Dungna and Metedkha still cut off

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Connectivity: Heavy rain that hit the southern belt of the country last month severed and damaged the Dungna gewog connectivity road in Chukha.

Wood: Dirty to Clean Fuel and National Energy Security

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Editorials have a strong influence upon its readers as most take their words for it. The Kuensel editorial ‘Burning Less’ (18 July 2016) reflected the old narrative that use of wood for fuel is bad for environment.

DCCL employees embezzle at least Nu 21M

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ACC implicates 11 including four private suppliers Embezzlement: The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) is reviewing the findings on fraud and embezzlement of millions of Ngultrums by employees of Dungsam Cement Corporation Limited (DCCL) in Nganglam, Pemagatshel, for prosecution.

Thimphu thromde provides garbage trucks to dzongkhags

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Waste management: Thimphu thromde handed over 11 new refuse compactor garbage trucks to seven dzongkhags yesterday.

Contemporary Bhutanese writers look to make a mark

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Main story: At a time when literature in Bhutan is flooded with the country’s folklore, urban legends and myths, a handful of authors have been trying to break away from the practise of publishing mostly about the country’s rich oral traditions. Instead they are focusing on contemporary literary works.

Dzongkhags to begin curriculum review

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Education: The education ministry issued a notification to the dzongkhags and thromdes on August 22 to begin reviewing the school curriculum at schools under its respective areas.

Celebrating literature

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Mountain Echoes is home again. It is the 7th edition of the festival that celebrates the rich cultures and traditions of the region. Great minds and brilliant heads have come to share their experiences. What is so beautiful about this festival is that we can tell and listen to stories myriad.

Civil service reform to prevent stagnation: RCSC

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RCSC chairperson disappointed that civil servants approached PM with their grievances on the reform Administration: One of the main purposes of the recent Bhutan Civil Service System (BCSS) reform on career progression according to the Royal Civil Service Commission (RCSC) is to address longstanding grievances of stagnation faced by the majority of civil servants in the Supervisory & Support (S&S) category.

Village experience leads to votes and nomination for university graduate

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LG:A Sherubtse graduate, Birkha Bahadur Rai, won 201 votes out of 250 to secure a landslide victory against two other contenders from Chongeykha-Dophulhaka chiwog, under Phuentsholing gewog in Chukha, vying for the gup post during the chiwog zomdu on August 24.

Huge turnout at first day of Mountain Echoes

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Mountain Echoes 2016: The first day of Mountain Echoes was an extensive discussion filled with intellectually stimulating and thrilling conversations.

Election dispute body will not nullify zomdu result

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Aspiring S/J thrompon candidate Sangay Tenzin had asked that the zomdu be nullified given discrepancies LG: The Samdrupjongkhar Dzongkhag Election Dispute Settlement Body decided the results of the chiwog zomdu cannot be nullified despite a complaint being lodged by aspiring thrompon candidate, Sangay Tenzin.

History welcomes His Royal Highness the Gyalsey

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In August 2016, His Royal Highness visited the Bumthang Valley for the first time, with His Majesty The King and Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen. The maternal ancestral home of Her Majesty, Bumthang is also an important religious site. Dasho Kinley Dorji, the former information and communications secretary, writes about this deeply significant visit. 

Bhutan’s first 2D animated cartoon begins screening today

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Review: For those lamenting the dearth in local content, especially in the animated cartoon genre, a milestone occurs today. The first locally written and produced feature-length cartoon begins screening.