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No space for mineral and chemical based industries in Motanga estate

The minister for economic affairs, Loknath Sharma said there is no space for mineral and chemical based industries in Motanga, Samdrup Jongkhar. There are only 27 allotments for mineral and chemical based industries. Lyonpo was responding to the question raised by Dewathang-Gomdar MP, Ugyen Dorji during the question hour on Friday. MP Ugyen Dorji raised the issue saying that industrial …

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Questioning pledges

By Sangay Rabten, Thimphu With the objective of narrowing the gap, Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) promised several free services to the people if they come to the power. In campaign for the general round, DNT candidates are doing their best making pledges to woo voters giving prime focus in eastern region, from where DNT got fewer votes during the primary round. DPT candidate of Haa Sombeykha constituency, Rinzin Wangchuk sought clarifications …

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DPT’s attention in the South

By Sangay Rabten, Thimphu The presidents of the two political parties are in constituencies where they have performed not so well during the primary round. Druk Phuensum Tshogpa’s (DPT) President Pema Gyamtsho is trying to make ground in the south and Nyamrup Tshogpa’s President Lotey Tshering is in the east to convince where it didn’t win. DPT started its first …

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Tenants not happy with MoEA notification

By Tshering Tenants are not happy with the notification issued on Wednesday by Department of Cottage and Small Industry to vacate 32 sheds they had been occupying for several years under Changzamtog Industrial area. The notification directed them to vacate the area by June 30 this year. “It came with a blow and we didn’t know how to react,” said …

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Hailstorm batters Sarpang killing hundreds of poultry birds

By Tshering Hailstorm twinned with gusty wind hits Sarpang on Thursday at around 1pm damaging houses, crops, animals and thousands of fruit trees. While there were no human casualties reported, the storm killed 710 poultry birds, injured two jersey cows and several goats. The strong wind, hailstones and heavy shower affected three gewogs of Singye, Gakiling and Shompangkha in Sarpang. …

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Nu 3 million used for security arrangement – Lyonchoen

By Tshering Nu 3 million was used for security arrangements and not to develop the prime minister’s residence said Lyonchoen Dasho Tshering Tobgay after the Opposition Party (OP) accused the Prime Minister for misusing public resources to develop his private residence in Taba in its press release on February 7. “We welcome the OP’s charges as it is essential to …

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PM’s reply to Opposition’s questions

By Phurpa Wangmo During the press conference on 12th February, the Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay said that ‘’the government has full confidence that the Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) will investigate the government’s charges of alleged corruption by former minister Yeshi Zimba as soon as possible and in accordance with the laws of the land. As such, the government will not …

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Government invites former PM and ministers to reimburse funds

By Tshering The opposition party in its press release on February 7 accused the prime minister for misusing public resources for private benefit and alleged that it was a form of serious corruption. The Lyonchhen responded by saying that the matter to be reported to the Anti Corruption Commission for immediate investigation. Lyonchhen also said that the official vehicles (11 …

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Soaring house rent: Thimphu Thromde yet to receive a complain

By Yeshi Choden Thimphu Thromde has never received a single complain regarding unlawful increase of a rent by any tenants so far. An official from Thimphu Thromde said there is no single complain filed by any tenants regarding the illegal increase of a rent. “If there are such issues, the tenant should report with proper documents and evidence.” “Instead, it is …

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