Dengue cases resurface in P/ling

Dengue fever cases have resurfaced in Phuentsholing since September 16. After decline since September, the cases have again increased from September 16 after continuous downpour for three days. Eighty-nine cases were detected on September 16 followed by 42 on 17. Eighty and 54 cases were detected on September 18 and 19 respectively which means the […]

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ACC finds irregularities worth Nu 340.40mn in Buddha Dordenma case

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has found out irregularities worth Nu 340.40mn in the embezzlement case of Buddha Dordenma fund involving Lam Tshering Wangdi and Anim Damcho Choden. The commission has forwarded the case to the Office of Attorney General (OAG) on September 13, appealing the OAG to prosecute Lam Tshering Wangdi and Anim Damcho Choden […]

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Dengue cases cross 2,500 in Phuentsholing

Dengue fever has refused to subside in Phuentsholing as the cases detected have crossed over 2,500 till now. The Phuentsholing General Hospital has recorded more than 2,000 cases so far. 468 cases were detected in July and 931 in August. Cases are still being detected in Phuentsholing General Hospital  (PGH). Private diagnostic centers have also […]

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Home Minister appeals to High Court on six grounds

Home Minister Sherub Gyeltshen’s attorney has appealed to the High Court against the judgment passed by the Thimphu Dzongkhag Court’s criminal bench I on six grounds for claiming false vehicle insurance of worth Nu 226,546 The Minister who is currently in Uzbekistan has been convicted to a prison term of two months. The verdict was […]

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RCSC yet to decide on Director General’s case

An official from the Royal Civil Service Commission (RCSC) admitted to having received the letter from the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) pertaining to the case of Director General (DG) Sherab Tenzin of the Department of Employment and Human Resources, Ministry of Labour and Human Resources (MoLHR), but refused to comment further. Talking to Business Bhutan, MoLHR […]

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Multi-level car parkings not running as expected

A few people use the two multi-level car parking (MLCP) in Thimphu but the management is hopeful the situation would change for the better with the closing of parking areas in Norzin Lam. The MLCP-II, near Thimphu Thromde (municipal) began operations from July 18 and MLCP-I started operations from August 1.  “There are low occupancy […]

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Going digital, safe and affordable transport and supporting media in MoIC’s APA

With a total budget allocation of Nu 1,082.47mn in the fiscal year 2019-2020, the Annual Performance Agreement (APA) of the information and communications ministry (MoIC) was signed with Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering yesterday. The five crucial activities in the APA among others are the spillover construction of a film studio in Thimphu and Cinema […]

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Works to connect Phuentsholing-Samtse highway begin

Works on connecting Phuentsholing-Samtse highway began last month. The work is awarded to Chimi RD Constructions Private Limited and Shivam, an Indian contractor under Joint venture project in May.  Currently, the unpaved road along Amochhu river bank is used by the travellers. The contractor is mobilizing resources and constructing the camps. They will start works […]

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Local govts. want additional human resources for GC road takeover

As per the Cabinet directive in May this year, the Department of Roads (DoR) was asked to hand over the 205 GC roads to LG and DoR is working on the modalities Most Gups across the country are positive that local government (LG) would be able to handle the construction, maintenance, and operation of gewog […]

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