Date archive forMarch, 2012
By Minjur Dorji On Wednesday, March 28th, 2012
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As MoIC celebrates second internet gateway, reliability is still a question mark

Both Phuentsholing and Gelephu internet gateways fall under the same Mumbai-Siliguri link which if disrupted will lead to a failure of internet services in Bhutan The much awaited second internet gateway for Bhutan More...

By The Bhutanese On Wednesday, March 28th, 2012
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ACC Investigation: Gyelpozhing land grab did happen

The Anti Corruption Commission, investigation into the Gyelpozhing land grab, has found, that most of the facts in the initial media reports on Gyelpozhing are true. The Bhutanese talked to a few affected people More...

By Kuenzang Choden On Saturday, March 24th, 2012
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Bjemina and Khariphu turn down three major quarries citing ‘bitter lessons’

A view of namseling stone quarry in mewang gewog.namseling village allege that the quarry has affected drinking and irrigation water supply.(photo: Upasana Dahal) Mewang Gewog is one of the most mined gewogs in More...

By Tashi Wangmo On Saturday, March 24th, 2012
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Indians pay 5% comission to Bhutanese citizens for Maestro and Visa cards

  Indians holding Bhutanese bank accounts across the border are encouraging Bhutanese to get visa and maestro cards from Druk PNB and Bank of Bhutan to withdraw rupee from Jaigoan atms for a commission of at More...

By Minjur Dorji On Saturday, March 24th, 2012
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USD 70 mn Film City to open Bhutanese film industry’s gates to international market

An amusement park and a film and television institute are part of the plan  The gateway for the Bhutanese film industry to the international market is finally unbolting with the ministry of information and communication More...

By Minjur Dorji On Saturday, March 24th, 2012
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BNBL profit increases by 104% in 2011 at Nu 510mn

Bhutan National Bank Limited (BNBL) made a net profit of Nu 510.3mn last year, an increase by Nu 259mn from the year 2010. Chairperson of the board of directors, Kunzang Dechen said that apart from being “delighted”, More...

By Kuenzang Choden On Saturday, March 24th, 2012
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One of the oldest towns in ruins, govt. still conservative about action

  One of the oldest towns in the country, Golabaazar in Samtse, is slowly degrading while the fate of its survival is being decided. The residents say the town which was booming in the early 40s started to More...

By Thinley Wangmo On Saturday, March 24th, 2012
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Layaps want road from Gasa Tsachhu, authorities against it reportedly due to environment reasons

  layaps will be connected by a road till Trongshu drak, a three-hour walk from Laya by next year, but the nomad community is not exactly jubilant. “We would be happy, if the road to connect Laya community More...

By Sonam Choki On Saturday, March 24th, 2012
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Matrimonial cases figure second highest in last year’s list

  As per the annual judiciary report of 2011, there are 225 cases filed with Bench 1 of the district court alone from which 73 were related to money, 53 matrimony and the rest were crimes and land disputes. Of More...

By Sonam Choki On Saturday, March 24th, 2012
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Lhakhangs being renovated

  People in different villages of Nubi gewog in Trongsa are concentrating on lhakhang renovations.The renovation of lhakhangs started since July 2010, 60% of the works at the three-storied lhakhang at Bemjee More...