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Procurement system: Hindrance to the construction sector

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The current procurement and contract system is a hindrance in the development of the construction sector, according to the draft report the 21st economic roadmap task force submitted to the government recently. 
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Gewog-merger plan for third LG election hits the wall

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The government will not implement the gewog re-organisation plan in the third local government elections. The Department of Local Governance (DLG), accordingly, had worked out a draft plan that had reduced the number of gewogs significantly.

The North Star in the Covid-19 storm

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“The health and safety of the people of Bhutan is of the greatest priority, and as such, we are putting in place every measure necessary to safeguard the people of Bhutan,” His Majesty The King said in the first address to the nation in March last year. 
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No official record of hemp business in the country   

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There are no legal business establishments dealing with cannabis and its derivatives in the country, at least officially.   The regional office of economic affairs in Thimphu, responsible for issuance of business licences, has not authorised or issued any licence concerning hemp extraction business so far.
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Court denies bail for trio charged for criminal conspiracy

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The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) yesterday charged three top officials from the judiciary and the Royal Body Guards (RBG) at the Thimphu dzongkhag court.
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Supreme Court justice and drangpon detained

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The Royal Bhutan Police yesterday detained the senior-most justice of the Supreme Court, Kuenlay Tshering, and the Pemagatshel dzongkhag drangpon Yeshey Dorji. 
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His Majesty visits Guma and Semjong

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His Majesty The King arrived in Thimphu yesterday from Tsirang, after granting an audience to the 44th Batch Desuups in Tencholing on the way.  While in Tsirang, His Majesty visited the worksites where work is ongoing to build infrastructure to supply irrigation and drinking water to the people of Dangreygang chiwog, at Semjong. 
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More than 500 students suffer from glossitis

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Since February 1, more than 500 students have been reported suffering glossitis in 11 schools and are being investigated, according to the Royal Centre for Disease Control (RCDC).
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Of the year gone by

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There is no better way to remember 2020 than the picture of a dangerous virus that shut the whole world down completely. But we have achieved a lot more as a nation even with so many restrictions and challenges. The virus will mutate and threats will only grow. This is the new reality, but knowing where we fell short and did well, the future looks good. We are a nation that has always had the advantage to draw useful lessons and put them into good purpose.
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Mega Dry Port construction mishap kills a minor 

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 A 17-year-old girl succumbed to injuries after she was hit by falling metal rods at the Mega Dry Port (MDP) construction site in Pasakha yesterday. 
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Wangchhu bridge tragedy: An account of an eyewitness 

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The work was coming to an end. Soon it will be handed over and the workers would be leaving for home, in the neighboring states, India. Depsingh and 11 other men were carrying out some final touches on the Damchhu-Haa bypass bridges’ railing. Around 4:15pm on Tuesday, Depsingh became thirsty. He left the worksite to quench his thirst. 
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New Damchu-Haa highway bridge collapses

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Three expatriate workers died and six more are still missing after a newly constructed bridge over Wangchhu collapsed yesterday afternoon. As of last night, rescuers were able to retrieve three bodies. 
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Wangchu bridge collapses: three dead, six missing

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8:30pm

The search for bodies stopped at 8pm.