decisions.

Three LG contestants likely to be disqualified in Chukha

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LG: A gup candidate in Metedkha gewog in Chukha, and a mangmi and a tshogpa candidate in the two chiwogs of Phuentsholing gewog are likely to be disqualified for their affiliation with a political party.

Punakha’s lone woman gup aspirant

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LG: Changyul-Tashi chiwog in Guma gewog, Punakha nominated 45-year-old Kinley Om for the post of gup, last week.

Civil service reform hiccups

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The recent civil service reform is making headlines after a group of in-service civil servants shared their dissatisfaction and even approached the Prime Minister with their grievances. The Royal Civil Service Commission (RCSC) justified the reform to build a professional, apolitical and meritocratic civil service.

Moderate-heavy rains expected

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Weather: The meteorology division of Department of Hydro Met Services has predicted extreme weather for three days across the country.

Three stabbings in two days

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Crime: Police arrested a 25-year-old woman for stabbing her husband on August 27.

The incident occurred after midnight at Dharina, above Dechencholing in Thimphu.

13 countries meet to strengthen measures against bird flu

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A three-day workshop is being held in Paro

Workshop: The ongoing outbreaks of avian influenza are having an impact on public health, trade and economy of the several Asia-Pacific countries. Representatives from these countries are currently gathered for a workshop in Paro.

Online street map for Thimphu city being developed

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It is hoped that users will include information about towns and villages across Bhutan as well

Map: Thimphu thromde is currently coordinating several rounds of sensitisation and training on updating the OpenStreetMap (OSM) base map of Thimphu. OSM is a collaborative and participatory project to create freely accessible and editable maps of the world.

Bhutan to host its first Int’l tennis tour

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Tennis: Bhutan will host its first international tennis event, the Asian Tennis Tour (ATT) 2016, from September 16 to 18 in Thimphu.

Five acquitted in tiger skin smuggling case

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Judiciary: Samdrupjongkhar dzongkhag court acquitted five on August 23 including three non-Bhutanese who had been charged with smuggling of a tiger skin.

Human-wildlife conflict hinders park management

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Implementation of METT+ reveals that protected areas are well managed but effectiveness is limited

Environment: The protected areas in the country are well managed but its effectiveness is limited by low levels of both financial and technical resources, the country’s first system wide assessment of protected areas reveals.

JDWNRH gets fertility clinic

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Medical: With the inaugural of the first fertility clinic at the national referral hospital in Thimphu yesterday, couples who want to become parents but cannot for medical reasons can now get treatment in the country.