Judiciary comes under public scanner

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Yearender | Judiciary: The Monkey year started smoothly for the judiciary with media houses providing the usual coverage on verdicts being handed down.

Local Govt. completes first term

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… second Local Govt. sees more women candidates and leaders Yearender | LG: Despite some hiccups in the electoral process, the Monkey was a historic year as the Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB) successfully concluded the second Local Government (LG) elections since the adoption of the Constitution in 2008.

Highway widening damages houses in Tangsibji

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Infrastructure: On-going highway widening works is reportedly damaging houses in Tangsibji.

BoB launches agency banking service in Genekha

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Financial: The Bank of Bhutan (BoB) launched its agency banking service under BoB Connect in Genekha, Thimphu yesterday.

Looking back

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As we straddle the two years, the new and the year gone by, we look back on the successes we have achieved as a people and a nation in the last 12 months and look to the future with greater hope and aspirations.

Stabilising the economy

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Can the bird fly high with the monkey’s fortune in the coffer?
Yearender |  Economy: The Monkey has built its fortune by bolstering the humble coffer it inherited. As the time approached for the Monkey to   pass its heirloom to the bird, a trifling bug seems to have infested the coffer.

The sporting realm pushes boundaries

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Yearender |  Sports: The year of the Monkey proved to be a fruitful year for sports in Bhutan with both athletes and federations achieving much recognition.

Looking back at the year of theMonkey

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When we turn the pages of Bhutan’s history, Bhutanese will remember 2016 as a year of profound significance, a year of Tendril that was never matched before. It was a year of celebrations- celebrating our successes.

Rural LPG scheme introduced

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… in an effort to encourage rural households to use cleaner fuels

Resource: Coinciding with His Majesty The King’s Birth Anniversary yesterday, the government distributed Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) cylinders to rural communities in the three dzongkhags of Samtse, Zhemgang and Lhuentse.

Moenlam Chhenmo to commemorate His Majesty The King’s Birth Anniversary

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Ceremony: Coinciding with the 37th Birth Anniversary of His Majesty The King, the first ever Moenlam Chhenmo in Wangduephodrang began at the Tencholing military ground yesterday.

Lhuentse plants 355 saplings

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Anniversary: A total of 355 saplings were planted in Autsho Central School yesterday to mark His Majesty The King’s 37th birth anniversary in Lhuentse.

Reconsider taxation policy

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A debate has been sparked following news that farmers were taxed this year for their cardamom sales.

Gewog centre roads in Tsirang to be blacktopped by September

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Connectivity: All gewog centre (GC) roads in Tsirang are expected to be blacktopped by September, according to officials of the Department of Roads (DoR).