Gasa Dzong renovation on schedule

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Infrastructure: Despite constant roadblocks along the Punakha-Gasa highway and extreme climatic setbacks, the renovation of Gasa Tashi Thongmoen Dzong is progressing, according to the project manager.

Welcoming the new electricity tariff

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The increase in electricity tariff may not be welcomed by all, both households and industries, as it means extra expenditure on utilities.

Ngultrum value falls in P’ling

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Currency: Indian Rupees (INR) are once again being illegally sold across the border. Both Bhutanese and Indian nationals in need of INR are paying between Nu 108-112 for INR 100. The commission depends on the amount being exchanged.

Camp RUF

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Main story: It’s vacation. Fifty-four students from Thimphu…

Chicken biryani

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RECIPE: For Rice 1 cup rice, rinsed under cold running water until water runs clear, 1 table spoon (tsp) salt, 2 tbsp milk, half tsp saffron

Be curious about life

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YOUTH IN FOCUS: I graduated from college two years ago. I cannot find a job and I am feeling depressed and worthless. I sleep until noon and my family looks down on me and barely speaks to me. What can I do? Unemployed, Thimphu 

New electricity tariffs from next month

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Electricity:  The new domestic electricity tariff for the three-year cycle period starting 2016-17 will take effect from  January 1 with the progressive annual revision and regressive subsidy allocation.

Solving the mounting medical waste problem

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Waste: Despite significant progress, efficient management of medical waste still remains an issue in health facilities across the country.

Fukui helps to promote Shazo

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Crafts: Come 2017, customers can expect better shazo products from Trashiyangtse.

The community produces the popular wooden cups, bowls and dapa, among others, for local buyers and tourists.

Need to bolster hospital security

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The attack that happened at the Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital (JDWNRH) in Thimphu Thursday morning was nothing short of appalling.

Tsirang’s LG leaders underpaid?

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LG: Elected local government (LG) members of Tsirang were given salary for only eight days in October. Gup Yeshi of Mendrelgang gewog said he was shocked at first when gups were provided salary for only eight days. He said the gups considered themselves elected from the day the results were officially declared.