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Govt. can save millions through gewog merger

The government’s plan to merge many gewogs before the third local government (LG) election, which has taken serving gups by surprise will distort their 2021 election plans, but will save the government millions.

1,067 registered with BBP in a week

Four jobseekers with Master’s Degree and 139 university graduates are among the 1,067 jobseekers registered with the Build Bhutan Project (BBP) that was launched last week.

Court sentences a man for illegal workers

Phuentsholing court yesterday sentenced the construction site supervisor who brought in three foreign workers illegally to work at his site on May 26. 

Khothakpa Gypsum Mine: Sharing benefits with Shumar community

It is 8am, Khothakpa Gypsum Mine (KGM), Pemagatshel. Eight heavy earth-moving equipment (EMEs) break the silence. Then come a fleet of 20 tipper trucks.

Autsho-Gorbaktang bypass: solution to Rodpashong?

Travellers between Lhuentse and Mongar dread the notorious Rodpazhong area. The landslide prone area had been a nightmare for travellers every monsoon for decades.

Picture Story

July 11, 2020

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More than 12 acres of maize belonging to 10 households in Khebshing village in Balam gewog, Mongar were destroyed by a windstorm on July 8. Three households lost their entire crop. The gewog officials assessed the damages and are compiling the report. 

July 8, 2020

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At the main gate: A Bhutan Post bus enters Phuentsholing yesterday. A total of 65 Bhutanese vehicles, including small cars, bikes and trucks stranded in Jaigaon entered Phuentsholing yesterday. These vehicles were stranded in Jaigaon for repairs and maintenance purposes. RSTA and traffic police officials monitored the entry. This is the fourth time Bhutanese vehicles have been brought to Phuentsholing from Jaigaon. About 100 vehicles were brought in the earlier three batches.

July 6, 2020

The Mongar dzongkhag administration dismantled a two-storey building constructed attached to a four-storey building in the Mongar town after the  building owner failed to honour the Supreme Court’s judgment issued on April 27. The judgment was supposed to be enforced in May. The dzongkhag granted one month extension. The structure was built without the approval from the concerned authority.

July 4, 2020

Backyard junkyard: With the border closed, scrap collectors are not willing to take recyclables even for free. Scrap dealers are not buying as export is affected.

July 2, 2020

The Bank of Bhutan started it’s new Corporate Office in the capital yesterday in a simple ceremony involving BoB CEO and Thimphu branch employees. BoB CEO Dorji Kadin and BoB Director for Corporate for Corporate Affairs, Tshering Tenzin did the first transaction of cash withdrawl and deposit. Henceforth the bank will carry out all its operations from its new corporate office and have now surrendered the leased building at City Mall. 

Coinciding with the launch of BoB’s new Corporate Office, BoB also relocated two other branch offices in Thimphu that is BoB City branch previously located near Clock Tower ti top floor of Multi-level car parking near BOD and the other BoB Babesa branch prviously located near Ford showroom in Babesa to Samling plaza behind Xpress fitness/carwash at Babesa.

June 27, 2020

BNCA IV

Coinciding with the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking yesterday Bhutan Narcotics Control Authority launched a digital billboard at the Clock Tower Square, Thimphu. The billboard, BNCA officials said, would be used to raise awareness on the ill effects of neurotic drugs, psychotropic substance and tobacco, and tobacco products. The new logo for the authority and its biennial newsletter were also launched.

June 22, 2020

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Trongsa-Thimphu national highway is blocked at Tashiling for the second time this month after a flash flood washed away the temporary bridge on June 20. Hundreds of vehicles are stranded on both sides of the stream.   A bailey bridge is being built, which is expected to be completed by evening today. 

June 23, 2020

Residents of Changjiji have not received water since yesterday evening after its main supply line broke down. Thromde officials said the mainline from Dodena, Thimphu was dislocated due to heavy rain loosening soil underneath the pipe. Thromde’s plumber looking after the Changjiji, Ashish said that a temporary line is drawn from Wangchhu borewell nearby to supply water to residents until the pipeline is restored. 

Sports

Artificial turf in Tsirang comes to life again 


The artificial turf football ground in Tsirang has become busy soon after the government lifted the restrictions on sporting events. 

Business

Budget targets 2 percent GDP growth

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Taking into consideration the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the economy, the government has set five fiscal policy targets, including containing the GDP growth at a minimum of 2 percent, in the fiscal year (FY) 2020-21.

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