Most complaint of public office function  abuse

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Complaints on abuse of functions by the public servants continue to be the highest among 11 broad areas of corruption offences specified under the Anti-Corruption Act of Bhutan 2011. 
Construction halt due to lack of labourers (file photo)kuensel

A solution to end the illegal tobacco trade

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With increasing cases of illegal trade of tobacco products along the border, the government has formally asked the Bhutan Duty Free Limited to be the main vendor of tobacco products in the country. 
From left: BES’s Executive Director, Dr Nawang Norbu (PhD) and Director of DRE, Phuntsho Namgyalkuensel

MoU to widen the energy supply

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To promote renewable energy (RE) and energy efficiency (EE), Bhutan Ecological Society (BES) and Department of Renewable Energy (DRE) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) in Thimphu yesterday.
Foresters in Samtse on Covid-19. More than 140 foresters are placed along the borders as they observe the International Rangers Day todaykuensel

Guarding the porous border in Sarpang

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In Umling, Gelephu, an irrigation channel separates officials from Royal Manas National Park (RMNP) on Covid-19 duty from nearby Indian settlement in the State of Assam.
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Court dismisses Merak road case

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Trashigang dzongkhag court dismissed the case the representatives of Chaling and Shongphu villagers filed regarding the Merak gewog centre road blacktopping case yesterday. 
Matsutake is the chief source of income for the people of Genekhakuensel

Matsutake export takes a dip

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Tricholoma Matsutake, locally known as Sangay Shamu, is the economic lifeline of the people of Genekha in Thimphu. Sangay Shamu from Bhutan goes to Japan, Singapore and other countries.
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Local tailors learn western dressmaking 

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The ongoing training on western garment tailoring has inspired Cheten Norbu, one of the two tailors in Dagapela, Dagana to explore his new skills.  
Construction halt due to lack of labourers (file photo)kuensel

PM initiates Healthy Drukyul campaign

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In an attempt to inculcate healthy dietary habits among the Bhutanese, Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering launched a social media campaign ‘Healthy Drukyul’ yesterday.  
Construction halt due to lack of labourers (file photo)kuensel

210 Classes X and XII students dropped out

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The education ministry has found out that 114 Class X students and 96 Class XII students had not returned to school after schools reopened on July 1. Together, 210 students have dropped out of school so far this year.
Construction halt due to lack of labourers (file photo)kuensel

15 students in Mongar drop out

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A class XII student of Sherub Reldri HSS in Mongar, Ugyen Yangzom chose to discontinue her study and remain home to look after her ailing grandmother. There was none to take care of her grandmother who raised her after her parents died. 
Construction halt due to lack of labourers (file photo)kuensel

NES 2020 promises some teeth to deal with environmental issues

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Experts say that the level of pollution is directly proportional to urbanisation and population density. In urban Bhutan, especially, waste and pollution are a growing problem.
Parked: Trucks without much to do in P’lingkuensel

Boulder trucks jobless after pandemic

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Although loan deferment has come as a major relief to the dumper truck owners and transporters, without the export of dredged riverbed materials (RBM) to Bangladesh and India due to the pandemic, hundreds of trucks have remained idle for months.
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Hundreds apply for foreign workers with MoLHR

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To help the construction industry that has almost come to a standstill and fill gaps at the professional level, the labour ministry is recruiting skilled workers and professionals while also allowing those who left the country before the pandemic to return.