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Rescheduling of PHPA-I to cost government Nu 16 B

The government would lose a revenue amount of Nu 16 B on account of rescheduling of Punatshangchhu I hydropower project’s completion date from November 2016 to 2017, according to a Royal audit authority report.

140 percent increase in irregularities

Irregularities increased by more than 140 percent in 2014, as opposed to 2013, Royal Audit Authority’s findings say. In 2014, irregularities, amounting to more than Nu 630 M, were reported whereas in 2013 it amounted to Nu 261 M.

Wangchang Gewog’s people to appeal to parliament

People of Wangchang Gewog in Paro are planning to appeal to the Parliament on the Thromde demarcations for the Dzongkhag. According to the newly released demarcation map, Paro will be without Wangchang Gewog after three of its five chiwogs were demarcated to be under the Thromde.

Contractor terminated

The Department of Roads has terminated the contractor, who is doing the Bartsham-Reju Gewog connectivity road blacktopping works in Trashigang. The contractor was terminated for slow progress of work and shortage of manpower as per the contract agreement.

New home minister to be appointed

Bongo-Chapcha MP, Dawa Gyeltshen is to be the new home minister. The current home minister, Damcho Dorji is to be transferred to foreign ministry.

Bhutan sees increasing divorce

Extra marital affairs and domestic violence are the main causes of divorce in the country, data from a RENEW’s report show. This year, already 20 cases of extra marital affairs have been reported with Respect, Educate, Nurture and Empower Women.

His Majesty confers orange scarf and appoints a privy councillor and dzongdas

His Majesty the King conferred the orange scarf to Dasho Sangay Wangchug of the Royal Privy Council.

His Majesty graces the Namgay Tongchey prayers

His Majesty the King, His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo, and Members of the Royal Family graced the Namgay Tongchey prayers at the Tashichhodzong to observe the First Sermon of Lord Buddha.

Joint audit report scrutinizes dam relocation of PHPA-1

Project authority of Punatsangchhu Hydropower Project-1 had gone ahead with its dam’s relocation even after knowing the new location’s depth would be almost similar to the old one.

China’s Ambassador calls on PM

People’s Republic of China’s Ambassador to India, Le Yucheng called on the Prime Minister, Tshering Tobgay at the Gyalyong Tshogkhang, this morning.
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